36 Weeks = Month 9

I can’t believe it… We are officially in the last month of pregnancy. 
Little Lucas could show up at any point now. 
Eeek (thats my noise of oh crap we’re not really ready for this!! haha)

Brad asked me just last night if we could “put this off for oh 6 years or so” I so totally get how he’s feeling. I’ve never been an anxious person but this last week I’ve had some crazy crazy crazy anxiety. I didn’t fully understand what people meant when they described this feeling now oh boy do I. It’s no fun at all. Luckily when I take a few deep breaths, step back and look at the big picture I realize that everything is just fine. We are more than blessed and have some amazing opportunities in our near future. Our toddler is thriving and a genuinely happy kid! My husband and I are happy and working to get to our healthiest possible selves. We have a roof over our heads, a full fridge & pantry, cars to drive, family near and far, and we get to be home to watch our kids everyday. You could say life is Amazing! So why am I so anxious?? OH… only cause I’m not sure one can ever be fully ready for a baby to join the family. I’m worried and excited and scared and impatient and hormonal!! haha. I think that’s pretty normal at this point though. Now if only I could stop eating my feelings in sugar & carbs! That would be great! Cause the scale and I are about to break up!! 

why didn’t I see this idea sooner??
Now I have to have another kid so I can change how we document my pregnancy! 

Here are this Month’s Stats!!!!

How far along? 36 weeks +2 days
Total weight gain/loss: I’ve crossed the 30lb mark. It’s crazy to think but the scale says it’s so.
Maternity clothes? Ha. Can I get them even bigger? I’m hating all bras right now… it’s officially hit 90 degrees here in Phoenix and when your boobs start sweating it’s seriously uncomfortable.
Stretch marks? I’m really excited that we’re holding strong at zero marks. Just veins showing cause my skin is stretching further! But I’ll take that. Bring on the buckets of lotion and essential oils for this last month.
Sleep: What is that? I’m in such a fog cause I’m certainly not getting enough of that! Here’s to hoping this week brings a little bit more my way. Thank goodness for a hubby who lets me nap in the late afternoons!
Best moment this week: Finding out from my doctor that I’m only dilated to a 1. I have been feeling all sorts of nonsense from this kid and I was getting anxious that he’s really trying to come out early! She assured me we’ve got a couple weeks yet!
Miss Anything? Being able to sit comfortably. And I would love to be able to walk without the crazy sharp hip pains that make me feel like my leg may fall off.
Movement: You know that myth that the kid moves less in the last month cause they’re too cramped HA. Mine has just found more creative ways to move & wiggle. Like jabbing limbs between my ribs and pressing body parts into my pelvis. Or just taking up all the space so that food is the least appealing thing ever.
Food cravings: Sweets. Sugar. Carbs. or absolutely nothing. There is no in between really. I either want to eat the whole pantry or only want water and zero food. So strange. Thankfully I’ve got a great vitamin and I’m able to force a green smoothie most mornings.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The heat is a little. We’ve given in to the air conditioning and I need a fan at night (this is new for me as I’m usually ALWAYS cold). Also when I hit that point where I really don’t want any food I get nauseous.
Gender prediction: Still a boy!
Labor Signs: Yep! We’ve got pressure. Braxton Hicks. And some awesome pains. Plus like I said above I’ve started to dilate. I really need to pack up everything we’ll need for the hospital!!
Belly Button in or out? Still out. It’s only pushing further. I think it’s telling us this turkey is almost ready 🙂
Wedding rings on or off? On most of the time. With the heat my hands have started to swell a bit so I’m keeping them off more than on just in case!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty moody. I’ve had anxiety this entire last week in a crazy way. I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced feelings quite like this. I’m working on just relaxing and letting things happen as they will.
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy exactly what you have! I can’t say enough how blessed & lucky my family is! Things could always be much worse. There is no need to stress what you can’t control.
Looking forward to: Easter next weekend!! I can’t wait to see how Cash reacts to coloring eggs & hunting for them! He’s already seen the Easter bunny and he’s pretty excited overtime we read an Easter book so it should be lots of fun!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! 
I’m off to finish a couple painting projects before Cash wakes up and we need to hit the grocery store. After that you’ll find me sitting my butt on the couch for the rest of the night! 
(I hope)
I promise to be back soon with some new recipes and projects!!
Bye for now!

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