Monday, August 10, 2009

36 Weeks

How far along?: 36 weeks.
Total weight gain: Up a few pounds from 2 weeks ago. Travis is still measuring 2 weeks ahead so I'm still attributing most of the weight to him. :)
How big is baby?: 6-6.5 lbs. We will have a growth ultrasound on the 17th so they will make a guess then.
Maternity clothes?: 100%. Occasionally, I can wear an XL t-shirt of Brandon's on the weekend, but not in public.
Stretch marks?: Yes, yes, and yes. So sad, but I'm not sure how it is humanly possible to avoid them altogether.
Sleep?: Moderately successful. Everything is getting increasingly more difficult including get out of bed for the many pee breaks. I swear Brandon reaches over to give me a gentle nudge in his sleep now.
Best moment this week?: Finishing up all of our classes. We just finished the breastfeeding class last week - it was informative and Brandon was such a trooper!
Movement?: When he has the hiccups, everyone knows it. Makes me happy that his lungs are getting stronger and stronger.
Food cravings?: I made Pepper Steak last night. I haven't done much cooking during this pregnancy, but it was yummy to have a homecooked meal.
Labor signs?: None unless general crankiness is a sign.
Belly button in or out?: Flat.
What I miss: I'm still dreaming about the Potbelly turkey sandwich (hold the onion and oil) that I'm going to have in the hospital.
What I'm looking forward to: Seeing Travis on the ultrasound on the 17th and getting a guess as to his size. Lovey and Pepper are coming over on Saturday to help wash all the baby stuff. Should be fun!
Milestone: Getting the car seats installed and the bags packed. We are ready!



  1. So glad that you are ready - at this point Emma was born :)

  2. You are definitely on the home stretch now. I had to laugh at your comment on the breastfeeding class, though that was the most informative of all the classes we took (according to BOTH Daniel and I)! Good luck to you guys these last few weeks. The next few months are a priceless moment in your lives! :) One you will always (I'm certain) look back on fondly. Many prayers and best wishes your way from the Foleys!

  3. Enjoy your last few weeks with just Brandon! Life will be wonderfully different after Travis is born. =)

  4. Hi Gara! You look so great! Congratulations on your baby boy! I am so you are so excited to meet him for the first time. There is nothing else like it... And little boys are such a precious gift!! Shelley