36 week update

Weight: 194.2
BP: 123/81 (I think)

Oops missed another update. Lots going on around here and none of it really crucial to get its own post.

I weighed myself this weekend and hadn't gained since 34 weeks. Works for me. My bp at appts has been good and they haven't commented on my urine so that's good. 

I've been sleeping on my side more. Struggling to get comfy on my stomach but I wake up on my stomach and I'm comfortable. My back has been bothering me a lot and I'm not getting as much relief from the chiropractor. It's just so tight in my lower right pelvis. Some days it's ok and others I have shooting pains. 

I had started taking the red raspberry leaf tea pills 2 per meal (so 6 each day) and I'm just so forgetful lol. When we were out of town I forgot completely. So I am trying to remember and I'm pretty certain they give me bad heartburn. We will see but I'm fairly certain of it. I've also started daily evening primrose oil capsules orally and vaginally. 

The baby's room hasn't made progress just yet. Oops. Need to get working on that. His name is still undecided and rarely talked about too. But his swing and jumperoo have been assembled and are ready for him. We need to bring up his cradle soon and I still need to pack a hospital bag. Too much to do and too little energy exists. 

I'm doing twice weekly NST's and he's been passing those. Last week we had an ultrasound to check his size and cord. Everything looked good. Based on their measurements he weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces. The average for that gestation was 5.5 pounds. Tomorrow we have another ultrasound to do a fetal echocardiogram just to make sure everything is good. I'm not too worried to be honest. But never hurts to be sure. 

It's been really nice here so I want to start going for walks. Leiland and I could both use it. So could the pups lol. I just worry about making my back hurt worse. 

Baby still moves a lot. Not as many flips but he kicks the top of my uterus and to the right all the time. I feel movements that are crazy and all over. Reminds me of when a baby has a startle reflex. Do they do that in the womb? He also does something, which I have no idea what, where it feels like he is hitting my hip bones. I feel it fairly often and it's a very strange feeling to me. Who knows what he's actually doing in there though. 

I'm definitely feeling the third trimester exhaustion. I usually go to bed about 1030 and get up at 730. Not nearly enough because I'm just always tired. I wake to pee and when leiland wakes up too. One day I'll sleep but I realize that's years away.

Baby had a fetal echocardiogram that went great - no reason for concern. The tech also did a quick 3d pic of his face and Tim and I both immediately thought he looked just like Leiland. I'll take it, Leiland is pretty darn cute lol. Today was the 36 week appt after my NST. Everything is still good, measuring good, tested negative for group b strep., and only about a finger tip dilated. So basically nothing happening just yet. Works for me since Tim will be gone all this next week.

I have noticed a drop in how much baby moves. He's definitely getting big in there and running out of room. Before the echocardiogram I hadn't felt him move all day, but today he is a little more active. Especially late at night. 


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