|A sneak peek of my maternity pics that my incredible photographer shared.
Ok, technically I’m 35+5 in the pics, but whatever, they’re amazing.
How far along: 36 weeks even! I never thought I’d make it this far. 36 weeks seemed like an eternity away when I got the cerclage put in. I am so happy to be here. I am so happy to still be pregnant.
Total weight gain: Probably about 5-6 pounds. Baby is gaining nicely and I’m measuring as I should.
Maternity clothes: I bought a new maternity t-shirt (since most of my maternity clothes from E are winter clothes, I don’t have much that fits at the moment) and put it on only to discover it is too small and fits like a second skin.
Sleep: It is so interrupted at night! Heartburn and getting up to pee every few hours makes it very hard.
Miss anything: Sleep!
Movement: Yes, but it’s a different type than before – still pretty powerful, but not so many jabs. More like moving around trying to get comfortable with what little room is left.
Food cravings: soft serve ice cream, a Pizookie from BJ’s Brewhouse.
Anything making you queasy or sick: certain smells. I’m not sure of which ones until I smell them.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah. I’m in full bloom.
Baby’s Sex: Still unknown. No longer feeling like it’s a girl, but I’m not getting any strong vibes about baby’s sex. Even when I dream about life after birth, I can’t tell if I have a new baby girl or new baby boy. Weirdest thing ever.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks continue, but usually go away if I empty my bladder or drink water. I’ve had some contractions if I overdo it that day or don’t drink enough water, but they’ve always gone away. I’m still hoping baby stays in for another few weeks.
Belly button in or out: Still in. Maybe it’ll pop.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Very moody. Regular pregnancy hormones + extra progesterone + dealing with bed rest = moody.
Looking forward to: My baby shower on Sunday, my mom landing in a few hours for the weekend, stitch removal in a few days, and a BABY IN MY ARMS and breastfeeding and the newborn smell!!! I can’t believe I’m here. I never thought I would get here.