Week 36-39

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Hey Guys! This will be my last pregnancy post. I am all set to deliver by c section on Monday, 3 more days and this peanut is finally out of here! We have been back to the doctors every week to check the position of the baby and it is breech and has remained so this whole time. Being a breech baby the only option we have is to do a c section which is set for Monday in my 39th week. The last couple of weeks have probably been the hardest in my whole pregnancy. My journey has been a great one and I have loved being pregnant. I can say I have almost loved every part except for the pregnancy insomnia and back aches I have been experiencing over the last 3 weeks. Other than that it has been a dream pregnancy and I have felt fantastic.

I am very proud to say that I have been able to keep up my workouts through the whole 39 weeks. I wrote a post about exercising through my pregnancy on nycfitfoodfashion.com and you can find that post here. Exercise has been a life saver during my pregnancy and if we decided to do this all over again I will do it exactly the same. The weather has been getting better this week and almost spring like so I have taken my walks to the outdoors the last 2 days. I even managed to get in 6 miles on Tuesday, I feel great.

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Food and diet wise, I ate the same as I normally did before pregnancy. I added a snack or two to get in the extra 300 calories a day but did not go overboard on that but I did indulge a little more than I normally do. My favorite things to snack on lately are greek yogurt, humus, pita chips, mini eggs and the occasional bowl of ice cream. I switched out my skinny latte at Starbucks for a soy green tea latte at Starbucks instead and I love them. During my pregnancy as of today I have put on 28 pounds and I am happy with that and I am sure I will lose most of that fairly easily with breast-feeding and using my fitness pal like I always have.

One thing I am looking forward to is fitting back into my old clothing again. I have really missed my skinny jeans! I have not been able to do them up since December so it will be a nice to change to get out of my uniform of leggings and tunics finally. The other thing that I am looking forward to most is the obvious. Finally meeting this little one and finding out its sex! I have been feeling boy since day 1 but Jon has been thinking girl. I can not wait to see which one of us was right on this one and we do have a few bets going within my family. I know my brother is wanting to collect on his $5 dollar winnings when it turns out to be a boy!

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Thank you for sharing in this journey with me and I will for sure post an update once we are home from the hospital and settled in! Bye for now!


Week 34 and 35

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Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing awesome. I am now in my 36th week and I am dying to get this little one out into the world. I had the perfect pregnancy up until week 35. The little stubborn peanut has decided not to turn and is actually moving further up into my ribs instead of head down. That means it will most likely remain in breech position and this will probably end in a C-section delivery. We finished up the childbirth classes at Mount Sinai and now it turns out I may not have needed them hahaha!

My back aches have increased with the weight of the baby. The crazy part is the best I feel all day is when I am at the gym. I can not say enough about how important it is to keep moving. It is sitting that makes me feel worse. I seem to not be able to find a comfortable position for sleeping either. I will get back to the sleeping in a bit. I have been at the gym 5 days this last week. Elliptical is now a thing of the past because of the weight of the baby I have been doing slower incline walking for about 60 minutes a day on the treadmill. That hour is one of the best parts of the day!

We have been taking advantage of NYC Restaurant Week. It has not escaped us that we only have so many date nights left for a long while. It has been great to get out every Friday night, dress up and enjoy each others company. If you are expecting for the first time I can not tell you how important it is to make sure you do this. I am so glad even though I do not feel the best that I can still get out and enjoy a night with my husband.

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The thing I was not expecting was that I would not be able to sleep at the end of my pregnancy. I have been sleeping like a baby since the first trimester. We had hoped that in this last month we could get all the sleep we can in order to prepare for the baby keeping us up. Well my body and this baby has other ideas. I can not for the life of me find a comfortable position and I have tried many. This leaves me tossing and turning and keeping poor Jon up at night. When I do finally fall asleep little peanut rolls around or jams its head into my ribs and then I am awake again. Oh and I have to mention that I also wake up to hit the washroom in the middle of the night. We are both going on a small amount of sleep at this point and are pretty grumpy!

We have been finishing up our baby gear shopping. We have spent the last 2 weekends at BUY BUY BABY, looking at car seats, carriers and swings. So what did we get? We ended up getting a Cybex infant car seat, it was a little pricier than we wanted since it will not get much use. Living in NYC we do not have a car and walk to most places but Jon loved this car seat and was sold on it in the store. For a carrier we went with our favorite baby brand Stokke. You can tell we loved Stokke since they made our stroller, crib, second stroller at the in-laws and now our carrier. Also all of our textiles are from Stokke and I am so glad that we discovered them. They have an awesome car seat but it was not available in the United States. The last thing on our list was the swing, we ended up going with the 4 moms Mamaroo. I had heard so many great things about it we had to have it. I can not wait to put the baby in it and see how much he/she likes it!

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Jon just testing out the carriers at Buy Buy Baby

We will be visiting with our OBGYN practice this week and they will be letting us know if the baby looks like it may be turning or if we are scheduling a C-section. Since I can pretty much see the baby most of the time my money is on the C-section. I will let you guys know in the next week!

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