Friday, September 3, 2010

3 Weeks (or less) To Go!

Mommy-To-Be Quiz @ 37 Weeks

How far along?  37 Weeks... considered full term.  Long enough for me, come on out Girlie!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Still under 20 lbs.  I don't have an exact answer bc when I went to the Dr. this week, their scale was "low on battery" so the nurse said that she had to add on 4 lbs... but I only saw a 1 lb difference.  Whatever, lol, at this point I feel HUGE and uncomfortable!

Maternity Clothes:  The only shopping that I have been doing has been for Gwen... bottles, nipples, etc.  I have no desire to try on clothes... TOO MUCH WORK! Ha ha!

S-T-R-E-T-C-H:  I feel like we have been in the home stretch for a LOOOOONGG time!  I wake up every morning hoping to find that my water has broken lol.  I must say that I think that Gwen is running out of room in my belly.  Can someone tell her that there is plenty of room out here?!?!

Sleep:  Every night I become more and more uncomfortable... but when I do get comfy, sleep is pretty good.  I have limited my intake of water after dinner so that I don't have to get up as much.  I think that Jason suffers when I suffer.  For example, whenever I get up to use the bathroom or toss and turn, he asks if everything is ok.  I think he thinks any time could be THE time!  It is very cute of him!

Best Moment of the Week:  Finishing up shopping for Gwen, I was getting nervous that I wouldn't be able to finish in time!

Movement:  I feel her trying to find and even sometimes push some more room is my belly.  It must be so cramped in there!  She definitely kicks her feet out my side, and her butt out the other side.  She has had the hiccups almost every night still... poor girl!

Food Cravings:  Bought another watermelon, some pineapple (but I think that's because i heard it helps induce labor, Lol), and plums!  Lots of sweet stuff!

Labor Signs:  Cramping, Braxton Hicks, and still dilated just 1 cm.  But, I welcome any more signs!

Belly Button:  Still the same, but I have noticed that my Linea Negra is a bit darker, maybe that's because my tan has faded.

What I Miss:  Sitting, standing, sleeping, walking comfortably.  It is almost as if once I find a good position, I will do ANYTHING not to get up... like right now, I am blogging bc I am very comfortable sitting... I wonder how long I can milk this? :)

What I Am Looking Forward To:  LABOR!  OK, well maybe not Labor itself, but the reward after Labor... our little angel.

Weekly Wisdom:  Patience is a virtue.  (Ugh, please make me a bit more virtuous, PLEASE)

Milestones:  37 weeks.  And Group B Strep Test came back negative!  That makes for one less thing to worry about during delivery!

What Gwen Is Up To:  Gwen is full-term (Yay!) and is gaining about 1/2 an ounce a day.  She is also getting her first sticky poop (I can already hear Jason gagging) called meconium ready.  She is also brushing up on her skills for the outside world: sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!)  She is now the size of a Watermelon (and boy do I feel like it!!!!!!)

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