Thursday, January 26, 2012

36 weeks - Home stretch!

Happenings of the Harper Household

Woohoo! Only 4 more weeks to go! I definitely feel like I'm in the home stretch now, and not only because I have 4 weeks left, but because every day it's getting a little more difficult to roll my big ass belly out of bed. I definitely feel the weight gain and Pea Baby is definitely pushing his way down! I've got the pressure on the bottom of my tummy nearly every evening, on top of the back pain, WHICH WILL NOT GO AWAY!

Today at my doctor appointment Pea Baby measured NORMAL. What?! I thought he was BIG in December. I mean, that's what my doctor told me anyhow. I guess he was just measuring big for that month of pregnancy, and now he is normal. Well, hot damn! I'll take a normal sized baby over an abnormally large baby any day! ha. My doctor "weighed" him with the ultrasound and he came in at 2882 grams (6.35 lbs). With only 4 weeks to go, I'm hoping he keeps his size. haha.

Symptoms: Did I mention back pain already? For real. Back pain like a bitch. When I wake up every day, it's not there. I am able to take a bath every day, go on my morning walk with my dog, enjoy breakfast, clean up the house a bit, and right when I think it's time to relax, Surprise! My back hurts. Ugh. There is no "getting comfortable" on the couch anymore. It's a fight.

I felt very lucky on Wednesday night when I was having this particular couch issue, and Husband called after he was done with work to see if I wanted to go swimming. Heck yeah! Let's gooo! He had a particularly hard day at work and decided the gym would just be TOO much for him, and he wanted to go and relax at the indoor pool place here in town. So we went and spent some time in the jacuzzi, and even more time in the heated saltwater pool. My back pain was definitely relieved after swimming and enjoying some time with my husband. <3

Weight Gain: Today I weighed in at 84,7 kg (186.7 lbs), which puts me at +10.3 kg (22.7lbs) since the beginning of my pregnancy, and +0,8 kg (1.76 lbs) from last week. Friggin' hell, I'm a chubster!

Cravings: I've been craving salad this week. I made a Taco Salad for the family on Sunday and it was friggin' delicious. Husband was craving a cheeseburger from McDonald's a couple nights ago, so we went and I got a Crispy Chicken Salad. And tonight we're having Taco Salad for dinner again. hehe.

Food Aversions: Nothing! Everything still tastes great.

What made me cry this week: I'm pretty sure there was something on tv/a movie/the news that made me cry this week, but I cannot think of anything in particular.

Medical Stuff: My head cold seems to be gone, as does Husband's. I feel very lucky to have had such a healthy pregnancy thus far.

Something I am excited about: My mom getting here! Have I mentioned that my mom is coming from California to Germany for the birth..?? If not, OMG, how could I have forgotten to mention that?! Pea Baby's due date is February 23, and my mom will be here February 22. NONE of my family members have been to Germany, and my mother has never been on a plane before. ZOMG EXCITED!

27 days to my mother's arrival, and 28 days to the due date! :))


  1. Awww yay! That is so awesome that your momma is gonna get to be there with you. My mom was at both of my births and I couldn't imagine doing it without her. And by the way - you look awesome!

  2. Gahhh, I have no idea why it never says who I am - Danielle from Happenings of the Harper Household! :)