Friday, March 17, 2017

37 Weeks: Spring Break let me hug you!

I look extra tired this week...and I am...even being on spring break. The last month of pregnancy has hit me like a ton of bricks. It may be that I'm in denial that I need to (and should) slow down. There is just so much to do...and I'm "nesting" okay ;-)  

How far along?
37 weeks 

How big is baby?
Romaine Lettuce or a tackle box
 ~18.9" and ~6.17 lbs

What's baby up to this week?
He is practicing some cool , new skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping, and blinking. He is also getting his first sticky poop ready for his first diaper...and daddy's first diaper change ;)

My back has been a bit more achy this week and I am having a harder time getting comfortable...but my heartburn seems to have subsided a bit, so I will take it! The Braxton Hicks contractions have picked up and are a little more uncomfortable than doc said this was normal and means my body is doing what it's supposed to to prep for baby's arrival! 

Maternity Clothes?
Still mixing maternity and non-maternity and don't have any plans to buy any more...we are so close to the end I can't fathom spending the money.

I am starting to worry about post-baby clothes though...what does one wear? Maternity clothes will be too big and I can't imagine my old clothes will be all that flattering right away. Good thing I will be home, because it may be sweatpants all day errryday :)

I'm waking up several times in the night to use the bathroom and having a little more trouble getting comfortable to fall back asleep. My belly has gotten heavy and baby is taking up every square inch of his uterine hotel.

Missing Anything?
Being able to get around quickly and without waddling :)

No huge cravings this intense need for candy from last week seems to have subsided. I have been able to sneak a few Sour Patch Kids with my meals so that has helped...did you know a whole 8 teeny tiny Sour Patch Kids have 17 carbs and more sugar than any one person should consume? #NowYouDo #YoureWelcome

Not really anything

Excited and anxious for Baby to be here! I can't believe we only have about 3 weeks!!!

He seems to be moving all day long...little pushes and nudges in my hips, ribs, pelvis...just about everywhere. My torso isn't the most spacious :)

Best Moment of the week
It sounds silly...but when you're 9 mos pregnant and feel like a whale compliments are music to your ears...and there is nothing better than a compliment that comes from a complete stranger. I was at Target earlier this week and as this lady walked by me she stopped and said "you are really cute pregnant...some women can't pull it off, but you're so tiny and cute you pull it off"

Seriously, I wanted to hug her...and then cry.

Pregnancy Brain Moments
Nothing really...being on Spring Break means you don't have to use your brain nearly as much :)

Looking forward to?
Finishing the nursery this weekend! 

Projects/Baby Gear purchased?
We got the car-seat installed...which was WAY easier than people made it seem. It took us less than 5 minutes...but the mirror? Attaching that to the head-rest took us almost 20 just didnt' make sense :)

We also put together a few other things, had our last birthing class, met with our pediatrician, and bought the last few things we needed! We are all set!
Running has gotten really hard...I've been managing to run a mile without any walk breaks and then finishing up another mile or two alternating running and walking...but I can feel myself coming to the end of this journey. Lil' man has dropped and my shins are not too crazy about carrying around these 20 extra lbs. I was hoping to make it to the very end...but sadly I don't think that will happen. I'll likely be walking and going to Jazzercise more than running from this point forward.




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