37 Weeks. Full Term!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Alright, I'm almost 38 weeks now, but here are the pictures and post from when I was 37 weeks. Also, it's my birthday today! The big 2-4! Woo-hoo! I'm taking the day off and pampering myself :).

How Far Along: 37 Weeks. Full freaking term. Ahhhh!
Baby Size: The size of a watermelon. That's as big as the fruit comparisons get, friends!
Total Weight Gain: Oh man....34 pounds. I gained 4 pounds in two weeks!
Maternity Clothes? Si.
Stretch Marks? Oh man....it happened. I have 3 stretch mark buddies now that are about 3 inches below my belly button. I can't see them that well at all (they are light pink thank goodness), but I do tend to obsess over them while looking in the mirror. Bryan swears he can't see them, but I think he's just being nice. They are really little though, so I'm hoping they go away quickly!
Sleep: Yuck. We don't sleep anymore. We nap.
Best moment this week: Hmmmm....well we finished the nursery (I took pictures this weekend), and I think we have decided on a name for him! But we are still waiting to officially announce once he's born. I finally feel like I have "nested" enough that if he came today, I would be okay! Also, we met with our doula for almost 3 hours the other night and it got me so excited and motivated for getting him here!
Miss Anything? No, just normal sleep as of right now. But I won't be getting that back for a while!
Movement: Still lots of movement, though he dropped some this week, so I haven't been getting my ribs bruised as much! We are trying to get a video of him moving my belly around, but he always stops right when we hit the record button. Bummer.
Food Cravings: Sweets. Water and lemonade.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No.
Gender: Still a sweet baby boy.
Labor Signs: I'm so excited that I can answer this one! I have had LOTS and lots of pretty intense Braxton Hicks the past few night and some other not so pretty signs that labor is coming....if you know what I mean. ;) The Braxton Hicks have been so intense that they wake me up several times a night. Lots of back pain....but I'm kind of used to that now haha.
Belly button in or out? Pretty flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Very happy!!! Cannot wait to meet him.
Looking forward to: Mostly just meeting him. And soaking up pregnancy and time with his daddy while I can. Oh, and we have our last big ultrasound this morning! I can't wait to see his chubby little cheeks :).
Things to Remember (this is new): The way his hiccups feel. I think I will cry the first time he gets them when he's an outside baby :). I have been crying at EVERYTHING. It's getting a little ridiculous. Also, reading "Love You Forever" by myself was a terrible idea. That really got the tears going! I really want to remember my bump. That may sound weird, but I've gotten so used to it, I basically don't remember not having it.

That's it! Let's see if I can get nursery/shower/other baby posts up before he gets here!


  1. I just found your blog through Natasha's blog and congrats on your pregnancy! You look super adorable and I know you must be excited. Side note---your christmas photos of your house are beautiful. Also, in the photos, I noticed the painting above your mantel (of the trees)....loved it.

  2. Ohh you look amazing, girl! And don't worry about those couple SM, I got the same with my first and they did go away after he was born and my tummy flattened out. [now this 2nd pregnancy is a diff. story, yikes.] So excited to hear baby news, and to see the nursery!!

    xoxo, Amy

  3. oh my you are so cute, and STILL wearing those emerson edwards jeans. lucky lady! so ready to meet that little baby of yours!

  4. You look so adorable and those jeans look so great on you! You really don't look like you have gained 34 pounds, you still look tiny!! :0)

  5. Ahhh you're SO close!!! I cannot wait to see your nursery pics! And I just can't believe he could be here any day! You look great!

    Happy Birthday today!!! Hope you have the best day!! XO

  6. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Pampering too!

  7. Your pictures are gorgeous but taking them in front of your black door really hides your belly! From what I can see you're all belly though. :)

    I didn't get stretch marks on my belly until I was 38 weeks. I had gotten them on my chest and sides early on and thought I was home free until overnight BAM they hit like crazy. They got worse and worse and worse until I delivered at almost 40 weeks. :(

  8. Happy birthday!! You look adorable! Almost there.

  9. Woohoo!!! First of all, sorry I missed this and didn't get to wish you a happy birthday on time- so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you enjoyed every second of it. I also hope you're feeling well and enjoying the last few days or weeks with him in your belly. You are beautiful! xo

  10. So exciting, Katie!! Can't wait to see the nursery!


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