Just a quick update (prompts stolen from Olives n Wine) . . feel free to ask me questions in the comments!
Due Date: November 1st
How far along? I hit 36 weeks yesterday! Full term at the end of this week :)
Maternity clothes: Yes, I've had to wear them for quite a while now. Looking forward to wearing regular things soon though!
Stretch marks: None yet.
Sleep: I sleep soundly from 8pm to my first bathroom break (around midnight or 1am), then I toss and turn til about 5 when it's time to get up. My hips get sore so I have to switch sides every hour or so.
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor's and hearing the baby's heartbeat. Always amazing!
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach and bending over. I have to squat when I drop things on the floor, haha.
Movement: Lots of movement! This baby loves to dance around after I eat and when I'm laying in bed at night. Sometimes it will just push on the sides of my belly and stay there, like a stretch. I think I'll definitely miss all the movement when I'm not pregnant.
Food cravings: Potatoes have been awesome lately. Steamed or baked, topped with butter and salt & pepper, mmm!
Gender: Still a surprise!
Name: We have two boy names and two girl names picked out. The plan is to wait until the baby arrives and see which name suits him/her.
Labor signs: I've had some Braxton Hicks (the practice contractions) the past few weeks and I'm 1 cm dilated. I'm all for it! On the one hand, I want the baby to stay put and keep growing til 37 weeks, but I'm so excited to meet them that I'd love it if the baby decided to come anytime after that!
Symptoms: Some heartburn at night. I've started sleeping with two pillows under my head and drinking milk before bed. Both have helped immensely.
Belly button in or out? Still an innie, but just barely!
Wedding rings on or off? Off! I think I stopped wearing them regularly around 29 or 30 weeks? They were easy to put on in the morning, but a struggle to remove after work, so I left them off as a precaution. I've heard horror stories of people who had to cut off their rings and I wanted to avoid that!
27 days to go!!
Still have more questions? Let me know :)