Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Pregnancy: 37 Weeks

How far along: 37 weeks 

Total weight gain:   23 lbs. 

Maternity clothes: Alternating between a small handful of maternity tops, or large normal sized tops I've found at TJ Maxx or Ross. Slim pickings for maternity clothes in my town, so I make due with what I can get, since I'm not feeling up for driving 30 min. each way to the nearest mall. The Target in my town isn't great with their selection, so I don't think I've purchased anything maternity from them. I living in leggings, my maternity jeans or the I-won't-wear-unless-I'm-pregnant "jeggings". 
Stretch marks: Nope!
Sleep: Starting to think it's over-rated....? :/ 

Pregnancy symptoms: Pretty much the same as last week. The last 2 days I've had added abdominal pain and some cramping. Midwife checked me today and assures me all is okay, so I'm not worried. Just uncomfortable. Very very uncomfortable. 

Best moment of this week: I had a follow up ultrasound on my kidneys yesterday, just to check my fluid levels since dealing with the kidney stones. Good news: no major fluid build up and things are looking great right now! During the ultrasound, the tech let me see Greyson briefly. He was puckering his sweet little lips and then turned to "face the camera" for a second. I got a good look at his chubby cheeks! Wowza! We'll see just how chubby they actually are when he arrives, but they definitely look chunky as of right now! I love it! Can't wait to kiss those cheeks! 
Movement: Still love feeling my little man move. It only gets uncomfortable when he stretches out and pokes a foot or fist into my right side. I'll take it though! Only a few more weeks of enjoying the feeling of a baby moving in my belly. 
Belly button in or out:  More out than in. 
Wedding rings on or off: Still on, but wondering if I should remove them soon, just in case. I'm nervous about swelling during labor, and since my rings are already snug on my finger to begin with, I don't want to risk my finger feeling "trapped" and not being able to get my rings off if necessary.  


- Maternity pictures are scheduled for next Tuesday! Can't wait to get images of this expanding belly, and have more documentation of this special time in life. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I'll feel well that day!

Bump Picture

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