Monday, September 17, 2012

37 Weeks!

How Far Along: 37 Weeks complete which means I turn 38 today. Is this reality?

Size of Baby as Relative to Common Household Fruit or Vegetable: Baby is the length of a swiss chard-about 19 inches and is about 6 1/3 pounds. 

Weight Gain:  30 lbs!----ugh!

Gender: Sweet little girl

Movement: lots of movement this weekend. Hiccups, little punches and kicks-but mostly little movements that I picture as nestling movements. 

Sleep:  Still sleeping well. Hard to believe but I'll take it!

What I miss: Nothing I can think of
Cravings: As always, sweets!

Symptoms: My swelling is down. Nothing new to report. 
Best moment of the week: My parents were here this weekend while B had to be away on a "business" trip. I use the term business lightly as it was really more of a fun trip. I was a nervous wreck-but we made it through and my parents were here to babysit me. My mom got to attend a Dr appointment and that was very special. She heard the heartbeat and stood by as my OB violated my cervix. It wasn't that bad, I just wasn't prepared for the vigorous check. Apparently she was trying to get things moving. She said I was "barely" 2cm dilated and 80% effaced. Hoping that means she's coming soon. We are ready and holding on to hope that I wont be induced. 
Worst moment of the week: Nothing too bad. I guess you could say the cervical check was not pleasant!

Again, I cannot believe I am still pregnant. I am so grateful for this time and have been in the best mood. I love being able to run errands, make dinner and clean my house. I wasn't the best at "taking it easy" but always felt so much guilt for doing any of the above mentioned activities so being "allowed" is really refreshing. I feel absolutely amazing and if it weren't for the fear I have of being induced, I would be in no rush to have this baby. 

I've been walking and trying to get things moving a little bit. Lost my mucous plug last night. Thought about not sharing, but this is my pregnancy journal so documenting it is important to me. The Dr. had assumed I'd already lost it at my appointment, so it was a little bit of a surprise. I hear it doesn't mean much as far as when labor will start, but I like the idea that it's just another step closer!

So many friends are anxiously awaiting the word that baby girl is on her way. I don't think anyone can believe I'm still pregnant!


  1. So exciting! Can't wait for this little girl to arrive!

  2. We are anxiously waiting the arrival of baby girl. Please post ASAP! I've been checking your blog everyday for news. :)