I’m technically 37 weeks now, so I’m going to combine weeks 36 and 37 into one post. I just had my 37 week appointment and everything looks good. Strong heartbeat, still active and still head down – but also still carrying high so probably not coming in the immediate future. That being said, I’m getting in my daily miles, eating dates and bouncing on a birthing ball as much as possible to encourage him to make his grand entrance.
Baby size: Size of a cantaloupe. He should be full birth height at this point and is slowing down on putting on the fat. Any weight guesses are just that, guesses…. the doctors said it themselves. He is definitely running out of room though!
Stretch marks/heart burn/acid reflux: No stretch marks and despite me eating all the spicy foods, my heart burn and acid reflux have been minimal.
Sleep: Still getting up 1-2 times a night. LW says I snore now (which was definitely not a pre-pregnancy trait!). Tired some days but no naps lately.
Maternity clothes: Living in workout/lounge clothes these days.
Weight Gain: 40 lbs (EEEEK!)
Movement: Still very active, especially after ice cream and at night!
Best moment this week: Discovering how good moose tracks ice cream is…. who knew?
Food cravings: buffalo sauce, ice cream, hot chocolate, French toast, burgers
Food Aversions: fish (other than salmon) and curry
Anything making you queasy or sick: cigarette smoke… I can’t stand it! Also, peppermint mocha lattes from Starbucks were making me nauseous so I had to stop drinking them (sad face!)
Missing anything: BEER. RUNNING. Being able to put shoes / pants on without grunting or getting out of breath.
Symptoms: a little nasal congestion, swollen feet, tired….
It’s supposed to snow this weekend, so there’s a good chance little man will make his appearance then. Just kidding. I mean, it would be fitting since I specifically tried to not have a child in January and then ended up with one anyway. As someone who has dealt with 30 January birthdays, I can tell you that A) all of your parties will be inside and B) half of them will be postponed due to bad weather. It’s the luck of the draw!
Several people have guessed that he will arrive on or just after the next full moon. We’re pretty good with any day now… we’re READY to meet him and kick off life as a party of 3!