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36 Weeks


After today’s post, I only have one other pregnancy update post planned–I can’t believe we’re getting so close to meeting our son! I was telling Dave the other day that I thought I would feel a lot more ready at this point, but on the other hand, when I think of all that has happened since we found out about the baby back in January, I’m so comforted by the preparation we have done. The perfect example: we hadn’t even started looking at houses yet then, and now, we’re all moved into a sweet little ranch that we love…and that has a finished nursery in it. Ready or not, baby boy is coming soon, and we are getting so excited to see him and snuggle him!

36 weeks

How far along: 36 weeks

Baby size: A papaya! I also asked my doctor for a weight estimate last week and she said probably about 5 lbs.

Weight gain: 34 lbs

Stretch marks: Still none, yay!

Sleep: Not good. I think we might be being prepared for life with a newborn because Dave and I have both been waking up a lot at night–me because I can’t get comfortable, and him…well, I don’t know why he’s waking up so much, but it’s kind of funny that we’re in it together already :)

Maternity clothes: Tremendously grateful to be able to be in workout clothes most of the time, plus my trusty swing dresses. I am seriously missing the rest of my closet!

Gender: Boy!

Movement: He is running out of space, but still kicking up a storm. It’s a little easier to identify his tiny arms and legs now, which is fun!

Best moment this week: So much good preparation. We finished washing baby clothes and sheets, installed the car seat, made hospital bag packing and pre-baby grocery shopping lists, and set up the glider in the nursery to finish it up.

Food cravings: Still loving ice cold water, the occasional Diet Dr. Pepper, and cereal at least once a day. It seems like cereal is a popular craving–I wonder why!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really

Missing anything: My normal clothes and good workouts. I think I shot myself in the foot by not being more consistent with exercise throughout pregnancy, because even walking gets pretty uncomfortable at this point. This is the number one thing I plan to do differently in subsequent pregnancies.

Symptoms: Braxton-Hicks contractions, lower back pain, acid reflux, shortness of breath, general discomfort all day, every day :P

Looking forward to: Taking an extra day off for Labor Day weekend to relax with Dave! I feel like I can’t get enough time with him these days, so I’m extra excited for a little staycation!

More pregnancy updates:
20 Weeks
23 Weeks
27 Weeks
31 Weeks
33 Weeks






  1. Sarah White

    August 30th, 2016 at 7:47 am

    We’re such twins! Like I think I have the exact outfit you’re wearing in the photo. And I agree with everything you noted about what you’re feeling! I think I cried for a good 20 minutes the other day because I miss my old clothes! Lol. Great post Lisa, I can’t wait to meet both of our boys!

  2. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Aww, twins! Wouldn’t be the first time, right? :) We’re so close to baby boys and old fall clothes!!

  3. Erica Wilson

    August 30th, 2016 at 8:35 am

    You look beautiful!! You are so close to meeting your little guy, I’m so excited for you two!

    PS – I also ate cereal at least daily while pregnant and it’s still my bedtime snack! You’re just as hungry while nursing!

  4. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Thank you so much, Erica! Currently accepting any and all advice for having a baby boy :) And will plan to keep my cereal stash up, haha!

  5. Robyn

    August 30th, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m just so excited for you!!! You are radiant! :)

  6. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Thank you, friend! I do not feel radiant haha, so I appreciate that! :)

  7. Kelly

    August 30th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Can’t believe its almost time! And your looking so beautiful. Can’t wait to see baby boy!

  8. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Me neither! :) Thank you so much for your kind words!

  9. Marielle Collins

    August 30th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Lisa! Just wanted to tell you I have been following all your wonderful posts about your pregnancy updates and love reading about how things are going! : ) so excited for you – I still can’t believe you are having a baby!! So amazing! Thinking of you and sending lots of blessings and good wishes your way! Xoxo

  10. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Aww, thank you so much, sweet friend!! I can’t believe it either, haha :) Miss you and hope you’re doing so well!

  11. Sadie Lewis

    August 30th, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve enjoyed following your pregnancy journey and am so very excited for you! This last little bit is tough, but hang in there. Sweet snuggles await you at the finish line!

  12. Lisa

    August 30th, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much for your encouragement, friend! Seeing your posts about your little girl is a great reminder of what’s on the other side! :)

  13. Dana

    August 30th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    It’s sooooo soon! OMG!!!!!!

  14. Lisa

    September 1st, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I am ready for you to come back to NC and meet him!!

  15. Catherine

    August 31st, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I’m so excited for you! I have loved following along with your pregnancy and can’t wait to hear about life with a newborn!

  16. Lisa

    September 1st, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you so much for your sweet support! Hope you’re doing so well! :) Xo!


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