Our Five Ring Circus: 36 Weeks!

Monday, July 11, 2011

36 Weeks!

It's hard to believe that we have less than 28 days to go until we meet Nugget! As I write this, I wonder if it will be my last weekly pregnancy update, or if I'll have a few more to go. Nugget really dropped today, and I'm feeling it!

July 11, 2011

How far along:
36 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
Last week, I was 1 lb away from reaching my pre-pregnancy weight.

How big is baby? Nugget weighs almost 6 lbs and is over 18.5 inches long!

How baby is growing: Nugget is shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered the body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected the skin. babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: The only benefit of hyperemesis and prolonged morning sickness is the fact that I can still wear my pre-pregnancy pants! My shirts need to be a bit longer though!

Sleep: I'm sleeping much better now than I did last week. Every time I wake up, I'm in the middle of a contraction, but I barely notice them while I'm sleeping.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Getting the house ready for another baby!

Movement: Nugget is still very active! He/She usually gets strong hiccups twice a day: once in the morning, and once in the evening. Nugget squirms and attempts to stretch a lot more. Those hands/feet/arms/legs that stick out of my belly are very strong!

Food Cravings: I haven't had any cravings. I eat a lot of fruit, salad, cereal, and sweets!

Food Aversions:
Lunch/Dinner food.

Morning Sickness:
I still take Zofran everyday in an attempt to control the morning (all day) sickness. It's nowhere near as bad as it was the first 20+ weeks, but I'm still dealing with it daily.

It's a surprise!

Strong and frequent contractions that are starting to hurt, mild lower back pain, occasional mild leg cramps at night, short temper, nesting, and my nose is starting to swell (just like it did with Lexie).

Exercise: I walk 4-5 days a week (on the treadmill, in the AC), but I'm not allowed to do more than that.

What I miss:
Feeling comfortable and nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
My appointment on Thursday. It feels like I've made more progress!

36 Week Picture:



  1. Looking great as always! I am getting more anxious to see what Nugget is going to be and their name as well =)

  2. I am so excited for you all! Can't wait to meet little nugget!

  3. Wow, weeks feel like they are flying by! You look great, as usual :)

  4. awww... this picture ALMOST makes me want to be pregnant again. ALMOST. ;)

    Good thing Nugget is only 6 pounds. Pretty sure you'd have to be laying down if you popped out a 16 pounder like that one in Texas-- LOL.

  5. I'm getting excited to know the gender and name! See pics and hold that baby :)

  6. dropping by to check on you. hang in there...almost done.

  7. You look awesome!!! I'm so excited to hear the name of Nugget!

  8. I bet you are happy that baby is still inside! At least you're so close to full term now! Good luck at your appt!

  9. You look great! You made it longer than I did! :)

  10. You look so cute! I'm so happy you've made it safely to 36 weeks!

  11. That is so exciting! I love babies...wish I were in your shoes.

  12. Yay! Hopefully Nugget will hang in at least one more week. That's great you're sleeping better :-)

  13. Like everyone else said, I'm so excited for you!! I can't wait for the birth update!!

  14. You look great! I can't believe how fast your pregnancy has gone (of course, I'm sure it seems a lot faster for me than you.:)

    I can't wait to hear the news that your little "nugget" is here. Not much longer now! :)

  15. Your so cute pregnant! It seems like it's gone so fast. Cant wait to "meet" Nugget!

  16. You are so darn cute! I remember when I was pregnant that I pored over all those week by week changes. It's so fun to know what's going on in there!

  17. I am sure nugget is about ready to go out of your tummy :) Cant wait to see your newest angel!

    have a great week!

  18. You look SO amazing!! Your kids are soo cute.. they must be super excited about the baby coming!!


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