Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bump Update- 37 Weeks!

How far along? FULL TERM....37 weeks, 1 day..... 20 days left!!  
How big is baby?  About the size of a watermelon....19-22 inches.  At my doc. appt. on Monday we had an ultrasound to see about how much he weighs and she estimated he was close to 7 lbs!  
Total weight gain/loss?  +15 lbs  
Maternity Clothes?  Every day.   I live in maxi skirts, tank tops and maxi dresses these days!  Thankfully there is some really cute stuff out there for Spring and Summer.
Stretch Marks?  Sides and boobs.   
Sleep?   God is definitely trying to prepare me for when Connor arrives.  Sleep doesn't happen much these days.  Tylenol PM doesn't even work as well as it used to.        
Miss anything?  After the past 2 weeks I have had, I miss EVERYTHING.... sleeping, not going to the bathroom every 30 minutes, not being in pain, you name it....      
Movement?  I read something this week about how at this stage the baby usually sleeps anywhere from 16-20 hours a day.  Totally not the case for Connor...he moves allllll day long and all night.  I rarely go for an hour where I don't feel him.  That will be what I will miss most about being pregnant.          
Food Cravings?  Ice, Banana Split (someone posted a pic on Instagram of a banana split last week and ever since then I have wanted one!), pasta   
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Meat in general.  Most nights I want anything that does not have meat in it. 
Have you started to show yet?  My belly is HUGE!         
Gender?   BOY!!! 
Labor Signs? Painful braxton hicks, intense pelvic/who-ha pain   
Belly Button in or out?  Almost completely flat.
Mood?  I have had a few breakdowns the past week... I am pretty miserable and limited on what I can do so I've been pretty down.  And I cry at just about anything.  My hormones are definitely crazier than they have been throughout the rest of the pregnancy!     
TERRIBLE pelvic bone/who-ha pains and pressure, unable to walk much, restless legs, aching hands and wrists.  I woke up this morning with a sore throat and bad cough too.       
Wedding rings still on?  Still on!  I have had a few days in the past 2 weeks where I could not get them off though, but that usually just happens after I have been standing for too long or if I am in the heat.         
Best moments of the week? 
-The nursery is almost finished and we absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait to do a whole post and share it with you :)
-We had an ultrasound on Monday and got to see him for the first time in a long time. He is head down still and facing my back so we couldn't see too much but still amazing seeing his big head, belly, spine and little feet.  
-Hubby and I spent a couple hours on the lake on Sunday.  The lake is one of our favorite places to be and the weather was beautiful so we took the boat out and enjoyed some time just the 2 of us.  And I got to work on my tan :)  
-Last Thursday night we went to my husband's company's employee appreciation dinner in Houston and at the end they surprised us with a ton of gifts for Connor!  We were so surprised and feel so lucky to have such great, generous people in our lives.  We are officially completely stocked with everything we need! 
Looking forward to?
-Giving birth!!! haha :)  Seriously though.... I am SO ready and so excited.   
-Finishing the nursery this week
-Next doc. appt on Monday, 4/29
Doctor Appt. Update-
At our appt on Monday she checked to see if I was dilated for the first time.....and nope, I am at a big fat 0 still.  And she could not feel his head so she said I probably have a ways to go.  We had an ultrasound to see how big he was and confirm that he is head down.  Doc. said he has a big belly :)  My blood pressure is perfect, his heart rate is everything is good! 
She did tell me that once I was at 2 cm. she would induce if I wanted her too, but she would prefer if I just let him come on his own.  So, we'll just see how miserable I am when that time comes...if it comes!
But she did say that no matter what she will not let me go too far past my due date...a week at the absolute most.   


Kate said...

Who-ha pain? Oh brother.... this I am NOT looking forward too. Haha!! Does it hurt worse than the Braxton Hicks?

Blue Dog Belle said...

Oh my lord! You look like you're ready to pop! (if only it was that easy...) I can't believe he's almost here!!!

Allison said...

You are beautiful preggo! I am sorry it is so painful and miserable at this point. He will be here in no time!!

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I'm 3 days behind you and I can TOTALLY relate to the sleeping thing. And I think I am about there with you on the hormones. Things send me into a RAGE/tears without even trying. It's pathetic really.

I can't wait to see his nursery!

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

I feel your pain friend...I can't wait to not have to go to the bathroom every 30 min. So ready to meet these guys!

Deidre said...

You look great, despite all the discomfort you described if that is any consolation? probably not.

You're so close!

Deidre said...

You look great, despite all the discomfort you described if that is any consolation? probably not.

You're so close!

Sarah said...

You are almost there...woo-hoo!! I cant wait to see the nursery!!

Meg O. said...

I can't believe you are almost there, girlfriend!!! You are seriously ALL belly! Hang in there! These last couple of weeks feels like time sort of stands still and then you look back and go "WOW, where did the time go?" I am so excited for you!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

you look so good!

Courtney B said...

Perfect time for me to find your blog! You're SOOOO close!! (I remember feeling like it was so close, but SO far away! I just couldn't wait to meet my baby. And sleep on my belly again ;) ha ha!) You look amazing and I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to follow along and see pictures of your adorable baby!

Courtney B said...

Doh... I already follow your blog. Mommy brain! (First it's pregnancy brain, now its mommy brain) I've been out of blog land for so long (I wasn't very good at being on the computer until like the last week. Finally have life figured out with a baby, ha ha!) So sorry!!

Heather said...

You look beautiful!