36 Weeks

Well, here I am at 36 weeks.  Four weeks until my due date of March 20, and I am so miserable I can’t help but hope Shiloh comes a little early like her big sister did (37w3d)!  I had an OB appointment today, and he gave me his blessing to “go any time now”, but I don’t think Shiloh is listening.  I will be reminding her daily, though.

I’ve gained about 31 pounds.  My waist was 42″ around last time I measured.  My back feels like it is breaking, and I have exploded in stretch marks that are both painful and itchy.  I am still nauseous daily.  To say I am ready to hold her would be an understatement.

My doctor wanted to write me a note for me to stop working now.  I told him I’d love to, but as the boss, I’d have to decline my request as I am not quite ready to be done.  Besides, with an unpaid maternity leave, I’d rather stick it out until the bitter end and take all my time with Shiloh – not sitting around like a beached whale awaiting her arrival.  Besides, with my luck, she’d be 2 weeks late and I’d waste half my unpaid leave sitting around.

Anyhow, enough with the whining.  It’s belly picture day.  I took this one myself, hence it being completely out of focus.  And I’m wearing the the shirt I had on 4 weeks ago.  I like it and it’s the only one that still covers my whole belly.  I kind of look like hell, but whatever.  This best be my last official belly picture – I will cry if I am taking one at 40 weeks!


Here’s another fun one – my belly as it’s progressed this time (click for full size):


I will add today’s picture to my “Comparing Bellies” page now, too…  :)

Oh, and here’s my “baby pool” if you haven’t made a guess yet!

2 Replies to “36 Weeks”

  1. I just can’t believe that you have only one comment! You should have a ton of comments!That pregnant belly of yours is so big and so round and SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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