Friday, March 20, 2015

Pregnancy Update @ 37 weeks

I had a pretty good week pregnancy-wise. With the exception of the swollen fingers, feet and aches here and there, everything was OK.
I am now "full term" @ 37-weeks depending on what calendar you're using. I truly feel so blessed and happy to be itching towards the end of this journey.

How Far Along? 37 weeks. By the standards used when I was pregnant with JOE, at this point, I was considered full term. But according to new guidelines from last year, full term is now 39-weeks. I am completely fine with this. J & I would very much like for her to wait until her due date. We still have a ton on our plates to do :-).

Size of Baby? Now about 19-inches long (almost at her full length!). For comparison, baby is now about the size of a honeydew melon and weighs about 6.3 pounds! Since my appointment last week, I somehow managed to lose some more weight. My current weight gain to date for this pregnancy is 3.2-lbs. I guess I will definitely be staying under the 10-lb mark.

Maternity Clothes? Fully in them now but I am still able to alternate maternity clothes and pre-pregnancy clothes. 

Stretch Marks? So far, nothing new has cropped up. But I can't always see around my round belly anymore For now though, I haven't noticed any new ones.

Sleep? It has gotten somewhat better. I am now waking up 4-5 times as opposed to upwards of 6-times per night. I'll take it. A couple skipped pee breaks at night adds up to about 20-minutes more sleep for me. 

Food Cravings? ICE ICE baby! I posted a picture of the larger cup I was able to get from Walmart to ensure I don't have to make multiple runs to the cafeteria to fill up my ice. Yay!

What I Miss: Being about to walk around without wobbling. I feel like one of those wobble toys you find at amusement parks or play areas. The ones you can knock down and they keep coming back up wobbling. 
I also miss going up the stairs without being out of breath. I miss my regular sized feet. I miss being able to put lotion on my feet without having to use my bed rail as a step area. There's a lot I miss but at the same time, I am grateful for this precious child growing inside of me.

What I'm Looking Forward To:  My hospital bag is packed. We decided J will stay home with JOE when I stay in the hospital overnight. That way, JOE can have some semblance of normalcy. My mom will be staying with me instead. 

I was hoping I'd be able to get a maternity photo shoot in. Similar to what we did when I was pregnant with JOE but at this point, I'm not sure we'll be able to find the time to do it. I feel disappointed about that :-(.

Symptoms? Sleepless nights, swollen fingers and feet. Still no real food cravings but last night, I had ice cream for dinner. Does that count? It wasn't much but I felt like having something sweet.

Movement? YES! Much slower movements now. I guess baby girl is running out of room in there. 

Belly Button In or Out? Still very much in. It never came out last time with JOE's pregnancy so I don't think it will this time.

Labor Signs? Braxton Hicks!!! Still manageable. I plan on starting on the same raspberry tea leaves regimen I did with JOE closer to this baby's due date.

Best Moment of the Week? Hearing JOE talk about her baby sister and the many kisses she always gives her. I had my weekly appointment a few days ago and JOE had to come with me. While on the examination table being examined, I made a face during a not so comfortable check and JOE turned to me and said "momma, its OK. The doctor is checking on baby sister." It was just too cute for words.

Weekly Wisdom: Learning to say no to foolishness. I encountered a couple of things this week that should have made me say "stop it!" but I didn't. Oh well...I'll try to do better with that.

Pictures? Yup. Here are a few pictures below.

I know...not the sexiest feet but they are what I have to work with right now :-). Praying they go back to normal after baby arrives.

JOE's many faces at my last OB appointment. She did so well. 



A side by side comparison. Baby is still quite high up. I am guessing she won't be making her debut any time soon.

Hope you had a great week. I am ready for the weekend! Have a fun and safe weekend and remember to be kind to strangers!


  1. Congrats! I remember 37 weeks like it was yesterday - swollen ankles and all! The end is near! yay!

  2. That's so interesting, i hadn't heard about the changes 37 to 39 for full term. Time flies, in no time, you'll be a mom to two little girls. JOE is already a fantastic sister. You are super blessed!

  3. Your bag is packed and you're making those last minute arrangements. You're almost there and it's so exciting. I also remember not sleeping much because of all those nightly bathroom trips. I don't miss that at all... :)

  4. Awww so close!! JOE is seriously too a doll! I can't wait to see life with your two girls! Yaah for your mom coming by!

  5. Wow, 37 weeks already, where did time go? Your baby girl will be here before you know it. I wonder if she is getting a J name too :). So excited for her arrival.


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