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baby update: 36 weeks

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Ahhhhh! As I mentioned on Tuesday, we are getting so close! And it is pretty crazy to think that we could have a baby this month. (Or soon after.)

I thought I would continue with the grey tank theme in the pictures…partly for consistency but honestly because I currently wear the same four shirts on rotation. And this is one of them. 🙂 (It’s also funny to look back at the older pictures (17 weeks // 30 weeks) when I thought I had a belly, they look so small in comparison!)

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So what’s happening? My belly is running out of space, so I don’t know how we have another 3.5 weeks to go, especially because at this point, all the baby is doing is packing on pounds. (It seems like this is a universal feeling when you reach this stage.) My Doctor is going to measure the baby at 38 weeks to see if the size has evened out or if baby is just large.

With the exception of one (maybe, hehe) last trip to Target, I think we have most of the “stuff” we need. We’re keeping things pretty minimal (no space!) and basic and we should have everything we need for the first few days or weeks. If not, thank goodness for amazon prime and grandparents who will be here to help.

I’m closing out things at work, and passing along responsibilities, which is such an odd feeling. I’d like to have everything that needs to be finished done by the end of next week…and now that I type that out, I realize that I need to get going! I plan on working until I go into labor, and if I have two+ weeks to work on “extra” tasks, all the better.

We have a few big things to do this weekend:

The details:

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 Labor words of wisdom…please share! 

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  1. Amanda

    Looking good, mama! The foot swelling at the end is the worst, but just use it as an excuse to kick up your feet after work and rest a little while you can, even though there’s so much to do 🙂 Can’t wait to meet the little guy or gal soon (and I think…..it’s a girl!)

    • Emily

      It’s funny that you say girl because about 95% of people think boy, but there has been a shift in the last few weeks. Can’t wait to find out! 🙂 Thanks for the labor advice, so true. (And I need to try not to overpack!)

  2. Amanda

    Oh, and labor words of wisdom — don’t pack too much in the hospital bag, and don’t over-plan what you want out of labor. It’s better to go with the flow and take the situation as it happens, and know that the L&D nurses will be your BFFs and can coach dad in how to help you best. And if something isn’t working for you (the position you’re in, or you feel you need a mirror to help see your progress, etc.) be assertive and ask! It’s difficult but empowering at the same time and you are strong and excited to meet your baby so you will do great.

  3. Mercedes

    Oh my goodness! You look so great and I cannot believe that your new little peanut is almost here! I would love to catch up before he/she arrives, but I know how busy you must be! I am so excited for you! And it’s almost your birthday!!

  4. dana

    you look adorable!! I’m feeling so excited for mama-to-bes…there’s a lot of them. between bloggers expecting soon and real life people. 🙂 Just enjoy the last few weeks as much as possible. Someone once said to me, when we drive off to the hospital, take one good last look at your home. it will never be the same again. No true words were ever spoken. 😉

    • Emily

      Very true! I just had a thought yesterday, that I want a pic of my husband and I…not that it will be the last one, but maybe the last one as a family of two!