Tuesday, January 13, 2009

36 Week Update

Well, I am nearly 36 weeks pregnant. I am doing pretty well considering I am the size of a mammoth. Ok, maybe more like the size of a manatee (and less graceful for sure!).

Let’s just say I am 10 + pounds heavier now than I was at 39 weeks when Tay was born… and I am still growing! I don’t really mind how I look because frankly I don’t have to look at myself all day long but I do feel very squishy. Grrr. I am measuring right on for how far a long I am but since my tummy never grew more than 34 inches with Tay… I feel like my tummy is going to explode at any second. This is pretty much how I felt when I was pregnant with Carter….so I am 99% sure we’re having another boy (or a REALLY chunky baby girl). Luckily, I am not super uncomfortable at this point, which is a blessing…but I do have a few more weeks to go hopefully (yes, you did read it correctly... I did say hopefully).

Although I am big and and will soon be uncomfortable, I have to count my blessings…I don’t have to deal with most of the complaints many other women do. For example, I’ve never had heart burn with my pregnancies. I’ve never had swollen fingers or feet (just a swollen tummy and chubbier cheeks and thighs). I don’t really get stretch marks either. The ones I do get mostly fade away after the baby is born. And so on and so on.

So right now, I am mostly tired and grumpy and feeling big. This pregnancy has mostly been challenging emotionally (in addition to throwing up 30 times a day for months) but I am looking forward to the birth and seeing how the kids respond to having “Tummy Baby” here. Carter will no doubt be awesome and adjust easily to the baby like he did when Tay was born. I am not so sure about Tay though. Lately she is has been extra clingy, whiney, and rather demanding. Maybe is is just her age but the closer we get to the birth, the more she pretends to be a baby (i.e. demanding we spoon feed her, carry her, etc.). Hopefully, she’ll love “Tummy Baby” and be sweet and kind and cute…herself again.

So for now I am trying really hard to keep the house in order as well as finish up little projects that I know I won’t touch for a couple of months after the baby is born. I am really happy with myself though- I got the garage reorganized and swept last week and freecycled a bunch of stuff we aren’t using. I love when I am in purge mode! Hopefully my need to “nest” will rub off on Drew and he’ll clean the carpets for me!


Melissa H said...

Way to hang in there Corinne! I remember being in that position and I don't envy you, but I am proud of you for finding the positive!

I have been meaning to call you, hopefully I will have a few minutes this week to do it!

Kelly Whitmer Vaisey said...

I would take my heartburn over your months of throwing up any day. Ugh. I'm quite sure you're no where near manatee proportions. I wish we lived closer. We never got to become the chums I hoped we would. I wish you the best in these last few weeks, and for the birth. How exciting. Birth is truly amazing. Lucky you.

Tabatabaei family said...

Corrine! You are a champ. I'm excited for you--I just have a feeling that this baby is going to make an early appearance! he/she is running out of room it sounds like!

Can you send me your email address so I can invite you to view the blog? We made it private because of Behrad's situation.

You can email it to me: tumblingjill@yahoo.com

Behrad would love to see you if you get a chance, but no worries if you're not feeling up to it.

ej said...

Corinne, thanks so much for the update! I am glad things are looking up (meaning baby is almost out :) ) and that you aren't too uncomfortable yet. Keep us posted!

Jody said...


I love the manatee picture. I feel like that, too, and I still have 15 weeks to go!

I vaguely remember reading somewhere on your blog about your views of immunizations. I was curious, do you follow a delayed schedule? If so, did you create it yourself? I'd be interested in hearing your opinions.

Hannah said...

I think regardless of discomforts you may or may not have, the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest! At least you are feeling better, right? And, for the record, I think you look great!