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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



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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!