Monday, September 24, 2012

Pregnancy Stats

This week I will be 36 weeks pregnant aka 9 months pregnant.
Weight: 157 lbs
Belly measures : 36 weeks / 36cm
Dilation: 2 cm
Effacement: 70%

So far I have only gained 12 lbs with this pregnancy! Which is GREAT not only for me during pregnancy but also for after. Baby is strong and healthy and right on track. My doctor said he does not expect me to get above 165 and that my body should go back close to what I was before I had Jocelynn and got on the Mirena IUD.

Now I will show you my stretch marks.... lets just say I could not count them if I tried. Before this pregnancy I still had 1 million of them but they were all underneath my belly button. Now my belly button has turned into a stretch mark and the stretch marks have gone above my " belly button " as well. I decided I am a fence sitter with stretch marks on my belly. I don't necessarily hate them, but I also don't love them. Although I will say I HATE when girls complain about getting just a couple stretch marks no matter where they are. If you can say couple and stretch marks in the same sentence, then really its not worth getting upset over. But I am also not one of those people who are like," I love my stretch marks because they gave my child life." Obviously I prefer to not have them, but thats what most of us sign up for. Ok enough rambling here is a top view of my belly, I figure you'll get the idea by me just picturing the top view.

Friday, September 14, 2012


So the last little while of being pregnant has been quite " adventurous." I have been having some CRAZY dreams. Anywhere from hospitals flooding and my baby falls out, to people not coming to visit me because my baby was too ugly and small.

Another thing I have been experiencing is I am having terrible nightmares that wake me up out of a dead sleep, then I cry to Andrew and he has to snuggle me the rest of the night while my brain automatically thinks of every scary movie I have ever seen. The stupid thing is that it's not that I saw something scary in my dream, scary music just starts playing and all of a sudden I am awake terrified.

With Jocey I always dreamt that she was born a cat and nobody loved her because she was indeed a cat and not a baby.

Lets just say I am excited to get back to my sleeping schedule and back to my normal dreams. Being pregnant just aint my "GLOW" as What to Expect while Expecting calls it. I know that I just do much better the second the baby is in my arms and not in my tummy. Good thing Vivian will be here before I know it!