I've officially reached full term! We are so excited to meet our sweet baby. Consider this your eviction notice, little one!!!
How far along: 37 Weeks!
Due Date: September 6, 2013
Total Weight Gained: 8 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight.
How big is baby? Our sweet pea weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel. I still feel like the baby is bigger than that, even though I'm only measuring 35 weeks.
baby is growing: Baby #4 is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks
away. If you go into labor now, his/her lungs will likely be mature enough
to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (from babycenter.)
Labor Signs: The baby's head is very low and
he/she is in birthing position! Contractions are stronger, more frequent, and getting painful. At my 36 week appointment on Tuesday, I was just over 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced.
Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I now wear longer, non-maternity shirts.
Stretch Marks: I've never had any!
Sleep: I wake up every hour with a contraction and to pee, and I have pregnancy insomnia most nights.
Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week: Hearing that I'm progressing more! All these contractions are doing their job!
Baby #4 is slowing down. He/She still moves throughout the day, but the movements are more like squirms and stretches now!
Food Cravings: Watermelon and freezer pops.
Food Aversions: Most foods/drinks.
Morning Sickness: Every single day. Obviously, I'm going to have it until the day I deliver, just as I did with my other three!
Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!
If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd
girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), and I think we have a middle
name. It's the opposite for a boy. The middle name will be Dayne,
after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we
got pregnant), but we don't have a first name. We have a list, but we
can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!
Symptoms: ALL DAY morning sickness, strong and frequent braxton hicks contractions, back pain, pressure, cramping, anemia, peeing more frequently, insomnia, nesting, and irritability.
Exercise: Treadmill workouts 4
days this week and 1 walk outside.
What I miss: Being nausea-free!
What I'm looking forward to: My appointment next week. The OB said "IF you make it..."
37 Week Picture: