36 Weeks (then & now!)

36 Weeks!

36 Weeks – then and now!

During my pregnancy with Colt my water broke at 36 weeks and 6 days and he was born at exactly 37 weeks so this is the last comparison that I’d be able to do!

How far along: 36 weeks.
Baby updates: I am thankful that things continue to progress perfectly uneventfully. I have my next appointment on Monday but I think the baby is somewhere around 6.5 lbs.
Mamma updates: Also thankful that I am feeling great. Of course I’m in the big, uncomfortable stage of pregnancy but for some reason I truly feel the best during the third trimester and I continue to feel really good each day. I am a little tired but I’m still sleeping pretty well (despite getting up 3x/night to pee!)
With a limited amount of time left as a family of 3 we are really trying to soak in these last moments as well as get ourselves prepared for our new arrival. Michael and I are truly enjoying Colt more and more each day and can’t believe what a big boy he has turned into.
Although I know that there is only so much you can do to prepare, I feel like every day we are more and more ready. Our bags are packed, the bassinet and bouncy seat are set up, newborn diapers are out and I’m checking things off my to-do list every day so that when the baby arrives we are free to just focus on our family.
Things I miss: Normal clothing! I even resorted to doing the rubber band trick with some of my regular jeans a couple days ago because I’m just so over maternity jeans.
Cravings: Chocolate. Big time.
Weight: +18 — I’ve stayed a few pounds behind where I was each week in my previous pregnancy (at this point last time I was +22) although I have no idea how or why. Regardless, the baby is big and growing each week so that’s the important thing.
Best moments: It’s been great to be back home these past 3 weeks and Michael and I are just enjoying time with our friends, time with Colt and most importantly time with each other. We are so excited about meeting our baby and growing our family, but similarly to how we felt before Colt was born, we are really happy as we are now, so there is always that slight feeling of wanting to hang onto what you have. But of course we don’t want things to stay exactly as they are – we are so thrilled for this upcoming change – and we hold everything we have with open hands to the Lord to give and take away as He pleases and as the seasons change. So for now I’m looking forward to this new season – a sleep-deprived blur full of snuggles, new baby smells and sweet 2 year old fun.

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