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36 Week Bumpdate…Almost There!

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February 23, 2012

How Far Along? 36 weeks, 6 days…23 days to go!

Size of Caroline? The “popular” Crenshaw
Melon! She is about 18.75 inches long and weighs 5.75 pounds—wee one is getting
bigger!
Maternity Clothes? I was shopping in Old
Navy this past weekend and walked right by the maternity clothes…it feels so
good to know I will be out of the mostly dreary/drab wearables in a matter of weeks!
Yes, wishful thinking/utmost positivity on my part—operation “Get My Body Back” will start immediately!
Weight Gain? 27 pounds…My doctor was proud—a pat on the
back for weight gain!
Stretch Marks? Not any that I can see
Gender? Pretty in PINK!  
Sleep? Benny (the prego pillow) has been kicked out of the bed
permanently…he wasn’t serving his purpose anymore. Now, it’s an endless cycle
of trying to get comfortable with normal pillows and tossing and turning. I
cannot wait to be able to sleep on my stomach again.
Food Cravings? Cuties AKA clementines,
powdered doughnuts (that some of you definitely saw in my post yesterday), and Girl Scout cookies (especially partial to frozen thin
mints and tagalongs, and yes I have purchased my fair share this year)
What I Miss? Sleep, being able to
stay up past 10pm, and wearing heels—I’m not a “flats” person and I cannot wait
to wear my fun shoes ASAP
Symptoms? Endless amounts of
Braxton Hicks, and tons of other stuff…but we’ll leave it at that. Some things
are just better left unsaid.  
Belly Button? Still half and half.
Best Moment of the Week? My 36
week checkup—my first “weekly” visit, so now until Baby Caroline comes, I will
be seeing my doctor every Monday. I didn’t know what to expect, and was a
little nervous, so I was happy Jeff came for support. My doctor
checked me—1cm dilated and 50% effaced—which was music to my ears. Progress,
even if it is just a little bit! Even better, Caroline is head down (THANK YOU
LORD)
and she thinks based on everything as it currently stands, I should be
able to have a normal delivery AKA no c-section. Only time will tell and that
could change, but she is optimistic which helped to put my mind at ease. We’re
in the home stretch friends! 
P.S. these pictures go out to Kate-you asked for a more “fitted” view of the bump…I think this definitely fits into that category 😉

  1. Liz says:

    oh my goodness, look at you! you are seriously so cute! I'm sure this last home stretch is pretty difficult and you're ready to not be preggers anymore, but honestly you look darling! almost there – yippee!

  2. Melissa says:

    You are TOO cute for words!!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    You are too cute! Can't believe it is almost time!! 🙂

    PS, what brand jeans are those? I bought some and I am not a fan….I am actually not a fan of most pants these days… 🙂

  4. Abbey says:

    You are simply so cute pregnant!

  5. P*P*P says:

    Sooooo soon now! Cannot wait to see the beautiful baby girl! 🙂

  6. French Lover says:

    You look so adorable!! I love your outfit here 🙂
    Baby Caroline's arrival is getting so close! So exciting!!
    Bisous 🙂

  7. Andee Layne says:

    you look great! Im almost 36 weeks as well and agree some symptoms are better left unsaid haha! Home stretch now! xoxo

  8. Awww you look great and you're so so close! Can't believe that Caroline will be here any day! So exciting! And you should see the fortress of pillows I've got going on…it's crazy! Soon enough you'll be able to sleep on your tummy again! 🙂

  9. Ou look great! Bump and then skinny everywhere! How much are you running?

  10. you are the cutest pregnant lady ever!

  11. Lindsay says:

    Oh my word Natasha you are so adorable!!! You are glowing! I love it. Sounds funny Im sure but it makes my day to see pregnant women so happy and gorgeous and full of life. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and it looks amazing on you! Cannot believe your little girlie is almost here…so fun!!! So happy for you!! 🙂

  12. Jess says:

    You look SO good for being 36 wks! It definitely won't take you very long for you to get your body back!

  13. Olga says:

    So cute! My mom is due in like two weeks and it's a girl as well 🙂 I have a feeling she's gonna come early though !

    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

  14. Julie says:

    you are the most beautiful pregnant girl ever! thanks for the hope 🙂

  15. chelsieast says:

    Girl you make pregnancy look GOOD!! I am jealous, I was a puffy face fool for most of it. I swear my nose was the size of Toucan Sam's!! You are almost there SO exciting!!!

  16. AllyceR says:

    You look so beautiful and you are SO close! The powdered doughnut craving cracks me up because it seems so "unlike you" if you weren't pregnant! 😉

  17. You are so cute! I can't believe how small you still are at 36 weeks!

  18. Lindsay says:

    I can't believe you only have 23 days left! It seems like it has gone by so quickly (at least for your readers!). You are the cutest pregnant lady ever! Can't wait to "meet" Caroline!

  19. You look adorable!! Love the outfit. You are one of the most stylish pregnant ladies!

  20. Kayln says:

    you're ALL belly, girl! so cute! can't believe it's so close!

  21. I am seriously SO jealous!! You are ALL baby! You are glowing! 🙂

  22. You look gorgeous, your bump is so cute! It's so exciting to be in the home stretch, Caroline will be here before you know it! xoxo

  23. Amber says:

    Seriously, you are THE most adorable pregnant lady I've ever seen!!!! You don't "look" pregnant anywhere but the belly!! Which is the best!!! Your style is amazing, too. Love seeing your updates!!

  24. Ashley says:

    You are just SO cute! All baby, agreed with Amber ^ you don't look pregnant anywhere except the belly!

    Where is that necklace from? I've been trying to find some bigger bib/statement necklaces but haven't stumbled on any in stores that I like.

  25. omgggg i can't believe she is coming so soon!!! i am SO excited for you 🙂 pretty impressive that you have managed to stay the cutest little preggers girl ever over these 36 wks! keeping you and baby caroline in my prayers for a safe and healthy delivery!

  26. You look absolutely gorgeous 🙂 I know you can't wait to meet the sweet little Caroline 🙂

  27. Kristen says:

    you look so adorable my friend! i'm so excited for you!

  28. You are soo cute preggo! I think I tell you that in every comment I leave. lol. 🙂
    xoxo
    Samantha

  29. Samantha says:

    Does Jeff take these pictures? If so—SO CUTE! 🙂

  30. Britney says:

    Oh my! You look BEAUTIFUL (all baby). I bet you are getting sooooooo excited!!!

  31. Allison says:

    You and the little baby are adorable! I've enjoyed following your baby journey. You're almost to the end! 🙂

  32. Day Old News says:

    You are just the most precious little thing! Good luck!!

  33. You will have no problem losing the weight at all, especially if you breast feed. You are all baby!!!

  34. Faith says:

    You are so cute! Getting so close!

  35. Tess says:

    You are positively glowing!!! My favorite bump-update to date! You are almost there!

  36. Yay!!! You look so good girl!

  37. SSM says:

    How wonderful!

    I can't wait for Caroline's debut.

  38. I'm sure it's been forever to you, but it's so close!! Seems like you were just announcing it all on here. Can't wait to see your sweet girl. You're looking adorable mommy!!

  39. Angie says:

    How adorable you are!!!
    You must be so excited. I delivered both of mine at 36 weeks so any progress is good progress 🙂

  40. again, you look adorable – flats and all!

  41. Shari says:

    You look great! I can't believe how soon she will be here. 🙂 So exciting.

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