36 weeks-Updated with a picture

What’s new with the baby?
He’s still in the 17.2- to 18.7-inch and 4.2- to 5.8-pound range and continues to beef up. Your once-poppy-seed would probably be able to breathe on his own if he was born right now. (If not, he’d probably need some TLC, but he’d likely be okay.) Most of his systems and his organs, such as his liver and kidneys, are in working order at 36 weeks.
Food comparison this week is…
 
How am I feeling?
OK-ish.  Yesterday was a long day and I was up and down off the floor a lot with U, so by the time evening rolled around, I was miserable.  The sciatica had kicked in full-force and I was grumpy and uncomfortable.  I took a Epsom salt bath with lavender after U went to bed and it actually made a pretty big difference.  I have my prenatal appt this afternoon, and I’ll be interested to see what they say about which way the baby is facing.  I feel like it has changed every day – sometimes I can feel hiccups way down low, other times, they are higher up.  Yesterday and today, I feel like he is head down because I feel a lot of pressure that is making me walk slow and kind of waddle wide-stepped.  I haven’t done anything to really try to get the baby to move since I thought he might have already done it on his own and I didn’t want to undo it, if he has!  But if they tell me today that he is still breech, I’ll get right on trying some tactics.  I’m waking up about every 1.5-2 hours at night to go to the bathroom and to change position, until I get to around 5:00am – then I feel like I could sleep and sleep.  But depending on the day, it’s time to get up at either 7:00 or 7:30 anyhow!
Weight gain?
Looks like I’m up to 26 lbs gained!
What do I miss?  What am I looking forward to?
I miss being comfortable.  I miss being able to run around and play with Urijah like I want to…and like he wants me to!  I’m looking forward to being able to move around easily, and actually, this time, I’m looking forward to getting back to wearing regular clothes.  Not saying that it’s going to be pleasant or easy for all those first months since nothing will likely fit anyhow, but so much of my maternity stuff already doesn’t fit, I’m really relegated to a few things that I’m just wearing over and over.  So, mostly, I just want to be back to normal Julie. 
Preparedness?

We’re….pretty much prepared at this point, I think.  U is definitely settled in his new room, the baby’s stuff is settled in his room, and I have the basket of burpcloths back on the shelf downstairs where we kept them before.  I am going to set up the changing pad in our bedroom for those middle of the night diaper changes that have to happen in those first months, and the carseat will go in the car very soon!  (We’re actually going to look at some cars later this week, since Scott will be starting his new job soon and will need a more economical vehicle for the longer drive.  The plan right now is that he will take the Prius and I will drive whatever “new to us” car we decide on that has a bit more space for 2 kids.  If we can decide on and find something quickly, we can wait to put the carseat in it, but if not, it will go in the Prius just in case.  I finally took some pictures of Urijah’s new room, so you all can see it, so far.  We still need to get a bookshelf and to figure out some better toy storage instead of just all those random bins on the floor.  But, no real rush on all that stuff.  He seems happy with it, just as it is!

From his door, looking in..

From his door, looking in..

Main view

Main view

This picture shows the wall color and carpet color the best, even if it is of is mostly closet doors.

This picture shows the wall color and carpet color the best, even if it is of is mostly closet doors.

This is the felt board I made for him...mounted on the wall just inside the room, down low so he can use it.  I didn't make these farm pieces, just the board, FYI.

This is the felt board I made for him…mounted on the wall just inside the room, down low so he can use it. I didn’t make these farm pieces, just the board, FYI.

 

Highlights of the week?

There hasn’t really been a pregnancy related highlight, but Urijah has really started saying more and more words and it is so exciting to hear him trying new things to say!  Like when we were in the car the other day and something happened, and I said “Oh, shoot!” and without missing a beat, he parroted “Shoot! Shoot!” from the backseat. Ha! Some of the other new ones he;s come up with in the last week or two are help, food, oops, yellow, snack, yucky and cold.  Also, here are the pictures from his first day of school..better late than never!

 

First day of school breakfast!

First day of school breakfast!

Wearing his backpack and holding Peanut, his chipmunk, who goes with him, every day!

Wearing his backpack and holding Peanut, his chipmunk, who goes with him, every day!

Checking out his new classroom...with Dad.

Checking out his new classroom…with Dad.

Belly pic:  none yet, but I’ll have Scott take one tonight…the first “real” one we will have done in a lot of weeks!

Updated pic:

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(I might be smiling but that was because Urijah was doing his “silly” face for me.  Otherwise, I’m huge and uncomfortable and can’t be bothered to wear real pants or do anything with my hair or face.  Taa-daa!)

One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 11:52:15

    You are so cute! I love the room and especially the felt board!