36 weeks and counting…

Honeydew melonHow far along are you? 36 weeks

Total weight gain/loss so far: I’m back where I started with the doctor.

Wearing any maternity clothes? Yes. They are all that fit without showing off the belly.

How’s the sleep? When Peanut doesn’t wake me up by kicking, it’s not too bad.

Best moment of the week: Realizing that we have less than 1 month to go before his expected arrival date!

Do you miss anything? Sub sandwiches, laying on my stomach, not sharing my rib cage space with Peanut (I told Jon that Peanut makes it hard to breathe – he said that’s what Doble boys do!)

How much is baby moving? He moves all the time. Tuesday night, he was wiggling around (not kicking…just doing a giggle). I think Jon got a little weirded out by feeling that movement. His response was “Woah! There’s no mistaking what’s in there!”

What are the food cravings like? No real cravings this week.

Is anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing specific.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, there’s a nice little bump out there – though folks don’t believe he’s less than a month from his due date.

Boy or girl? It’s a BOY!

Any labor signs? Had a few Braxton Hicks contractions but that’s it.

Is the belly button in or out? Still in, but getting flatter.

Are the wedding rings on or off? Both? It depends on the day.

What’s the mood? Pretty good.

UkuleleHow big is the baby? Peanut should be measuring about 17.2 to 18.7 inches long and weigh between 4.2 and 5.8 pounds…or, the size of a honeydew melon. (Or, for you guys who have “no idea what these fruits are” [as said by Jon], the size of a ukulele.)

What’s baby up to this week? He’s getting closer to being able to breathe on his own. The liver and kidneys are working well and the circulatory and immune systems are close to being finished with in utero development.

What are you looking forward to? I am looking forward to holding our little boy in just a few short weeks. I have a few more things to get ready, but if he were to show up today, we’d be set enough. And, of course, my 36-week check up tomorrow. 🙂