14 December 2011

The Belly Report :: 36 Weeks Pregnant

I have to admit, every time I see the number of days left on the countdown until my due date (28 days left as of today), I freak out a little -- especially considering Ewan arrived 17 days before his. Yikes! And next week, I'm technically considered full term?!

36 weeks pregnant

Does anyone else feel like I just announced I was pregnant? My, oh my.

According to BabyCenter, Austen Brielle should be about 6 pounds and 18.5 inches by now, though we're wondering if she's going to end up being on the longish side since her legs were measuring longer than average when we had our ultrasound. (And let me tell you, it certainly does feel like her legs are on the long side!!) It won't be too long until we find our for sure!!

Today's post is coming to you a bit later than normal because I started out the day with a chiropractor appointment, and then the home visit with my midwife. This means were so close!! Gah!! Crazy. Anyway -- everything is perfect. Blood pressure is on track, baby girl is measuring just one week ahead now (growth spurt much?) (nothing at all to worry about, by the way), and we're in the final countdown for her arrival. There's still so much I need to get done -- I hope it can happen before she gets here.

No major developments this week except to say I did end up getting a maternity support belt. It's amazing what a little elastic and velcro can do for a lady as pregnant as myself. Where I couldn't move around the house, let alone work out, without developing incredible round ligament pain over the last couple of weeks, now I can. Hallelujah! Now only if it would give me my normal non-Hobbit feet back ... guess I'll have to wait to give birth for that one. :o)

I guess that's all for now. The clock is really ticking! See you all next week. :o)