36-ish Week update

Happy Friday, y’all!! As I await these last few weeks… I’ll try to keep updated on the ole blog… but you know, no promises! This has actually been a fairly eventful week in the life of new baby and us as well!! Saturday the dear old (haha) hubby turned 30 (he’s 3 years younger than me… so he doesn’t feel very old to me!) We had a great weekend with lots of friends over for a BBQ on Saturday and his brother and a couple of his nephews came up for the weekend.  So we had a blast eating WAAAAY too much bad food (ahem… cookie cake I’m looking at you) and the guys hooked up the original Nintendo system and rocked out on some RBI Baseball to relive their childhoods.  This may have also prompted a grown adult tourney of Goldeneye on the N64 as well.  Thank God for hoarding things or we wouldn’t have ALL OF THESE OLD GAMES that we have now moved from house to house to house.  Although to be fair, if I can move 4,301 mason jars and glass vases, a Rubbermaid container of old video games is probably worth the space.  Oh and in case you were wanting a picture of the birthday boy on his birthday, you will be sorely disappointed.  I managed to make it through the entire day and party without taking a single picture of Reese–or the party.  However here is an adorable picture of our child with the balloons Reese’s mom sent to celebrate.  #adultproblems

Anyway, on to the reason you all are here… a baby update! And here is where this week feels like a big update! (or maybe not. hard to tell.) We went in to the hospital to get checked out last Sunday because I was having regular contractions (not just one here and there) every 7-8ish minutes.  And while they tell you later in pregnancy not to go get checked out until they are 5 minutes apart, I’m just at 36 weeks so the on-call nurse thought I should go get checked out.  After spending our entire afternoon at the hospital, it was determined that nope, not in labor, just having LOTS of Braxton Hicks contractions, so to go home and wait it out.  I saw the doc on Monday and she confirmed the same thing.  So… here I am, just having contractions and waiting it out. I’m just going to be real honest here and say that pregnancy can be very confusing! I thought I would know what I was getting into since this is the second time around, but nope… still as unsure as I was with the first! But baby girl is moving around a whole lot, and everything else looks normal, so I’m just taking advantage of these last few weeks and taking it easy! (and trying to stay out of the heat!)

Baby’s Size: No idea.  Our last sonogram was a couple of weeks ago, and to be honest I don’t even remember her guessing how big she was then! She is definitely moving and grooving in there… so I’m pretty sure she is big enough to be running out of room!

Baby’s Progress: More temperature regulation, brain and lung development are the name of the game for the next 3ish weeks.  And hoping she doesn’t make an appearance until later!

Weight Gain: I’m up a couple more lbs, so about 20 total.  And like last pregnancy… I’ve pretty much quit weighing myself, it seems fairly futile.

Sleep: We had a few really rough nights of sleep for Taylor last week, which means no one gets much sleep, but fortunately, when she is sleeping… I’m sleeping fairly well.  So after a few rough nights, we are all back on schedule and sleeping (mostly) well. I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.  I’m also very fortunate to be working from home now, so I’ve snagged more than one lunchtime snooze.

Symptoms: I’ve got some pretty serious back pain that I can’t seem to shake (probably because I added 20ish pounds to my front side and my back is not a fan, but that’s just a guess).  LOTS of Braxton Hicks, and just generally exhausted most of the time, but it could be worse, and its definitely better than first trimester, so there is that!

Also random side note- I forget how GINORMOUSLY pregnant I am, until I go out in public.  Can I just tell you the funny looks I get from people in stores? I went to Hobby Lobby today and I thought an older gentleman was going to trip on his own feet trying to get out of my way.  So funny.  I’m pregnant not sick or dangerous!


  1. Emily Webster says:

    Happy birthday, Reese! Welcome to the 30s club!

  2. Emily Webster says:

    You are gorgeous! I hope the remainder of your pregnancy is wonderful! I can’t wait to meet baby!

Speak Your Mind