How Many Weeks: 36 weeks!
Total Weight Gain: I'm guessing a whopping 21.5lbs - a whole pound from last week... Just 'cuz I've been eating a lot (duh, it was Thanksgiving!) and the apple pie had my name ALL over it! Maybe even more than a pound?? Geesh, I hope not!
Baby Size: Honeydew Melon (still, this seems small to me, but who am I to scoff?)
What is going on with this baby:
- He's getting closer and closer to being able to breathe on his own. Let the countdown begin!
- His skin is getting smooth and soft and his gums are rigid.
- His liver and kidneys are in working order.
- Circulation and immune systems are basically good to go, too.
Sleep: Still going pretty darn good. My crazy, weird dreams have calmed down. My husband is no longer waking me up from my screaming nightmares. (Well, I guess I woke him up first, huh?) It's funny. I think the only time I have dreams where I'm screaming for help is when I'm pregnant. I believe this was the case for both of my other pregnancies as well. I know for sure with my first because it prompted my husband to get an alarm system for our home because of my recurring nightmare where we were victims of a (not-so-nice) home-invasion while sleeping. Hey, at least I got a security alarm out of it (which, by the way, I love).
Movement: He's still moving quite a bit. His movements are more centralized and a product of running out of space. I have less sporadic kicks/punches and more "dragging" movement. He also likes to stick his bottom right out there causing my belly to appear lopsided.
Food Cravings/Aversions: No real cravings or aversions. I ate very well at Thanksgiving. My homemade apple pie was delicious. I made it with some granny smith apples because I wanted it to be on the tart side. Oh. My. Lord. It was good. I can honestly say that I ate the entire pie apart from one slice -- (Eeek!) -- over the course of three (or maybe it was 2?) days. Oh well. Don't judge me.
I'm looking forward to: tomorrow's OB appointment. I eagerly anticipate the news of how much weight I have gained in this last week given I ate an entire apple pie... I'm also curious to see if I've dilated at all. (Yeah, I have a cervix check tomorrow along with a Group B Strep test.) I can't wait!
(...you are welcome to interpret that last section as you see fit...)