PREGNANCY UPDATE WEEKS 36-40
WE MADE IT FULL TERM!!
I am completely humbled to have been able to make it to 40 weeks!! I feel so blessed to have been able to do so–for I know this was not by my doing but the Lord’s grace. Pregnancy can be difficult and complicated in itself with so many things outside of our control that to have been able to make it 40 weeks is such a milestone to me! I also feel so blessed to have had such an amazing pregnancy without any complications or risks. I can’t thank you ladies enough for all of your encouragement and prayers during these 9 months. ♡
WEEK 36- Baby is dropping and boy does it feel good!! I can finally sleep on my side what a relief on my hips not to mention being able to sleep longer is so nice!! I can also eat more now without feeling full after two bites. Let’s just say I am loving the 3rd trimester!!
WEEK 37 - Belly Button is officially Out! Haha We celebrated thanksgiving this week..all the extra eating may have caused it to pop! Haha Feeling great running and accompanying Mike to the gym in the evenings. Can feel the baby’s hiccups almost every evening. Heartburn has made a come back but I mainly feel it at night.
WEEK 38 - STRETCH MARKS! I knew I was going to get them at some point but was still shocked when I saw noticed them! haha I went to bed one night with zero stretch marks and woke up with them all over my belly! They literally grew overnight! I felt no itching or stretching or anything. During the whole pregnancy I was applying Burt’s Bees Belly Butter as well as Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E and a homemade oil using my young living oils. I really believe stretch marks are more hereditary than anything else, all the women in my family got stretch marks during pregnancy so I knew I was bound to get them. At the end of the day I would rather have a million stretch marks than no baby…baby boy is worth it!! Other than the stretch marks...feeling great still running every day minimum of 6 days a week.
Peed my pants making this the 4th time now. 🤦🏽♀️
WEEK 39 - I developed Edema pretty bad or at least in my opinion it was. Mike kept cracking jokes haha it wasn’t a pretty sight! I’m stepping on my tip-toes in this photo but you can kind of see it in the photos in this post. In one week I gained 6 pounds from all the swelling…or at least thats what I kept telling myself it was haha
I ran my last 3 miles this week on day 6 to be exact. I am so thankful I was able to run during me entire pregnancy, it was seriously my favorite thing. It helped with my energy, headaches, swelling, and endurance for labor.
Nesting Stage finally kicked into full gear!! Finished putting up all of our Christmas decorations!
WEEK 40 - FULL TERM!! BABY IS COMING!! My weeks start on Friday and on Sunday the baby arrived!!
Overall Updates : Total weight gain - 22 pounds | Wedding Ring - still on | Emotions - giddy and everything is just soo funny to me…I’m a little nervous about post pregnancy, hoping I’m not the complete opposite. | Nursery is still not 100% finished.
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