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!