Friday, October 30, 2009

9 Months Pregnant!

So, I lied in my last post about doing it tomorrow. Ah well! So today I'm 36 weeks & 3 days, but who's counting?

How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: 28 lbs!
Stretch marks? Nope *keeps fingers crossed*
Sleep: Has been difficult this past week. Lots of potty breaks, sleep for 20 mins, then awake again. Got up at 2 AM the other night and made some chocolate milk and watched TV until I got tired again. It's frustrating, but I figure my body is just getting ready for the many sleepless nights ahead!
Best moment this month: There have been so many...feeling so much love at the baby shower, watching Ada bounce & roll like crazy, shopping with my Nana, making tons of progress on the Nursery, wonderful Temple can I choose one?!
Movement: Is stronger than ever! They say you should feel 10 movements every two hours, I feel close to 100. No joke! Haha Matt and I were reading in bed the other night and just gave up because she was being so active. We just watched the Ada Show instead :) Feeling her arms and legs is so cool, she pushes back and will high-five you. Pretty sure she's a genius already ;) She loves having her little feet wedged up in my ribcage on the right-hand side. By the end of the day, they are sore!
Food cravings: Lemonade, orange juice (drank so much yesterday that my urine had traces of vitamin C in it at the Dr. - whoops!), apples, cheese, & milk.
Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions! They take my breath away (not hard to do these days - ha!) and make my whole stomach rock hard. They're doing their job, too!
Belly Button in or out? I don't know what you'd call my belly button. It's never really known what it wants to be, and it's being that way during pregnancy as well. It's still like a half innie/half outie.
What I miss: Rolling over in bed without having to rearrange pillows and move slowly so my pelvis doesn't snap in half!
What I am looking forward to: Ada making her grand entrance into this world!
Monthly Wisdom: Is it bad that I love the attention I get from being pregnant? I seriously think it's awesome. Yes, I know, I've always loved the spotlight :) I just love that strangers smile at me and come up to me to tell me how beautiful I am. I love that it makes the world a smaller place...women and men feel completely comfortable striking up a conversation about when I'm due, what I'm having, is it my first, etc. It's wonderful! The best was shopping with my Nana and seeing her light up as she told people she was going to be a great-grandma :)
Milestones: Yesterday my midwife asked me how much I weighed when I was born. I told her around 8 lbs. 11 oz. She said, "Yup, she will probably be about the same! You're not growing a small baby, that's for sure!" YAY!!! I love big, fat, chubby babies! :) She is also in the head-down (vertex) position, ready to go!

Baby's skin is getting smooth and soft, her gums are rigid, her liver and kidneys are in working order, and her circulation and immune system are basically good to go. Her lungs are the only organs that still need to fully mature, but every day she gets a little closer to breathing on her own.


My Homestead said...

I had Natalie when I was 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant!!
She could make her entrance anytime! So enjoy the attention now because once she is here all the attention will go to your cute little baby. :)

Kara said...

Holy cow...that's crazy! She really could come any day!!

Allison and Mason: said...

OOo!! I can't wait to see pictures of her. Good luck My sweet beautiful Kara! Love you!

Erinn said...

I can't believe it's almost time. It went by fast...I hope mine does too!

Sarah and John Root said...

You look great! I totally know what you mean about the feet in the ribcage and getting up at 2 am...I remember those days :).

J'Nette said...

so happy for you! give your hubby lots of love these last few days (baby tends to require lots of mommy time after they are born), and enjoy the last few days of having all your kids in one place! So happy for you, cant wait to see what she looks like!

Gena Susan said...

You are adorable! Can't wait to meet that cute little girl!!

Are you planning on nursing? or bottle? If you're nursing, just be prepared...the first week can be super brutal...but after, it's wonderful! I'm so glad I had my mom & sister's advice..because, the nurses kept telling me..."if you feel any pain at all, you're doing something wrong..."....I probably would have stopped with Emma thinking something was wrong...but I just listened to my sistas & mom...and got through it! I think day 3 & 4 are the worst...when all your milk comes in.

Anyways, I'm sure everyone is giving you their own advice... I'll stop now....super excited for you!

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness, I totally understand with the sleeping! Too many bathroom breaks and too much complication shifting positions... you're right though, just getting us ready for sleepless nights, lol.

Kara said...

Yes, Gena - I'm planning on breastfeeding! There are so many benefits for baby and mama, so I am going to stick it out! Thank you for the advice :)

lauralou said...

I had both of my kids was 10 days and the other 15 days. It could be any time! How exciting!

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