Right now I am 36 weeks along. I like to think I’m entering the home stretch now since we are in the last month, and from here on out I will be at the doctors every week. Here are some pictures to update you all from last post- around 27 1/2 weeks.
Here little bear is at 29 weeks 5 days. It was SO incredibly neat seeing him in 3d/4d. I’m so glad we decided to do this. The ultrasound tech who did our ultrasound worked really hard at getting this little guy to smile and look at the camera. He wasn’t so cooperative though. Turns out I have an anterior placenta- which basically means that my placenta attached to the front of my stomach. She said that’s probably why I more than likely didn’t feel him kick till I was further along. Surprisingly, I felt him pretty soon (I didn’t feel like I was always waiting to feel a movement), however, after she said that, I did notice that I never felt kicks/movements in the front of my stomach. I only felt it very low at the beginning, and then either on the right or left of my stomach. She said that was why. I still to this day have only felt a few big ones right in the middle. I don’t know what is normal or not because it’s my first go round at this…but I found that interesting. Anyhow, I guess that placenta is nice and warm and cozy to him because he just wanted to keep nudging and burying his head into it. He liked being right next to it. We tried wiggling and jiggling my belly and switching positions, but not much helped. He gave us a few good shots (like the one above). He also kept stretching his neck back instead of pulling away from it. He was being funny for sure. It was neat to see him kick and feel it at the same time too. He looks comfortable that’s for sure but pretty soon he is getting evicted. :) Or he will outgrow me.
Isn’t he super cute though. I can’t wait to see that face in person. He looks like Paul for sure. I think all he may have gotten from me based off this picture is his bottom lip. lol. Both Paul and I have pretty full lips, and I would say that he got my upper lip too, but looking at all the pictures, I think the arc of the upper lip is alot more like Pauls. You can especially see it from the side. But I’m claiming the bottom one! haha
At about 30 1/2 weeks we had a photographer take pictures of Paul and I. You can see more of them here at this link, but here are a few favorites.
On our way home from a session one Sunday we passed by a sunflower field. So we pulled over and got some pictures by it. Here I am at 33 weeks.
Paul took a bunch of pictures the other day to document 35 weeks. I’ll post those soon. He still has them all on his computer. This weekend we’re going to Hickory/Morganton for Paul’s cousins wedding. We are pretty excited about that. I’ll be 36 weeks this weekend. A few other things that have happened recently since our last post (I have got to get better at keeping up with this)
1. We had some pretty great showers. One from Paul’s family, I unfortunately didn’t get pictures of it. But here is a cute cake they had!
The other two showers you can see pictures from here. They were bow tie themed… such cuteness.
2. We finished up our childbirth classes. They were a 4 class series and focused on natural childbirth. It was good to see what to expect in labor, how to deal with pain, what our options are, etc. I’ll prob. post more about all this later. But that will be a whole post in its own.
3. We finished the nursery! We are waiting on one more thing, but for the most part it is all done. I have before during and after pictures of this too..again that will be its own post.
4. Right now (35+ weeks) little bear weighs about 5 1/4 pounds according to my emails. Most of his basic physical development is complete, he is just mostly putting fat on now. I’m not super uncomfortable yet, but I can definitely tell I’m carrying a lot more weight then my feet are use to. My ankles start to hurt pretty quickly when walking, although I haven’t had much swelling so that is good. I still have pretty good amount of heartburn and acid reflux (YUCK). Overall, it’s all been great. Couldn’t ask for a better pregnancy.