36 weeks

Alrighty then….we’re getting there! Slowly but surely, we are getting closer and closer to the finish line.

I’m sitting on my couch with my feet up on the ottoman and I’m trying desperately to stay awake and yet, in spite of my best efforts, I’m nodding off and I catch myself jerking awake and well, quite frankly that’s really uncomfortable. Biggest problem, my two year old is watching a movie in the kitchen and it would be terribly unwise to fall asleep….who knows what level of mischief he could get up to in 10 -15 unsupervised minutes. But, BOY WOULD I EVER LIKE A NAP RIGHT NOW!

I actually went grocery shopping with my sister this morning and well, at this point that feels a bit like a herculean effort. Especially considering that I had Siah with me. Although to his credit, he was the most amazing little shopper this morning. Normally, shopping with him is a bit like sheep herding and cattle wrangling, but the little monkey actually sat in cart the WHOLE time except for the very end. I thought for sure that I had bought enough at Superstore that I could use the coupon to get the free $25 Gift Certificate…….but no, the total rang in at $233. and so I chose to run back and pick up a 3 pack of roasting chickens (which we will totally use over the next little while – easiest meal ever!) and a Jumbo box of cereal.

But……racing through a store with a 35 pound 2 year old on your hip at 36 weeks pregnant…..HA HA HA HA HA! I “raced” him back to the cart/cashier (as opposed to carrying him) and he did great.

Okay, enough with the nodding off already, I should go and make myself a coffee.

Actually, I’ll be right back……………….

……………Okay, still tired, but I think that the getting up and moving around helped some. I haven’t actually had any of my coffee yet as it’s blazing hot, but it’s sitting here beside me and it smells amazing.

So, I had my 36 week midwife appointment yesterday and it went well. I actually lost a pound from my last visit, which was a pleasant surprise. Everything else checked out great…..little man’s heart rate was at 156bpm and I’m measuring 35cm. She doesn’t actually believe that he’ll be the ginormous monster sized baby that the OB suggested based on his scans, but only time will tell, eh?

36 weeks side

I was tested for the Group Strep B yesterday and at the same time she checked things out and I’m 1cm dilated and my cervix as soft, so things are exactly where they should/could be.

She gave me some Mother’s Cordial to start as well as a herb tea to help build up my nutrient levels and to prep me for the labour and some homeopathic remedy that is supposed to also help to prep things.

I also walked outta the appt with a whole armload of CD’s, DVD’s and a video. There were some labour massages and other relaxation techniques that she wanted me to take a look at and I figured why not. If I can get a great massage outta Jon in the next little while – BONUS, as far as I’m concerned.

I had planned to do a few things while I was out, but I had forgotten my cell phone at home and so I just went home and killed some time until my chiropractic appointment.

36 weeks front

I’ve actually been feeling pretty good. My necks not bothering me. My shoulders are not really bothering me. I do have a tiny bit of a sore spot on the top (and inside) of my right foot. I have NO IDEA what happened. I woke up fine on Tuesday morning. Walked around a ton. Put on my Birkenstocks to leave for work and right where the band crossed the top of my foot it felt like I’d been burned or like it was massively bruised…neither of which is the case.

My hips were slightly out, but really not too much and he did quite a bit of work on my feet. I think that 211 pounds combined with the Relaxin hormone is just too much for my feet to handle. I will be happy to have this baby and loose some of that weight. It sucks when your feet hurt.

I didn’t notice a massive difference in my hips until this morning when I crawled outta bed and for the first time in a while waddled myself to the bathroom and had absolutely no hip pain whatsoever.

Yah for my Chiropractor. He’s the best. I have scheduled another appointment with him for Monday June 7th. I figure that puts me a little closer to the time of the birth and that there is a good chance that I’ll be out of alignment at some point between now and then.

I’m feeling quite pressured to do another thorough tidy on my house and to prep some meals or at the very least some easy/quick meal ideas for Jon and the kids to make and to finish up the last minute things on my “to do” list. It’s very exciting because as of next weekend – we’re on an “anytime now” basis and that’s pretty exciting.

I’m planning on walking a lot over the next few weeks and continuing with the 2-3 times a week exercise class.

36 weeks! WOW! We’re almost there. YAH!

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

4 thoughts on “36 weeks”

  1. enjoy your maternity leave. no more long trip to work back and forth for a while.
    wishing you all the very best. blessings debbie

  2. Patti! You’re looking fantastic and gorgeous, really, the way I wish I could have looked while pregnant! So glad you’re feeling better – way to go chiro! 🙂

  3. You really do look great Patti, I am looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.Hope it is a nice warm day. Patti do you remember the name of the Lady who sent out a copy of the Words she gave me at the retreat? Do you know if she has e mail? Pray for. you every morning Lots of love Grandma

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