Cravings: BBQ Sauce. On almost anything. No really.
Symptoms: Still having Braxton Hicks fairly regularly with some cramping, but nothing that feels like labor (thank goodness!) I know at 36 weeks I should be chomping at the bit to have this baby, but we have so much stuff to get done still I'm more than happy if he hangs out and waits until his due date. Still sleepy, though I'm finding a thirty minute nap in the afternoon is usually plenty to keep me going during the rest of the day. My feet/ankles have started swelling again after that nice break I had over the past two months, but they're still nowhere near as bad as when I was working.
Mom is feeling: Awkwardly shaped and weepy. I keep reminding myself that it's just hormones doing their thing, and that I won't always be this irrational. Because really, crying over a youtube video of an elephant? I'm annoying myself. I'm still feeling pretty nervous, but Ms. Wendy (one of my midwives) put my mind at ease yesterday when she told me all she had ready when her child was born were diapers and a couple of towels. Also, D is pretty sure he can take leave for a few extra days after his paternity leave is up, and that possibility is very comforting.
Dad is feeling: Dad is weird and thinks it's funny when Mom makes a weird face because Baby J has just planted a strong, direct kick to one of her major organs. He seems much more "ready" than I am and has only have one minor freak out (compared to my two or three freak outs... every day.)
Belly: I can no longer cover it with over-sized t-shirts and D has accidentally laid on top of my belly more than once when he wasn't expecting it to protrude THAT far into his side of the bed.
Weight Gain: 26 pounds
Doctory stuff: BP was high for me, but still barely above normal so no cause for concern. I had my GBS test done and will get results in a few days. They also checked for dilation which I swore I wouldn't let them do but dang it I was just too curious. Nothing yet, but she said baby is resting very low and looks great.
Things we’ve done to prepare: RE-RE-registered for the childbirth class. We showed up last Saturday for it and waited an hour in a room with no AC (which was something the maintenance man actually argued with all us pregnant ladies about. He gave up under the weight of ten sweaty death glares.) Eventually a nurse came in and said that it appeared someone had given the instructor the day off, so could we please go home and come back in a week. Needless to say, we were annoyed. I ordered my Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter and the last six prefolds we need, and D picked up an adorable going home outfit for Baby J. Baby-wise, it was an uneventful week.