36 Weeks (Pregnancy #2)

How Far Along: 36 weeks! Only four weeks to go, and I think I’m in complete denial!

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Theo has been working a lot this week, and we didn’t have a chance to take official pictures. So here are some incredibly dirty mirror selfie pictures. Yikes! I need to add ‘clean mirrors’ to my nesting list (yes, I have a nesting list).

Size of Baby: Apparently he is still the size of a melon this week. I took this picture today, and I completely believe the melon analogy! He is just packing on the pounds now- about an ounce a day. I don’t have any estimates at what he weighs, but I’m going to go ahead and guess that he will weigh more than Tera did (she was 6 pounds 14 oz).

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How I’m Feeling/Symptoms: Well, folks…I’m not really sure I’m going to make it to 40 weeks. And if I do go to 40 weeks, heaven help me in the next four. I’m feeling it. All of it. I’m having a hard time sleeping, I’m having a hard time walking, my body is definitely getting ready for labor. I’m thoroughly exhausted and just so over it. I can’t tie my shoes and putting Tera’s shoes on her is like a 10 minute ordeal.

I’m feeling fairly emotional this week, but that also might have to do with the fact that we have had no running water for 10 days (and no end in sight) and I’m SO OVER THAT. I just want to take a nice, warm bath and make sure I have all his laundry washed and folded. I also want to do all the nesting things like scrubbing my kitchen floor and cleaning out the attic and hanging up his name garland, but there is literally no time in the day because we are focusing so much on this stupid well business. It’s not very fun, but I guess it’s life. I am VERY thankful, however, that I do not currently have a newborn. The amount of laundry a newborn creates is insane, so thankfully right now I’m just dealing with laundry from the three of us. I will probably cry many bitter tears if this baby comes before our water is restored.

I feel like baby is dropped and engaged as of sometime this weekend, but I don’t think it looks like that from the pictures, so maybe I’m wrong.

I’m back to feeling hungry in the morning and at lunch, but by dinner time nothing but a bowl of frosted flakes sounds even slightly appetizing. It’s been a challenge to cook for my family this week when I’m so over eating by 5 pm. Ha!

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Weight Gain: 26 pounds. It’s so funny to me how different pregnancies can be. With Tera, I had gained almost 10 more pounds by now in the pregnancy. But I was still wearing this cute little skinny jeans that I cannot even get over my knees now. I don’t know how that works, but it just goes to show that the scale does not show/say everything!

Best Moment this Week: This week has not been easy, but I’m so thankful that I get to do life with Theo (and Tera, too). We have been able to cry together, pray together and joke together about our life circumstances. Its not always fun, but I wouldn’t choose anyone else to do it with!

Worst Moment this Week: This week will go down in history as NOT FUN. Our well going out and it taking over a week to drill a new one, and then the price tag on the bill is enough to make me go into labor. It’s not fun. Not at all. On top of all that, I now how a miserable head cold. But we might as well get all the bad things over with at once!

Exercise this Week: Tera and I have been able to go for a walk almost every day this week! My goal is a mile, and for the most part I have hit that and several times we have gone closer to two miles. It’s amazing how much my body hurts before I walk out the door. I make a million excuses as to why I shouldn’t, but as soon as I hit my stride I feel so much better. I arrive back home feeling much, much better than when I left.

 

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36 weeks with Tera

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