9 months pregnant!

I am 9 months pregnant. Before I got pregnant I thought that pregnancy was ONLY 9 months! Wrong...10 months!

How Far Along: 36 weeks & 3 Days
Sleep: It's going! The past two days have been better! Lyla likes to walk in our room around 5:30 am (since I used to get up for work at that time) and tries to wake me up. This morning she put her nose to my back and huffed it on me. What in the world?! Needless to say, I got up and let her outside. She's so sweet I can't get mad, but 5:30 when I didn't fall asleep until after midnight...ugh! Guess I better get used to it!
Best Moment This Week: I loved that it was pretty relaxed. We had a cookout with friends, got my dress fitted for Kayla's wedding (have to go back one more time to make sure the hem is right), and enjoyed an awesome baby shower with some of my closest friends! I have held a couple of mixers for my AdvoCare team as well. Yesterday we had our 36 week appointment!

The doctor's appointment had to be my favorite time because we got to see Vann again! His little lips were all puckered and he was putting his hand in his mouth. His spine was gorgeous. It's so crazy to see all of the little vertebrates exactly perfect. We confirmed his position. He is most definitely head down, turned a little sideways with his back on my left side, and feet kicking my right side. I love him so much!
Dr. Lake estimated that Vann was 7 lbs and will be around 8 to 8.5 lbs when he is born. He told us that ultrasounds show a +/-20% difference. Well, he was super close, because the ultrasound measured Vann at 6 lbs. and 11 oz. When I was born I weighed 7 lb 8 oz, and Ryan was 8 lbs. even! So, Vann's probably gonna be close! His heartbeat was in the 140s, and he was doing great!
Food Cravings: They are starting to dwindle. I was snacking a lot, but there's just not a lot of room, so eating fills me up fast!

How’s Mama? Doing great! My muscles are relaxing a lot, so I have noticed my legs going numb or feeling a bit odd pretty often. That's always fun. I had a bit of a breakdown in the middle of last week because we still have things to do before he arrives. Daddy is working on the furniture and I am waiting on a few projects to get completed, then I will feel a bit less stressed! While Dossinator may not be working on the bookshelves, he has been making our yard look amazing! The rain has been making everything green!

What I miss: Being able to sit up like a normal person. When you have another little body inside of you, it's hard to bend forward or even stand up. Vann is worth it!

What I am looking forward to: I can't wait to see the nursery finished! It's going to be precious. I also feel ready for labor and delivery because I know at the end of it will be our healthy baby boy!

Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: Vann is the size of a honeydew or larger according to our check up!
  Fun Facts:
  • weight gain: 30 lbs
  • stretch marks: none yet!
  • mood: happy with a side of stress to get everything done!
  • belly button: the bottom is poking out just a bit! 
  • wedding rings: yep! 
**Video of Vann moving around...no joke!**
 {his bottom/back is moving around up top and his feet are kicking on the bottom
of my tummy...I look like I could be a major belly dancer}

Vann, You are almost here...it could be any day or 5 more weeks! Whatever it is, you are so loved! We loved seeing you yesterday. Your little lips were all poked out and you kicked around a couple of times. We love seeing your feet slide around on the side of my tummy. How cute are you! Sometimes it feels a little uncomfortable when you decide to stretch out from your head to your toes, but it's probably nothing compared to you growing bigger and the space around you getting smaller. I love when we say prayers and sing our lullabies. *I am hoping that when I sing lullabies when you are here, that they will calm you down because right now they are having the opposite effect!* We love you sweet blessing!
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