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February 9, 2011

Week 36 - Q&A - Pregnancy Update

Today's date: February 9, 2010

How far along:  36.1 weeks

Total weight gain:  4 lbs

Maternity clothes:  Yes, of course. 

Sleep:  Taking Benadyl to help sleep but it's not really helping anymore.  I switch from couch to recliner between pee time which is like 5-6x a night.

Food cravings/aversions: Chips and salsa

Morning sickness:  No more, it's all COMPLETELY GONE!

Symptoms: swollen feet & ankles.  Feet look like a blown up rubber glove

Labor signs: Nope, sucks!

Belly button in or out: Almost flat

What I miss: sleeping through the night

What I'm looking forward to: trying to induce myself to get labor started.

Pregnancy Update:
Went to my 36 week OB appt. yesterday and have made no progress.  I'm still posterior, no dilation and cervix is very soft.  Looks like I need to get on the ball and induce myself.  I started taking the EPO and gonna walk, have sex to see if this helps ripen me up to go into labor.  Trying to avoid a c-section.  See below for the reason.

The plan is to get another growth scan at 38 weeks (Feb. 22) and see what his weight is then...if he is 9+ lbs then c-section but she isn't happy about it like me because I've had 3 previous vaginal births and would hate to give a c-section on my 4th but what can we do.  They will not induce or do c-section until 39 weeks.  She said since I went into labor on my own with Owen at 37 weeks w/ my water breaking (he was 7 lbs 14 oz at 37wks), that would be a great thing this time around...but only time will tell.  I told Mel looks like he will get quite lucky in the month of Feb...tons of sex..starting after 36 weeks...LOL


  1. Wow, almost at the end at least! Going to be a big baby. :)

  2. Best wishes with your new little one. I just wanted to say, I found this really awesome owl layout, and it says that is was by you... (I used it) I just wanted to say thank you for allowing people like me, who have NO idea about layouts and such, to use your stuff. It's a great talent you have! Keep it up!

  3. Good luck with self inducing!!!

    I'm sad that you're sleeping in the recliner and couch! I bought an amazing maternity pillow at about 14 weeks and it's helped so much!

    If you deliver before your next update I hope all goes well! Can't wait to see pics of the baby boy!