February 17, 2015

Weekly Update: Week 37

How far along? 37 weeks!

How much weight have you gained? 30 pounds

Any cravings? Not really.

What are you wearing? My belly is outgrowing some of my maternity shirts... Today at work was a struggle to keep everything covered. Ooops!

How are you feeling? Symptoms? I'm having some pelvic pain as baby is dropping, so sometimes walking can be painful and slow. I've also been having some painless contractions, but no signs of actual labor yet.

Stretch marks? Still avoiding them so far!

Belly button in or out? Out.

Sleep? I wake up a lot at night now, sometimes for an hour or so before going back to bed. 

Best moment this week: There was a lot of good this week! It was Valentine's day weekend, of course, and though we didn't do anything fancy, we did make some delicious banana and caramelized walnut pancakes in the shape of hearts blobs Saturday morning. Mom, Erin, and I went out to get pedicures together so I can have pretty toes if this little lady decides to make her appearance soon. Then we all (including Dad and Tyler) put together a bunch of crockpot meals to freeze for those first weeks when we aren't going to be sleeping much and won't feel like cooking. Sunday, Tyler and I made a lot of progress on the nursery hanging up shelves and getting some of the decorations together. But the best thing that happened is that we got the snow I'd been hoping for and I got a snow day on Monday! Tyler already had the day off and I crashed it (same thing happened last year), and guess what... I hardly dare say it, but I think we FINISHED the nursery! We also took pictures of deer in the backyard at 3AM, went sledding, pre-registered at the hospital, went to a doctor's appointment, and ate Qdoba (I guess that was kind of a craving this week). It was a good day. We are feeling ready! 

Worst moment this week: Last night when my throat started hurting!! Tyler got sick this week and he is just now getting back to normal and I was hoping that I was going to avoid catching it, but I don't think I got so lucky. I have been really proud to make it this far through the pregnancy without getting sick once, despite some nasty things going around, but I think my streak has ended. I'm just hoping to get it over with quickly and before I go into labor because I DO NOT want to not be able to breathe through my nose when I go into labor... ugh!

Miss anything? I miss being able to think about things other than this baby. I think it's pretty normal in late pregnancy but she has consumed my mind as well as taken over my body. 

Movement? She's been poking me in the sides and the ribs quite a bit.

Excited for anything? If nothing else, I'm always excited for my next meal. I need to figure out what's for dinner. 

How’s dad-to-be? I think he is also misses me being able to think of things other than this baby... He's incredibly excited for her to get here and has enjoyed preparing for her arrival, but he is not quite as obsessed as I am because she doesn't currently reside within him and he hasn't  formed quite the same connection or have the crazy hormones pumping through him. He loves her already but he is really looking forward to actually meeting her and building their bond from that point.

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