Tuesday, September 3, 2013

36 Week Update

How far along:  36 weeks

Baby Size: 

Weight:  It was back up this week.  Gained 2lbs, total of just under 35.


  • The restless legs was really bad this week. Like up for hours in the middle of the night bad.  I even stopped drinking caffeinated pop because I think that triggers it, but it didn't make a difference.
  • Sciatic nerve pain.  It was awful over the weekend.  I couldn't stand up, sit down (although once I sat down it was okay), or really walk without limping.  Tylenol and the heating pad were my friends. 
  • I have been so grumpy lately.  I don't have patience at all.  And really it's just with Rob.  But I've decided not to use pregnancy as an excuse and I'm going to be a happier person.  Read why here

Maternity Clothes:  I bought a couple of tank tops on clearance at Kohl's.

Sleep:  I had a few 2 1/2 hour stretches Friday and Saturday night.  That was nice.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  Chocolate

Belly Button: It's kind of out

Rings on or off: Off.  Occasionally my wedding ring will fit, but I've given up on it.

Gender:  Girl

Name:   Eleanor Rose

Movement: Yes, I feel her all over.

Stretch Marks: Yep.  Stomach, hips, back. 

Best moment:  I don't really have a specific moment.  We were with family on Sunday and it was kind of crazy to realize that the next time we would see most of them would be after the baby is born. 

Looking forward to:  We have the hospital tour tomorrow. 

Nervous about: For the first time I'm actually starting to get nervous about the actual labor process.

What I miss:  Walking without pain

Labor signs: Just lots of BH.

Appointments:  Down to weekly appointments.  I have one this Thursday.  Last week I made 5 appointments.  I'm really hoping I don't need the last one since it is after my due date.  

Misc.  At my appointment last week I hadn't really made any progress in terms of dilation etc...  I know that things can change really quickly so I'm trying not to be bummed. 

We have almost everything that we need.  I realized the other day I didn't have burp clothes and then in a moment of brilliance realized I had plenty of receiving blankets I could use instead.  Money saved! 

And I'm pretty sure I passed the Group B Strep test.  My results were posted online and it said 'not isolated' which I wasn't sure what it meant until I asked my birth month board and they said it was a negative!


  1. Happy 36 Weeks!! You look beautiful!!
    Stinky sciatic nerve pain I had the same pain during my third pregnancy it was the worst... ironically I have it again after weeks of Insanity :(
    Sean T told me to dig deep... and I dug myself into pain..boo!

    I'm happy for you and your new addition, I hope to read more of you journey!
    Thanks for linking up with via the Mommy Monday Blog Hop

  2. Poor you with the sciatica - hope you're managing to get some relief. Is very hard at the end when you're tired and in pain and just ready for baby to come.

    Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday Baby Shower, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x