Friday, September 6, 2013

37 week Bumpdate!

I'm catching up from last week with two posts but I am now 37 weeks, 4 days.




This week: It's September!!!! Our due date month is here and I have a full term baby in my uterus!!!!! I can't even believe that my baby is a real baby that could be here at any time.

How far along? 37 weeks! Full term! (9/2/13)

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of a winter melon! (I think I wrote this for wk 36, too, but it's actually wk 37). As of our last appointment on Tuesday, the doctor still thinks she will be average sized, around 7-7.5 lbs. He said he can't see her being 8lbs, so that's a plus.


Total weight gain: Down a pound at my appointment on Tuesday for a total of 17 lbs.

Maternity clothes? Yup, yup, yup.

Stretch marks: The little ones on my belly are growing. My doctor noticed and was sad with me. He said to put something cool on my belly or take a cool shower to stop the itching. I just want to stop the stretching!

Sleep: Ugh. I guess I'm practicing for what's to come.

Best moment this week: In baby news, we got the last piece of our nursery.. the curtains! Now I just need to find curtain rods and re-organize a few things and the nursery is done!  Of course, I love listening to baby girl's heartbeat every week, too. This week it was 142 and she was a wiggly worm while the Dr. was trying to listen. In non baby news, my sweet Princess turned 14 this week! She's not big on birthdays but she accepted lots of treats and extra snuggles. :)

What I miss: I wish I could walk around at work without a million people commenting on my belly and telling me they don't think I'll be here much longer. I love that people are asking about me and the baby and excited for us but it's a little weird when people say "oh, I don't think we'll see you tomorrow!". Um, actually, you will. With all the baby talk, I feel like I have senior-itis. We just started school but I'm already SO looking forward to spending time at home with my girl.

Movement: Yup! They are big and sometimes hurt. She's also definitely shimmying her way down.

Food cravings: Homemade Macaroni & Cheese - there are plans to add it to the growing stash that I have been making and freezing for baby girl's arrival.

Food aversions: Still staying away from steak but other than that, I'm good.

Gender: Baby girl!

Belly button - in or out? Out. I'm afraid a student is going to touch it! They keep pointing at it and asking about it.

Wedding rings - on or off?  Off :( I kind of want a fake but I feel like it's a little late in the game for that.

Symptoms: Still trying to get over this stupid cold. My doctor said that because of the edema, it probably won't be out of my system until the baby comes. Overall, I still feel good but I'm definitely feeling more uncomfortable. 

Labor signs: Cramping and what I can assume is "lightening crotch" according to my all my blog friends. It feels like she's dropping or dropped since I can definitely feel much, much more in my pelvis all of a sudden. This past week, I feel like there is a lot of pressure down there.


Mood: Anxious & excited!

Looking forward to: Meeting my baby! Some of my blog friends who have due dates close to mine are starting to have their babies and that makes me even more excited!! I really just can't believe that my favorite season is about to start and we will have a sweet baby girl to enjoy it with. We are already planning our first family apple picking trip and may even have her apple picking outfit all washed and picked out :) 

11 comments:

  1. If you start getting a lot of cramping I bet she will be here soon! I cannot believe we are coming to the end of this journey. My "pregnant" group on Bloglovin is slowly clearing out as they transfer to my "baby" group. This is so crazy (:

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  2. Yay for full term! So excited for you:)

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  3. I was sad for you last week when you discovered the stretch marks because I thought I'd gotten away without them as well! My husband lovingly pointed them out when I was 46 weeks and I had no idea they were under there (since you can't see anything!) good news is that they look their worst now. By themselves, they'll turn translucent after a few months. My derm sold me some prescription tha was a huge waste of money and made me have a bad reaction. Just moisturize:)

    Never heard of lightning crotch but that's hilarious. And accurate. Sounds like you are very close!

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  4. Oh girl I hear ya. On the itching, and the COLD, and the... crotch. I told my doctor today it felt like I had been riding a bike... or a horse... for a week. "Normal." FUN! Pregnancy is so glam!

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  5. Oh girl I hear ya. On the itching, and the COLD, and the... crotch. I told my doctor today it felt like I had been riding a bike... or a horse... for a week. "Normal." FUN! Pregnancy is so glam!

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  6. Oh girl I hear ya. On the itching, and the COLD, and the... crotch. I told my doctor today it felt like I had been riding a bike... or a horse... for a week. "Normal." FUN! Pregnancy is so glam!

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  7. So close! Boo at the stretch marks- but at least it's for a good reason :)

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  8. Yay! You're full term! That's so exciting! Our pregnancies have gone by so fast! And I know how you feel about "senioritis"...I'm SO ready for maternity leave!

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  9. I stumbled across your blog while I was over at a Crazy Walk on the Safe Side. Congrats on your baby girl! Enjoy every minute of those last few weeks! My little girl just turned four months old and I wish I could go back to those last few weeks and soak up every movement she made!

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