Thursday, February 12, 2015

36 Week Bumpdate

In the blogging world, when mama's are pregnant, they do bumpdates; just a quick update on how their pregnancy is going. So, even though I'm not pregnant, it's just as important for me to do's just coming from Becca!

Baby boy was 36 weeks yesterday. Can you even believe it? I know Becca can. For us, these pregnancy has been a breeze and we can't believe how fast time is flying! But for Becca, I know it's not easy, and she is such a strong woman. Besides all the normal pregnancy symptoms, Becca has to deal with the Michigan winter. Just today, she drove in a whiteout and often, has to shovel her driveway, just to get out of her house! I've had to shovel snow before and it was hard enough not being nine months pregnant. Our respect and awe for her runs very deep. She is just truly amazing and may not even realize what an inspiration she is.

Baby's Gender: Boy!

Baby's Size: 36 weeks. Baby boy is about the size of a head of lettuce, or honeydew melon. He weighs approximately six pounds, and is roughly 18 1/2 inches long!     

Due Date: March 11 

Movement: He's most active in the morning and when Becca's trying to fall asleep. He loves to kick her in the ribs (she assumes that he's trying to reposition himself.)

Sleep: Quote from Becca, "What sleep?" She has a hard time finding a comfortable position and gets up constantly to go to the bathroom.

Overall Feeling: Very tired and anxious.

Food Cravings/Aversions: Becca has a huge sweet tooth right now, and she normally doesn't. Maybe she's channeling me? She's loving bananas and cannot stand eggs, which is unusual, because normally, she LOVES them.

Symptoms: Becca suffers from bad acid reflux and and headaches. She has a great trick for acid reflux though...take a couple shots of balsamic vinegar. Who knew?? She can't wear her contacts anymore and often gets bad joint and ligament pain.

Most Looking Forward to (after birth): Being able to lift her foot high enough to flush public toilets with her foot. It's the little things, right?

This Pregnancy Compared to Others: She hasn't gained as much weight this time, and experienced no morning sickness. Huge plus!

Guess on Baby Boy's Birthdate and Size: February 26. Seven pounds and 21.5 inches long.

Awww Moment: Her kids love to kiss baby boy on her belly and talk to him. 

Fun 36 Week Fact: At the end of this week, baby boy will be considered early term. He's getting closer to being able to breathe on his own and his skin is getting smooth, and his gums are rigid. His kidney's and liver are in working order and circulation and immune system are almost fully developed!

Needless to say, J and I are so excited for his arrival! We are also so looking forward to seeing Becca and her kids again. We will keep you posted on his progress. Please keep Becca in your thoughts and for a safe and healthy delivery.

 Below are some photos that show just how much he has grown. He's so handsome and getting to be such a big boy!

1 comment:

  1. Love the bump date!!! Can't believe how soon our boys will be here. 2015 is going to be a special year.