One of my very last weeks doing this – perhaps even my last at 36 weeks pregnant. I’ll be 37 weeks tomorrow. Full term.
That’s as long as I made it with my daughter, and 17 weeks past how long I had my twins. I’m pretty amazed that I got this far.
Monday I’ll go in for my cerclage removal. I’m hoping it’s a heck of a lot easier on me than putting it in was, because that was fairly awful. I don’t do pain medication well, or pain. So mixing the two usually ends up a big mess.
We’re on standby after that. It’s going to be a week of being a bit on edge waiting for either labor to start or to be induced that following Sunday. (You can read the linked post above for more info.)
Here’s a look back at a couple of the past, last few weeks of my third pregnancy.
36 Weeks Pregnant in Pictures 1 of 22
Click through to see my past few weeks in pictures and updates of what's going on.
Cute 2 of 22
Waiting to see the Dr for my 35 week appt. It's a good thing my husband is hot because he's kind of cranky this morning.
Mess Anxiety 3 of 22
I can't. I can't even. I'm so incredibly twitchy over my living room looking like this, and there's really nothing I can do while Sam is home and Bella is up. It's not the end of the world. It could be worse. It's only temporary. They'll help me clean it. #thingsItellmyself
The Unchosen 4 of 22
A second hospital tour I took with my doula Emily. We both agreed for various reasons that it wasn't a good fit. Mostly because I wouldn't be "allowed" to get off the bed in labor. O_o
Smartie Pants 5 of 22
So Bella's like, "Watch me write my letters!" And I think, "Sure, ok small one. Since we haven't really gotten to writing them yet." THEN SHE DOES.
Quiet Time 6 of 22
Letting Mama "sleep in" aka take pics of her on my phone.
I Hate You 7 of 22
These two. They hate each other so much and yet have to be near me. I was just waiting for the explosion.
Scissor Queen 8 of 22Work buddy. Her scissor skills blow me away. âœ‚
Getting Ready 9 of 22
It's getting real.
Bed Rest 10 of 22Bed/couch rest (even moderate) is mentally challenging for me. I keep thinking I need to get up and "do" so I don't feel so lazy. And the less I'm up the better.
Cravings 11 of 22Toasted Marshmallows. On a knife. From the stove. Keeping it classy y'all.
Also I hate marshmallows when I'm not pregnant.
Built in Shelf 12 of 22Yep.
#34weeks #giantbabies #husbandsicecream
Working 13 of 22(Dr approved) Working and an early lunch. In near silence.
Nesting 14 of 22
This morning's nesting was brought to you by my new birthing ball (MY HIPS DON'T HURT ON IT), Aden + Anais, a Carter's explosion, and Target. I can't wait till we move and this boy gets a nursery! But this works for now.
Practice 15 of 22Practicing with Mama's Ergo Baby. I actually bought their tiny doll one that matches mine. We're going to wrap it up with a couple other things and give them to her from us and the baby once he's born.
Lava inside Me 16 of 22This really and truly works! Thank goodness because it's like the most painful heartburn. 3rd tri is deadly.
Little Boys 17 of 22Washed and now just being sighed over. I can't get past how darling little boy clothes are. I want them ALL. Especially anything with tiny elephants.
My View 18 of 22Just waiting on coffee. Can I explain how incredibly thankful I am to have made it 34 weeks before bedrest? And that Sam's work is so amazing about him taking time off?
Now if I can get this baby blanket knitted up...
Tiny Bottom 19 of 22
These little cloth diapers had both Sam and I saying, "Look how small!" It's easy to forget how big your 3 1/2 year old really is until you start getting newborn stuff 1/3 her size.
36 weeks! 20 of 22
Tired, huge, and beyond thankful.
Bellah. 21 of 22
I took this pic because it feels like he's both up as high as he can go and as low as it gets all the time. Crazy.
NST 22 of 22
On my birthday I had an NST done at my OB, and we had a 3D ultrasound where we finally, FINALLY got a clear shot of his face. Just for one second before those hands went back up, but the tech managed to pause it.
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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