I'm officially 36 weeks!!! When I was laying in the hospital contracting every 2 minutes, I thought there was no way I'd make it to this point. To say I'm thankful is an understatement. The doctor gave me the ok to take myself off modified bedrest, and lifted all of my restrictions. Yay! I still plan to take it easy this week, since I would love to make it to 37 weeks, but if she comes at this point I feel good about it. :)
Baby G's size: Baby girl is about 18.5 inches long and probably weighs about 6.5 lbs (like a crenshaw melon). I had an ultrasound last week and she was measuring right at about 5 lb. 15 oz. That was actually big for 35 weeks, and put her in the 64th percentile. I'm thinking the measurements were off a bit, as I don't see myself having a 9 lb. term baby, but I guess it could happen!
My size: Well, so much for not gaining any weight! I've gained 4 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Laying in bed and being much less active caught up with me..ugh. Oh well, I've still only gained 13 pounds total, and 6+ of that is baby girl, so I guess it's not too bad.
Movement: As she runs out of room, movement is slowing down. I still feel plenty of jabs, but not nearly as many as a few weeks ago. When the tech. did my ultrasound she said that the baby's head is literally in my pelvis, and he legs are curled up in my ribs. Since my torso is so short, she just doesn't have any room. I do feel her push her little booty up throughout the day, which is funny to feel!
Most exciting thing: Making it to 36 weeks is so exciting for a couple of reasons. 1 - I can officially be off of bedrest and start doing more with Kason. I have several things I'd like to take him to do before she's here, so I'm so thankful I get to do those things (hopefully). 2 - I feel good about a 36 week old baby being born. She most likely wouldn't need any interventions, especially since I've had the steroid shot.
Most annoying thing: Acid. Reflux. UGH. Oh, and the fact that it feels like there's a bowling ball in my pelvis. Other than that..I feel great.....hahaha!
Cravings: I honestly haven't craved much lately. I guess I crave salads occasionally, but nothing other than that.
Sickness: I have started feeling more nauseous in the past week.
Next appointment: I went to the doctor this morning and go back again next Tuesday. No real update after today's appointment. I requested not to be "checked" because honestly I don't think how dilated I am at this point really tells me too much. The doctor did say that baby girl's head is below my pelvic bone, so she's dropped even more than last week.