At week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.
So this is the last fruit post. I can’t believe that once upon a time husib was as tiny as little poppy seeds and now he is huge!!! and making me huge as well. Its amazing to think that this is the last little bit where I get my baby all to myself before I share him with the world, but on the other hand, I’m really really excited to see him and meet him and see if he has hair and the color of his eyes. So much is going to change in just a few weeks that it feels overwhelming to think about it all at once so I’m just focusing on trying to enjoy having husib all to myself for a little while. Not that he makes it easy with the heartburn and the carpal tunnel and the insomnia.
How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 20 ish lbs total, but I’m okay with it, I think I’ll probably stay right around here hopefully until the end of the pregnancy.
Maternity clothes? Ready to not be wearing them anymore. Now I’m buying cute tops that I think I can wear after the belly is gone. And then I heard the bfing horror story of giant boobs where old clothes still don’t fit! Whats a girl to do? Buy shoes, thats my xmas present to myself.
Stretch marks? Yep, still there
Sleep: Very very bad. Some nights I wake up with terrible hip and back aches. Last night I almost made it all the way through the night but then my contacts started hurting. Like other things weren’t painful as it is
Best moment this week: Full Term y’all. No preemie baby for me I guess. Also, my friend Jessica had the cutest little baby boy earlier this week. I’m so happy for them.
Movement: He’s a squirming machine
Food cravings: still cake. Gatorade too
Labor Signs: Head down, some BH contractions
Pregnancy Symptoms: All. of . them
Belly Button in or out? All right the coworkers win, its out
What I miss: Walking, not waddling
What I am looking forward to: beginning of maternity leave. Going to the hospital, seems like such a weird thing to be excited about.
Weekly Wisdom: I still have way too much to do to go into labor. Gaaah
Milestones: Full Term