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36 Week Pregnancy Update–The Final Stretch!

By Friday, November 10, 2017 11

As I enter the last stretch of my pregnancy, I wanted to share a final bump update with you guys! I’m about to enter my 37th week, so baby girl could potentially arrive anytime now. I know it’s an understatement, but life is about to get a whole lot more interesting!

 

How I’m Feeling

At this point, I’m moving much slower and feeling more uncomfortable, but fortunately it’s nothing unbearable. My belly is so big now, I literally have to watch out from bumping into things—it’s large and in charge for sure! My doctor says after 38 weeks, it won’t get much larger, so thank goodness I’m almost there.

 

Baby Brandon

Baby girl is still super active, but now that’s she’s taking up a lot more room, her movements feel more like she’s stretching out rather than kicking (if that makes sense). We had a doctor’s visit earlier this week and she weighs almost six pounds now!

 

Cravings

Like I’ve said throughout my pregnancy, there’s really nothing crazy in particular I’ve been craving, although lately I’ve been all about Doritos and Cheetos. I typically only crave sweets, but that’s true whether I’m pregnant or not!

 

Health & Exercise

Believe it or not, I’m still working out 5-6 days a week, although I’ve had to modify more and more as time goes on because my belly is literally in the way now, and I definitely get winded and out of breath much more easily. Daily yoga and stretching has really helped relieve my back/hip pain, so I always try to do some every day, even if it’s only for ten minutes. I plan on continuing to exercise up until delivery as long as I’m able since it’s supposed to encourage a smoother delivery (fingers crossed!)

 

What’s Next

Our hospital bags are packed and baby’s nursery is basically finished, so I feel like we’re as ready as we can be her arrival (knowing that you can never be truly prepared for this). She could make her debut anytime now, so at this point it’s just a waiting game. My mom will arrive in Jordan on her due date (Nov. 30th) and is staying with us for about two and a half weeks to help out. Although she’s hoping she won’t miss the birth, I won’t complain if baby’s a bit early!

 

Favorite Pregnancy Products

In case you missed it, I shared the best products I’ve used throughout my pregnancy on a recent blog post and you can check it out here. I personally own and can vouch for everything shown in the image widget below—simply click on anything to see the product info.

11 Comments
  • Mica
    November 10, 2017

    You’re all bump and looking great! Those last few weeks of pregnancy are such an interesting time where you’re really just waiting! It’s great to hear you’re so organised with everything too, hope the next few weeks go smoothly and baby doesn’t keep you waiting too long πŸ™‚

    Hope you have had a lovely week and have a great weekend ahead of you πŸ™‚

  • Ramona
    November 10, 2017

    Prayers for an easy delivery and a healthy and happy baby girl! Thank you for sharing your journey!

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    November 10, 2017

    Best of luck and prayers for an easy delivery! Thank you for letting us be apart of your journey!

  • Amy Arnold
    November 10, 2017

    You look great! So fun to see your pics side by side. So impressed you are still staying active. I tried to keep walking. You are so close mama!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Lorrie Brown
    November 10, 2017

    You look amazing as always!! Prayers for all of you!! So happy and excited for you. Can’t wait to see pictures of your beautiful baby girl!!!

  • Kathy Sikes
    November 10, 2017

    I am counting down with you, sweet girl! I am so happy that your mom can be with you! That was on my mind so much, knowing that you are so far away and how she has been looking forward to a new grandchild for so long! Seems like you were just a baby and now you’re having your own baby! I love you very much, and can’t wait to hear all about this precious little girl! Hugs, prayers and God’s blessings for you, Max and your little one!

    XO,
    Aunt Kathy

  • Rachel
    November 11, 2017

    You look amazing! So happy and excited for you! Excited to see the photos of your baby..:)

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  • Shauna
    November 12, 2017

    You look amazing, Meagan!! You both must be getting so excited. And I love your pregnancy cravings – too bad I crave that stuff daily..preggers or not! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend! XO

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • mahryska
    November 13, 2017

    you look amazing!! sending much love and well wishes for your little one.
    kisses from the sandpit ❀︎
    http://www.mahryska.com

  • Sheree
    November 15, 2017

    You look so gorgeous! It is so inspirational that you have continued to live such an active lifestyle while being pregnant! You must be so exciting for your baby to come.
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  • Jessica
    November 17, 2017

    You have a really cute bump dear, and you’re blooming!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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