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36 Weeks Down, 4 More To Go!

four. more. weeks.
The thought blows my mind.
I remember when I first found out we were having another baby.
Matt thought I was playing a practical joke.
Brayden was not even 4 months old yet.
I had just got back from Army Training two weeks prior.
Turns out I was ovulation those first 3 days when I came home.
My hormones were still messed up from just having a baby and trying to take BC.
I was on seasonique but should have know it wasn't working well.
I had been spotting for two weeks before finally getting my period on July 10th.
After I stopped breast feeding Brayden my breast had shrunk drastically!
All my bras, bought post pregnancy or during pregnancy, were way to big. 
My little lady lumps were looking like a sac of soggy potatoes.
Suddenly they started getting perky and swollen again.
At first I was like AWESOME maybe they are going to go back to their original size!
Well perky and swollen turned into sore and tender.
In two weeks I had gone from a saggy C to a swollen DD.
I finally took a hint and bought a pregnancy test.
Sure enough, at only 2 weeks and 6 days I found out we were "with child"
A G A I N. 
You would think that my pregnancy would have dragged on.
I have known I was pregnant since only 6 days after she was conceived!
For over 33 WEEKS!
That is over 8 MONTHS.
Yet here I am rushing to buy everything she needs.
Little sweaters, throw blankets, crib sheets, socks...
I am FINALLY just starting to put together her nursery! 
Where the hell did these past 36 weeks go? 
I blame it on being sleep deprived.
Some mombie haze condition that has been going around.
I heard it's making moms go crazy world wide!

On that note,
36 week bump board.

Highlights and Lowlights of my Pregnancy Week 35-36:

  • We finally picked up Elena's crib and it is set up!
  • I am one week closer to meeting my princess.
  • She is getting stronger and bigger every day.
  • My skin cleared up this past week.
  • I have not been over working myself as much.
  • This Friday will be my last day at Luckless for a little while.
  • For the first time in months Brayden and I took a nap together!
  • RESTLESS LEGS. Oh my, I hate RLS so much. 
  • Extremely uncomfortable. Embrace the pregnant waddle!
  • Elena is KILLING my ribs. Sometimes it brings tears to my eyes.
  • Throbbing girl part is full blown now. Plus side means she's dropping right?
  • Braxton Hicks. I have been getting A LOT of Braxton Hicks these past 4 days.
  • Sore hips, pelvis and lower back.
  • Heartburn
  • Migraines
  • Constipated
  • Dry hair
  • Simply, exhaustion.
Weight gain: +16.4 lbs

Major Developmental Milestones: She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. She swallows both of these substances (sick!), along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, which will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

Stretch marks: I haven't noticed any new ones! 

Belly button in or out: It is an innie outtie! 

Sleep: Hit and miss these days. My struggle to get comfortable has become unreal. Last night I was awake from 4am to 5:30 fighting restless legs and cramps from Elena's head being so low. 

Best moment this week: My best moment this week was spending sometime with Matthew this past weekend. Sometimes it's nice to just get away for a day.

Worst moment this week: I have to say worst still goes with stress. I can't wait for the day where I just get to sit and relax. I am kinda excited to be recovering after labor so people will leave me alone for at least a week! >.<

Miss anything: I miss most of my clothes. I am reaching the part of pregnancy where I don't know what to wear! 

Movement: Elena has been pushing off my hips and then shoving her butt in my right ribs and her feet in my left ribs. Sometimes it surprises me and almost knocks the wind out of me. It astonishes me how big and strong she is! Maybe the reason I feel her sooner than I felt Brayden is because my baby belly is smaller and not giving her as much cushion. ( still the same)

Cravings: Goodbye Shamrock Shake ): Bring on the fruit bowls again.  

Queasy or sick: Some migraines leave me a little car sick feeling but nothing too horrible. 

Looking forward to: I am looking forward to getting Elena's room ready for her arrival! 

Mood: Staying positive and getting excited!

Upcoming events/appointments: Appointment with my MidWife this Thursday! Then I start my weekly appointments! 

What I look forward to: Unpacking and feeling at home finally. Brayden's first birthday, Elena's birth and marrying the love of my life this October. 
Weekly Wisdom: Any guy can love a thousand girls, but a true guy can love only one girl, a thousand ways.
Starting weight 119 pounds - Starting waist measurement 31 inches. 
I am now 135.4 pounds and 39 inches. 


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