37 Week BumpDate (We’re full-term!)

Hi everyone!

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚ 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!
Gender: Girl :)
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 πŸ™
Looking forward to: Her birth- any day now!!!!!!

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  • Reply
    Moren Akinkoye
    April 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Amanda, love this post. I don’t have any kids yet but it’s somewhere way back in the back of my mind. Lol. Love the detailed updates plus you’re looking really good!

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    Emily P
    April 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Awww you have such a beautiful belly!

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    Rolando Rodriguez
    April 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    May 20th? Ye!!!!!!!!

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    cindy b
    April 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Wow you look great! Congrats!

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    April 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Super Congrats!…just in time for the warm weather!!

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      April 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks, I know! Spring and Summer are my favorites, so it will be perfect πŸ™‚

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    April 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    You look fantastic! I only had baby in front for one of my four full term pregnancies and loved how fast I rebounded my shape after that one. Enjoy the last days of quiet.

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    Amber Nelson
    April 9, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    You are looking great. It won’t be long now!

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    Elisebet F
    April 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I missed sushi like crazy when I was pregnant! And beer! I’m not usually a big drinker, but for some reason beer just sounded incredibly refreshing to me. I’m also one of the lucky no-stretch marks crowd, woot woot! You’ll be glad of that when it’s swimsuit season.

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      April 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Lucky you, Elisebet! I’m not holding my breath, just in case, but keeping my fingers super crossed it stays that way πŸ™‚

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    Lisa Jones
    April 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Your Right On Target You Look Amazing!

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    Michelle F.
    April 9, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    What a beautiful baby bump! Congratulations!

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    April 10, 2014 at 12:38 am

    You are so adorable!

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    Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim
    April 10, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I love baby bumps. I admit I got a bit of a thrill for you when I saw her stats. So close to the time she will be in your arms instead of in your belly! You do look amazing. Congrats. I hope we get to have a “Welcome Home” party on the blog! Looking forward to pics. God Bless!

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      April 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks so much, Kim! We are so excited, and I will definitely be (over)sharing pictures of her on the blog asap πŸ™‚

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    April 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    congrats VERY MUCH!

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    April 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    You look so beautiful at your 37 weeks. I was all belly when i was pregnant with my youngest son. He was 8.17 lbs when he came out, the biggest among my 3 boys. God bless you and may you and baby stay healthy and have a safe delivery.

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    Kait @ ChickadeeSays
    April 10, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, you look STUNNING in that picture! Congrats!

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    Kisa Johnson
    April 11, 2014 at 12:22 am

    You look so beautiful! Yay for being full term, πŸ˜€ any time now then!

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    Joanna Sormunen
    April 11, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Congratulations! You look amazing! And it’s a girl, how lovely πŸ™‚

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