36 Weeks

Today marks the 36 week point in the pregnancy.. it seems like time is flying by! Only 4 weeks to go.

I still feel like there is so much to do, but things are getting done. Luckily Adam is more ambitious than I feel like being right now.

The baby’s room is pretty much ready. There are a few things I’d like to do, but it’s ready to be used. My house could use a deep cleaning (floors/walls scrubbed, windows washed). But I’m not sure if it’s going to get done, oh well if it doesn’t. Maybe I should splurge and hire a cleaning person?

I had a checkup yesterday and my Doctor said the baby is sitting low in my pelvis and that I am measuring perfectly! I also lost a couple pounds, which is normal for the last month. My feet and ankles have started swelling so I am trying to rest as much as I can. Which is not practical while chasing a toddler around. I also have been watching what I’m eating and avoiding salty foods. I also haven’t been able to eat as much.. so I’m sure all of that accounts for the couple pounds lost.

I am feeling tired and am moving a lot slower. My ribs ache and it’s just plain hard to get comfortable. I’m probably not sleeping the best, as I am up a few times at night (either to use the bathroom or with Wyatt or both). Otherwise, I’m feeling good! I’ve been able to keep up with my gardens at home… little by little I get it all done.

I think the last time I blogged about a family update I mentioned that Wyatt was screaming before bed and taking up to 3 hours to fall asleep. Adam and I finally concluded that there is NOTHING wrong with him and that he just simply wants us to stay with him in his room. So now we’ve been letting him cry it out. It was really difficult for me the first two nights to let him do that. I don’t know if it’s just because I’m pregnant and hormonal, but it was gnawing away at me and had me practically in tears. Now it’s been about 6 days and he’s doing a lot better. He’s still cries, but not really crying .. more like protesting and whining which I can handle. He’s staying in his bed and only whining for about 15 – 20 minutes. I can handle that! I am positive we were making it worse by going in and out of his room trying to coax him to sleep. We always let him put himself to sleep.. so why did we even start helping him in the first place? I guess just you just learn as you go, right?

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7 thoughts on “36 Weeks

  1. You guys are fantatic parents! And I say, Hire the cleaning lady! Talk to Kelly L. she would probably help you out!!! 🙂

    • I think that Adam asked his mom about helping with the cleaning. She cleans and also sews … She helped us right after Wyatt was born too.

      I didn’t even think of Kelly.. I forgot that she does that!

  2. Emma did the whole waking up during nap thing a month before the baby came. After letting her cry it out she was back to taking her 3+ hour normal naps. Wyatt just seems to be going through a phase like Emma did. He is probably sensing things are changing.

    • Too funny! The past two nights he’s gone to bed without a peep! I’ll never take that for granted again.. Hope it stays that way now. He still wakes up during the night here and there but not as bad.

      How is it going with the little baby? What am I in for??

      • He is now 10 lbs! He is having some issues tolerating formula just like Emma. He also is allergic to both milk and soy proteins. He is more laid back though. Emma would cry for hours, he just fusses on and off. Next week we see a GI specialist to make sure nothing more serious is going on and to see if we have to switch from the already expensive formula to the holy expensive stuff. Thankfully we caught it early compared to spending months trying to figure out why Emma was so colicky. At least this time around we get a good 4-5 hours of sleep before he wakes up to eat and fill his diaper. I have some expensive kids.

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