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How Far Along? 36 weeks
Week 36 Began: Friday, February 17
Size of Baby: a head of romaine lettuce (18.5″ or more, almost 6 pounds)
Gender: A girl, Margaret
Weight Gain: hovering around 183-185 most days
Maternity Clothes: Chucks, anything I can bend and move in relatively easy. This week I purchased two nursing bras just to be more comfortable and have them ready to go!
Nursery: The bassinet has been assembled and placed in our master bedroom: Upgraded the basic mattress in this bassinet to a more firm organic one, waterproof mattress pad, and organic fitted sheets. I also finalized getting items together for our hospital bag!
Movement: Margaret is clearly running out of room – she moves ALL day long now and it pretty aggressive
Symptoms: Heartburn isn’t terrible now… just occasionally awful. Seems to have alleviated with her dropping this week!
Side Effects: Sleepiness.
Sleep: It was a busy week – relatively speaking. I had a cold but it seems to have finally passed. Sleep has been a little harder with her dropping. Lots more pressure on bladder.
Cravings: Chocolate peanut butter. Chinese food (thank goodness for PF Changs).
What I Miss: HOT steaming baths. A nice rose or white wine with the hot weather we’ve been having.
Best Moment This Week: No evening obligations as we have finished all of our prenatal classes and the like. Really enjoying just being lazy-ish.
What I Learned This Week: Different baby bottle brands have different periods of time required for sanitizing bottles. From 5 minutes to 10 minutes to 20 minutes… kinda crazy that there is such a range!
Looking Forward To: Enjoying every pre-baby moment with M.