Lillian is weighing in around 6lbs (and gaining around an ounce a day) and more than 18 1/2 inches long.
Symptoms: nothing new just getting a little more uncomfortable. My belly button is still an innie but is still very sensitive around it.
Weight: they say i probably will stop gaining weight now or at least not much, i haven't been able to accurately weigh myself since my scale i started using is in AL now.
Cravings: none, i definitely don't eat as much at regular meal times and i still have my morning snack which has lately been a cutie (still not sure what they are clementines or tangerines or mandarin oranges) and it tastes so good every morning.
Movement: I have read the movement may begin to slow down now since there isn't as much room in there but i definitely can still feel her especially when i lay down at bedtime. Today i'm pretty sure she head bunted me. i usually feel her up top but this was like in the middle and all of the sudden it was like a baseball was being thrown in my belly. It was so hard i assumed it was her head but could have been her bum i guess. I love feeling her move and sometimes i'll catch myself just staring at my tummy watching her move around.
Dr. Appt: Had my 36 week appt today, now is when they begin checking me, my mom got to come with me this time and she got to hear the heartbeat, i couldn't see her but i'm sure she teared up. lol It was very strong about 150. The doctor said Lillian is head down which is good and i am about 1/2 centimeter dilated so basically nothing going on. She still hasn't dropped yet and they mainly continue to check me each week to make sure she is still head down and hasn't moved. I'm excited that i will be going every week now to see if there is any change but they always say that there really is no way to tell when she will arrive i could be 3 cm dilated for 2 weeks so i try not to get my hopes but still like to know if anything has progressed.
Best Moment of the week: Well i got to see Kevin this weekend which is always the best moment. Unfortunately i have to wait 2 more weeks to see him again unless Lillian comes early. My mom and I also went to the Kidsignment sale at the Gwinnett County fairgrounds today after the Dr appt. There was tons of stuff but i was a little disappointed, it seemed to really only be toys and clothes and then stuff i personally would not buy used b/c i'm weird like that. We got quite a few dress and summer outfits and of course the best purchase according to my husband was this:
Kevin was so excited we got it, its the prefect size for this coming football season and it was only $5! the only other item we bought that wasn't clothes was a carrier thing made by jeep. we saw some bjorn ones but even those were still $40 which is good compared to brand new but they were ugly colors and looked like they were more than gently used. I figured with this one Kevin would even wear it. I was hesitant to get one at first but i noticed that pretty much every mother at that sale that had an infant was carrying it in one of those things. I'll be able to hold Lillian and still have two hands free and for only $8 not a bad deal. i didn't research to see if its the best but i figured all it needs to do is hold her and there is a safety lock on it. Here is a picture of the one we got.
All in All 36 weeks hasn't been bad thus far. I am ready for Lillian to be here but i know its good for her to stay in there as well. The discomfort doesn't bother me so much that i want her here its more like i am excited and anxious to finally meet her that makes me want her to come early. Either way as long as she continues to be healthy i can manage being uncomfortable a little bit longer.