I can't even believe it... well, when I look down, I believe it.. but mentally ya know what I mean..
Here I am in all my 36 week glory.. big o belly!! :)
At 36 weeks I'm actually feeling well! Of course, I'm taking four different medications a day. This is killing me because I HATE taking medicine... I can't stand the idea of my body depending on a pill. Weird, I know. But, I will say... I am very thankful for zofran and phenergan because I have been able to greatly enjoy the past week of my pregnancy. It's actually made me sad because I wish I had been taking both of them the entire time and I wouldn't have "wished" so many weeks of my pregnancy away.
Millie is still very active. Although, now, when she moves I feel like my whole body shifts! I am feeling a new type of back pain! I constantly feel like I need to have my hand on my lower back (now I know why so many preggo people walk around like that!). It is quite a work out to get myself out of bed. I am using the restroom MUCH more frequently! When I sit down for 10 min. or longer I stand up and feel like my pelvis is locked up---there's so much pressure! My lower legs/ankles were swelling quite a bit last week, but my BP was normal. Saturday my hands started swelling for the first time my entire pregnancy. I've gained 20 pounds so far! agh!
All of this makes me SO excited because I know it means we are just that much closer to meeting Miss Millie! I keep having dreams at night of what she will look like, and then I wake up and can't go back to sleep!
This past week was such a whirlwind because we were so busy celebrating Millie!!! My wonderful 3rd grade team and Tracy threw me the cutest shower after school on Thursday! My co-workers spoiled Millie so much!!--she got lots of goodies and necessities! My mom even got to take off work so she and Mrs. Tinka were able to come!!
Saturday, some amazing girls threw Millie a shower, too at the church. I got to catch up with so many friends I haven't seen in a while (we are seriously hermits and never do anything anymore... on top of that I feel like a big puff ball and never want to get out) and some family!! It was the most adorable shower ever with the most amazing cake (looked good and tasted WONDERFUL). I ate wayyyy too much lol! Back to that 20 pounds I've gained--- I'll probably gain 20 more before she's here if I keep at the rate I'm going! :/
Thursday I start my weekly exams! Can't wait! ha.... but really I am eager to see if I've dilated at all, yet!
We kind of got in panic mode yesterday and decided to go ahead and pack Millie's bag and our bag for the hospital. HA. guess we are a little ahead of the game?!
We are so ready for you, Millie Everett--your nursery is all set & we have your necessities.. plus MUCH more!
Here's to another week of feeling great! (fingers crossed)