Monday, November 11, 2013

[Bumpdate] 8th Month

I made it!  Well, I'm not quite Full Term, but I made it past the point where I went into pre-term labor with Ashlynn.  Of course, now after being terrified all pregnancy of having this baby even earlier, I'm now convinced she's set up shop and I'll need an induction.

My actual due date is December 6th, so we have less than a month to go, and to be honest I'm ready to meet this girl any day she decides to grace us with her presence.  I find myself thinking frequently with Ashlynn, how much I love her and am so glad I've gotten all these days with her, and that while scary, I'm glad she arrived early because it was only extra time and a head start I got to building our relationship and loving this little amazing person.  I still have a hard comprehending the concept of my heart doubling, but it's getting clearer, and I just want to hold this new baby in my arms.

How far along? 36 Weeks (technically 36 weeks 3 days)

Total weight gain/loss: As of my last appointment on Wednesday, I'm up 24lbs.  

Maternity clothes? Mostly leggings, mat jeans when I need to look like something other than a super pregnant mom of a toddler, and a mix of hoodies, my husbands thermals, and real clothes when wearing said mat jeans.

Stretch marks? Not yet.  I ran out of my Mama Bee Belly Butter and don't really want to buy a whole new tub for a month or less... instead I've been using Bio-Oil which is also made to avoid or reduce stretch marks. 

Symptoms: Back pain, bad back pain.  The same back pain I had with Ashlynn from 4 months on.  I'm happy it's only kicked in this last month or so, but I spend most evenings on the heating pad.  Sleep is actually alright if Ashlynn sleeps.  Acid reflux is insane, but Earth Mama Angel Baby Heartburn Tea is awesome.  Oh and still having some vision issues, most likely my low blood pressure. 



Sleep: Again, not too bad all things considered.  Daylight Savings killed us, but we seem back on track now.  I do pee at least 1-2x a night, but otherwise it's been okay.  

Miss Anything?  Starting to miss more foods.  Find myself craving salads with goat cheese or gorgonzola or turkey sandwiches (which I don't even eat), and dippy eggs.  I'm also excited to finally have a drink!

Oh and I really wanted cookie dough yesterday.

Movement: Yes.  Lots. Even though she's got to be running out of room, she's still moving around like a crazy woman.  Ashlynn loves putting her hands on my belly and feeling her kick!  


Food cravings:  Milk. Chocolate Pudding. Iced Coffee.  I've actually been more adverse to things lately, even my beloved carbs, just not feeling it lately.  

Anything making you queasy or sick: No nausea, but again, just not feeling a lot foods.


Have you started to show yet: Obviously.  


Baby is a: GIRL!!!

Belly Button in or out? Yeah, it's out. 


Wedding rings on or off? On. 

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Goes back and forth.  

Looking forward to:  Meeting Kenley!!  I'm really not even that nervous about labor (which means it'll probably be hell, right?!)  I just figure it's really out of my hands, just want to get her here safely. 

18 comments:

  1. You look amazing! I have been meaning to comment on your "getting ready for baby" post from a few weeks back but my own 25 week preggo/baby brain has made me a slacker ;) Prayers to you for an uneventful rest of the pregnancy and delivery!

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    1. Thank you!! Good luck with the rest your pregnancy too!

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  2. Looking great! I can't believe you have less than a month to go! It seems like this pregnancy is flying by!

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  3. How is kenley going to be here in less than a month?! And how are you the cutest pregnant toddler mom ever? Back pain and heartburn- it's a good thing your so close!

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  4. You look great mama! I wish I had known about that tea when I was pregnant...my heartburn was out of control!!!

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    1. It's not fool proof, but it does seem to help a bit in not needing quite so many tums. I did shelf it until recently because there is red raspberry leaf which cant trigger contractions (old wives tale), at this point, bring 'em on!!

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  5. Yay you made it to 36 weeks (and three days!!)! You know, when I was pregnant I almost missed gorgonzola and blue cheese on a salad MORE than having a cocktail! I'm so happy you're doing well and looking great! Way to go Erinn, and Kenley!

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  6. So exciting that you got this far this time...can't believe you could meet her any day now! Looking amazing, as always!

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  7. You look great, glad for your health that baby has hung around in utero a little longer!

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  8. You're in the home stretch! A new baby for Christmas... there's no better present than that!

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  9. (super-close to) Full term!!! Exciting! I always say that the final week of pregnancy is like none other, and you really miss out on the emotions of that time if you have a baby early;) Lots of emotions! Can't wait to hear the good news.

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  10. You're down to the finish line!! Glad that she is staying in there! December 6 is my engagement anniversary!! At least the back pain waited for a while this time around. Love these bumpdates, hope I get to do a round of them!!

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  11. Holy Moly you are almost full term! That is awesome. You look so good Momma! Can't wait for you guys!!!

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  12. yay you made it! well almost...but better than last time! i'm so happy for you! you really don't look that big at all. pregnancy is beautiful on you. :) ps total creeper status but did you register anywhere? B and I would love to send a gift :)

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    1. It's funny how pictures and the mirroe can be so different! We aren't registered but I do keep amazon wish lists, more for myself to remember what I want or cool things I see ppl post about...

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