Friday, November 29, 2013

36 Weeks

How far along?  36 weeks
Total weight gain:  33 really I'm like TWO stuffed turkeys!
Maternity clothes?  Yes, and Jacob's clothes.  His hoodies are longer and who decided boys clothes should be so soft?? It's almost not fair.  They have it so good... 
Sleep:  Lots of naps this week, which is a-ok in my book!  Better get them in now!
Best moment this week:  Seeing the second Hunger Games movie!!  So good.  Jacob and I haven't been to the movies in FOREVER and going to Alamo Drafthouse is always tops (Fried pickles? Sure!)

Miss Anything?  Being able to stand purely of my own volition.  Jacob has to help me up most of the time these days.  Nothing makes you feel more lovely than having your husband hoist you up with both hands from behind like a stubborn zoo animal.  Bonus points if he adds sounds effects. Also, being able to stand up or sit down silently.  I don't know if it's just a bad habit or because I weigh 33 extra pounds, but I can't seem to do anything anymore without an audible "oof!" coming out of me.  Super attractive.
Movement:  More hiccups, poor girl.  She gets 'em for like an hour every day. Plus she does this awesome thing where she pushes her feet against one side of my stomach and her back against the other feels like my stomach is about to bust open.  Now I know what they mean by "about to pop!" and it's not nearly as adorable as they make it look on those popcorn containers. 

Food cravings:  Thanksgiving foods, duh!  Good thing those cravings are about to be satisfied in full!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  No, and I finally was able to use nail polish remover AND paint my nails without gagging!! Thankful for the little miracles
Have you started to show yet:  Yeah, "Big Girl, You are Beautiful" by MIKA is pretty much my theme song these days.
Gender:  Girl
Labor Signs:  Other than being larger than life?  Nada.  I'm 0% dilated and she hasn't even dropped yet (my lungs are getting their fair share of snuggle time).  Totally fine, since I'm still a month away from my due date, but I'm definitely getting more and more ready for her to be born. 
Belly Button in or out?  Status unchanged.  Still flat with the little overhang.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Is nervous an option??  I think this conversation with my mom pretty much sums it up...

Mom: How are you feeling?
Me: Um...really nervous.
Mom:  It's ok, everyone goes through childbirth.  It is what it is, and then it's over!
Me:  No, not that!  I'm nervous about the actual PARENTING part!  The having to take care of a baby part!
Mom:  Oh...yeah.  Yeah that's legitimate.

Haha sometimes, there's just nothing you can truthfully say to comfort a person and the best answer is, "Yep.  You probably should feel that way."  Mom knows how to keep it real.

Looking forward to:  Thanksgiving!!! Jacob's cousin Ryan is coming to visit and I can't wait for all the great family time and good food!!!


  1. Good stuff Julie! I remember you as a little one telling a story at dinner table. You couldn't sit and tell it. You had to jump up from the chair and tell it with your arms flailing. That was back in the day when Jacob wasn't needed to "hoist you with both hands from behind like a stubborn zoo animal"! Thanks for the laugh. Love you! Dad

  2. Hahaha what I wouldn't give for that kind of mobility!! Good thing these days I can tell my stories planted firmly on my couch or I'd be in trouble! :)