Well, here it is in all it’s glory! My 37 week bump and my swollen-beyond-belief face/hands/body! But, I know the end is near and I know I am going to miss being pregnant a lot- it’s been really great- so I’m trying to just enjoy every day with The Bump, before The Bump can cry and poop all over me 😉
So far, everything is going well! The doctors keep noting how low her head is, so I am assuming that’s a sign she’s getting ready! We’re hoping to meet her in the next week or two, just because we are so greedy and have been waiting on her for a long time 🙂 But- we hear all the time that first babies like to take their time, so there is a chance she may be a little May baby! Only time will tell…
So now, for a quick 37 week Bump Date!
How far along: 37 weeks, 3(ish) left to go, but we’re hoping for less!
Weight gain: 32 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Pretty much only wearing maternity, and even some of my maternity shirts are getting to be too short!
Stretch marks: Not yet, knock on wood! At my last two appointments, my midwife has pointed it out and told me she thinks I might make it out without any!
Belly button in or out: Out, but just a little, not a total outie!
Sleep: Ehh, it changes every night. One night, I can’t sleep due to nausea, discomfort, backache, etc., but then the next night I’m so tired I pass out and only wake up a few times to pee!
Best moment this week: Putting our hospital bags by the front door, cleaning Anissa Marie’s room, buying snacks for Mr. R during the hospital stay! Next up will be setting up the cars with carseat bases, mirrors and sunshades!
Miss anything: Still margaritas and sushi. Last night I even had a dream about drinking- I was claiming that since she was full-term, it wouldn’t affect her anymore. Uh oh, bad Mama!!
Movement: All day! Her moves have changed from kicks to more of stretches. I feel her butt all the time on my right side when she stretches out her legs. It’s the best! And, you can SEE her movements from the outside too, which is pretty cool/ freaks people out!
Cravings: Nothing really… trying not to pack on the pounds at the end!
Rings on or off: Sadly, still off and hanging around my neck. I tried to put them on the other day and apparently my knuckles have relaxed, so they won’t even go on!
Queasy or sick: Actually, yes! I guess I lucked out during the first trimester without much morning sickness, but over the past week I’ve been getting queasy at night 🙁
Looking forward to: Her birth- any day now!!!!!!