Wednesday, September 16, 2015

37 Weeks

I really can't believe that I'm going to type this but...

Once you reach 37 weeks you're considered full term. Oh my goodness. I'm incredibly anxious, excited, nervous, happy, ecstatic, and etc. I'm so full of emotions that one minute I'm more than ready for her to be here and then the next I freak out and not ready at all. But I really can't wait for her to finally be here. Time has flown by, but yet it seems like forever. 

I have no clue when she will come. Most likely I'll go over 40 weeks because typically first time moms do. I would love for her to be here sooner. But it's defiantly not up to me! I feel like these next few weeks are kind of bittersweet. Being 9 months pregnant is hard. There are days where I feel like I can be pregnant and not complain. But then I have super hard days where everything hurts, I feel so sick, and everything makes me want to cry. Not to mention a belly that is big and makes doing simple things a chore lately. But I know in just a few weeks, she'll be here and all the discomforts will be a distant memory. 

How far along? 37 Weeks

Total weight gain: 27+

Maternity clothes? Defiantly! I don't think I could survive without them! 

Stretch marks? Not yet! They say you can get them in the last few I'm hoping I don't. I'm constantly putting Vitamin E oil on my stomach.

Sleep: HA! I wish. It's been getting worse. Between waking up to pee. And now being completely uncomfortable. It's impossible. 

Best moment of this week: We had our hospital tour, and it just made everything seem even more real. I even got emotional while we were there and had to fight back tears. The reality that we will be meeting our daughter very soon is just an overwhelming and unreal feeling. We also learned that our hospital has a brand new maternity wing that's opening October 1st. So most likely we will be in a new part!

Miss anything? Being comfortable, and I'd love to just not have to pee so much. Seriously. 

Movement: Yes! She is such a mover. All day long I feel her squirming around. Even when they're painful I still don't mind. I'm realizing that I defiantly am going to miss feeling her in my belly. 

Food cravings: Nope. I have not had an appetite at all...Even when I get hungry I just don't care for anything. And when I'm eating something I'll feel pretty nauseous. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: It seems like having no appetite and being queasy are here to stay. I have lost my appetite so much that I have turned down my beloved breakfast foods, pizza, and pasta...I just can't eat much. I will feel hungry, but just not in the mood to eat. I didn't know that was a third trimester thing. 

Gender: A sweet baby girl! 

Labor signs: Braxton hicks contractions that have started to become a little more frequent and kind of painful. I have been having lower back pain, that comes and goes. And feeling a lot more pressure. Not sure if those are signs or not! But its defiantly things I haven't felt before. 

Symptoms:  Achy back, hips and ribs, pressure down there when walking, runny constantly. Horrible in acid comes up my throat. Disgusting.  

Belly button in or out? It seems to be out.... 

Wedding rings on or off? Off...I have a different ring that I'll wear out. But I'm so scared that my fingers will randomly swell and I won't be able to get my wedding & engagement ring off...

Happy or moody most of the time: I defiantly have mood swings...But it really depends on the day and how I'm feeling. 

Looking forward to: Uhhhh this little girl will be here NEXT month!!!!!!!!!!! I'm SO anxious to meet her that I just want her here now!