April 12, 2010

37 Weeks = Full Term

Pregnancy Questionnaire #4:
How far along? 37 weeks, 1 day
Total weight gain/loss: 16 lbs.
Maternity clothes? A select few still fit.
Stretch marks? Bleh...

Sleep: I think I've accepted the fact that I'm pretty much going to be at least a little bit tired for the rest of my life...certainly until the boys are teenagers!
Best moment this week: Nesting took over this weekend and I got a lot of stuff done that I had been putting off.  The house is finally clean, the guest room is organized for any potential overnight visitors, the car is cleaned out and ready for the infant car seat to be installed, the swing, bouncy seat and infant tub are out of storage and ready to be put to use, bassinet is set up, all of Austin's old clothes are ordered by size, folded and put away, newborn clothes are washed and in drawers, bottles and pacis are bought and ready and I even pulled out the trusty 'ole breast pump and made sure she's still got some juice left!  Not much left to do but pack my hospital bag and wait!
Movement: His movements are so forceful sometimes that it takes my breath away.  I'm convinced this little guy is ready to make his debut anytime now....he doesn't seem to like being so cramped!
Cravings: Ever since I had some issues with pre-term labor, Gatorade has been my constant companion.  Since dehydration can cause contractions I always feel the need to drink Gatorade to insure I'm staying hydrated.  It should also help to make sure I don't have any fluid level problems like I did with Austin.
Gender: Baby boy!

Labor Signs: I honestly think I'm going into labor about every other day now.  I'll get a few painful contractions here and there and then they will stop.  I'm hoping the little guy decides to camp out for at least another week, however, so I can have one more weekend to make sure everything is prepared.
Belly Button in or out? Flat
What I miss: I'm soooo ready for these pregnancy induced hormone fluctuations to just STOP and I can't WAIT to sleep on my stomach again!

What I am looking forward to: That "moment" where I realize that it's finally time and know I'm getting ready to meet this new little man!
Weekly Wisdom:  I'm drawing a blank right now...I'll let you know if I think of anything...
Milestones: I'm 37 weeks, which is full term!  He could be here any day now!!

1 comment:

Keri said...

Wow you did so good. I am really sad that I have already gained more weight than you have and I still have 3 months to go. GO you!!


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