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  1. Allison
    August 30, 2015

    I feel your pain, I had THE WORST carpal tunnel during my last pregnancy! As in, by 41 weeks (yes, I went that long!), my hands were so numb I didn’t even have the dexterity to put my hair in a ponytail or tie my shoes. Wrist splints did help some of my discomfort, as did sleeping with my hands propped up on pillows to slightly elevate them. Hope it doesn’t get this bad for you!! Just curious, has the baby turned head down? I believe you mentioned in an earlier post that she was still breech and I was wondering!

    • Meghann
      August 31, 2015

      I have another ultrasound at my 36 week appointment. We won’t know if she’s still breech until then. However, from everything I’ve read online, I’m pretty sure it’s still her head that’s been making its home in my left ribcage.

  2. Amanda
    August 30, 2015

    Hi Meghann! I’m a longtime reader of the lurking sort who hasn’t ever commented before, but your temperature-war part of the post here really cracked me up. I had three sons in 2000-2004 and each one did crazy things to my body temp. The first one was through the summer (born in October) in Houston. Yikes. The second was born at the end of July, but in Wisconsin. Unfortunately, it was the hottest summer on record, hitting over 100 most days, and we lived in an old farm house with no a/c. We spent a lot of nights on the couch at my in-laws’ place! Then my third one, also in Wisconsin, was born in March, which means I got to spend the hot months of pregnancy in the winter. While our house was often around 65 degrees at night, I slept with no blankets and was perfectly comfortable. Ha!

    Anyway, I’ve loved following along with you, and thought I’d finally say hi! 🙂

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  3. Janelle
    August 30, 2015

    You look fabulous. Truly. I’m at 37 weeks, and I’m definitely getting a lot of comments (and have been for awhile) about how I look like I’m going to “pop” at anytime (not a fan of that phrase). I feel like I’ve finally gotten used to being so big that it doesn’t seem weird to me until I see a picture of myself… and then I realize how big I really am! Still, why do people feel the need to comment at all? It’s not like it’s a new thing that pregnant women grow large bellies.
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  4. Mary
    August 30, 2015

    No pregnancy here (PHEW!) but I can completely relate with the heat!! My boyfriend will be all wrapped up in blankets bc I need the AC loooooow to be able to sleep! I love warmth, I hate winter, but man I need it cold to sleep.
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  5. Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com}
    August 30, 2015

    I also started getting the ‘any day now!’ comments around 34 weeks. I imagined getting HUGE by the time I hit 40 weeks, but I swear my belly hasn’t changed much from 36 to 39 weeks now.
    I’m also pregnant, in the South, and the heat hasn’t been too bad. Lots of pool time has helped!
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  6. Nicole
    August 31, 2015

    At 36.5 weeks pregnant and NO A/C, I am highly jealous of your A/C! I’m thankful to not have “popped” yet so I can go to work in the air conditioning every day! Glad that baby isn’t supposed to arrive until it has cooled down (fingers crossed!) otherwise i’d be at Home Depot on the way home from the hospital to pick up a portable A/C unit!
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  7. Anne
    August 31, 2015

    Ugh! I also had swelling and carpal tunnel. I was like “Who knew this was a pregnancy side effect!?!” I wore the splints at night and they helped a lot. I also wore them the first month postpartum. Even now, three months later, I still get stuff wrists if I sleep wrong.

  8. goldie
    August 31, 2015

    Yup. Had carpal tunnel. It got so bad sleeping was awful. Im a month out of pregnancy snd my finger tips still have no sensation 🙁 x
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  9. Jennifer
    August 31, 2015

    You look great! I was pregnant in the summer too (due date was 8/29, baby didn’t come ’til 9/9…2 weeks late!!) and I needed the AC sooooo low! Funny story…when I came home from the hospital with baby the first thing I did was complain how chilly it was in the house and my hubby was like “welcome to my world” lol!. He was so excited when my temp gauge went back to normal!

    As far as the photos…it may seems like a lot now, but you will look back and be glad you documented those early months. My “babies” are almost 10 and 7 years old now, and I cherish those photos of their first year.

  10. Emily
    August 31, 2015

    You look AMAZING for 34 weeks! I remember getting to that point and being SO ready and anxious for baby to arrive. Your preggo bikini bod is fantastic! Good to hear that everything is going well (minus the swelling), but it’s all worth it in the end! I was lucky enough to not experience the “always hot” issue, but then again, I had a primarily winter pregnancy.

    I hope everything continues to be smooth sailing. Love following your journey!
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  11. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    August 31, 2015

    I was pretty lucky that I was pregnant through winter and gave birth end of May so we missed out on the hot days of summer – it was pretty perfect, especially since I didn’t have to worry about cold, icy winters with a newborn (we’re in NJ, and my house had perpetual snow for the entire winter last year…)

  12. Emily
    August 31, 2015

    You do look really cute, and I hope you get some good rest in the next few weeks before baby comes.
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  13. Pam
    August 31, 2015

    I think you look great and not ready to pop just yet!
    If your baby is breech, I saw mention in other comments, there are chiropractors that are trained in the Webster method that can help. I think getting a chiropractic adjustment is important during pregnancy anyway to make more room by opening your hips and pelvis to get ready for birth.
    Info on Webster technique: http://icpa4kids.com/about/webster_technique.htm
    Find a chiro… http://icpa4kids.org/Find-a-Chiropractor/
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  14. Jess
    August 31, 2015

    I had a baby earlier this summer and I remember being super pregnant and super hot all the time. The a/c was broken at my job I was miserable.

    However once you have your baby it pretty much goes back to normal

  15. Kelly
    August 31, 2015

    That photo package sounds great! I’m thinking about doing professional family photo for the first time when my second baby arrives in December. I can’t imagine how we’ll get a decent photo of the whole family together otherwise considering my wiggly toddler.
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  16. Katie @ Live Half Full
    August 31, 2015

    I’m 33 weeks today and have been getting SO many of those comments the past week or so. I can’t imagine how much bigger I’m going to get- I’m already huge!!!
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  17. Stacey
    August 31, 2015

    I think you look fantastic!! Rock that bump, mama!
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  18. Jesica @rUnladylike
    August 31, 2015

    Looking good mama! You are rocking that bikini!!! Love it! Thinking about you as you near the home stretch. xoxo
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  19. Linda @ The Fitty
    September 1, 2015

    Is being pregnant supposed to up your body temperature? I was not aware of that.
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  20. Mia
    September 4, 2015

    Carpal tunnel and swelling has started for me also. Night are sleepless! Will pray for you.

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