April 12, 2016

Weeks 34-37

Where does the time go? I feel like this past month has flown by and I can't even imagine how I am going to feel about the thief of time once our baby girl is here. We have been busy and enjoying the last few weeks of it just being "us". But, oh are we so ready to meet her! Here is an update on what I have been feeling the past few weeks.

week 34

week 35

week 36

week 37

Baby: Right now we are 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. According to one app she is the size of a bunch of Swiss chard (whatever that is) or romaine lettuce. The app says she could be almost 19 inches. Our sonogram at 36 weeks measured her to weigh in at 5 pounds 3 ounces. The app says she could be gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.

Weight: At my last two appointments I was 125 pounds, which puts me up 25 full pounds.

Symptoms: Besides third trimester aches and pains I have been feeling pretty great. I do get tired easily and sometimes just walking across the office wears me out. I am increasingly dependent on Cam to push me out of bed or help me sit up if I have put myself somewhere awkward... ya know because I still feel like I can sit criss cross applesauce on the ground to paint the dresser. I have become best friends with Tums chewables in the smoothie flavors. They are so good and they help the heartburn situation pretty quickly. I officially have cankles and swollen feet, but it's not too bad. Everyone tells me I look like I'm hiding a basketball under my shirt and I still have to do a double take when I catch my reflection in the mirror.

Sleep: Sleep changes on the daily. I sometimes sleep so well and hard at night that I don't hear anything and only wake up to pee once. Then there are nights when I wake up to pee every hour. I basically roll myself off the bed and I am now sleeping with 6 different pillows because the rib pain is just too much. So I have one pillow under my stomach and one under my back and I kind of lay sideways.

Cravings: I still really like fruit cups and fresh fruit. I have been a big fan of chocolate recently too. Girlfriend has a sweet tooth like her father.

Doctor: We had our last scheduled sonogram at 36 weeks and were able to see her sweet profile! She has a cute button nose and kissable lips. We brought along both grams and I think they were in heaven for the morning. I was checked for the first time at my 37 week appointment and the doctor said she was pleased with my progress. She said I was dilated to a one and that she would see me in a week if not sooner... I was trying to not have false hope that we would go into labor, but the whole anticipation of not knowing is pretty killer. I did have some bleeding and spotting before and after being checked. The labor and delivery nurses told me not to come in unless the bleeding continued for longer than 4 hours or increased so we waited it out at home. I scared Cam with that message and he has been a bit more cautious of everything since then. Overall, I am a healthy and happy pregnant lady. I always wanted to be able to enjoy pregnancy, as it is such a gift, and I am so thankful this one has been fairly easy on me.

Random: Cam asks every morning if she is going to be here today. He can't wait to meet her and it is just the cutest thing. We officially have the baby room set up with the exception of an unfinished dresser. I plan on finishing that this week. It is surreal to walk into our home and see baby things. I am used to seeing dog toys and paw prints scattered throughout the house, but I love the addition of tiny baby things. We are anxiously awaiting her arrival and I feel like with every contraction and braxton hicks contraction we are getting more anxious.

We celebrated our last shower with friends and family this past weekend. I was able to snag one picture with my baby daddy and then everyone was having too much fun to take pictures. His mom and sisters planned a couples shower for us. It was a great time with family and friends.

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