Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pregnancy Weeks 35-38

A little update to my pregnancy timeline...

Week 35: Baby girl is the size of a coconut: April 29
-I had a baby shower with my class and an open house with former students.
-We attended lots of graduation activities and saw lots of friends who were in town.
-I'm working 3 days a week instead of 5 so I can go to appointments.
-I'm having a hard time catching my breath - my inhaler is helping but I get winded without any real exertion.
-Olive had hiccups for the first time this week.
-I'm starving all the time so baby must be growing.
-I've been eating lots of ice chips.

Week 36: Baby girl is the size of a honeydew: May 6
-We had a busy week of school activities during the day and after school.
-I attended a goodbye open house and our end of the year luncheon.
-I celebrated my first Mother's Day.
-I have twice a week NST's (Non Stress Tests) and Olive was snoozing for it.  They monitor her to make sure that she's doing okay since my blood pressure is high.  They had to zap my belly to wake her up.  She wasn't too thrilled and started kicking up a storm.
-My kankles are pretty constant and aren't seeming to go away.
-The doctor checked to see if I was getting closer to being ready to have Olive - not dilated yet she says.
-It's getting harder to bend over and pick up things.  I got winded lacing up my tennis shoes.
-My arms and legs are falling asleep more often.

Week 37: Baby girl is the size of a stalk of swiss chard: May 13
-I only worked 2 days this week which is good because I have been extra tired.
-It seems to be getting harder to get comfortable and sleep all night.
-My hands are getting swollen; I tried to put on a bracelet and it wouldn't go over my knuckles.  I'm also more clumsy with everything.
-I had several lunch/breakfast dates with Kevin this week.
-I started having some contractions this week.
-We started walking more in the evenings with the weather getting nicer.
-A stranger told me that I was a cute pregnant lady which made me feel good because I've been feeling not so cute lately.
-Olive played with us one night.  Kevin pushed on my stomach and she would kick back.
-My blood pressure was high and there were talks of bed rest.
-I'm always hot and my husband has started wearing a jacket in the house.  He even added an extra blanket to his side of the bed to stay warm.  The AC is running a lot these days.  Thankfully, I'm not going to be pregnant through the summer.
-Kevin installed the car seat this week.
-Craving ice cream.

Week 38: Baby is the size of a pumpkin: May 20
-I went to my last book club of the year.
-My wedding ring is getting tight but still fits.
-I'm sad and excited that I wrapped up my last week of working before Olive arrives.
-We are finishing up all of our last minute to do items for baby.
-I'm down to just a few pairs of shoes that still fit my "jumbones" of feet.
-I had a stranger come up to me and ask if I was having a girl because I "looked like I was."  Yep, her guess was correct.
-I've outgrown several maternity items.
-Bending over is quite an event.  Putting on pants, leggings and shoes makes me break out into a sweat.  One of my students said their mom told them to pick up things for me because I coulee have my baby at ANY time!

Can't wait to meet Olive any day now!!


  1. That was funny! You have almost made it so hang in there! Hope to see you soon! Love, MOM

  2. Love this post and you are an insanely cute pregnant girl!! You seem to always glow and you can tell in your face how excited you are!! I'm super happy for you and Kevin! Olive is so blessed to have you as her mommy!!
    Go Irish


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