Hey there! Happy Friday to you! I hope you had a great week. I don’t know why I only update on Fridays now. I’m going to change that because today is my last day of work. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t over the moon excited about this. It truly means that our baby is going to be here very soon. I was allowed to take a few weeks before my maternity leave officially starts due to the state laws of where I work. So I decided to take two weeks before my due date in case something happens and because I need the time to prepare especially since I’ve been having some complications.
This week has been really hard. Mike ended up getting a sinus infection and had to get an antibiotic and then I came down with the same exact thing. I was trying to let it go and take over the counter medications that I was allowed to take but they weren’t doing anything. My OB office was getting nervous since I am so close to my due date about me delivering being sick. So I finally decided to go to the doctor and I do in fact have a bad sinus infection as well. I am now taking an antibiotic that is safe to take when pregnant. It hasn’t kicked in yet because I am still feeling miserable but I hope it does soon.
Anyway, let’s get started on my 37 Week Recap!
37 Weeks Pregnant
Fun Facts About the Baby At 37 Weeks
- Your due date is very close now, but doctors don’t consider your baby “full term” until 39 weeks. Spending the next two weeks in the womb allows your baby’s brain and lungs to fully mature.
- Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel.
- Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don’t be surprised if your baby’s hair isn’t the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.
How far along? 37 Weeks & 6 Days
Baby’s size? A bunch of Swiss Chard
Stretch marks? No, I’ve been extremely lucky in this department!
Sleep: Sleep has been worse since I’ve gotten sick. My nose is super stuffy and I have to change sides that I am sleeping on multiple times a night in order to breathe. I’m thinking about getting those breathe right strips and seeing if that would make breathing easy. I do have a humidifier running right by my side of the bed but it doesn’t appear to be working. Hopefully I will have nasal relief soon.
Best moment this week: The other day, the baby was literally doing a dance routine in my belly for about 2 hours straight and she would respond to my touch or poke by poking me back. It was so cute and makes me even more excited to finally meet her. I ordered a few prints that I am going to hang up in her room so I am looking forward to doing that this weekend.
Miss Anything? No, not really.
Movement: As I mentioned above, she is extremely active. I know that babies movement is supposed to slow down at this point in pregnancy because they are running out of room but my daughter seems to be doing the opposite. That is perfectly fine by me because I love feeling and watching her move from the outside of my belly. It is by far my favorite part of being pregnant.
Food cravings: Cheese, Decaf Iced Coffee, Outshine Fruit Ice Pops, Fresh Cherries, Potato Chips, Ice Cream, Sprite Zero, McDonald’s, Nifty Fifties Reesey Cup milkshake with spicy cheese fries, Fried chicken from the Plain and Fancy restaurant, Arby’s roast beef sandwich (random!)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: I have a lot of braxton hicks contractions.
Symptoms: tired, swollen feet, back pain, heavy stomach, pains in groin area (feels like I’ve gone horseback riding for hours upon hours), Braxton Hicks Contractions, severe heartburn, nausea, extremely uncomfortable, hot
Belly Button in or out? Partially out.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m happy but I’m just hoping and praying that I will not go into labor until I am over this sinus infection. I really do not want to deliver being sick. I’m getting very anxious and excited about meeting her. I cannot believe my due date is two weeks away! It’s getting very exciting.
Looking forward to: My OB appointment today, printing out the art for her nursery walls and framing it and hanging it up, our baby basics class next week, maternity pictures tomorrow!
So there you have my 37 Week Recap! I still can’t believe I am only 2 weeks away from my due date. It felt like it was so far away. We are finally going to do maternity pictures tomorrow. We aren’t going all out and didn’t hire a professional photographer. My friend who loves taking pictures and does it as a hobby is going to take some pictures for us. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it. I just wanted a few pictures of myself and with Mike, of me pregnant to remember this pregnancy by and to show our daughter when she is older. I’m looking forward to it.
Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!
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