Thursday, April 19, 2012
36 weeks and updates
Her heartbeat was in the 140's and sounded strong! My blood pressure was good and all seems to be well. The one thing that I had as a complaint this time around was how intense the braxton hicks (BH) contractions have been. She informed me that this happens the more babies you have. Pretty crazy... I've had one BH contraction last for 5 minutes... it isn't painful, but it is intense.
My belly grew two centimeters in the last two weeks and is now measuring at 35 centimeters which is technically small, but she has already dropped so Ann said that it isn't reliable as an actually measurement at this point. I also learned that I have only gained 15 lbs during this whole pregnancy so far! That is far below what I gained with my previous two. I will thank the Paleo lifestyle for that!
Yes, I look excruciatingly tired in this picture... Mostly because it was late in the evening and I've been sick and it's been difficult sleeping lately with all the aches and pains associated with being this far along. I will say that since then, I feel much better and intend on only feeling better from here on out!
In other news, the boys are now officially in their bunk beds and absolutely love it! Nathan finished them about a week ago and we couldn't wait to get them into the room so the boys started sleeping on them a week ago today actually! We have rearranged their room a bit and we are trying to get our room arranged to fit her crib until we move her into the boys room in a few months. We finally have a car seat and we feel like we are close to ready. Still have a bit to do, but at this point if she came early, all would be well.