Monday, August 1, 2016

36 WEEKS?!

Well, Week 35 was an eventful week!

On Wednesday, I picked up my bridesmaid dress for Rob and Lindsay's wedding. I'm kiiiiiinda freaking out about fitting into it and making it up to NJ, but I WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN! I am determined. I ordered the dress 2 sizes bigger than I was measuring a month ago, and I have an alteration appointment set for mid September, so cross your fingers that Baby Mazz arrives on time! After that, I stopped by my friend Rachael's house, where we chatted and ate a huge slice of chocolate cake and ice cream. I'm clearly not THAT concerned about fitting into the dress. :P On my way home, I went to Kirkland's, which is a Homegoods-ish store I guess? I don't know, I had never been there before this, but they had this perfect guitar lamp for the baby's room. They also had a ton of fall decor out, and I had to do everything in my power not to buy it. I am OVER summer. Halloween needs to be here.

Besides that, Eric's aunt, uncle, and cousins came to visit! I love love love having visitors, and it was good timing right now. I've been starting to freak out about my due date being a month away... not about the actual labor and delivery, but actually having a kid. So it was good to hang out with Eric's cousins and talk to his aunt and uncle about everything. We went out to eat, went to breweries, and hung out with Nym. We finally made it to the Funky Buddha brewery, which was INCREDIBLE. It was torturous to not be able to drink there. There was a couple next to us with a little baby, maybe a month old. That will definitely be me in early October.

I was SO happy with how Nym acted with a house full of people, including four kids all over her. She loved the attention. When they stopped petting her and playing with her, she just followed them around for more. I don't know why I get so nervous about Nym with people when she has never given me a reason to doubt her behavior. It's obviously important to always be cautious with any animal and to introduce them properly to new people and situations, but Nym has shown time and again that she is great with adults, kids, babies, and all of them at once. I love that big fluffbutt.

Besides that, we have just been buying some things we still need for the baby, finishing up the nursery, and watching Stranger Things (which you should definitely watch if you haven't already).

And today was my 36 week doctor appointment!

How far along?  36 weeks 1 day! That means 3 weeks 6 days left until my due date. HO.LY.SHIT. Baby Mazz is the size of a papaya, or a chihuahua.

Total weight gain/measurements: 25 lbs. exactly... also HO.LY.SHIT.

Maternity clothes: Even the ones I have barely cover my belly at this point.

Stretch marks: None yet, but I think I might get a few. The skin around my belly button is starting to look like it's stretched pretty thin. I have some faint white marks... I'm using baby oil and lotion twice a day, but honestly, there is nothing I can do at this point. If my skin is going to stretch, it's going to stretch. And I am still going to rock my bikinis, and if anyone is grossed out by my stretch marks, they are idiots, because they COULD be staring at my boobs instead. So there.

Sleep: NOPE.

Best moment this week: Seeing friends and family, and my doctor appointment today! Eric came with me, and my doctor is super awesome and explained everything very thoroughly to both of us.

Miss anything? Family and friends, feeling comfortable, sleep, alcohol... the usuals.

Movement: Lots!

Food cravings: Doughnuts, which I haven't had in over a week, which is just unacceptable. And now, I really want vanilla soft serve with rainbow jimmies.

Anything making you queasy or sick? I kind of just feel queasy a lot now :/

Gender: A little dude

Labour signs: The doctor examined me today, and I am 1.5cm dilated, 75% effaced, and Baby Mazz is at -1 station in the best birthing position. I guess this explains why I need to pee every five seconds and feel like a giant weight is on my pelvic bone. If you don't know what this all means: 10cm and 100% effaced is when the baby can come out, 0 station is when the baby is fully descended into the pelvis, 3 station is crowning, and the best birthing position is head down. But even though it sounds like I am getting there, women can stay like this for weeks and even be overdue with the same progress that I have right now. So let's hope I keep progressing... but not too fast, because Baby Mazz is NOT fully cooked yet!

Symptoms: Heartburn, trouble sleeping, back pain, peeing all the time, and lots of swelling and general discomfort. My feet looked like balloons for real on Saturday night.

Belly button in or out? Out. Like, I feel like it will cease to exist soon.

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or moody most of the time: I mean, I'm happy, but definitely having mood swings. You would be, too, if you were so fucking uncomfortable.

Looking forward to: Finishing baby's room and meeting my kiddo soon!

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