How I'm feeling: I'm becoming less and less able to bend with this bump in the way. I've been using the coffee table or the manfriend to assist in my shoe tying these days.
I've been saying this for the last few weeks, but I'm just feeling BIG these days. Strangers especially are saying things about me being big or ready to pop, which is both interesting and annoying. At the end of this week, I felt some Braxton Hicks contractions at night, but nothing that lasted too long.
Also, it was hot over Eugene Marathon weekend (mid 70s) and I was just thinking how thankful I was that I wouldn't have to endure 3-4 months of warm temps with this little furnace strapped to me.
Baby: is the size of a winter melon (~18.9 to 20.9 inches, 6.2 to 9.2 pounds) and still kicking like crazy. My appointments are weekly now and baby remains head down and is positioned low, which is good.
Weight gained: 28 lb.
I started really ramping up my walking this week taking any chance I could to walk an extra 30 minutes here or there.
Baby preparations: This week I started getting a little antsy, feeling as though I had done everything I could possibly do. So, I vacuumed and mopped the house again and organized a few drawers in our kitchen to make room for baby bottles and such.
We had our last birth class, where we went through a practice run through of how a birth might go and then focused on the postpartum period.
Craving: sushi and wine (and specifically, fun wine outings like visiting the local tasting rooms w/ friends on a sunny weekend in wine country)
Random: wedding ring still fits. I just expected this to be nowhere near possible at this point. We've been watching a ton of Netflix lately in the evenings, mainly Anthony Bourdain's Layover show or House Hunters International.
Have any good Netflix suggestions (movies or shows)? Best meal you've made recently?
Exercise During the Third Trimester
The Third Trimester: Week 36