Thursday, April 1, 2010

36 Weeks

Holy Crapoly here I am at 36 weeks. I can't believe it. I know I've said that a million times since I got pregnant, but it's true. It is so unbelievable to me that this is really happening. I am so happy to be here and so grateful for this blessing. We are so excited to meet this little girl in just 4 short weeks (give or take).


I wish I had something exciting to say about this pregnancy, but it has just been so normal, which of course I am incredibly grateful for.

I don't think I've had a single craving this whole pregnancy. Lots of stuff doesn't sound that great, and some things when I eat them taste better than I expected, but mostly I just eat what I've always eaten.

Never did get off the zofran. Every time I tried I threw up the next day 5 or 6 times. So I still take it at dinner time and still take the Unisom/B6 combo before bed. Can't WAIT to stop taking all of it!

No heartburn. Yet.

No swelling. Yet.

No stretch marks. Yet.

I really am pretty comfortable and can't complain about my belly. Sometimes I honestly forget I'm pregnant. Other times it's obvious, like when I walk up 3 flights of stairs and pant like I just ran a marathon.

As small as some people think my belly is, the baby has been measuring right on the whole time. Sometimes a little ahead, sometimes a little behind, but this week in an ultrasound she measured at 5 lbs 13 oz so she will definitely be a good size when she comes out.

It is really weird having no stomach muscles to help me sit up from laying down, stand up from sitting down, or to roll over in bed at night. When I'm sitting in the passenger seat in the car if I want to change the radio station or adjust the heat, I have to hold on to the door handle to pull myself forward to do it. It's a really weird feeling.

I sleep pretty well at night, I have a little back pain sometimes but nothing like what I expected to have.

Even at 8 months pregnant, I pee way less than I used to with all my bladder infections and haven't had one bladder problem this entire pregnancy, which shocks the pants right off of me, and makes me extremely grateful.

This little girl kicks and moves all the time and I absolutely love it.

I've only had a few braxton hicks so far. Like maybe 3. They are usually in the middle of the night.

I feel pretty prepared and completely unprepared all at the same time.

I am a little sad that I only have 4 weeks left, but at the same time, I'm so excited to meet this sweet little baby!

18 comments:

Kirsta and Morian said...

you look fantastic! i can't wait to hear when you've had her!

Michelle said...

I love that you just write about pee... that sounds like something I would do.
I am laughing hearing about your prego stories, I can totally relate, but your forget about those things after a while.

melanie said...

I love everything you wrote about! I too would forget I was pregnant even the morning my water broke. At like 7 months I remember shutting the car door and accidentally smacking my belly; the foreign dimensions were crazy. We are really lucky pregnant girls! I am so happy for you and I just love that you have really cherished this. It's so amazing huh. I miss it! You look so good!

The Ensign's said...

Okay we are totally different in this area. You are sooo positive and just lovin every bit of prgnant life and I'm just miserable ...... and I dont get sick like you. I really have nothing to complain about. I guess there's moments that I like, but they are rare. I prefer my regular body over my prego one.
Cant wait to see this little girl. You are gonna make such an incredible mom.

Kimberly said...

Yay for baby Girls!! She's going to be goreous I'm sure. Hey, we are coming for the week to Eric's parent's house. We're leaving tomorrow. You should come over and hang out!

Dustin and Sara said...

You have the exact same swing as me! It's a good one. You look really good. Four weeks will go fast, enjoy what's left of your freedom :)

Jon and Kari-Lynn Tarleton said...

how exciting. i agree. i LOVE being pregnant. i miss it sometimes. guess its time again :). i can't wait for you to experience all the joy that is ahead of you. enjoy your last moments with just you and brandon. yay for babies.

Stacey said...

I love it! I'm glad the pregnancy has gone well and I'm sure it will continue to go well. The time will past so fast and even fast once she is here.

Kim and Preston said...

I love you pregnant! You look so great! I am so happy for you! You will be a fabulous mother:)

Cyleste said...

I'm so excited for you! And I can relate to so much that you wrote about - except for the stretch marks. My stomach was fine until a couple of weeks ago, now the underside of my belly is full of marks! She must have hit a growth spurt. Good luck with the next few weeks!

BYU Fish said...

I'm worried Steph...what will you blog about when you're not pregnant anymore? HA!! Good luck with the last month!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

You are seriously the cutest pregnant person I have ever seen! I can't believe you have only 4 weeks left until the little one is here!!!

Jess said...

Steph,
I am so happy for you guys and so sorry I missed your shower but it looks like you had a million people. I would have just been another one in the crowd.

I can't wait to hear about her arrival.

Jensen Family said...

wow, only 4 weeks! really could be 2ish?? how exciting! im a little jealous that your belly is just as big as mine and i'm 10 weeks BEHIND you :/ you look great!!! can't wait to see pics of this lil girl :)

Kuratko's said...

You look so adorable. You sound like one of those lucky women who love being pregnant. Can't say I understand it, but I sure am happy for you!!

Tara said...

Would you believe me i I told you I was still running when I was 36 weeks? When I read your post and saw your belly I thought of that and can't quite believe it myself! Good luck!!! She'll be here before you know it!

Kris said...

Fun post! I can't wait to see her. Hurry up and come out already! And hallelujah for no bladder problems - that is awesome for you! Cute belly. We need to get together again at least one time before the babes come. And how nice that they can tell the weight of the baby in ultrasound! I'm measuring 39 cm while only 37 weeks and it's big like this since 30 weeks along... I'm so scared this baby will be too big to push out!

Susan Bishop said...

Thanks, Steph, for SO many details...it makes me feel like I'm not so far away. Can't believe you like being pregnant. I was excited - but so sick - all 8 times! I like Mckinley spelled with no capital K.