Monday, May 9, 2011

37 weeks pregnant

How far along: I am now 37 weeks pregnant ... 21-7=14 days to go ... did I really just type that?! Wow!

Size of baby: Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is weeks away. If you go into labor now, her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (according to Babycenter). I've been wondering when the "time" will be. Will my water break like it did with Griffin? Will I have a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks? I'm getting anxious (but very excited).

Maternity clothes: Yes and yes ... I had to buy a few longer shirts to get me through the final stretch.

Gender: It's a GIRL and she'll be named Harper Elizabeth!

Movement: Her movement is slowing down a bit, but she is still as strong as ever. She contorts my entire belly when she moves!

Sleep: I have been needing to take some extra naps to keep up. I have been pretty tired lately.

What I miss: Being able to bend over, walk without getting winded, walk without a waddle, and walk without pain ... oh, and skinny ankles!!!!

Cravings: This week I had a craving for ... water ... surprise! Also, I had the same cravings as last week: Hi-C Fruit Punch and grilled cheese sandwiches! I've eaten a good amount of fresh fruit this week too!

Symptoms: This post may not be long enough ... ha! Let's see: round ligament pain in my thigh/groin area, sciatic nerve pain, difficulty breathing, little baby feet sticking up into my ribs, swelling of my ankles, feet, and legs, exhaustion, lower back pain, and just all around uncomfortableness.

What I'm looking forward to: My niece is being baptized this weekend. My sister lives 2 hours away, so we're going to spend the night in a hotel. It'll be our last hurrah as a family of 3!

Best moment this week: Spending Mother's Day with my little boy, my husband, my mom, and my mother-in-law!

1 comment:

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I can't believe she'll be here soon! I can't wait to hear the news!