Monday, May 7, 2012

37-week Update

How far along? 37 weeks...full term, baby!! :)
Total weight gain: 28 lbs still...haven't gained in a few weeks, which is totally fine with me!
Maternity clothes? Oh, yes.
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: These days it's not achiness/soreness, it's my BRAIN!  I can't shut it off!
Best moment this week: We bought all the last essential items, finished the nursery and packed our hospital bags...we are officially ready for this baby and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!
Miss anything? There are soo many things I miss, but as the end of this pregnancy nears, I'm getting sad about all the things I'm going to miss - all the kicks, hiccups, sweet movements, etc.
Movement: Lots!
Food cravings: Water, cantelope, strawberries, watermelon and Chobani greek yogurt!!!!  This Texas heat is kicking my butt, and I think I'm hydrating through these foods.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: Boy :)
Labor Signs: Cramps, false labor contractions, stretching in my pelvis, and I'm officially 1cm dilated.
Symptoms: Gas, lower back pain, leg cramps, exhaustion and I should probably add "baby brain" to this list now (it actually should've been on this list months ago!)
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy!
Looking forward to: Meeting our sweet baby boy!

Well...we went to the doctor today, and I'm still only 1cm dilated.  Darn!  However, the doctor said we don't really care about that, what we really want are contractions.  She also couldn't confirm whether Jacob is still head down, so we'll go for a sonogram next Monday to check.  Praying he's head down and a c-section isn't needed!!!  I plan to start walking every night to promote contractions.

On a separate note, my sweet 93-year old Grandma passed away over the weekend.  She suffered a massive stroke on Friday, which put her in a coma, and she eventually died early Sunday morning.  Selfishly, my initial reaction was sadness that she wouldn't get to meet Jacob.  But, I know she was ready to be in heaven with my Grandpa.  I thank God that I had the opportunity to spend a few days with her in November, and I know she'll be in that delivery room to welcome Jacob into this world.  My entire family is going to New York this week for the funeral, so as badly as I want to meet our baby, hopefully he'll wait atleast another week...

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