Month Eight | 32-35 Week Update
How far along: 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant today!
Size of Baby: The app says a papaya butttt it also says he should be around 5.75 lbs and our ultrasound last week estimated he is more like 7lbs. So we might have a big boy on our hands! 9 out of 10 people have told me they were way off on weight when they estimated, but one person has said they were right on and out popped a 10 lb baby. We will see!
Gender: A precious little boy!
Movement: Most of the month I would say he was the same as last month, lots and lots of rolling around and moving. But over the last few weeks, not so much. He has definitely slowed his roll, but it just depends. For instance right now he is going nuts but it’s the first time I’ve really felt him all day.
Weight Gain: Up 30-something pounds. Ugh. I have retained some serious water the last few weeks. I finally had to take my wedding ring off for good. (Especially after hearing how Brittney’s got stuck for real). I share a little about how difficult it was for me to accept here on Instagram. I’ve gotten so many “Your belly is so huge for still having X number of weeks!” that seeing such a significant weight gain over just two weeks put me right over the edge.
Sleep: I have a pretty solid routine right now where I’m up every two hours (almost on the dot) to use the bathroom. I can usually go right back to sleep most of the time, though.
Workouts: Lots of walks! But they are sloooow. And getting shorter. Percy and I took a pretty long one on Monday and I ended up having several contractions later that morning. So I’m not sure if that was a good idea or not. I’m going to go with not until I see my doctor on Thursday.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes, all the time. Not even my baggiest shirts fit over this bump anymore. Some of Nathan’s t-shirts don’t even fit – which is just mind boggling to me!
Symptoms: My heartburn and simmered down (thank you Jesus) but the exhaustion is still very real. Also, swelling in my legs and feet because of the water retention. It actually hurts, which I didn’t expect for some reason.
Cravings/Aversions: None really. I enjoy something sweet after dinner more than I ever have, though. I’m usually not a dessert person!
Missing Most: Still just Mexican food (the residual heartburn is just not worth it) and this beautiful spring weather has me missing running something fierce.
Nursery: We rearranged some of the furniture this weekend and I like it a lot more. We still have a couple of things to hang on the walls and then I should be ready to share it with you guys!
Nathan: Has been a busy bee helping me nest around the house Putting together furniture, cleaning out the garage, installing car seats and more! Don’t feel bad for him, he watches a lot of baseball as well
Best Part of the Month: Baby shower number two! Ugh, so much fun and at the most beautiful, unique location I have ever seen! I have a post started called “A Tale of Two Baby Showers” but zero motivation to blog most nights. Someday.
I can’t believe this is my last (hopefully) monthly post! Here they are in all of their glory Maybe by the next time I’m pregnant I’ll really have it together and will have a picture for every month. Lolololol.