November 13, 2012

Bumpdate: 37 weeks!

How far along: 37 weeks (and four days)

Size of baby: A watermelon!

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: None! No Braxton Hicks contractions yet, no dilation, and just a little effacement. Hmm, I guess baby boy is happy in my tummy for now. He is head down though!  

Maternity clothes: You bet! Loving leggings right now and a comfy tunic. It is still quite hot here so I can wear a lot of my summer maternity outfits and plan to make do the rest of the pregnancy.

Movement: Love it! Baby boy is still pretty active and I love seeing my bump move all around. He gets hiccups several times a week as well. He tends to hang out on the left side of my tummy - it's his favorite spot. 

Sleep: Not the greatest these days, but can't complain. I get up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom. Unfortunately I'm experiencing heartburn in the middle of the night now and it gets pretty bad some nights and keeps me up, but thankfully it's not every night.

Cravings: Cereal, fruit, sweet things. And the strangest of all - Icees. I crave Icees all the time! Ha!

Miss anything? My energy. I've slowed down now and get really worn out, but it is nice to take it easy.

Belly button in or out? It's out now! I had a super innie before, but it's definitely out now.

Wedding rings on or off? Sadly, they're off. It is still 81 degrees in Florida and the heat causes me to swell a lot. So, I took them off so they wouldn't get stuck. I instead picked up a $10 band from Target to wear for the time being because I felt funny without my rings.

Other symptoms: I've had pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome for the past couple months. It happens when I'm sleeping and I wake up with really stiff, sore fingers. My vision has also worsened, but hopefully it will go back to normal after the baby comes. Other than swelling and some heartburn, not much else. My back pain has gotten a lot better.

Best moment of the week: Our Christmas stockings came and it was so fun to see the baby's name on one along with my husband and I's stockings. Yay family of three!

What I'm looking forward to: Finishing up preparations for the baby and the nursery and my parents visiting next week for Thanksgiving. Also, this baby boy's arrival whenever it will be! 

1 comment:

Natalie said...

I had horrible carpal tunnel during pregnancy! It did go away after the swelling went down...about a week post delivery.

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