How far along? 36 weeks...FOUR weeks left. My OB officially scheduled my repeat c-section for Feb. 25 (three days after my EDD). Whoa.
How big is baby? According to thebump.com -- baby girl is the size of a honeydew (or 17.2-18.7 inches and 4.2-5.8 lbs.) In reality? She's weighing in at approximately 5 lbs. 15 oz. according to the ultrasound today. (She is going to be a peanut compared to Thad! At 36 weeks, he was 7 lbs. 13 oz.!)
Weight gain? 190.8 - up 39.4 lbs. total. Up 2.2 lbs. from last week, but after a zero gain last week I'm not surprised.
Maternity clothes? Yes and I'm very excited to share another couple of great reviews/giveaways with you in the next two weeks. I'm hoping to get one of them up this weekend...stick around!
Stretchmarks? Nothing new...yet.
Sleep? Nope. It sucks. Our bed is pretty tall and I jokingly told E the other day that I think I need a stool...lol, I'm tall (5'8"), but when you get to this stage hopping into bed isn't really any option. I also just can't get comfortable in bed. I really want to beg E to get the old recliner out of the garage when he gets home so I can sleep in it...lol, not that we have anywhere to put it in our little apartment....oy.
Best moment this week? Finding out that the EIF on little miss's heart is GONE!!!!!!! AMEN. Now, I know that doesn't clear us (we knew it would likely resolve itself) and we're not guaranteed a perfectly healthy baby, but it was still very exciting to find out today.
Movement? Lots and a lot of it is uncomfortable. Although, as of today she is head down (yay!), but she still has a lot sharper movements than I ever remember with Thaddeus.
Food cravings? I'm back to wanting pop a little bit. Other than that, no real cravings....minus the bag of Oreos I devoured in less than 24 hours (and yes they were Double Stuff...YUM).
Water intake? Still more than the 32 oz. a day, but not quite 64 every day. I'm drinking a lot of water throughout the night. It doesn't help with the whole sleep situation, but man, I'm parched sometimes when I wake up.
Gender? Little miss.
Labor signs? Nothing...not even any BH lately. She checked my cervix today (hello, uncomfortable) and it's high and closed. I'm ok with that for now.
Belly button in or out? The belly button is officially out (and eww, you can totally see it if you look back up at that pic...lol, gross).
What I miss? Not having stumps for legs, sleep, my patience...
What I am looking forward to? Hubs getting home this weekend. I can't wait to have my family back together, even if it's not under the best of circumstances. (Trying to make lemonade here people.)
Weekly Wisdom? Have faith. It's the only thing I've got these days. A friend reminded me recently that He will provide. I have to believe that's true right now.
Wanna see my belly at 36 weeks last time? Click here.