Tuesday, October 18, 2011

36 Weeks!

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I am now 36+ weeks pregnant! Next week I will be full-term, which really means: any day now!

I feel large. It is hard for me to eat more than a little at at time because there is just no room in my stomach. So, frequently, I will eat and then I am hungry again an hour later.

When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a train has run over me. When I go to bed, it's the same. Actually, that's how I feel pretty much every moment of the day! Ha!

The baby is kicking a lot - and often I feel like she is going to burst through my belly button. She is most active at night (2am-ish), and likes to kick me a lot when I am sleeping. Not that I am sleeping much...going to the bathroom every 45 minutes to an hour takes care of that! ;-)

We spent Saturday over at Devon's house. She took these pictures of me, thankfully, since I hadn't gotten around to taking any recent ones myself! She also talked me into this photo, which I was really hesitant about...but what the heck. It's not too often I'm 36 weeks pregnant, right?

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I am getting so excited to meet this baby. I have a lot of anxiety with this pregnancy, but I am doing my best to put it out of my mind and focus on the positive.

Oh, how could I forget to mention...we got a minivan on Thursday! So now we have something to drive that will fit us all. Mr. M got it at an auction, and it wasn't quite as sketchy as that sounds. Or maybe it was. The point is, we have some pretty sweet wheels that can carry us all and that is a good thing! I will post pics of that baby soon. It is beautiful. Mr. M did a fantastic job picking it out, and I am so proud of him (and can hardly believe it's our car!!!)

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This week my friend Ann is coming into town to visit! Yay! The last time she was here was in July 2008 (when I was in the hospital with the twins). I am so excited to see her, and I am going to try to rally and not be tired, lethargic, or moody while she is here. Wish me luck!!! :-)

4 comments:

RB said...

you look beautiful mama!

Erin said...

Erika you look absolutely radiant!! You really do! So beautiful. I know you don't feel that way. The ending stretch is so so hard. I remember it well! Hang in there! Before long you will be holding that sweet baby and suddenly all of the pregnancy trials seems so insignificant. I'm so excited for you! (mini van and all!) :)

Sheila said...

Adore the "Baby Belly Love" photo.
So hope your darling daughter makes her way into the world while your bestie is there visiting.

My life said...

You look amazing! I just got back from shooting a wedding in CA. The light there is amazing, so I love these photos of you , and miss I that gorgeous light. Praying for a quick and safe delivery of your LO. Can't believe you;re already 36 weeks!!!!