Being Brickner : 36 Weeks

Monday, May 4, 2015

36 Weeks

Dress
Size of Baby Brickner:  A head of romaine lettuce, one more week until full-term! :)

Maternity Clothes:  Anything that will fit & is comfortable.  I'm not going to lie, I know it's a long time coming, but I walked by a pair of jeans the other day & got really excited to actually be able to use a zipper at some point in the months to come!

Best Moment This Week:  It's been a really exciting week, we had our baby-que over the weekend, it was so much fun to see our family & friends and celebrate before we officially grow to a family of four!  My mom, sister & other family members did such a great job planning it for us, I will be sure to share pictures soon!  We also attended a shower for our friends who are expecting their second baby boy, it is actually my husband's business partner & they are due only one week after us!

Miss Anything:  Just feeling normal, pregnancy symptoms are at an all-time high. I have been having so many braxton hicks contractions, & just some cramping in general.  I'm still savoring her in my belly though, I know before long I will have to share her & I really love having her all to myself!

Movement:  We had another non-stress test this week, which I was thankful for, I will never turn away a opportunity to check on the baby & to make sure she is growing in there as she should!  A couple of weeks ago I had a few days where I didn't feel her much, so they gave me the test & then decided to give me another, just to be on the safe side.  Since then, I have been feeling her more than ever (significant movements, feet & hands!), and then she moved a ton while we were monitoring her. :)  I also had four contractions show up during the test, they were small & my nurse said that was very normal for 35 weeks, but I never had any show up, ever, with Waverly, so I'm hoping it may mean something!!  I am really crossing my fingers I don't have to be induced this time, only time will tell but my intuition definitely tells me that she may come before her due date!  And now that I said that I will have to eat my words when I am 41 weeks pregnant. ;)

Cravings:  My stomache gets full so quickly right now, so just lots of small meals each day!

Queasy or Sick:  Neither, just tired & big.

Looking Forward To:  A few weeks of relaxing at home with Waverly, & also, so excited for Mother's Day this weekend, our last holiday before baby day!!  And speaking of, for those of you who follow me on Instagram, I am hosting a BIG giveaway with some fellow mamas (believe me, it's a really good one!).  It will be announced tonight at 9pm (eastern time), so stay tuned!

Happy first week of May!
XO

16 comments:

  1. Looking good girl--you are SO CLOSE!!!! I hope you enjoy your time with Waverly, and soak in your last little bits of togetherness before your newest arrives!!!

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  2. That Mama intuition is not something to reckon with! I had a feeling Vivi would arrive before 40 weeks, and I was right - so you very well could be too, dear! Can't wait to see pics from the baby-que:) And looking forward to the giveaway too!

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  3. Can't wait to see more pics of the baby-que! And so glad to hear your baby girl is doing well!!! Hopefully those contractions will mean an earlier delivery this time!

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  4. 36 weeks! Woo hoo! I can't believe it's the final month! Can't wait to see more from you baby-que... that is the cutest idea! Also, I feel you on the whole induction thing! I'm so curious to find out what it's like to go into labor on my own. Plus I'd REALLY enjoy not being over due, ha ha!

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  5. You look so good!!! I have been having lots of cramping, too....I thought they were Braxton- Hicks; how do you know the difference? I feel like I didn't have either with Cam, so I feel lost! Haha! I am PRAYING for no inductions....I hope these girls make their appearances naturally, but you're right - if we talk about it too much, we will be waiting MANY more weeks to meet them!! I hope you enjoy your first week of maternity leave!!! xoxo

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  6. So many baby parties! Can't wait to hear about your Baby-que!

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  7. baby-que...that is soooo cute! You are looking great!

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  8. Oh hooray for a fun giveaway! I'm glad everything went perfect with your NST. You look great! I hope you're enjoying your time at home! :) :)

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  9. I'm so glad you had a fun little baby-que and were able to spend some time with family! And I feel like I can relate to just about everything you said this week: the eating, the Braxton hick's contractions, clothing, and feeling like the baby will come early [here's to hoping!]. I hope you enjoy your days at home and area able to get the rest you need as well before baby comes! You look wonderful!

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  10. You look so amazing! And you're getting so close! Oh, so exciting!

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  11. You look amazing. The big day is oh so close. Eeep!!
    Can't wait to hear all about your baby-que. The pics on IG were absolutely the best.

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  12. I totally jinx myself all the time! Yay for four more weeks!

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  13. Looking great mama! And I had to laugh about the zippered pants thing, because where I am, I am loving stretchy waistbands!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  14. Hi, Oh my everything look amazing, the most important thing is that you had a great time celebrating!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Greeting from Maydelin From Venezuela http://upanddowninvenezuela.blogspot.com/

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