Wednesday, June 13, 2012

37 Weeks Pregnant!

Baby Growth:  This week, Baby C is officially considered full term!  Woo hoo!!  If I go into labor now (or soon), his lungs will most likely be fully developed and good to go.  Based on our ultrasound last week, he's probably weighing in at about 8lbs. and he's a tad over 19 inches long.

My Symptoms:  Ok - lets get down to the reality of the situation.  I'm miserable.  Like, all of the time.  Every day.  Everything hurts.  My hips hurt, my legs hurt, my belly is heavy, I'm out of breath after doing nothing, my nausea is back, I'm not sleeping hardly at all.  Ugh.  It's pretty bad.  I really would love to sit here and just list positive things and how I am in love with being pregnant right now, but the honest truth is that that is not true.  Am I happy to be pregnant?  Yes.  Am I crazy happy that God has blessed us with another baby?  Absolutely.  Am I ready to be done with this phase and move on?  Yes.  I totally am.

I've had a good bit of Braxton Hicks this week as well as a few legit contractions thrown in the mix.  I never had more than two real contractions in a day, but I'm still happy that they happened!  It means my body is thinking about getting him out!

Weight:  According to my scale at home, I've lost a pound from last week, which brings me to +22lbs total.  I go to the doctor today, so I guess we'll see what their scale says!

Belly Pictures: Okay, so I'm wearing almost the exact same outfit as last week.  Shoot me.  I'm just happy to have a few options left to choose from.

Gender:  Boy!

Maternity Clothes:  Bleh.  I'm down to only a few things - most of which belong to my husband.  Let me tell you - that does NOT help your self-esteem.

Movement:  Oh yes - he is still a mover and a shaker.  He's running out of room, but he moves as much as he can in what little room he has left!

Sleep: Not at all.  I'm lucky to get a few hours of good sleep a night.  This is one of the areas that I am most miserable in.  When I say that most days I'm just running on fumes, I mean it.

What I Miss:  At this point, just about everything.  I'm ready to have my body back, I'm ready to feel like "me" again, I'm ready to not hurt all of the time, I'm ready to have clothes that fit.  The list could go on and on.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting him out!

Cravings:  Milk!  Still!  And, randomly this week, hotdogs.  Gross, I  know.

Best Moment of the Week:  LL has just been SO sweet lately.  I am just soaking it up!!  She has been extremely loving with me (and Matt!) and I just can't get enough of it!

Questions or Concerns:  I'm just glad to get some more information at my appointment today.  They'll do a NST on me, and I'll get to see if I've progressed from my appointment last week.

Goals for the week: I only have two things left from my to-do list last week: 1- continue to knock off items from our deep cleaning list (we've been doing great!) and 2- continue to freeze meals.  I've gotten 4 meals frozen this week.  I'm hoping to do at least 4 more this week!


Joeylee said...

your almost there. I remember at the end I was miserable too. you look great though

Nikki Hilton said...

You are very near to labor pains... I praise god for safe delivery...