Thursday, March 12, 2015

Baby Special: 37 Weeks

Weeks:  37 weeks!  Today I am considered “full term” by many practitioners – the time when if the baby was to start coming now, the doctors wouldn't try to prevent him/her from being born.  There is an old wives tale that first time moms often go late, but scientifically speaking that isn't entirely true.  Regardless, baby seems pretty comfortable where he/she is, and I have a feeling it’ll be a bit longer until the great debut. 

Baby's Size:  Baby Special is over 6 pounds and longer than 19 inches.  It’s now… baby size.  (Eeeee!)

Trimester: THIRD!

Cravings: No cravings!

How I'm Feeling: Feeling great.  I've been told that the last few weeks can get long and uncomfortable, but I'm still feeling very good - I'll hold on to that as long as I can and do everything possible to extend it - comfortable shoes, 10K steps every day, lots of water, naps, etc.  

Movement: Oh yes!  Baby is active (and is keeping his/her mama up at night moving around). :)  My mom got to feel a bunch of undeniable kicks this weekend, and it was a joy to share that with her.  The baby is a-movin'! 

My thoughts:  It was a wonderful week.  My parents came this weekend for one final work weekend before the baby – and my dad, mom and Scott accomplished so incredibly much in our basement.  The goal was to get this set up so that there were a variety of quieter projects to work on after the baby is born, and that is what was achieved.  My mom and I ran all of my pre-baby errands on Saturday  (including buying more newborn diapers to have on hand, pictured above!).   We also finished nearly every remaining item on our 100-item pre-baby checklist (I’m so not even kidding about the number of things on the list, haha).  I've washed the baby’s clothes and blankets in Dreft.  Our crib and Bassinet are put together.  I've placed a final Target order for the remaining items that I “need”.  My hospital bag is packed and in easy arm’s reach.  I’m all about letting Baby come when he or she is ready – but I’m ready whenever that may be.  

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