Monday, June 1, 2015

37 weeks!!

 Okay, I know I say this at the beginning of every post, but I cannot believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by!  Before I came home from Australia I was worried I was going to have nothing to do and I'd be driving everyone crazy, but now here we are, just over 2 weeks away and I still feel like there's so much to do!  We are getting super excited though and can't wait to meet this little one!

How far along are you: 37 weeks, 6 days

Baby is: somewhere around 50cm long and roughly 6 pounds.  AND hopefully has a small head.  haha.  But seriously.

Weight gain: I've kind of lost track of that, but somewhere between 20 and 25 pounds I think. 

Movement: you betcha.  This baby has been head down since about 30 weeks and I can definitely feel a little bum and feet in my ribs and some arms in my hips on a regular basis.  Sometimes its just big stretches (I'm sure its getting crowded in there by now...) and sometimes its a full on dance party!

Maternity clothes: I pretty much live in the same pair of shorts and a few shirts.  Plus a few maternity dresses.  I used to care more about dressing up but at this point I'm all about comfort.  The less seams digging into my sides the better.

Stretch marks: none.  I have lathered up with my Aveeno lotion religiously since coming back to Southern Alberta and it seems to be working!

Sleep: continues to be a challenge.  I get SUPER itchy at night, so between that and having to get up to the bathroom like 10 times it can be a bit touch and go.

Favorite moment of the week: Getting the last minute things organized!  I went and bought a few bows, just in case we have a girl, and my diaper bag came in the mail today.  Now I just need to wash a few clothes, pick up our stroller from the border, and pack the bags!

Feeling: pretty good still!  I get some wicked sciatica pains in my legs, which is not my favorite, and maneuvering this belly can be a bit tricky, especially when rolling over in bed or bending over, but other than that it's been good!

Symptoms: My back pain has resolved itself, which has been heaven.  Other than that sciatica, carpel tunnel, mild swelling in my hands and feet, braxton hicks, itchiness, insomnia, and nocturia.  I had heartburn just once and I'm glad I don't have to deal with that regularly!

Baby necessities: I wish someone would tell me!  We've got a stroller and diaper bag, and we're borrowing a carseat until we go back to Australia.  Other than that we've got a few gender neutral sleepers, some blankets, and hats for the hospital.  Now I just need to do a quick shop for some diapers and baby shampoo and all that jazz and I should be set...right?  haha.

Working on: making sure I've got everything I need, and preparing myself for labor.  But let's be honest, nobody's ever prepared for that.  We went to prenatal classes last weekend, which Brandon hated loved, and I feel a bit more mentally in the game after that.  Only time will tell how things will go now!

Nursery: is neglected.  This baby will get a nursery one day.  Probably when its not a baby anymore...

Currently craving:  I had a pina colada smoothie from Orange Julius on the weekend and that's all I've been able to think about since!

Wishing: I knew when this baby is coming!  I had a doctors appointment this morning and there's no action happening yet, so its all just a waiting game.

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1 comment :

  1. yay an update!! I love reading yours so I know what to look forward to in the coming weeks :) EEK! So soon!! Pack those bags quick - it could be any day!