Eeek! 36 weeks! I’m so ready for our little man to arrive but am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that our little family of three is about to grow. I mean, obviously this is what we’ve wanted for so long. Such a long time that we’ve gotten quite used to it just being the three of us and the thought of that changing REALLY soon is making me a bit emotional. It’s not that I’m worried about adjusting or scared just feels weird that it will never again just be the three of us.
Also feeling very excited to finally add to our little family and see The Love Nugget as a brother. Something we’ve all wanted for so long! Can’t wait!
Anyway, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a pregnancy update and who knows, maybe this could be the last? Regardless, here’s weeks 32-36 🙂
How are you feeling? I’m honestly feeling so over being pregnant! I hate complaining but the last few months have been hard. I haven’t been sleeping good, can’t breathe most the time, have aches and pains in my back, hips, joints, etc. and can barely bend over to tie my shoes. I’m so blessed to experience these things but I’m just being honest. I’m ready to be done! The one feeling that trumps all these those is the excitement I’m feeling to meet our little man!
Are you exercising? Yes! Although it’s slowed down quite a bit these last few weeks I’m still getting in some weekly workouts. I tend to do a little cardio/strength on Mon, Wed, and Friday and Sat or Sun. Then rest, walk or do yoga Tue, Thur and one weekend day. There are also some days when I do nothing at all just because I’m tired or busy. Sometimes I feel great after working out, then some days I feel it for sure. The other day I walked/jogged 3 miles and felt fine after. Then a few days later I walk/jogged a mile broken up into 400 meters with upper body strength sets between and the following day I had a lot of pelvic pain. So I just take it as I can and do what feels good at the time.
Are you sleeping good? Not great but getting some sleep. Some nights I wake up 4-5 times to go to the bathroom and have a hard time going back to sleep so that’s not fun. Other nights I sleep pretty soundly through most the night. I am still getting to take a nap most days for at least 20 minutes while The Love Nugget rests which helps a lot.
Do you have any food cravings? I still find myself craving more sugar over salty things. Although if I have too much I feel really sick and then don’t want to eat anything for quite some time. Most food in general never really sounds all that good. I’ve been struggling to get in greens so make sure to add them to my smoothies that I make a few times a week. Actually, smoothie bowls are a top craving for sure!
A few others include,
ice cream (talk about stereotypical;-)
Any aversions? Like I said, food in general doesn’t sound good but I still seem to be eating plenty!
Are you missing anything?
Everything. But almost there!
Anything you are looking forward to?
With just a month (give or take) to go I’m most excited to meet our little guy! I’m feeling very at ease as far as anticipating labor and delivery. I’m going into it with hopes of doing things naturally but also know that sometimes things don’t go as planned. With The Love Nugget, I was so nervous, scared and worried the weeks (even months) leading up to his birth that I think that played a roll in his being overdue. I’m hoping things go differently this time around 🙂