Sunday, September 1, 2013

Pregnancy Journal: 36 Weeks

 Only 4 more weeks to go!! I feel like I am getting bigger by the day :) In fact, my belly has grown so much so quickly, that I have started bumping into things with it all the time because my brain hasn't caught up yet! In a few days I will be as pregnant as I have ever been (since James was born a few days after 36 weeks), and if I make it to my due date it will be the first time I've experienced the last month of September. It is hot!!

Friday night I woke up at 4am with some pretty strong and consistent contractions. I was so nervous that it was real labor! I wasn't sure if I should wake Anthony up or if I should just wait them out. I tried just lying there and relaxing, but they were so uncomfortable that I couldn't sleep. Finally after about an hour I got up to take a warm bath. As soon as I got in, everything relaxed and the contractions went away. Phew!! I was so relieved. I am definitely not ready for labor yet :)

We still can't decide on a name. I have a feeling that we are going to be in the hospital after he is born, debating names and having the same discussions over and over again. I am hoping that once he is here, one of the names we like will all of a sudden jump out at us and make the decision easier. For now, we have a list of names that we like, but none of them seem right for some reason.

I am doing pretty well on my list of things I need to get done before the baby is born. It feels like we have been really busy lately so I've been trying to get things done so that we can relax a little bit before our life gets turned upside down. I can tell that soon I won't have a choice but to slow down because I am so tired all the time!!

Wednesday we have a midwife appointment and an ultrasound scheduled to verify that the baby is head down (we know that he is, but they routinely check at 36 weeks anyway). So there are more pictures to come!

1 comment:

Happy said...

Oh wow, my jaw dropped at the contractions part! Now I'm going to be wondering constantly about you and if you've gone into labor. You always look so teeny in these pictures. I can't wait to hear what you name him!!