My lower back has been hurting pretty bad when I get into bed at night, but Jason has been great at giving me a quick massage so that I can fall asleep. Since work is wearing me out, I'm actually sleeping really well with the exception of a few bathroom breaks each night. The newest issue I'm dealing with is swelling. My poor feet and ankles have been super puffy. I can't really do anything about it while I'm at work, but as soon as I get home, I plop on the couch and put my feet up. Oh, another not-so-great thing is that my face has been breaking out, gah. Oh, the joys of hormones! :)
We haven't really done much more with the nursery since my last post. Jason carried the Lazy Boy up, but we still need to get a dresser and nightstand so that we can put all of Logan's clothes away. I did make his crib with our new bedding set from our friend Ginger, though. It looks great! :) Once we have everything set up, I'll post pictures.
We had our Childbirth class today down in Atlanta from 9-5:30. It was VERY informative. The instructor talked about everything... and I mean *everything*... and she showed a couple of movies. I told Jason that he could close his eyes if he didn't want to see what was going on, but he said it was like a train wreck and he couldn't look away, haha. I've seen lots of videos of childbirth and I've even seen it live and in person, but I think it was a new experience for Jason. Poor guy :). I think he learned a lot, though, which is good, and all of the husbands were instructed to give us nightly massages, woot! We're supposed to go back tomorrow afternoon for a "newborn care" class, but I think we're going to skip it.
Well, I think that's all for now. Here are this week's development details:
- Your baby continues to grow and develop inside of you, measuring over 19 inches long, and weighing about 6 ½ lbs! During week 36, your baby's most important job is to keep putting on weight. Actually, that's his primary job from now until delivery.
- You probably have another 4 weeks to go until delivery, especially if this is your first pregnancy, but "Full Term" refers to the period between 37-41 weeks, so your baby could be coming any time now! Your due date is probably a good guideline to determine when your little one is coming. Even though few women deliver on their actual due date, many women deliver in the days just before or after.