The Weekly Run-Down: 36

How Far Along: 36 weeks & into the final month of pregnancy - we hope.

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a honeydew melon, although she feels a LOT heavier than that at this point. 

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Your baby is working hard to accumulate all the fat she can at this point, and that layer of fat has now rounded out her face. This build-up of fat -- about 15 percent of her total weight--will help her maintain her body temperature and give her a store of energy. Her sucking muscles, which are quite powerful, have also finished developing now, and are ready for their first real feeding -- your baby's going to be hungry soon after she arrives.

Total Weight Gain: I'm so done with scales. Like totally, totally done.

Sleep: I am beginning to forget what sleep is. I remember really enjoying it at one point? ;)

Symptoms: I'm just getting worn out, I think. The baby is heavy, the pressure and pain in my pelvis is really unnerving, my back is burning with soreness. The weeping hasn't stopped, though. I cry ALL THE TIME now.

Cravings: You know, nothing really jumps out at me this week.

Gender: Still a girl. :)

Movement: Baby girl is still booting away at the bottom of my ribs. At my little brother's wedding a few days ago, she shoved me so hard that I literally flew back in my seat. Good, strong movement: I love it!

Maternity Clothes: Anything with a zipper is officially off limits. I like stretchy fabrics.

Milestones: We're in month 9! That's got to be a good milestone. Every week that passes now brings us into that home stretch... I cannot wait to see this little girl's face for the first time.
What I'm looking forward to: Relaxing this week & staying close to home. It'll be great to have hubby home over the Easter break too. Other than that, I just need to have one last look at items we don't have for baby yet - but to be honest, I think we have most things covered now. Let's get this show on the road!

The belly: This one was taken two days shy of 36 weeks, since I had an excuse to get made up and out of the house for the wedding!! So many people commented on the bump this week - and lots guessed girl without even knowing the answer. Apparently I 'carry like a girl'... which essentially just means I'm SUPER round. And huge.

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Kelly said...

You look gorgeous!!

Elana said...

Great pictures! You are getting super close and must be very excited. Can't wait to hear the good news!!

Happy ICLW!

StephanieMarie said...

I love your dress!! I have a very fancy wedding to attend when i'll be about 8-9 months pregnant do you mind posting where it came from?

Sarah at Midwest PIllowtalk said...

i never tire of seeing this belly!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, look at you! You look gorgeous and I love your baby belly!!! Congrats on being so close :)

Breathe Gently said...

Stephanie - the dress was actually $20 from the USA Target store! (A friend shipped it over for me.) I just put a black lacy bolero over it, since it was sleeveless. x

Thanks guys! Counting down the days now.

Anonymous said...

Hi from ICLW...congrats!!!

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