Monday, September 7, 2015

36 weeks {babybrink#2}


Size of baby: a head of romaine lettuce or a canary melon. Let's be real here, none of that matters. At this point baby boy is the size of a newborn baby and will basically be packing on the ounces until he's born. From this point on, he's fully grown and will just weigh a bit more each week. I can't believe we have a fully grown baby already!

Movement: at this point his movements have actually become a quite painful at times. I still love feeling him move but multiple times through the day the pain actually causes me to stop and catch my breath for a second. Little man is running out of room!

Cravings: Chocolate chip cookies? Ha ha! People ask me all the time if I'm hungry 24/7, especially since I'm carrying a boy. I feel like I must feed myself really well and give my body everything it needs because I rarely find myself mentioning how hungry I am... I'm actually exhausted 24/7.

Miss anything: walking/moving without pain. I haven't experienced any pelvic pain this pregnancy until this past weekend (I felt it much earlier on with Mia) and I'm just hoping these are the normal pains of everything loosening up and baby moving into position... and not a sign that I've injured myself somehow.

Random: Mia hit the stage in the last week or so where she's voicing the fact that she doesn't want baby brother, ha ha! Since our sweet niece was born, we've really been able to talk to her about the reality of brother coming out of my belly and being with us. For the most part she's excited to hold him but she's been very specific when she doesn't want him around. She was pointing out family pictures of Eric, me and Mia and I told her that our next family photos would have daddy, mommy, Mia and baby brother! "NO! I don't WANT baby brudder!" Grandma asked Mia if brother was going to have her crib, and Mia kind of lost her mind over it (even though I thought she was okay with it since transitioning to her big girl bed, ha!). "Baby brudder can't have daddy!" I know we will have more moments like this once he's here, but I think for the most part that she will love having him around and won't hold back from loving (too much) on him :)

Best moment of the week: hitting the 9 month mark! It's so bittersweet! We are nervous for the changes coming our way, of course, but so excited to meet him! I just can't believe how quickly this pregnancy flew by! I will find out if my body's making any progress this week at the doctor (I sure hope my body is cooperating by the braxton hicks contractions I've been experiencing, If all of that is for nothing, that will be discouraging, ha!) The count down is on to seeing his sweet face!

16 comments:

Jenn said...

You are looking awesome, girl! I'm so sorry that you started experiencing some pain this weekend and I hope it goes away, or eases up a bit at least. The story about Mia not wanting baby bruddah now (or the things that he can't have) is so cute. I'm sure there will be a little adjustment for everyone, but I know she'll come around in the end :)
I can't believe you're hitting the 9 month mark!!

Rebecca Virginia said...

looking great!!
xoxo rkush.blogspot.com

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

you look great

I'm sure some of that will wear off once he arrives. Annabelle has been pretty great with Oliver. If he cries she'll say "mommy, go pick him up" etc. I bet Mia will be the same.

I try pretty hard to make sure she has time with each of us individually and I think that helps her not be too jealous towards her brother. Even if it means I have to stick him in the carrier so I can get on the floor and play with her.

Whitney @ Work it Mommy said...

Im sure once Mia meets her brother she will just adore him; that abstract "when he gets here" is hard for kids to understand. And I would probably stay clear of any conversation that involves giving baby her old stuff lol. Final stretch!!! So excited for your Family!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

I'm sure once Mia meets her baby brother, she will feel different! Everyone I know that has had baby siblings recently, the older one always loves the younger one so much :)
YAY for having a baby NEXT MONTH!

Ashley Brickner said...

You are so close, hang in there! I remember being soooo exhausted at this point too but just remember, the end is near! ;). You look great!

Kiki Mincks said...

I am just now making the connection you are related to Alycia. Wow I'm slow. haha. Well, congrats again for becoming an Aunt. Mia may say that now, but once he's here, she won't want to spend a moment away from him. (; Such exciting things coming your way!

Sara Holt said...

Girl you look amazing to be getting ready to pop out a little guy! Here's to the next few weeks flying by!

awhite said...

You are so cute, lady! Love the stripes!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

BLovedBoston said...

I'm sure Mia is going to love having her little baby brother once he makes his appearance :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

P!nky said...

Nine months soooooooooooooo exciting! You look amazing! I hope Mia changes her mind ;)!

Mandie said...

You look fabulous, girl! I cannot believe that he's gonna be here in such a short time! Eeek! So exciting! :)

chantal marie said...

I have been feeling that third trimester exhaustion and hip pain too. Man is it hard to get through the day being so tired! My step daughter is almost 8 and has been soo excited about her baby brother. Lately she has been showing signs of being more apprehensive about the whole thing too. As the reality sets in she goes back and forth between happy/excited and not wanting to share, etc. Sounds pretty normal to me. Hang in there!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Aww, hopefully she will fall in love with her baby brother once he is here! It may just be hard to think about before he is actually here! Can't wait to hear of his arrival, although hopefully not too soon!

tina bumblebee said...

36 weeks!!! So soon!!! And you look SO GOOD!!!

Nina Robinson said...

Crazy how fast your pregnancy has flown by! Thankfully Ez's language wasn't that developed while I was pregnant or I'm sure he would've been say "no brother!" too. But now he loves him, just like I'm sure Mia will love her brother :)

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