What Fruit are you? The size of Swiss Chard- how is that for a visual? Baby girl now weighs around 6 1/3 lb and is around 19 inches long, according to BabyCenter.
Due date: May 9, 2014 and still measuring right on track. She also was still head down at the last appointment. I’m hoping it’s late enough in pregnancy now that she stays that way!
How far along: 37 weeks
Gender: Baby girl! (with a name and everything!)
Total weight gain/loss: Well, I went up to 30 lbs, then lost 2 in the past couple days so I’m still at 28.
Exercise: Up until the last 3 days, I had a good streak going at the gym. I’d go about every other day and workouts looked like 30 minutes on the elliptical or 3.5 mile bike ride or kettle bell workout and walking. Nothing very intense, but moving is good, right?
Stretch marks: Nada.
Swelling: Nothing lately.
Belly button: Oh, it’s out. And proud.
Sleep: Whomp whoomp whooooomp. I knew it was bound to happen. Sleep isn’t great. After sleeping like a CHAMP through this pregnancy, the last week has gone down hill. I wake up 3-4 times to use the bathroom or just to stare at the clock. I take it as a sign that baby girl is moving down (a good sign!) and preparation for what is to come. I’m still so grateful I slept so well for so long.
Food cravings: Carbs. Pasta mostly. However, I’m still feeling rather apathetic towards food.
Symptoms: Alright, you ready for this?!
Hips- achy as can be.
Cramps- low and constant.
Occasional lightning pains.
Lower back pulling.
Fatigue- Naps are almost an everyday occurrence right now.
A hot spot on the top of my belly, under my right ribs. I think she sticks her little bottom there and it squishes a nerve. So strange!
Blood pressure: 104/62. Baby girl’s heartbeat: 130’s to low 140’s. My progress: about 50% effaced at 36 weeks and Strep B negative!
What I miss: My energy! Not feeling so large and in charge. Sleep. Wine. Let’s just say I’m getting more and more excited to hold baby girl in my arms instead of in my belly. However, I’ve heard several heartbreaking stories lately and I’m keeping in perspective how grateful I am for this opportunity to bring our baby into the world. I’m really praying for a smooth delivery and healthy baby.
What I’m loving: Baby girl is the hiccup queen! She gets them several times each day. I’ve enjoyed wondering what she will look like and what her personality will be. I enjoy imagining her bond with Hailey. Speaking of, Hailey is still being exceptionally cute, insisting of giving baby sister hugs and kisses when she gives some to me.
What I’m looking forward to: The main event! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t ready now, but really I’d love for her to wait until at least 39 weeks. Buuuuuut I’m finally putting together my hospital bag just in case.
Have a great weekend!