The Home Stretch!

16 Dec

This past Friday I hit the 36 week mark.  I’m finally feeling like I’ve reached the end!  I know I still have a few more weeks to go but the end is in sight.   Here is what I currently look like:


As you can see, most of my shirts won’t fully cover my belly anymore.  It is a definite struggle to get dressed in the mornings!

For comparison, here is what I looked like at 36 weeks with Annaliese:


I am SO much bigger this time around!  I’m much more uncomfortable too.  I remember feeling pretty good up until the end the first time.  This time I’m having a really tough time sleeping.  I feel like the baby dropped this weekend because I have a ton of pressure in my hips and lower back.  He has also started use my sciatic nerve as a punching bag 😦  I can’t complain too much though.  I’m up and moving around and still able to keep up with Annaliese!   Time is also going by pretty quickly with all of the holiday craziness too.  He’ll be here before I know it!

I’m headed to my 36 week appointment with the OB today.  I’m hoping he’ll tell me that the baby is head down.  They also want to send me for some more blood work this week since my platelet levels looked low last time.  Hoping to get some good news there too!

I’ll update more soon.  At the rate I’ve been updating though, the next post might be about a new baby.  We’ll see!


8 Responses to “The Home Stretch!”

  1. pregorealdeal December 16, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    You are still soooo tiny! It literally looks like you have a basketball under your shirt. So cute!

    • thebusybaby December 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you!! You made my day 🙂

      • pregorealdeal December 16, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

        awww you are welcome! I’m 100% serious. I hope I look that good in 10 weeks! Im 26 weeks pregnant with my second.

  2. Anna Austin December 16, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    whew, those last few weeks are tough! I remember feeling like a beached whale when trying to turn over in bed at night and feeling SO uncomfortable when driving or stuck in the car for more than about 10 minutes. Good luck, hope the last little bit goes as smoothly as possible! Keep us updated!

    • thebusybaby December 16, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Yes! I have this special way of rolling myself out of bed…I must look ridiculous. Don’t forget to remind Alice of how much she owes you for carrying her around for 9 months 🙂

  3. Nana December 16, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    It’s so interesting to see the comparison between you then with her, and now with him, at the same 36 week mark. You look marvelous! I can’t wait to hear the doctor’s report today.

  4. Gaga December 16, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    Looks so much lower!!! I have a baby’s first Christmas ornament, just in case!!

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