I know I haven’t done a pregnancy update at all since being pregnant, but we are getting so close to the finish line and meeting this baby, that I thought it might be nice to give a little update. So far so good. We are 37 weeks today. We had a mini maternity session this week just after we took the turn to 36 weeks. I will share some photos at the end.
Size: Baby is the size of a honeydew melon. Baby weighs over 6 lbs at this point and we were told this week at our appointment to not be surprised if we come out of this with an 8 or 8.5 lb baby. I was measuring 39 weeks at my appointment this week, so we will see where I am at next week. Grow baby grow!
Weight gained: About 33 lbs. My start weight is kind of unclear so I am not really sure exactly where I am at.
Symptoms: I have been dealing with reflux, back ache, swollen feet and hands, and I have a nasty head cold right now (no fun). I have a rib kicker in there.
Favorite thing to wear: Nothing fits right now. Well, not nothing. But maternity clothes are tight. Shoes are almost impossible. I have a couple of dresses that are still working and I have just been throwing duster cardigans on over them and a scarf, it seems to work. I have three more weeks left of work (that is unless squish makes their arrival before d-day) so it is likely going to be a little more challenging figuring out how to dress the basketball that it appears I am smuggling.
Boy or girl? It’s a surprise! (you would be surprised how many people are surprised by this, like we must be some alien family)
Pregnancy related items I have loved this week… hmm, I can’t really say I have used anything specifically for pregnancy for most of my pregnancy. I did get a nursing sleep bra which was very comfortable to wear at night this week.
Struggles: Getting enough water and bloating (these two are probably linked).
Something I loved this week: I really liked our midwife visit this week, I love getting to hear squish’s heartbeat, and being assured that baby is head down and in a good position to meet us.
Plans for this next week: Try to go on a 2 mile walk daily, I want to walk this baby out if possible.
Food Cravings: I have not had a ton of cravings. I wanted frosted sugar cookies (which I got). And I wanted some taco pizza. Yum.
Something I’m proud of…I’m proud of myself this week because I actually managed to cook 3 meals. Cooking has grown harder for me as I have been more fatigued. And I did do some loads of laundry. Although it all needs folded.
Currently working on… prepping for labor. I need to pack a go bag. But I also need to work more on relaxation for pain management.
And what you have all been waiting for, maternity pictures… we went to our local apple orchard, all the apples are gone now, but it was still a nice setting. My sister in law was kind enough to take some pictures.