Saturday, September 07, 2013

36 weeks!

24.08.2013 - 31.08.2013
please ignore the terrible photo with the bad lighting! you can see how tired I was...we thought there was a good chance we wouldn't get to take anymore photos and we have been borrowing my dad's SLR for all bump pics, but we didn't have it with us. so, iPhone pic it was! at least we got one :)

How far along? 36 weeks!

Baby Size: Last week as a honeydew!

Total weight gain: Since 10.08.2013 I've only put on 3 is around 12 kgs - much less than I thought I'd put on! I'm pretty impressed with that :)

Bump measurement: 101 cm

Maternity clothes? Most definitely! Still getting away with regular stuff as well though. Anything I buy now I try to make sure is breastfeeding friendly (ie. button up! Lol)

Stretch marks? Not yet...just waiting for them though

Sleep: Had a GREAT sleep last night (28.08.2013) but prior to that been really restless at night. 27.08.2013 was a really unsettled night.

Best moment this week: Well, I wouldn't call it the best bit shall we say the most interesting? On 24.08.2013 we had a little hospital trip after a very uncomfortable afternoon that resulted in period type cramps and lower back ache. Expecting to be told it was just Baxton Hicks, we were actually told they were real, my cervix was 2cm long (roughly 50% effaced) and super soft. I was advised to give up work and rest as Baby could come anytime. Since then, things have been happening on and off, mostly at night.
While we'd prefer to for Baby to stay in a little longer, at least til 37 weeks, it is rather exciting that we could be meeting them very soon!
Actually, the best moment would have been while we were being monitored - watching our Little Bean's heart rate skyrocket every time their Daddy leaned in and spoke to them :) Best thing ever. They definitely know their Daddy's voice!

Miss Anything? A good night's sleep!

Movement: Baby was 2/5 engaged on Tuesday at our midwife appointment and since they engaged (bump dropped the prior Thursday so we assume they engaged sometime around there) they haven't been moving around so much - now I just tend to get kicks out one side (to the left) and their butt sticking out! I do feel occasional hand movements up towards their face/head - cute!

Food cravings: These seem to have died off, is that normal towards the end? I did crave a Milky Bar and Light and Tangy chips the other day :)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Same as before, but I have started to feel nauseous over the last couple of days? 

Gender: Big surprise! But we should be finding out soon! 

Symptoms: Where to start?! Braxton Hicks, heart burn, movement, pressure and pre-labour pains! Oh and headache...

Belly Button in or out? Still in!

Wedding rings on or off? On! But getting tighter...

Mood: Shocked? But excited. 

Looking forward to: Possibly meeting our baby!! We are also on weekly midwife visits now so that is fun :)


  1. Hmmmm Wonder when baby will be here!?? Almost!!

  2. Glad to hear everything went okay at the hospital, but how exciting to hear that the little one may be making his/her arrival here soon! Hopefully you are resting and allowing the little one to bake a little longer!


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