Saturday, June 23, 2012

37 Weeks


Stats:
How far along:  37 weeks, this little girl is full term, and can come any day. No seriously Fynn, any day now! 

How big is baby?: My app says she's a chunky little watermelon this week. 19-22 inches in length and 6 1/2 pounds. In actuality though, she's smaller than that. We're going to see how big she really is on Wednesday. 

Total weight gain: I gained another pound this week, which isn't surprising since I'm constantly starving these days. My total is 31 pounds. The doctor asked me yesterday where I'm hiding this baby since she seems to be growing, but i'm not getting as big as I should (which I take as both a compliment and a lie), so we're going to do another growth scan on Wednesday to get a peek at Miss. Fynn... and triple-check that she is a Miss. since my sister had a dream the other day that I had a baby and it was a boy. Though I'm reasonably sure that Fynn really is a girl, some reassurance never hurts! 


Maternity clothes: VACATION!!!! Which means I pretty much wear whatever I want. A couple of days this week? Gym shorts and a tank top :) Granted, if I have to look halfway decent, it's quite the challenge to find anything that fits, but those days are few and far between, so I'm cool with my slacker outfits these days. This weeks pix were brought to you by the baby shower my amazing coworkers threw me on Thursday night. Only day this week where I really got dressed-dressed. 

Best moment of the week:
 During our appointment yesterday the doctor said that I am already almost 4 cm dilated. Now, I know that it pretty much means nothing cause I could walk around for 4 more weeks at 4 cm, or I could go into labor any minute. Last night, for some reason, I was convinced that I was going to go into labor that night. I told Drew which kind of sent him into panic mode and we quickly cleaned out my car, vacumned it and installed the carseat. Sweet, one more thing off our to-do list. He also promised this morning that he is going to pack his hospital bag tonight... I'll believe it when I see it. 



Food cravings: Thirsty all the time. Hungry all the time. Craving a lot of chocolate which isn't doing much to help my heartburn. 

Food aversions: chicken is still nasty to me. 


Symptoms: Ugh, the usual. The heartburn is horrendous. Tried some new meds this week, which actually made it worse. Got a prescription Friday for some stronger stuff, but my insurance company, the pharmacy and my doctor's office worked together to eff that one up, so I have to wait until Monday to get the new drugs. Boo. I get tired soooo easily these days, which makes me feel like a fat lazy bum as I take a nap everyday. Not sleeping much at night anymore, but being able to nap during the day helps. With all the heat and humidity, anytime spent outside results and lovely sausage legs and feet. It's beautiful. Walking causes pretty much constant contractions and this lovely electric-shock feeling pain that I am assuming is her head bouncing on my cervix. Creepy, but really cool to know that she's that ready. 


Movement: Little girl hiccups a lot still. Lots of swirly rolls going down. She's big enough now that my entire belly moves when she does. I love watching it! I've started to think about how weird it's going to be to NOT have her moving around inside me. Sometimes when she moves my belly gets these odd angles and points to it. I guess that's a good sign that she's getting nice and big in there. 

Gender: My little girl! 



What I'm looking forward to: This little girl being here! I feel like it is so close, but I still have to wait. Waiting is hard, but waiting for an unknown moment is even harder. Not knowing the day or even week that she will arrive makes the waiting even harder. 

What I miss: The usual. My body, booze, energy, sleep, all those things that pregnancy has taken from me. 

Next appointment: Wednesday... this whole going every week thing is crazy! 

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful record of your pregnancy - you will treasure this! You look great, too.

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  2. You look wonderful! Your little girl will be here before you know it!

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  3. 4 cm dilated is awesome! It just means that much less work for your body to do during labor, whenever that happens. What an exciting time--try to sleep while you can!

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  4. Have a safe delivery!
    Wishing you and your little girl good health! :)

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  5. Cute blog!! I am due July 1 and not dilated AT ALL! I am so jealous but happy for you!! :) My little Cameron has the hiccups all. the. time. It's crazy, huh?!

    We have another ultrasound tomorrow and are going to triple check his man-parts, too....how funny!! I feel more confident "seeing" his parts just to be sure ;)

    I can't wait to follow along...good luck and enjoy!

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