Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Week 36: Tick tick BOOM

One week till turtle is full term!  One week!  Woah!  Break out the (non alcoholic) champagne!  Toast the turtle!  Holy crap....are we ready for this????  .....
Week 36

Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long (about the size of a head of romaine lettuce). She's shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she's in a head-down position, but if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where she'll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

I can attest to the fact that turtle is on a grown spurt.  The doc told me this week that s/he has gained almost a pound since my last visit (we are starting to go every week now!).  Grow turtle, grow!  We can't wait to meet you!!!


Blocks are back!  yay!!!
Body:  Up 24 pounds this week!  Woahhh, Nelly.  Thats officially 30 pounds over race weight, 24 since positive preggo test.  And....a new milestone this week.  As of 36 weeks pregnant, I now weigh what I weighed in 2000 when I graduated high school.  Impressive or sad?  You decide :-P

Cravings: Tang.  With the heat wave that's hit lately, I've been in love with two things:  the gym pool and tang.  Unfortunately, the latter makes me spend way more time in the bathroom and the former makes me smell like bromine 24/7.  So sexy. 
Aversions: This is an old story.  I think I'll add work to the list this week, along with unnecessary drama.  There, that spices it up quite a bit (rolling eyes).  On a lighter note, I'm off work as of July 8th, who wants to play?  I suggest swimming, air conditioned shopping, or a nice subway sammie.  You pick, Ill be there :-).
Sleep: I give up.  I sleep great for a few hours, then nothing.  Looking forward to being out of work so that I don't need to set an alarm and I can vacuum at 3am when I can't sleep.  Oops, sorry Greg. 
Fears: How much does labor really hurt?  No, I don't want to know.  And how much is it really going to suck after the kiddo is born?  I thought I was getting away scot free, but some mommas in the know clued me in on post pregnancy body woes....yikes!  Saying my prayers here......
Best Baby Moment: I just love this kiddo.  I got the okay from the doc to stop doing kick counts because....turtle says "yo" at least a dozen times a day with a kicking, elbowing flurry.  And while it can come as a shock sometimes, I love the fact that I get a check in so frequently and that our little turtle is just as eager to say hello as we are!!
Items Bought/Received: I'm now on the hunt for garage sale clothes and cheap diapers.  I scored a great deal on target diapers this week - 2 boxes of 100 each (size 1 and size 2)- paid $45, got a $5 target card, $8 off in coupons, and sent away for a $10 MIR and used my cartwheel, which ended up making the diapers cost $21 for both boxes.  Sweet. 

IRON BABY: Week 35

Swimming: 4.5 miles
Biking: 78 miles
Running: 3 miles

Total: 85.5 miles. Got a decent treadmill run in this week- still going :-) It's almost comical at this point to try to run, but I'm a stubborn beast.  Hey, it works.  I'm gonna go with it. 
Iron Baby’s Travels to date (week 19 on)….1586.9 miles-that's the distance from Rochester NY to Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Yeah, turtle mon.....get your swim on!

Next week we'll have a full term's the final countdown!!


  1. DONT BUY ANYTHING!!! People will get you enough clothes and diapers at the shower to last you almost a year (no joke) Save your mula and put it on the house!!

  2. I LOVE Target's Cartwheel, makes for super cheap diapers and wipes!

  3. Your a beautiful pregnant soon-to-be Mommy Rae!! Super excited for you and Greg!