Tuesday, July 9, 2013

36 weeks


Thoughts: we are officially 9 months pregnant! Deep breath Ruthie. I posted yesterday how I've been a tad emotional the past few days out of pure joy and excitement for what's to come. November seems so long ago finding out we were pregnant, yet I feel like it's flown by. I've started wondering whether this will be the last time I drive to work, go to the grocery store, sleep in next to my husband. The unknown is precious, nerve wracking and oh so exciting. Physically we are ready... emotionally... will we ever be ready? I can't believe I will be holding my son in less than a month!

Doctor appointment: we had our 36w appointment yesterday and it went great! I am not dilated or effaced but my cervix is soft. I was so excited to hear that my pelvis is nice and wide and my tailbone pretty far back which means a low chance of needing a C section... yay! Doctor doesn't think I will make any progress until 38 weeks and we should expect baby right on time. We go every Monday until he is born.

Baby: We saw our big guy in what may be our last sonogram and again he had his hands in front of his face. Since he is so big, it's hard to make out his face but we saw his cute little cheeks! He measured 6lbs 6oz but since they overestimate, they assume he is about 6lbs. If we keep him until our due date, they expect he'll be high 7s or low 8s...perfect!

Weight: 29lbs exactly

Symptoms: lots of Braxton Hicks contractions and they are getting painful. Sunday night I had 2 within 20 minutes of each other then woke up at night with one but nothing worth calling the doctor for. My back aches from carrying my big belly and I am peeing at least once an hour.

Movement: he is calm and quiet as I type this but I know that will be short lived. Pretty much 90% of the day he is moving like crazy and he is so big that poor guy is getting squished and probably uncomfortable. I can see when he pushes his butt or a knee or foot and it isn't always the best feeling.

Cravings/aversions/eating: I feel hungry often but get full quickly. Lots of fruit, peanut butter and jelly (I miss my full sugar jelly!), and red meat. Over the holiday weekend I hate 3 burgers in a 24 hour timeframe. Last week I cooked a bunch of meals to freeze so we'll be stocked up when he gets here. I am ready for sugar people!

Workouts: my pure existence is a workout! I woke up sore after dancing 1.5 songs at a wedding this weekend and walking up and down the stairs definitely gets me winded. Trying to do walks a couple times a week. I am excited to get back to Zumba in a few months, I realized how much I miss it!

Sleep: getting up about 3 times to pee and having to move from one side to the other multiple times throughout the night yet I still feel rested when I wake up. Jon is sleeping really well these days :)

Clothes: maternity is getting TIGHT! I have one maxi dress that I've been wearing a lot because it is still loose on my belly. My maternity shirts are getting tight and short so I've been sticking to maternity tanks and Jon's boxers around the house. 

Random: we finished the nursery! Can't wait to show you the finished product. The bassinet and pack and play are set up in our room, diapers are stacked, swaddles are washed, and we are ready to rock. This weekend we have a few random things to get done around the house and plan on doing a deep clean so we don't have chores to do when we are full term (37 weeks). 

Surprisingly my wedding rings still fit fine but my belly can no longer fit under my desk at work

I used this tutorial to make some cute paci clips for baby Hart. I am so proud of my semi straight lines!

29 comments:

Megan Reinbold said...

Thanks for sharing the pacifier tutorial. My sister is expecting her first baby in October, so I shared it with her. You're such a doll. Can't wait to see your little one. :)

Pamela said...

Love the pacifier clips!! Super cute!

Emily said...

You are in the home stretch!! :) Yay! I hear you about the emotions too-it continues once they are here. I cried last night packing Lilly's newborn clothes away. I just can't believe she was ever that small!

Sara Hinton said...

You are rocking it out girl!! Can't wait to see pics of your little angel. You're so close! :)

Carly said...

Yippee, the end is near!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Candice Williams said...

Just a little unrelated but I love your new haircut so much. It's amazing!

Branden & Aubri said...

That's so exciting!! You are the cutest pregnant lady ever and I love your new hair cut. Good luck with the last few weeks :)

Becca Moss said...

You're absolutely glowing! I'm so excited for you to meet your son, you're going to make such a good momma! Enjoy your last couple weeks of just the two of you, you're gonna miss them days of sleeping in! ;)

Claire Beeks said...

This is SO exciting! You are all set to go! I am excited to see Baby Hart's cute little face, Ruthie! You look fantastic!

Brianne Bracco said...

Ahhhhhh!!!!! 9 Months!!!! You know that scene in Father of the Bride part 2 where Martin Short is doing the exercise with the women? Well I feel like being his character right now and coming over and doing the "baby out" exercise with you haha! And you did a great job on the pacifier clips for baby Hart! Now, open an Etsy shop and have them for sale when it is time for baby Bracco ;)

The Truth About Tomi said...

I can't wait to meet our precious baby boy! He is already SO loved!

KRISTIN said...

It blows my mind that you are so close! So happy to hear that baby boy is healthy and happy in there! You look amazing as always.

Bailey K. | Let Birds Fly said...

You're the cutest pregnant gal ever! :) I'm so ready to see the nursery!

Maria said...

So funny the things we get excited about at the end of our pregnancies. :) Like.. soft cervix, being dialated, effaced. :)
I've loved hearing your story and know it's just beginning!
At the end I wished I could have a small child holding my belly up for me. Maybe you could rent one. :)
Maria

Wifessionals said...

ONE.Month.Or.LESS!!!

Ah I am so excited for you!!!!

Jenna DeSantis said...

Ruthie, you look fab! You are just growing and growing. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of your inspiration :)

XO Jenna
Demureindiamonds.com

Courtney said...

Haha, oh man, so much of this sounded so similar to me!! Here's to hoping we both finish out smoothly :)

michelle said...

almost there! you look great!

Gina said...

Enjoy these last few days, rest and rest and rest. Love to you sister

Bridget said...

Your getting so close! I can't wait to hear about the arrival of Baby Hart! Love the paci clips. My bestie made me some and they look just like that...except different material!!!

Carolyn said...

EEK! The home stretch! You're still looking great friend! :) I'm so impressed that you're all ready for the little guy to get here! I can't wait for that feeling!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Yay! How exciting to be so close to meeting your precious boy! I can't wait to see the nursery!

Lisa @ MMT said...

Love your new hair, so cute! I remember the same excitement and readiness when I was 36 weeks. Seems like just yesterday and now our baby girl is turning three months tomorrow. Time just flys by! I hope your last month of being pregnant goes fast for ya!

jessi bridges said...

29 pounds? How, how?! I gained 50 with Isaac and 60 with Eli. And I really didn't change my eating habits other then adding more protein and veggies. But somehow, I couldn't keep my weight down. I am amazed at you ladies who can stay within the 25-35 lb. bracket!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

cute cute cute cute cute! i cant say it enough!!!
jealous of your babes weight.. no one will tell me ANYTHING about mine and i am swearing hes gunna be a 9+lb chunk. lol! bad mom thoughts.
and i am so with you on the anxiety!!!! so anxious to see his face but so anxious to soak up these last moments with isaiah.. and sleeping in, THAT!
xxo!

tricia said...

You are absolutely adorable! :)

Brooke Hamilton said...

I just can't believe it! I'm so proud of you friend. I can't wait until he gets here. Also, I LOLed at your pure existence being your work out haha that was funny!!

Josh and Ashley said...

you look great, girl! Love the paci clips :) A friend from work wasn't able to fit behind the steering wheel after 36 weeks. lol

Kato Pandorah's Box said...

You are nothing but belly, and you look so so beautiful!!!

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