I haven't posted a pregnancy update since Week 33...yowza, but that's OK-- better late than never is the motto of my blogging life ;)
So, about those Weeks 34-38...
Movement: Oh, how I love to feel this little guy moving all the time! It's been funny to feel the changes in his movements throughout these last few weeks as he's growing so big now! Because of our ultrasounds we've been able to tell which parts we're feeling where! And, let me tell you, Oliver's booty is constantly sticking out of the top, right side of my belly (sometimes pushing into my ribs), and his feet or knees or some part of his leg is always sticking out of my middle left side! At our 38 week appointment I had mentioned that I hadn't felt him as much that day and the day before, which apparently will get you a ticket straight to the fetal movement monitor. It ended up being so fun because we got to see all of the times he was moving (many of which I was not feeling at all!), as well as some uterine contractions of mine (that I also was not feeling!). And, at our last appointment, he got all excited and was kicking my left side like crazy while they checked his heartbeat, which made it go super high until he finally calmed back down! Kyle could see my belly moving even from the chair! The doc said he was either super long or totally stretching out, too! I know I'm going to miss feeling this precious life inside of me--but holding that precious life in my arms will certainly be a nice alternative!
Sleep: I have a love-hate relationship with sleep right now. It seems like these past few weeks I'll have 2-3 nights of decent sleep followed by 1 night where I hardly sleep at all between the hours of 1-5am. This has made for some really interesting nighttime moments. Kyle and I watched a Master Chef at 4am on one of my worst nights. I had to eat breakfast around 4:00/4:30ish once because I woke up so hungry! I've been on my computer or phone a few times while Kyle slept beside me (and may or may not have made a purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale...oops!). I think the worst part is just knowing that I need to be sleeping as much as I can now because I know I won't get any sleep once he's here! I'm also so over pee breaks! I literally see every hour of the night on the clock starting at around 12:30/1am for my pee breaks, too! And, I've had to add an extra pillow under my belly just to give it a little more support. Fun stuff, I tell ya!
Workouts: Say what!? Does walking to the toilet 50 times a day count!?
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much nothing has changed in this department from the last update, except that now, the two pairs of shorts I was wearing are too tight! But, I've refuse to buy anything clothing-wise for these last few weeks (unless it's stocking up on nursing tanks...so excited about these!) Still rocking this dress in 3 colors and this dress in 2 colors. They are SO incredibly comfortable and my favesies. Don't worry, I do at least change my accessories. But, I will be so happy to give these dresses a break soon, hopefully! ;)
Cravings/Aversions: I haven't really had any aversions these last 4 weeks (and probably even before that!). Still craving lots of salty naughtiness, like chips/queso and fries! And, my sweet tooth has remained in tact! I'm loving milkshakes, and Kyle makes the best! He'll not only do chocolate ice cream, but he'll add chocolate syrup and a little cocoa powder to make them extra chocolaty! He knows the way to my heart!
Missing Most: Sleeping peacefully and sleeping on my back or stomach! Actually missing exercise and being able to move easily. Missing having more than 5 outfits to wear. And, missing being able to be out and about like I normally am in the summer! Luckily, my friends have been super amazing and making the extra effort to come closer to me so I don't have to drive as far (because my belly hits the wheel...short leg problems and it's just not as comfortable to drive at this point!).
Nursery: Has made such great progress these past 4 weeks! I am super proud of what Kyle and I have done in there, especially on such a limited budget! I hope to share real pics soon, but here's a sneak peek photo that my cousin snapped!
We also loved getting to see Oliver on ultrasound at 38 weeks and squeezing in lots of friend-time (and always commenting that this could be the "last game night" or the "last coffee date" before Oliver arrives!)!
And, I have to say, Kyle and I are certainly savoring these last weeks and days just the two of us, spending as much time together as we can. It has been so special!