Tuesday, May 29, 2012

37 Weeks…Full-Term!

Baby C is officially fully cooked as of today!  While I wouldn’t mind him coming early, I just don’t think he’ll be coming at for at least another couple weeks.  We’ll see, though, a lot of people keep telling me I’ll have him before my due date.

I’m getting a little more uncomfortable, but for the most part I still feel pretty good.  I am favoring sitting and laying a lot rather than walking and standing, but I’m at least trying to make myself keep up with my daily walks at the mall.  My work is close to a huge nearby mall, so I go there during my lunch break and do a couple laps.  And I don’t even window shop!

I’m definitely waddling more and having to pee alllll the time, but I’m sleeping well and my back pain has been off and on.  I had a massage on Saturday and she really worked my lower back which helped.  I scheduled another massage for the 9th, but hopefully I’ll have to cancel it or reschedule it for later this summer… :)

  • How far along?: 37 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  Wintermelon…whatever that is.  He’s apparently gaining a 1/2 ounce each day now. 
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +25-27.
  • The Bump:  Everyone has told me I’ve gotten even bigger in the past week.  But I haven’t really dropped yet – he’s totally still up high.
  • Symptoms: Peeing a lot.  Feeling more pressure in my lower pelvis.  Heartburn off and on. 
  • Food Cravings:  Ice cream.  I definitely haven’t been afraid to overindulge.  I’ve been trying to stick to frozen yogurt.  I’m getting some calcium, right?
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: Not too bad this past week.
  • What I miss: The usual stuff. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: Wedding band and engagement ring are off, anniversary band is still on since it’s sized a little bigger and still fits fine.  My rings fit some days and other days it’s too risky, so I think they’ll just be put away until he’s here.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  I think we have picked THE one :)  It’s a secret until he’s born, though.
  • Movement: Lots of movement still – some of his jabs hurt now. 
  • Maternity Clothes: Just about all maternity. 
  • Labor Signs: Some BH contractions, but nothing that’s hurt.
  • Best Moment of the Week: When we got ice cream over the weekend, we were in line behind a mom and a little boy (probably 4 or 5 years old).  She called him Baby C’s name and I did a huge double-take.  I instantly thought “that’s OUR name!”.  Obviously other boys will have his name, but it surprised me because his name is really not that popular and I’ve never heard it in a public situation like that before.  Anyways it was still fun hearing it.  If she had said something about my bump, I probably would have told her we were planning to name our baby her son’s name.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Doctor’s appointment tomorrow…let’ see if I made any progress!

    37 Week Pic:


    And what I wore to work…top from Motherhood Maternity Outlet, maternity pants from Target.  I wore this top back in my second trimester sometime on a bump update – look at the difference:

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