Wednesday, June 5, 2013

bump update: week 36

I've been working on answering all of your pregnancy (and after pregnancy) questions... I'm having so much fun responding to them, so thank you to those of you who asked me questions! If anyone else has a question for me... or if you've been curious about anything... comment below and I'll make sure to add my response to my Q&A post :)


It's truly hard to believe that I'm 36 weeks 5 days pregnant today and have potentially less than 1 month til we meet our little guy! My doctor told me last wceek that he is head down and has dropped into place. We'll see how long we have to play the waiting game or if our little boy will make his debut nice and early... for now we've slipped on our patience pants and are trying to get every last minute thing done. I texted my mom a few days ago saying that "it feels like crunch time" and she wrote me back saying "it IS crunch time"... and oh man, she's so right!

Due Date: June 28, 2013

Gender: A mama's boy!

Movement: I have been able to figure out what makes our little guy move the most... and that is FOOD! When he wakes up and moves around, if I just have a little snack it'll put him right back to sleep. And it works the other way also... when I eat, it'll wake him up for a few minutes, he'll move around a bit and then fall right back to sleep. He doesn't move often anymore -- he's just running out of room -- but when he does move, his movements are large and fluid. It's as if I have a person inside me ;) Now I feel his legs and arms stretching and jolting me. It's a very bizarre feeling to feel actual limbs move inside you...

Feeling: I'm feeling pretty tired lately and because of it I really have to plan my days out in advance -- If I'm active throughout the day, I have to take it easy at night and go to bed early. But if I take it easy throughout the day then I'm good to go at night. Elevating my feet throughout the day has become so important. And on days that I push myself too hard I feel it bigtime... my feet kill/are swollen, the bottom of my belly feels like it's going to split open, I moan and groan as I move or sit down and I literally can't keep my eyes open past 9:00pm. 

Food Cravings: No cravings

Food Aversions: v8, salmon, soup

Clothes: Nothing much has changed in the clothes department -- I'm still wearing a mix of maternity and non-maternity clothes

Stretch Marks: None

Sleep: Sleep is really good! I don't have any aches and pains while sleeping, all of my body pillows are out of the bed and I've become used to waking up once or twice to pee throughout the night and am fortunate to I fall back to asleep right away. 

Symptoms: nerve pain down the right side of my back and into my right my thigh, sharp shooting pains into my who-ha that take my breath away and bring me to my knees, frequent urination, low energy, faint linea nigra, slight pregnancy mask on forehead (my skintone is so uneven), slight tailbone pain, heartburn, carrying on the right/lopsided, hand and feet swelling... my wedding ring is officially off (I still don't think I've experienced round ligament pain, leg cramps or braxton hicks... is this normal?)

What I Miss: having high energy, being able to stay up late, moving without moaning and groaning, not experiencing stiffness

Best Moment: Being told that our baby has dropped into place!

Memorable Moments: 
34w4d - Appointment - Baby's heart rate was 159bpm. My blood pressure and proteins continue to be good. I gained 5 lbs since my last appointment 2 weeks ago and my ob attributes it to my rapid swelling (it came out of no where) and to our little guy going through a growth spurt. I hope she's right!
34w5d - Wedding Ring - is off. I had to take it off on our anniversary. Ironic how 3 years prior Bryan was slipping them on my finger for the 1st time...
35w1d - Work - I'm officially done with work for a long while!
35w3d - Baby Preperation - we cleaned out 2 drawers in the kitchen for baby gear, the car seat base is installed, mirror and baby name banner is hung in the nursery and started packing my hospital bag
35w4d - Maternity Pre-Registration - I'm officially registered at the hospital
35w4d - Appointment - Baby's heart rate flucuated between 147-151bpm. My blood pressure and proteins are great. I asked to be checked and was told that he's dropped into place but that I'm not dilated. My ob told me she could be seeing me in the hosital within the week or in a month...

top ::: jeans


  1. wow you look great! I wouldn't think you were so far along! I'm glad you are sleeping well, but it sounds like the symptoms are getting rough, but at least you are almost done!

    {love jenny xoxo}

  2. Looking great!! can you believe June is here already?! My feet/ankles are so swollen by the end of the day. My SIL told me the last month just feels like you have the flu- I completely agree. We're getting so close- fingers crossed these guys decide to come a little early

  3. My baby boy was born on June 28 of 2011 and I remember feeling exactly the way you do. It seems like only yesterday I was anxiously awaiting his arrival and now he's turning two!! I know everybody says this, but enjoy every little moment it goes by too quick! Wish you well on the rest of this amazing journey!

  4. Car seat base installed?!?! Holy smokes!! That is real! LOL Oh Kate I am so excited for you and Bryan!! He's gonna be so loved and the perfect mixture of so cal and nc ;)

  5. can't wait to meet him.
    you have looked wonderful throughout your entire pregnancy, and this 34wks is no exception.

  6. Oh man! You really are at crunch time!! :) So exciting! You still look amazing! And in the next month... you'll be meeting your SON!! EEK! :)

  7. You look awesome! So exciting you're so close to meeting your little man! :)

  8. You look gorgeous! What an exciting time!!

    Classy with a Kick

  9. You look so great!

    I've heard it's normal for some women to not feel any braxton hicks contractions. Apparently they start happening very early on in pregnancy but some people feel them and some don't. Consider yourself lucky! They can be brutal!! :)

  10. Looking great, momma!!! Get excited! (I know you already are!)

  11. You are ADORABLE!!! I hope I look this great when I'm preggers!!

  12. Ah you look so cute! The last few weeks drove me crazy! I was so ready for baby:)

  13. You look great. The big day will be here before you know it. It seemed like everyone told me that you go long with your first pregnancy, but I went into labor two days before my due date. You never know!

  14. You look great! What a stylish momma! You're almost to the final sprint. :)

  15. oh friend i am so happy for you! it's almost here and i feel like he could make his big debut any day. eeeeek!

    how do you keep from getting overwhelmed? just thinking about prenatal health before i am preggo FREAKS me out. with a capital F! can't wait to read all your pregnancy q/a!

    how long are you getting off for maternity leave? that's so exicting that you are done working. what a great stress reliever on your body and your mind :-)

  16. oh - and i dont know if i had asked - best places to shop for maternity clothes. which have been your fave online or in store shops???

  17. you look so cute! it definitely is crunch time, i went into panic mode and finished everything really quickly. but then again, since i had s c/s i knew how many days i had left to do what.

  18. Looking hot! When are you going to reveal the nursery?? :)

  19. Eeek!!!! So soon and so exciting. I cannot wait to feel something...anything!! You sound very ready and calm. Hope I can be this way and not freaking out!!

  20. I can't believe he's almost literally feels like just last month when you announced you are pregnant!! You look fabulous!


I love hearing from you and always try to respond to your comments!