How far along? 36 weeks currently
Maternity clothes? None of the clothes I’m wearing in these pics are maternity clothes, though I’m rocking them more frequently.
Stretch marks? Nope. I heard that you’re far less likely to get them in your second pregnancy. I didn’t have any the first time around, so maybe that’ll be true this time around.
Sleep: Sleep is still induced by OTC melatonin or benadryl depending on if I’m having uncomfortable contractions. It definitely isn’t comfortable, and I’m extremely exhausted ALL THE TIME.
Best moment this week: Going to the zoo with my little family.
Miss Anything?: Clear skin. Energy.
Movement:He’s still moving at a normal pace.
Food cravings: I honestly have no appetite. I don’t feel hungry, I just know when I need to eat because I feel like I’m going to pass out or turn into the hulk. Though I will say that I’ve wanted sour candy a couple of times.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I get heartburn from chocolate and sometimes water, but I have resorted to taking Zantac because I was having heartburn constantly.
Labor Signs: I have contractions pretty much all of the time. It doesn’t take much to make them consistent. I get checked this week to see if there’s been any further dilation or effacement. I’ve started using my EPO (evening primrose oil) this week.
Belly Button in or out? Um, open and stretching.
Rings on or off? Oh they still fit. They have just turned into a flesh eating nuisance. I can’t wear my ring without them causing ooze filled blisters on my finger. I think I’m just going to put them away until my hormones decide to behave properly.
Happy or Moody: Moody. I’ve been a grump a few times this last week in particular. I’m just so tired and uncomfortable.
Reading: Nothing other than story books and the Bible.
I finally got my hospital bag packed, sort of. It’s ready enough to go if I do go into labor a little early. I haven’t really had any nesting instincts yet. I just want sleep. All. The. Time. Baby boys room is pretty much finished. To me it’s good enough. Everything in the house is good enough for now. I think we’ve actually done pretty well for moving into a newer bigger house just a little over a month ago. We’re pretty much completely unpacked!
I’m definitely feeling this pregnancy wearing on me. I’m so incredibly thankful to have made it this far, because he can truly come at anytime and be perfectly fine. I might just be hopeful, but I really do not feel like I will make to my due date. I don’t even tell people my due date because I don’t truly believe in them.