Guess What?! I hit 36 weeks today! Officially hit the 9 month mark and holy crap, that means Baby Boy is going to be here SOON! It blows my mind that if labor starts next week that they won’t try to stop it. Eeek!!

Bumpdate Stats:

Weight Gain: About 28 pounds at 9 months. I was hoping to not gain anymore than 30 so we’re getting close to that mark. I’ve honestly ate pretty well throughout the whole pregnancy and stay active at work. I was hoping to get some more workout’s in, but by the time that I’m done with work, I’m pretty spent for the day and crash once I get home. I really can’t wait to be active again and to have some energy after pregnancy. 🙂

Baby Size: Head of Romaine Lettuce (18 1/2 inches long and almost 6 pounds). At this point baby gains about an ounce a day.

What I’ve Been Eating: Little meals at a time because there’s no room for much more. Still eating lots of peanut butter, fruits and veggies. Been digging nuts lately too. And of course lots of Turkey this week. 🙂

How I’ve Been Feeling: Tired and getting a bit more achy. Work kicks my butt when I stand all day (back aches). Still no swelling though so that’s awesome! I feel like he’s moved down lower so that’s becoming uncomfortable to the point that it makes me wince at times. To be honest, for being 9 months pregnant I thought that I’d feel a lot worse so I’m pretty thankful.

Am I Showing Yet:  Duh.

I can’t really tell if I’ve dropped…can you?

Any Other Symptoms: Occasional Braxton Hicks contractions and some insomnia. I think a lot of it has to deal with my work schedule kind of being all over the place (some days I work 1st shift and then others I’m working 2nd shift)

Best Moment of the Week: We had a great Thanksgiving with family. We had my parents over and Ryan’s as well. It was great to not have to travel on the holidays like we have done for the last 10 years. Lots of great foods, company and celebrating. My sister got to feel the baby move too, so it was a pretty good feeling too. We also did lots of relaxing on our days off and Christmas decorating.

My sis and I
Ryan and my mom helping out in the kitchen and carving the bird.
The dads hanging out by the fireplace
The turkey apron my grandma made has been passed down to me. 🙂 

Anything Else: I have a work baby shower on Friday so that’s really exciting. I feel so lucky and thankful to have my co-workers do this for me. I’m sure he’ll be spoiled. 🙂  Also started my week OB visits this week. His heartbeat was strong and steady at 150. And we FINALLY told family what his name is going to be.

At this time next week there could be a baby?!?!?! WHOA! 

Any last minute labor and delivery tips that I need to know/remember?
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