Thursday, April 19, 2012

37 weeks...YIKES

37 weeks pregnant is a great point because you are considered full term. This means I do not over-analyze every ache and pain and worry about baby being born too soon. I will be happy if she stays put for another two weeks, as I need to get myself together at work.

Here are my current stats:

Total weight gain:
30 lbs exactly. I started at 138 and now weigh 168. I anticipate that I will gain a few more lbs, ending up with a 33-35 lb gain.

Maternity clothes?
Uggh. The end of pregnancy is NOT fun for getting dressed. Maternity shirts are getting short. I have a few faves that fit..but am running low. I prefer yoga pants to anything else.

Belly button in or out?
It has been out for months. Once upon a time my tummy was one of my best features....Not so sure it will ever be again.

Ha, well I fall asleep...but staying asleep is not so simple. It is a major game of flip the big belly. After three kids I am used to not sleeping

Best moment this week:
I have had the week of, so enjoying some unusually warm weather has been the best. I was also glad to learn I didn't gain any weight at this week's appointment. I feel like my body didn't need it this week. 

Food Cravings:
Pregnant people will probably hate me when I say this, but I do not really believe in cravings. I think it is a crock that people use as an excuse to eat whatever they want. However, I do like to indulge and my favorite warm weather treat is frozen yogurt..which I had twice this week and it was so good.

Food Aversions:
Nothing really. I try to avoid eating too much at once due to a squished belly


Way too many to list, but the hardest to deal with at this point is feeling like I have a bowling ball between my legs due to intense pressure and the lightening pains this causes me.

She is a mad woman. I get elbows and knees and her bum that just full out rolls in my belly, like an alien trying to escape.

Ms. Vivienne Rose

What I'm looking forward to:
My final labor experience, knowing our family is complete and starting the journey of getting back in shape and living a healthy, happy lifestyle with my 3 kiddos and husband.

What I miss:
Being able to run around the yard with the kids, intense workouts, breathing like a normal person.

Considered full term

Next appointment:
Next Wednesday when the dreaded internals start
So that is the life of a pregnant chick soooo close to the end. I am trying to rest, to enjoy my little one's while I can still give them attention and to do what I can to get off my butt without pushing myself too hard. I am trying to stay somewhat active, but am not pushing it because my body has been screaming at me lately.
Plus, sometimes you just have to enjoy the pregnancy excuse one last time before you can never do that seen here:

No comments:

Post a Comment