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 Kahn 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 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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