36+ weeks and 4 more to go! We spent last weekend in Manzanita, which will most likely be the last weekend we’ll be spending time at the beach without our +1 in tow.
Personally, I’ve been feeling great, especially since I discovered the joys of pregnant lap swimming. I can’t believe I only just started doing this now! My midwives recommended I lay off the non-prenatal yoga because of all the inversions. This inspired me to fit in another form of exercise, because I still like getting a workout in and sometimes just walking doesn’t do it. Swimming is wonderful and it feels great to be “weightless” for even 30 minutes.
Just for fun, I am going to answer these pregnancy Q’s found on this blog:
How far along are you? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: 22 pounds, give or take
Stretch marks: No – and I will keep eating my homemade Great Lakes gelatin gummies to keep it that way
Sleep: Sucks, but could be worse I guess – mostly because I find it hard to find a comfortable position, or I have to get up multiple times in the night to go to the bathroom, or all of the above.
Best moment of this week: Spending the weekend at the beach with Daniel, and learning that a friend birthed her healthy baby girl on February 15th!
Miss anything? Sleeping through the night, rigorous exercise that works up a sweat, not waddling, my regular wardrobe
Movement: Yes, lots of huge movements, almost startlingly huge limb sweeps across my belly. She mostly starts really partying when I’m about to go to sleep, or in the middle of the night.
Food cravings: Milk. I have been consuming so much milk, it is almost absurd, but it is the only thing I can consume that helps with acid reflux, and it feels so good going down. I’ve been consuming 1.5 gallons of milk per week – all raw, full-fat milk from grass-fed cows (from Champoeg Creamery). I think I would not be surviving the last part of this third trimester without it.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Have you started to show yet? I don’t know… Can you tell?
Looking forward to? One of my BFF’s, Liza, coming into town this weekend for her bachelorette party and bridal shower!
Ok, I am abandoning these questions now. They are getting too corny.
Photo from beach trip – Daniel worn out by a difficult sudoku. Manzanita was super stormy all day Saturday! Feeling a little cabin fever, I made us take a short beach walk. We got soaked within 2 minutes, but it was good to get a little fresh air. Teaching baby how to be a true Oregonian – rain won’t stop us! Photo from today. Whoa, I am huge.