Friday, October 5, 2012

Pregnancy Update #8


How far are we: 37 weeks and 2 days - FULL TERM!

How big is baby:  Connor measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. He's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.

Total weight gain: 26.4 pounds. Not too much, really. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. But the one thing that blows my mind is that I'm now, at 37 weeks, the same weight I was June 13, 2011. That's right, I was a fat ass girl!

Maternity clothes: All maternity. And I can't wear any shoe that is closed toed. If I do, I get a bad case of sausage toes, which we all know isn't hot. At. All.  

Stretch marks: NONE! Thank you baby Jesus.

Movement: CJ moves a lot but nothing that is painful. He really gets a movin' right after I eat.

Sleep: I wake up 2-3 times a night to potty and to drink some water. I can't breath out of my nose (the one strange aspect of my pregnancy) so I sleep with my mouth open (hot, right?) so I have the worse dry mouth. I drink about 40 ounces of water between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.  

Best moment this week: Hitting 37 weeks and knowing that we can have him at any time and odds are, he will be perfectly healthy.

Food cravings: None! But I've thought about eating whatever I want before he arrives because once he is there, I need to make sure I watch what I take in because of breastfeeding and because I'd like to get to my pre-baby weight by March.

Labor signs: Zip, zero, nadda. I know I will know what's going on when it starts because I'm so comfortable nowadays.

Belly button in or out: In but I think it could pop. Let's hope it doesn't happen though, mmmkay? 

What I miss: I get so winded and out of breath doing the littlest of things. It will be nice to breathe normal again.

What I'm looking forward to: Enjoying the last 3 weeks of being a family of 2 (not including the animal kids). I can't believe our journey to parenthood is almost over!

3 comments:

  1. Aww, that belly of yours is so cute! Almost there!

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  2. Its going to be here so soon! I can't believe it! You look great.

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  3. I'm totally bigger than you and I'm 7 weeks behind! You carry that baby so well!! Lucky girl.

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