Monday, April 23, 2012

36 weeks!

36 down, 4 to go... 
holy guacamole. 
today is the last day of my 36th week
we are 22 days away from my due date [?!?]... 

we've had a pretty good week, just trying to get things wrapped up at work [I think at the end of this week I'll be at a good stopping point/place to pass on my projects and/or pause them for 6 weeks]. DJ is also really swamped at work right now - poor guy worked pretty much all weekend and every night last week. I am so incredibly proud of him and the work he's doing. I catch myself just watching him sometimes and am just in awe of how intelligent, creative and hardworking he is. Sweet Pea is one lucky little girl to have him as a daddy [and I'm pretty damn lucky to be married to him].

Speaking of sweet boys... Ollie has been particularly sweet to me this week. He's turned into my shadow and follows me up and down the stairs, has to be sitting next to me [if not on top of me] and DJ is convinced he knows Sweet Pea is in my belly by the way he pays special attention to it [I think he just thinks I've eaten too many treats and have grown him a pillow, hah]. Either way, he gave me some practice on what it will be like to work from home and take care of a baby today as he has been in my lap [along with my laptop] all afternoon... fun. haha.

so that's that - I can't believe how close we are to meeting our sweet girl - I am so excited, petrified, overwhelmed, ready... so many emotions and just more than anything feel blessed by how smoothly everything is going. our doctors appointment today went off without a hitch - baby j is measuring a little ahead of schedule (5 days ahead) according the ultrasound she weighs 7 lbs 1 ounce -- but that could be +/- a pound [let's hope not a +, hah]... so basically, she's going to be a big baby! so Sweet Pea is in the 77th percentile [high-normal is what the doctor says] and everything [fluids, placenta, etc] looked normal in the ultrasound. my strep B test came back negative and my blood pressure/swelling still looks good/normal.  all around, a GREAT appointment. it was crazy that the doctor said "see you in a week or before in labor and delivery" at the end of the appointment, yup - we're right around that time! so without further delay here's what my sloppy self looks like as of today...

36 week bumpin' bump....


36 week stats -
  • Sweet Pea is right around 7lbs and should be around 19-20 inches long! Crazy to think that's not a guess and we actually know that's how big she is.
  • As of now, she's the size of a coconut [a lovely coconut, I'm sure] 
  • Sleep has not been my friend this week - baby head on my bladder combined with achey hips has made for many a restless nights... 
  • We are SO ready to cloth diaper! I got the last minute essentials that we needed (trashcan, pail liners, cloth wipe solution, etc.)
  • Hospital Bag = PACKED. heck yes. [and we have a bag of snacks in the trunk ready to go to the hospital with us, thank you Trader Joes]
  • number of bubble baths taken this week: two. heavenly. amazing. LOVED. all that was missing was a nice cold glass of wine... oh well, soon enough! I think one or two more are in my future this week...
  • number of loads of laundry I did this weekend: six. can we say nesting?
  • things I'm missing: sleeping on my stomach, wine, spicy tuna rolls, running, sleeping through the night [oh wait, I won't be doing that for a long time], enjoying a cold beer with my husband... but as I keep saying, it's so worth it - I'm just SO ready to meet our sweet girl! 
this week's photos...
one of my relaxing baths, AMAZING I tell you...
 my sweet boy...
 puzzles & nesting = my weekend.
so that's that.
22 days until my due date 
[17 days based on sweet pea's measurements today...?!]
c-ra-zy.

13 comments:

Ashley Marie said...

I have been watching Ollie follow you around and be sweet on you =) so cute!
time is FLYING by!!

Laura said...

yay! that is so exciting! She will be here before you know it!

Rachel said...

22 days! Ahhh so close! And so exciting! I love that pic of your dog in the bathroom- he looks like a perfect little doggy model!

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, so soon!!! :) She is almost ready for her grand entrance!!

Now I am leaning on you for last minute must-haves and how-tos! :)

Jessica said...

Hi! Love your blog, you sound just like me! Can't wait to hear more about your pregnancy, birth and baby girl!!
P.S. I'm posting about my hospital bag soon. I've unpacked and repacked just about every single day ahaha!

LWLH said...

Look at that belly!!!
You look great girl :)

dave and jenn said...

Oooh, it won't be long now! She could come any time!

hannahstiff said...

Way to go with the cloth diapering plan! And way to go surviving until 36 weeks. I have a 9-month-old daughter and she was 3 weeks late! It felt like we were playing the waiting game FOREVER. Turns out baby Scarlet just needed a little extra time to grow (and she was only 7 pounds 4 ounces when she was born, so not the watermelon I was expecting.)
Anyhow, you're a glowing, gorgeous pregnant lady. Can't wait to see the little Sweet Pea. Following you now on GFC. Come by, say hi and follow back if ya feel like it. XO
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Kristin said...

omg. 22 days?! it went by so fast!

Megggie Sue said...

That's awesome you're going to cloth diaper! I have with my son for 6 months now and I love it! Be careful though, it get's addicting when you see all these cute diapers!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

That pup face is just too much to handle! So CUTE!

Nikki said...

I can't believe they can tell you her weight! Sorry you're achey all over, wine would definitely help that ;) I'll have as spicy tuna roll for ya!

Melissa said...

I got sucked into your archives (of course). Super excited that you are cloth diapering. We do too and we love it! What kind are you using?

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