36 Week Bumpdate!

I feel like all I post lately are “life lately” blog posts and bumpdates! I swear I’ll get more creative once I have more energy 🙂

I swear this whole pregnancy has just been surreal! How are we under 30 days until we get to meet our precious little Baby?!  I still don’t feel 100% pregnant most days (even though I’m very clearly pregnant haha!) and I don’t think it’s hit either Logan or myself completely that we’ll have a little baby by the years end!  We are just SO excited and thankful for all of this!

Alright, now onto what’s been going on!

How Far Along? 36 weeks!

Size of Baby:
 A Cantaloupe! or it says Baby G is as big as a 2-liter of soda (crazyyyyy)

Gender:
 Getting more and more eager to know! I still think Boy 100% and Logan is saying girl! So we’ll see….

Weight Gain: 
I’m up 30 pounds…. but have my doctor appointment this morning so I’m guessing it’ll be up a bit more since that was my last appt at 34 weeks!

Maternity Clothes:
 Yes and no still – thankfully I can still fit in some of my non-maternity sweaters and tops so I’ve been able to just wear maternity leggings with those! I do have a pair of maternity jeans as well but think I’ve worn them only a handful of times because leggings are just so much more comfy! I also like the under the belly leggings – over the top are just too itchy for me!

Nursery:
We are almost there people!! We just have to put things on the wall and then I’ll be ready to share it 🙂 Are you excited or what?! ha! I’m hoping to figure out where I want everything – and what I even want to put up since things have changed since we first started and I first started collecting! All I can say is it’s VERY gender neutral – it’s a soft gray and white/cream and it’ll be nice and cozy for Baby G.

Movement:
 So much movement most of the time, which I love! I finally got a video of Baby moving since I always forget to and figure we’ll like to look back at Baby moving so much! I think I can feel when Baby has his/her heel in my ribs by pressing on my belly and it’s just been so sweet! The Baby was crazy Thanksgiving night – just wouldn’t stop moving for almost an hour! Logan was going nuts over it 🙂 And my Mama got to feel Baby for the first time and she was just in awe!

Symptoms:
 Hmm well, I might have overdid it a little the day before Thanksgiving – I took off work and yet didn’t sit down ONCE all day with cleaning, cooking and helping Logan with the basement (that is almost finished, kind of!).  On Thanksgiving, I had swollen ankles/feet for the first time and they were legit cankles and it was SO uncomfortable. Also, the round ligament (or so I’m guessing) came around and it hurt to even move in my groin/lower stomach area! Thankfully I sat most of the day with my feet up and then it was OK on Friday! I also have my first cold with Baby G this week and it’s been terrible! SO MUCH CONGESTION! We laid low all weekend (literally did nothing) and I’m still not feeling too great. I even passed up getting our Christmas tree… who am I?! That’s how bad I felt!

Sleep:
 Sleep has been tricky since having a cold – I can’t breathe out of my nose and my mouth is comfortable, and it’s not draining down my throat so then my throat hurts… you get the hint! Hoping to be on the mend though and able to get more sleep (minus all the bathroom breaks!).

Cravings: Apple juice, Apple juice, Apple juice! That craving is real! And also, craving mini candy canes (my favorite!).

What I Miss: I miss wearing my wedding ring… it became too tiny a few weeks ago and I just miss wearing it! I miss being able to take medicine that will help versus the VERY small “approved” list from the doctor! But thankful I can take something versus nothing!

Best Moment This Week:
 Feeling Baby G move around SO much lately! I don’t know if I’ll miss being pregnant like most people say but I do like feeling Baby G in there! Also just taking the day on Thursday last week to really reflect on our grateful we are for this whole experience.  It’s not lost on me how lucky we are to be having this little Baby shortly and even though our experience “getting here” wasn’t the easiest – we’re just so grateful for it all!

Looking Forward To:
 Feeling better and rejuvenated! We are less than 30 days out and I definitely don’t want to feel sick or exhausted going into labor – that sounds terrible, doesn’t it?! I’m also looking forward to snuggling our little one! SO terrified for labor/delivery still but I absolutely cannot wait to see if Baby G is a girl or boy and to just have him/her here with us!

Thank you so much for following along and all the kind words always! It’s so amazing to have such a supportive community around us 🙂 Also… I’ve been packing my hospital bag (I realize it’s a little late!) and if you have anything that you thought was a MUST, let me know! Or if you’d like to see my list of what I’m bringing, let me know that too and I’d be happy to post and share! I checked with two of my good girlfriends to see if my list was a bit “extra” but thankfully they both said not at all – and it looks great!

aKristi

11 thoughts on “36 Week Bumpdate!

  1. rechellemorris says:

    I hope you feel better soon!!! It should be a rule that pregnant women can’t get sick because we can’t take any of the good meds lol. I can not wait to see the nursery reveal & I’d love to know what you’re packing in your hospital bag since I need to get on that too 😉 Have a great week Kristi!

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Seriously!! It totally should be a rule! It’s so hard without being able to take much too like you said! Thankfully my congestion is starting to get better but you’d think I’d run out of snot by now! Haha! I’ll definitely share the nursery (hopefully next week!) after we finish up with getting things on the walls! I think I almost have everything packed for my hospital bag too so I’ll definitely share! 🙂

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  2. Rebecca @ Every Piece Fits says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you’re under the weather. I’m glad you’ve been able to rest some though. Definitely sounds like you overdid it working around the house! I hope you get to feeling better and can take it easy these last weeks before Baby G arrives. You’re bound to be quite a bit more tired afterwards! ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Lindsay says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you weren’t feeling well this weekend. Did you get in any black friday/cyber monday shopping while you were laying low this weekend? I went to the Eagan Outlet Mall on Thursday evening and while they had some great deals we didn’t stay too long because we were all just tired and not feeling the “people” … my family doesn’t do big crowds!
    Also, I would recommend maybe getting some compression stockings for the last few weeks of the pregnancy to help with any swelling.

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Thanks girl! Starting to get on the mend from this congestion! Ugh it’s rough! I did do a little bit of Black Friday shopping in person but did more online! I love the crowds and atmosphere but after going to 2 stores with my mom, I was just in some pain and couldn’t walk too far so we gave up and came home! I wondered if Eagan would have great deals or just be normal?! Thanks for the recommendation on compression socks!! I’ll have to pick some up!

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      • Lindsay says:

        There were incredible deals at the outlet mall and I’m so glad we went out and took advantage of them. We actually didn’t spend too long there though because we knew what we needed and focused on hitting those stores on Thanksgiving Evening. We didn’t try the malls on Black Friday but I felt like we were able to get the same good deals over the weekend when the mall of America and other malls were a little less busy. Next time I’m in the area we should try to grab a coffee!

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    • happilyevergriedls says:

      Thank you!! I feel like it’s gone SO slow actually! I’m not sure if it’s just because we’ve been trying so long or if because we started IVF in January so I feel like baby should be here or what?! I’m ready! And ready for it to hit me that we’re having a baby so soon!!

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