Tuesday, August 27, 2013

37 weeks

Here we are! Officially full term. Feel free to come whenever you are ready now, baby. I can not believe that we're going to meet you in less than a month. Cray cray! AHHHHHH!!! I can't wait!!!!

You're about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard (I have no idea?) and weigh around 6.5 pounds and are about 20 inches tall. Your job these next few weeks is to just put on the ounces. Everything else is pretty much ready for life outside the womb.

Symptoms: So, here's the deal: I have had about enough of you kicking and growing inside of me. I love you so, so, so, much, but I am so ready to give you your eviction notice. I'm hot, uncomfortable, and crabby lots of the time. Not getting comfortable pretty much anywhere is the worse part. I'm pretty much only comfortable laying on my side, which I can't do most of the time. I obviously have to be sitting up at work, I can't lay down at least an hour after I eat or else the acid reflux is terrible. Your dad and I went to see a movie this past weekend, and even though I loved the movie, I was so uncomfortable the whole time. I just keep telling myself to take it a day at a time. I think the constant feeling of being uncomfortable combined with how excited I am to meet you is just a bad combination.

Workouts: Daily walks with Jax!

Movement: Your movement has definitely slowed down a little bit. But, man, when you move, it feels like my whole body is moving. You are getting strong! I've also felt you hiccuping quite a few times this past week. They say you are practicing swallowing, so maybe the increased hiccups are due to that?

Suspicions on gender: Boy.

Food aversions/cravings: My hunger has slowed down quite a bit this week. At my last doctor's appointment, I had not put on any weight. In addition, food still just isn't sounding good. I have to make myself eat on a schedule.

Sleep: Still pretty good. Early to bed, early to rise.

Next doctor's appointment: Friday! Last week's was pretty uneventful. I was tested for Group B Strep, which is a bacteria a lot of women carry and would cause me to take antibiotics before you were born if I had it. Thankfully, I don't have that. One less thing to worry about.

In other baby news, a friend from church gave us a ton of cloth diapers that she had used. I was on the fence about using them, but have heard how much money you save and how cute they are and such. In the long run, they do save you a ton (I guess for every cloth diaper you use instead of a disposable, you save 20 cents), but it's the initial investment that can be tricky. The diapers cost about $20 a piece, but they'll last you through multiple kids. So, the fact that we were given about 14 diapers gives us no excuse to give cloth diapering a try. We'll probably need to buy 5-6 more, but I'm really excited to give them a try and hopefully they'll work for us.

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