Lincoln's mom had both of her knee's replaced this week, not fun! We went to St. Joe one night after work to see her and were SO close to hitting the most gigantic deer ever on our way home. I freaked out. It scared the crap out of me! I started crying almost instantly for some reason; I think it's because normally when it's dark out and this time of year I have my eyes glued to the road for deer...for some reason, I was on my phone and not paying attention and the damn thing just jumped out in front of us and I had no time to react. The poor little deer would have been in my lap that night had we hit it. Yikes.
I had my 36 week check up at the doctor this week also and there wasn't really anything new going on...my doctor wasn't 100% sure that the baby was head down, so I have a sonogram at my next appointment (37 weeks) to make sure that he is.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with the Hillyer's on Thanksgiving day this year. Since Lincoln's mom had just had surgery, his sisters and I took care of making all of the food and we just brought it all out to his parents house. I took care of pretty much all of the carbs: mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade rolls, and a dessert. Everything turned out really good!
Later that weekend my mom's two sisters and my cousins came up for a late Thanksgiving and early Christmas celebration. We did a lot of eating all weekend! I don't know if I did a lot of standing or if I ate too much salt or what...but my fingers and toes swelled up over the weekend! I had to take my engagement ring off (it's still not back on!) and my toes looked like sausages. Sick.
I went home and drank a bunch of water and put my feet up and luckily when I woke up the next morning, the swelling had gone down, but it scared me a little since I hadn't had any issues with swelling so far! I guess I am lucky that it is just now happening and I haven't had any issues prior to this week!
At 35 weeks, the baby is about the size of a coconut or about 17.2 - 18.7" and around 4.2 - 5.8 pounds. By week 35, hearing is fully developed, the circulatory and musculoskeletal systems are complete and his lungs are mature.
At 36 weeks, the baby is the size of a honeydew! He's still in the 17.2 - 18.7" and 4.2 - 5.8 pound range and continues to beef up. The baby would probably be able to breathe on his own if he was born right now. Most of his systems and organs, such as his liver and kidneys are in working order at 36 weeks.