Wednesday, October 10, 2012

36 weeks

Baby size: Baby is about 47cm long and weighing about 2.6kg. No wonder my belly is really starting to feel heavy!
How far along: 36 weeks and 1 day
Maternity clothes: I still haven't purchased any maternity clothes, although I am starting to think I should have gotten some maternity jeans. Mine are starting to be really tight. I only wear them if I'm going out in public otherwise it's yoga pants all the way!
Food cravings: Still nothing I would consider a craving.
Food aversions: Still red meat and cooked vegetables, although I have had a little red meat here and there since my birthday.
Symptoms: Just horrible sleep. Thank-goodness I'm not working and can fit in a nap in the afternoon. I also got a couple of stretch marks last week (boo!!!), but only having two so far isn't too bad I guess.
Midwife's appointment: Tomorrow, with our backup midwife. It should be really good to talk with her about our wishes for the birth and get to know her a little, just in case!
Movement: Baby is really active some days, and fairly quiet others. I had a foot or knee permanently under my right ribs for about 4 days straight, thank-goodness baby has moved on from that position! There are also a lot less little movements happening in there. When baby does move, it's a big movement and tends to cause my stomach to have weird lumps appear all over, as it's little limbs re-adjust!  
Gender: Looking forward to finding out. I have got absolutely no thoughts on whether it's a boy or a girl. At lease we now have a name picked out for a girl too, so if the baby was born today and was a girl it would no longer be nameless!!
Best moment of the week: Getting the bassinet set up.
What I miss: Sleep!
What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower on the weekend.


  1. You can still wear jeans! Lucky. I can't fit into mine anymore and my one pair of maternity pants is too small.

    We are almost there!

    1. I know, right?!! I guess that's a perk of this being my first pregnancy. I'm sure next time it won't last!!!