Monday, May 11, 2015

Mommy Mondays: 36 weeks

This was supposed to be the post where I told you all about my wonderful friends.  You see, we have a tradition in my moms group.  We don't do baby showers, or sprinkles, instead we have a last hurrah night out for the mom to be where we get together and do something fun, just the girls.  Since there are two of us due within a week of each other, we decided to up the game this time and do a girls' spa day.  Which was to take place on Saturday.

Except I got some terrible news on Wednesday, which cancelled my day out with the girls.  Instead, we headed to Arizona over the weekend to attend a funeral.  

So in order to keep this light and easy - which is what I really need right now, let's talk about my belly.  A little different from last week's weight conversation.  This is more like an appointment update.

Plus, you know, pictures.

So at my appointment last week everything looked great, my blood pressure, weight, baby's heartbeat.  And my doctor had me lie back to do some measurements and check on the baby's positioning.  As I lifted my shirt she exclaimed "woah" about the size of my belly.  "Nothing to worry about," she said "It just means your placenta is doing a great job.  How big was Thatkid when he was born?"  When I told her that he was 7lbs 6 oz, she let out a hmmmm.  "Average is about 7lbs 8oz, so he was smaller than average.  Do you feel bigger this time around?"  And the truth is, I do!

I didn't at first.  Comparing pictures between pregnancies had me looking 2-4 weeks smaller for the first two trimesters.  And then all of a sudden, this belly took on a life of its own.  A couple weeks ago Thatboy noted that I was probably as big as I ever got with Thatkid.  And it's true, at 36 weeks I'm larger than I was at 39 weeks with my first pregnancy!

But it's not just the size that's different.  This belly really moves.  I think because of the anterior placenta we never really saw movement when I was pregnant with Thatkid.  This time you can see it from across the room.  All the time.

And after all this talk, I'm sure you're dying to see what I'm talking about.  So now, without further ado, my 36 week belly.  About the size of a honeydew!

Total weight gain/loss: +22
Next Appointment: Today!
Maternity clothes? Yes, but those shirts are getting short! 
Stretch marks: Yup
Sleep: Not bad this week.  Just not enough of it!
Best moment this week: Last week's appointment went really well.  It's been a rough week since then.
Movement: Yes.although I'm noticing that if I'm moving around, the baby seems quieter, just waiting for me to sit down and kick into gear.
Food cravings: Nothing
Food aversions: Nothing
Gender: Not finding out
Belly Button in or out: In.  But it's getting super shallow.
What I miss: Being able to breathe and be comfortable.
What I am looking forward to: Since I missed my girl's spa day, seeing my friends next weekend.
Contractions: None this week
- Ears are fully formed on the outside and inside.
- Lanugo is starting to shed. 


  1. I have heard that after your first pregnancy babies tend to be a bit bigger-something to do with the easier expansion of the uterus. In a short while you will be welcoming your little bundle of joy.


  2. Awww your belly looks so cute!! Lookin' good chica!!