Week 36 bumpdate


We are officially NINE MONTHS PREGNANT! Nine, NINE months, how crazy is that? And why didn’t anyone tell me that pregnancy is actually 10 months? Regardless, we are down to the home stretch and I couldn’t be more excited for these last 4 weeks to fly by! 

Saturday we were out of town for our baby shower and on Sunday we were super productive! We finished our last little projects, did a million loads of baby laundry, hung a few last things on the wall in the nursery, organized Caroline’s dresser drawers and closet, took our last (hopefully) trip to Buy Buy Baby, made room for all of the baby bath supplies in the guest bathroom, rearranged the entire kitchen to make room for bottles and feeding supplies, ordered my breast pump, filed for maternity leave, and started packing my hospital bag. So much for a “day of rest” like we had planned but it felt good to get so much accomplished. 
Now we just need to install the car seats, take our parenting and breastfeeding class and get the guest room ready for our mom’s stay (they are alternating trips to take care of us once Caroline arrives).

 

 

 


How far along: 36 weeks {NINE MONTHS}
 



Baby Size: A head of romaine lettuce {18.75 inches, 5.75 lbs}!


Weight gain: 29 lbs

Maternity clothes: Haha.



 


Stretch marks: I don’t know. Probably.
 

 

 

 


Sleep: Ehh, not so good this week. Let’s just say I’ve made some major progress on Candy Crush recently.
 

 



 


Gender: By the number of pink smocked dresses we brought home from our shower this past weekend we are on girl overload in this house and loving it!
 

 

 

 


Movement: Oh yeah – constant dance party in my belly!
 

 


Best moment this week: Our baby shower in Winston and finding out that we were accepted into our number one daycare program!




Looking forward to: Enjoying our month countdown, my prenatal massage this Saturday and our “Parenting” class this week.


 


Food cravings: Still fresh orange juice (with lots of pulp), egg sandwiches and pineapple!!
 

 


Anything making you queasy or sick: No.

 


Labor Signs: Not yet, but we have an appointment this afternoon and will find out if we’re making progress.
 

 


What I miss: I can’t really “miss” pregnancy yet since it’s not technically over, but I am already getting sad about no longer being pregnant. Is that weird? I have so enjoyed this experience and I know I am going to miss our baby girl’s kicks in my belly.
 

 


Symptoms: Back pain, heartburn, shortness of breath, tiredness, random belly pains, chub rub between my thighs, swelling and pelvic soreness.
 

 

 


Nursery: DONE and it is truly perfect!
 


 
 

 

 

Belly Button in or out? Still even.

 

Wedding rings on or off? On but still swelling in my feet, ankles and calves towards the end of the day.

 

Mood: Excited!

 


Workouts: Still walking about a mile after work a few times a week.
 


 


Prayer for Caroline: 
 


 

Dear Lord, As we near our due date I pray for our birth experience. Lift me up into Your love through each contraction and give me strength and endurance. Fill our room with Your holy presence as Caroline comes into the world and let there be an atmosphere of joy and gladness, of peace and praise! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 


Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth.
 


Serve the Lord with gladness; come to Him with joyful songs.
 


Acknowledge that the Lord is God. 
 


He made us, and we are His – His people, the sheep of His pasture.
 


Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
 


Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
 


For the Lord is good, and His love is eternal.
 


His faithfulness endures through all generations.
 


-Psalm 100
 

 


 


 Twelve / Thirteen / Fourteen


Fifteen / Sixteen / Seventeen


Eighteen / Nineteen / Twenty

 Twenty-One / Twenty-Two / Twenty-Three

 Twenty-Four / Twenty-Five / Twenty-Six

 

 


Twenty-Seven / Twenty-Eight / Twenty-Nine 
 

 

 


Thirty / Thirty-One / Thirty-Two


Thirty-Three / Thirty-Four / Thirty-Five
 


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30 Comments

  1. Kelly Crusenberry
    April 8, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    Wow you accomplished a lot girlfriend!! So excited for the little miss's arrival! Happy dancing over here for you and Matt! 🙂

  2. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    April 8, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    You are on top of things! Yay for getting into the daycare you wanted! Can't wait to see the completed nursery!

  3. Peach State of Mind
    April 8, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    It seems like yesterday you announced your pregnancy and now you're NINE MONTHS! Time flies and I'm not even the pregnant one! 🙂 Still looking like the cutest pregnant mommy ever!

  4. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    April 8, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    Oh girl, I am so excited for you – the final month countdown to meeting your little lady! Well done on getting everything ready and organised this weekend – and you look gorgeous x

  5. Bekah @ re•solve
    April 8, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    That's crazy! It's flown by – so excited for you!

  6. Cherish
    April 8, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Wow, that was one productive Sunday! And pink smocked dresses, you can never have enough of those! ; ) I hope at some point you do a post on maternity fashion/style/favorite stores {so I can pin for the future} bc you always look so darn adorable! Congrats on getting into your top daycare…it sounds like CLT is a lot like DC and is quite competitive? In DC, our friends practically had to get on a waiting list before even getting pregnant and then go through numerous interviews, etc. etc., by the end of it all you could practically have a top secret security clearance, ha.

  7. Maureen SIM
    April 8, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    You are the cutest little pregnant lady I've ever seen. Seriously, I want a post on your pregnancy exercise, eating and beauty routines. 🙂

  8. Maggie
    April 8, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    I've enjoyed reading all about your journey. Can't wait to see pictures of her nursery – I'm sure it's beautiful!

  9. Sasha Savy
    April 8, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    You just look stunning! Very beautiful 🙂

  10. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    April 8, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    I am so excited for y'all!! And when my Mom first explained to me (which was recently) that pregnancy is actually 10 months I was like…say whaaa?!?? You are such a pretty pregnant lady + I can't wait until your little babe is here! Xx.

  11. Amanda
    April 8, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    So much accomplished! Just need a baby now! You look amazing!!

  12. Meg
    April 8, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    hehe I just love your answer for stretch marks…. "I don't know. Probably". I thought I didn't have any on my belly until after I had the baby and there were a bunch of them hiding underneath my immense bump!!! Getting close now!!! xx

  13. Mr. and Mrs. G!
    April 8, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I had the 10 month realization about a week ago…it was a bit shocking! Your use of the term "Chub Rub" makes me giggle every time I read it, so true and since I'm not due til July I think it will be even more true as the weather gets warmer. I use body glide and it works like a charm (no chaffing), I used it before pregnancy when I was running long distances. It can be found at most sporting goods stores or running stores.

  14. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    April 8, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    I just can't believe you're in the home stretch of things!! So, so exciting!! Hopefully, maybe you are starting to progress!?!

  15. Lindsey Regan Thorne
    April 8, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    So close little mama!

  16. Tess
    April 8, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Girl you are seriously almost there!!! WOW! And you really do look amazing.

  17. Jillian Manesh
    April 8, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    youre almost there! and looking great 🙂 🙂 enjoy this last month! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  18. Paige Viollt
    April 8, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    You are absolutely glowing! You are so so close! Paigetomatoesforcucumbers.com

  19. Bama Girl in AZ
    April 8, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    This is so exciting! I'm reliving vicariously through your journey!!

  20. PrettyLuckyMama
    April 8, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    Girl it is almost time yay !!! I knew about pregnancies being "10 months" but the hubby had no clue he would say "babe its been 9 months lets get the show on the road lol"

  21. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    April 8, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    haha "chub rub" dang it I am 21 weeks and already at that stage! So fun you're in the home stretch!

  22. Shelly Hardage-Wilkerson
    April 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    From twelve weeks to now, so much has changed with you; Even your face is just beaming! It's so neat to see! Hope the last stretch is easy for you. Can't wait to read the progress closer to your due time. So exciting!

  23. Meghan
    April 9, 2014 / 1:04 am

    You are in the home stretch! Unfortunately there really is never a "last" trip to buy buy baby!

  24. Katie
    April 9, 2014 / 5:27 pm

    sooo excited for you girly!!!! home stretch 🙂 🙂

  25. Kenzie Ashcraft
    April 10, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    Beautiful! Congrats on making it full-term!!! 🙂 What a blessing!

  26. Gentel McKenney
    April 11, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    So cute! I just found your blog today, and I am also 36 weeks pregnant with our first, a little girl! I hope these last few weeks fly by for both us!

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