Home Stretch! {36 Weeks With Baby #3}

Nine months pregnant this week!

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I am feeling pretty good overall.  I get this awful hip pain at the end of the day sometimes (mostly in my left hip).  Heartburn is still pretty strong, especially when I lay down at night.  I feel some pressure down low, mostly when I've been on my feet for a while.  And I've been having a lot more Braxton-Hicks contractions in the last week or so!  Not more than three in an hour though.

The nursery is pretty much completed!  I got the glider put together (all by myself, I might add - yay me), I got the quilt back and finished it, and I sewed together a pillowcase for the glider pillow.  I have a few more ideas for decorations on the walls, but I can't do them until we know his name for sure.  Even though we are 95% positive we have his name figured out, I just feel safer waiting until we see him and it's on the birth certificate.  Just in case we change our minds last minute.  I'll probably do the full nursery reveal after he's born and I have a chance to finish the walls, but I will show you the baby quilt before that, so stay tuned!

I have my hospital bag packed, and it's in the car ready to go.  I want to have it ready whenever I go out, and especially on days when I have doctor's appointments, because you just never know if they might catch something at the office and send me over to the hospital.

I think Baby has definitely been growing bigger the last couple weeks.  I was thinking maybe he moved back up under my ribs again, but then someone commented that maybe he's just getting bigger, and I think that is more likely.  He's definitely heavier - when he pushes out the side of my belly it is more forceful.  I don't think he is in the same position as Wyatt and Gwen were at this point though - I'm not sure what that means.  It just feels different.

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I'm kind of crossing my fingers that he'll decide to come by 39 weeks, because Derek will be working closer to home for the next couple weeks (only two hours away)!  After that he'll be about five hours away. I wouldn't mind a bit if this baby decided to show a week or two before my due date if it means we can skip having Derek so far away!  We shall see.  It will all work out, right? (I always think of the movie Leap Year when I say "it will all work out").

Updates from my doctor's appointment today - I am dilated 1 cm, and about 50% effaced.  That is about where I was with both Wyatt and Gwen at 36 weeks too.  Next week will be the interesting appointment, to see if there is any progress.  

I didn't gain any weight in the last two weeks, so the rapid weight gain has finally evened out!  I didn't change my eating habits much in the last two weeks either, so it's probably that weight plateau you can hit before baby decides to come.  I'm holding steady at 28 pounds.  We'll see if I gain any more in the next week.

They measured my uterus today and I'm measuring about 3 weeks behind - 33 cm.  So they decided to schedule a growth check ultrasound after my appointment next week to make sure he's growing well in there.  My doctor didn't seem too worried because she says he's probably just tucked further down in my pelvis. This happened with Wyatt as well, and he measured fine on the ultrasound, so I think this little guy will too.

I can't believe I'm 36.5 weeks already - this pregnancy went by really fast in a lot of ways.  It's crazy to think that in a few more weeks we'll have another little one here in our arms!  It almost seems surreal to me right now.  The end of this pregnancy snuck up on me, but I'm getting more anxious to see his precious face!  I am so thankful, and excited to meet this sweet little blessing!

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Amy said...

You look great and you are so close! I can't wait to see the nursery and baby #3. :-)

Melanie said...

Can't wait to find out what you name him!

Amanda said...

I can't believe you are 9 months along now! Wasn't it like a week ago that you announced this pregnancy?! Can't wait to see the nursery and your new little man! Praying that Derek doesn't miss a thing!

Whitney said...

Wow! You are so close to the end! :) I wish you well with delivery and meeting your little guy. Prayers you make it to the hospital this time and that Derek can at least make it in before push time.

Rachel said...

I can't believe how quickly this has gone. It seems like only last week you were doing your announcement! So exciting :)

Mrs. Pedersen said...

You look great! Any chance you"ll be posting hospital bag packing tips for first time mom's? ;)

Merry C. said...

You look so pretty Callie! I was looking at your pictures this morning and my daughter Katherine saw the words Braxton Hicks at the top and asked, so that's what's she's naming her kid? I had to giggle and figured you would too! Merry from eachlittlebird.blogspot.com

Rae said...

Wow! I can't believe you are already 9 months pregnant! You look so beautiful! I think you look lower with this baby than with Wyatt or Gwen :) Just my opinion :) I'm praying of the perfect timing and I'm so excited to meet my nephew!!

Cassidy Robinson said...

Yay!! You are sooo close! Can't wait to see that precious baby boy's face! You look great as always! Pregnancy really does suit you. ;)

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