Monday, September 10, 2012

36 Weeks!

How Far Along: 36 Weeks complete which means we have made it to "full term" at 37 today!

Size of Baby as Relative to Common Household Fruit or Vegetable: Baby is the size of a crenshaw melon, about 18 1/2 inches long and should be about 6lbs

Weight Gain:  30 lbs!----ugh!

Gender: Sweet little girl

Movement: Movements were smaller this week, but I feel her a lot more when standing and especially when sitting up in a chair. 

Sleep:  Sleeping really well which is very much appreciated!

What I miss: Wine just sounded so good this week! Soon enough!
Cravings: Wine. Kettle corn 

Symptoms: So, so swollen. My feet and ankles are hardly recognizable. But other than that I feel amazing!
Best moment of the week: Successful cerclage removal and the fact that I'm still pregnant!
Worst moment of the week: The cerclage removal wasn't so fun but it was short and sweet!

Am I really turning 37 weeks? Is this seriously happening? I couldn't be more grateful and feel more blessed. I don't even know how to set goals anymore! I've reached all the short term victories I've set and feel awesome about that. 

My Ob has mentioned from the beginning that she would induce me at 39 weeks, because of my gestational diabetes. I'm a little bummed because my sugars have been great, and the baby is measuring normally. But I trust that she knows best, so whatever will be will be. So I suppose my next goal is to go into labor naturally and not be induced. I can't believe I'm even writing that, to tell you the truth!

It's really mind boggling to feel like its "ok" for baby to show up at any time. Truly amazing!


  1. Yay for a full term baby! What HUGE HUGE HUGE news! I'm so thrilled that you have every reason to believe you'll be taking home a healthy little baby from the hospital. Just incredible. I love modern medicine. Without it we wouldn't have our little one on the way!

  2. Yay! So glad you are full term and that your cerclage went well! Can't wait to see that little girl and I hope you can go into labor on your own. =)

  3. Thanks, Amy!

    I am so excited for you to be at the "full term" point! Yea!! Wow!

    So glad you're sleeping well! Kelly