Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 36 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017...BUT we've officially scheduled a c-section for Wednesday, November 29.

How far along?: 36 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Name: Sterling Alan

Total weight gain:  ~34 lbs.

Stretch marks?: None that I can see. Ryan informed me I needed to get back to lathering on the BioOil and Vitamin E cream because the stretch marks typically appear AFTER the baby arrives when my skin is shrinking back down to normal size. 

Symptoms: No new symptoms...just a HEAVY belly! Huston has it all figured out! When you ask him, "What does Momma have?" He quickly responds with, "Big 'ole belly!" For right now, it's kind of the cutest thing ever. I am sure I will feel differently when he's still saying it AFTER the baby has arrived.

Maternity clothes?:  Most definitely. If I'm not in maternity clothes, you'll find me lounging in Ryan's clothes!

Sleep:  Sleep is a challenge these days. Either I'm ridiculously hot and have to move to a cooler room directly under a vent, or I just can't get comfortable no matter how many pillows I try to use to support the "big 'ole belly." 

Cravings:  BBQ! This babe LOVES sliced brisket sandwiches!

Best Moment of the Week: Celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treating with Huston! On Saturday afternoon we attended the Ehmans' annual Halloween party, and then on Sunday evening we visited a "trunk of treat" party with the Roye family. The "trunk or treat" party was Huston's introduction to the whole concept of Halloween {we went trick-or-treating last year, but he had ZERO interest in getting candy}. On the actual evening of Halloween we just stayed in our neighborhood to trick-or-treat.  Although he wasn't sure about it at first {he didn't want the candy IN his bucket, he wanted the pumpkin bucket to stay empty and clean}, he finally came around to saying "Trick-or-Treat" and taking a piece of candy from each house we visited. I'm not going to lie, I was extremely proud of him for saying "thank you" mostly without us having to remind him!

Here are a few pics of our little deer hunter:

Worst Moment of the Week: On Monday afternoon {October 30}, precious little Tatum Schulte passed away. She was nine years old. Although we can take comfort in knowing that she has won her battle with cancer {osteosarcoma} and is resting in the arms of Jesus, it's still so very hard to accept that she was taken from this earth so soon. 

Nursery: No update on the nursery this week. We're just waiting on Grammy to get here this weekend to do all the work! ;)

Movement: He's still a mover and a shaker...although I think he's running out of room in there! It's very obvious to see him move a limb from the can clearly see the ripple in my skin as he shifts and arm or leg. I've just recently been able to tell which side of my stomach he's leaning toward...or where the biggest part of his body is. It's really odd to see my belly shift from being bigger on one side than the other, but that's what happens she he gets to wiggling.

Wedding Rings:  On.

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: For as much as I told my friends I didn't want to have a party/sprinkle, I am so glad they convinced me to do it anyway. {Thank you Rachael and Megan!} I'm really looking forward to celebrating this baby boy's upcoming arrival with a little brunch this weekend!

36 Week Bumpdate

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