04 May 2010

36 Weeks

Wow... I look tired, right? I actually look at this picture and feel bad for myself.

So, Brynn gave me a little gift this week. You ready for it?

I have stretch marks.


I should be happy that I made it all the way to 36 weeks with baby #2 before any showed up at all though, right? Maybe?

They're still very faint {almost like a white color} just above my belly button where my belly is the biggest.

Hmmm, I guess I just thought I wouldn't get any because I didn't with Carter {and he was a monster baby} but oh well! I guess my belly can only handle so much monster babyness, huh?

They're very well earned, that's for sure... =)

My contractions haven't been bad or timeable since Sunday, so that's good news. As much as I look forward to drinking wine meeting my baby girl, I really want her to stay put as long as she can. I'd love to make it to 38 weeks, if possible.

Pregnancy: 36 weeks {belly pic taken at 36w0d}

Weight Gain: 22 pounds total

Sleep: I feel so tired, but I haven't been sleeping all that well. It's really hard to get comfortable {as you could imagine.}

Gender: Girl

Name: Brynn Sophia

Feeling: Ready. Very, very ready.

Health: BP is perfect. Reflux is the same {awful}. I'm still happy with my weight gain!

Movement: She has been VERY active, especially this past weekend when I swear she was doing the running man in my belly.

Belly: Stretch marks just showed up! Thanks baby girl =) Still measuring 5 weeks ahead.

Next Appointment: This Thursday, May 6th at 36w5d.

Again, I'm 4cm and 70% at the present moment. Baby girl is over 8lbs at this point. I will have another internal on Thursday and I'm actually hoping that I haven't progressed anymore. I don't think I can handle being at 5cm without actually being in labor. I plan to ask my doc at what point she would just send me over to the hospital... {but hopefully I won't have to if I'm still at 4cm/70%!!}

I'll also get my results of my Group B Strep test on Thursday. I was positive with Carter, which really wasn't a big deal. Of course, I'm hoping to be negative this time, as I think this labor will be a lot shorter then Carter's, therefore there won't be as much time to get the antibiotics in me before she's delivered. But we'll see...

Everything is so up in the air this time. I kinda like it. It's exciting.

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Anonymous said...

While you might be uncomfortable/tired, you still look adorable...I love that shirt!

And boo to stretch marks. See, that's a perfect reason for her to come soon...so she can't create any more! :)

Lynn said...

You're seriously so cute! I'm 35 weeks today and don't look cute like you :( I know what you mean about being tired and not being able to sleep well. I've been sleeping on the sofa lately.

Looking good!

PS.. I'm from The Bump. Sorry for randomly commenting. Lol.

Jessica said...

Adorable! I had Brooke at 36w4d ;) I still think Brynn will be making her appearance in the next 2 weeks.

jenni from the blog said...

Thanks for making me feel better about myself, girls ;)

Jeannie said...

I'm so sorry hon :-( I remember being to that point...miserable, exhausted..and just ready.

You look adorable as always!

Meredith said...

I agree with Kristal--that shirt is awesome!

I know this point in pregnancy is terrible--but hang in there!

heather@actingbalanced.com said...

I think you look great! Hope you can get some more rest in some way...
g/l at the doc's

Kristin said...

I am sure you are exhausted at this point but you sure do rock the belly!

jenni from the blog said...

@ Victoria- What a sweet idea! Thanks so much =)

PS- I voted for you!

Krissy @ Artsy Mom said...

You look absolutely amazing!! Don't worry about looking tired, that's par for the course of pregnancy!! :) I still have the stretch marks from my kids...I hope you don't have them as severe as I do!! :)


The Preppy Strawberry said...

You look amazing! I'm a new follower from Top Baby Blogs! ♥ your blog ;)


staci said...

You look great! Good luck with everything. PS-I didn't see my stretch marks until AFTER I had Aidan! What a bummer.

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