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36 weeks

36weeksbelly

Nine months pregnant today.

One week away from full term.

One month from my due date.

Holy moly!

This week was amazing. Remember how last week I talked about the interview we had on Saturday for childcare? Big. Fat. Lie.

Of course I didn’t know it was a lie. It was Joel’s super conspiracy to get me to my surprise baby shower! It deserves it’s own post so I’ll just say that it was amazing and I’ve been floating on a happy high from it all week long.

In baby news we’re down to weekly appointments now for the midwife/OB. This week we did the GBS test and I’m crossing all my crossables that it comes back negative so I don’t have to have an IV during labor. Yes, I know some people opt out of it and there are some natural treatments but I honestly could never be comfortable with that. So, I’m just hoping it’s a non issue. I really hate needles. Hopefully I’ll find out at my appointment next week.

Everything else looks good. I was measuring a week behind but I only knew that because I know what the number is supposed to be. The midwife said it was great. His heartrate is fantastic and he is kicking like crazy. He is definitely opinionated, he kicked and wiggled away from the doppler as usual. It’s just 1cm difference so really it could have meant he was just lying a little funky. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. As long as he’s healthy I honestly would not mind a tiny baby. For practical reasons, you understand.

I feel like a house and I’m pretty much on permanent duck waddle status. I swear I’m growing my son’s twin in my brand new extra chins though. Looking through the pictures for the shower I had to cringe a bit. All the chins! sigh Oh well, I always did have a round face, pregnancy has just made it worse. Not saying this to fish for compliments, just being real.

Still no stretch marks but I don’t hold out for that lasting much longer. Also, my belly button is on the verge of popping. Sometimes if I’m laughing really hard it almost pops and it freaks Joel out. Then him freaking out makes me laugh even harder and my belly button comes even closer to popping… and it’s a vicious cycle.

I’ve been having a few contractions on and off. Obviously nothing to be remotely worried about. Unless you’re Joel and then you’ll start timing things if I have more than one in a row. It is pretty cute how jumpy he is about every wince and groan of mine. And trust me, there’s quite a lot of wincing and groaning going on. I try to downplay things but standing up and moving is quite the effort anymore so I’m not often very successful.

This weekend I’ll be performing in a hip hop version of Alice in Wonderland with my dance studio. I will make sure Joel takes lots of pictures because I feel like the amusement factor of me doing hip hop with my giant belly will be quite high.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my second maternity shoot post.

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  1. I didn’t get stretch marks until right before my induction at 39 weeks. I didn’t even notice them until I was in the hospital, and then I was like “WHAT IS THIS?!”

    So maybe you won’t get any until close to the end … or maybe you won’t get any at all! That would be cool, right?

    • It would be totally cool not to get them at all but I have a hard time believing I’ll be that lucky. I’m mostly hoping if I do get them that they’re lowish. We’ll see.

  2. There is a good chance you wont get them!!! I was extremely lucky and rocked out with zero. However, I had plenty of other issues to keep me occupied. I’m getting so excited for you. You look very cute and I’m glad to hear you had a great surprise baby shower- very lucky!

    • I’m hoping I stay lucky. One of my sisters got some and one didn’t. I keep forgetting to ask my mom if she has any.

  3. wrathofmom

    Like Megan, I didn’t get stretch marks with either of my pregnancies.

    ” I’ll be performing in a hip hop version of Alice in Wonderland with my dance studio. ” — WOW. You are amazing! And/or crazy. CRAMAZING! It’s a new word I just made up. It’s my gift to you.

    • wrathofmom

      Reading back my comment I realize I accidently erased a sentence. Oops. I was going to suggest asking your mom if she got stretchmarks when pregnant since I think it’s a family thing.

    • Haha, thank you for that word! It’s perfect!

  4. It’s so nice that you’re still dancing, even when you’re about to pop! So many people nowadays do nothing when they’re pregnant, because, you know, they’re the only ones in the world who have ever been pregnant and no-one else understand that they can’t even close a window because of their baby bump. Silly! I also love those maternity pictures.

    What is the GBS test?

    • Haha, I definitely understand the temptation to do nothing. And frankly some days I do. But dancing makes me ridiculously happy so I keep doing it.

      GBS stands for Group B Strep. It’s a bacteria that if passed along during birth can be very dangerous to the baby. It’s easily treated with antibiotics during labor though.

      • Ah.. I didn’t think it would be the GBS I know! I was curious though because my version of GBS is a rare auto-immune neurological condition, and I would have been very surprised if they did tests for that! Just thought I’d explain my question hehe.

  5. You look great! You’re getting so close!

  6. I wish I looked that cute at 36 weeks! I was a whale… 🙂 Almost there!

  7. You look so great! The last few weeks are going to fly by!

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36 weeks

36weeksbelly

Nine months pregnant today.

One week away from full term.

One month from my due date.

Holy moly!

This week was amazing. Remember how last week I talked about the interview we had on Saturday for childcare? Big. Fat. Lie.

Of course I didn’t know it was a lie. It was Joel’s super conspiracy to get me to my surprise baby shower! It deserves it’s own post so I’ll just say that it was amazing and I’ve been floating on a happy high from it all week long.

In baby news we’re down to weekly appointments now for the midwife/OB. This week we did the GBS test and I’m crossing all my crossables that it comes back negative so I don’t have to have an IV during labor. Yes, I know some people opt out of it and there are some natural treatments but I honestly could never be comfortable with that. So, I’m just hoping it’s a non issue. I really hate needles. Hopefully I’ll find out at my appointment next week.

Everything else looks good. I was measuring a week behind but I only knew that because I know what the number is supposed to be. The midwife said it was great. His heartrate is fantastic and he is kicking like crazy. He is definitely opinionated, he kicked and wiggled away from the doppler as usual. It’s just 1cm difference so really it could have meant he was just lying a little funky. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. As long as he’s healthy I honestly would not mind a tiny baby. For practical reasons, you understand.

I feel like a house and I’m pretty much on permanent duck waddle status. I swear I’m growing my son’s twin in my brand new extra chins though. Looking through the pictures for the shower I had to cringe a bit. All the chins! sigh Oh well, I always did have a round face, pregnancy has just made it worse. Not saying this to fish for compliments, just being real.

Still no stretch marks but I don’t hold out for that lasting much longer. Also, my belly button is on the verge of popping. Sometimes if I’m laughing really hard it almost pops and it freaks Joel out. Then him freaking out makes me laugh even harder and my belly button comes even closer to popping… and it’s a vicious cycle.

I’ve been having a few contractions on and off. Obviously nothing to be remotely worried about. Unless you’re Joel and then you’ll start timing things if I have more than one in a row. It is pretty cute how jumpy he is about every wince and groan of mine. And trust me, there’s quite a lot of wincing and groaning going on. I try to downplay things but standing up and moving is quite the effort anymore so I’m not often very successful.

This weekend I’ll be performing in a hip hop version of Alice in Wonderland with my dance studio. I will make sure Joel takes lots of pictures because I feel like the amusement factor of me doing hip hop with my giant belly will be quite high.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my second maternity shoot post.

Previous

Maternity Photos (part 1)

Next

Maternity Photos (Part 2)

16 Comments

  1. I didn’t get stretch marks until right before my induction at 39 weeks. I didn’t even notice them until I was in the hospital, and then I was like “WHAT IS THIS?!”

    So maybe you won’t get any until close to the end … or maybe you won’t get any at all! That would be cool, right?

    • It would be totally cool not to get them at all but I have a hard time believing I’ll be that lucky. I’m mostly hoping if I do get them that they’re lowish. We’ll see.

  2. There is a good chance you wont get them!!! I was extremely lucky and rocked out with zero. However, I had plenty of other issues to keep me occupied. I’m getting so excited for you. You look very cute and I’m glad to hear you had a great surprise baby shower- very lucky!

    • I’m hoping I stay lucky. One of my sisters got some and one didn’t. I keep forgetting to ask my mom if she has any.

  3. wrathofmom

    Like Megan, I didn’t get stretch marks with either of my pregnancies.

    ” I’ll be performing in a hip hop version of Alice in Wonderland with my dance studio. ” — WOW. You are amazing! And/or crazy. CRAMAZING! It’s a new word I just made up. It’s my gift to you.

    • wrathofmom

      Reading back my comment I realize I accidently erased a sentence. Oops. I was going to suggest asking your mom if she got stretchmarks when pregnant since I think it’s a family thing.

    • Haha, thank you for that word! It’s perfect!

  4. It’s so nice that you’re still dancing, even when you’re about to pop! So many people nowadays do nothing when they’re pregnant, because, you know, they’re the only ones in the world who have ever been pregnant and no-one else understand that they can’t even close a window because of their baby bump. Silly! I also love those maternity pictures.

    What is the GBS test?

    • Haha, I definitely understand the temptation to do nothing. And frankly some days I do. But dancing makes me ridiculously happy so I keep doing it.

      GBS stands for Group B Strep. It’s a bacteria that if passed along during birth can be very dangerous to the baby. It’s easily treated with antibiotics during labor though.

      • Ah.. I didn’t think it would be the GBS I know! I was curious though because my version of GBS is a rare auto-immune neurological condition, and I would have been very surprised if they did tests for that! Just thought I’d explain my question hehe.

  5. You look great! You’re getting so close!

  6. I wish I looked that cute at 36 weeks! I was a whale… 🙂 Almost there!

  7. You look so great! The last few weeks are going to fly by!

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