Well, today I’m officially 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. When in the world did that even happen? I feel like this pregnancy as completely flown right by. It’s now that time where it slows down to a crawl, though, as we anxiously await the arrival of our sweet little pumpkin. I haven’t been the best about updating ya’ll on my pregnancy, but if you read this post than you might understand why a little more. It’s just one of those things I’ve struggled with during this pregnancy.
I thought it would be fun to do a little “pregnancy questionnaire” that I’ve seen around the blog world today. Trust me, I had every intention of doing this more frequently throughout my pregnancy, but that obviously didn’t happen! For the record I’m “borrowing” from the absolutely adorable Jess from Being Mrs. Beer. She did a fabulous job of keeping up with these fun little surveys throughout her pregnancy and her and I actually share the same due date and we’re both having girls! How awesome is that?
So here goes!
How Far Along?: 37 weeks and 5 days — the home stretch.
Size of Baby?: According to my app, 18.9″ long and 6.17 pounds. She’s approximately the size of romaine lettuce? I always find it humorous the fruits and veggies they compare the baby to. Like really, lettuce?
General Thoughts/Feelings/Mood: Everyone asks if I’m “so ready to be done” and my answer remains the same. Yes and no. I’m ready to meet my sweet little girl, but I’m also not opposed to being pregnant. I’ve just dreamed of this pregnancy for so long that I have no aversion to continuing my pregnancy until her due date and maybe even a day or two afterwards! As long as I’m relatively comfortable and as long as she’s safe, then we’re good!
Food Aversions: Ironically enough, pickles. Unless they’re sweet pickles or spicy pickles, but regular old dill pickles? Stay away from me. Even the smell sends me over the edge. Bleh!
Food Cravings: Outshine popsicles every single day. I probably have 2-3 after Alea goes to bed at night. And yes, I wait until after she goes to bed because I don’t like to share!
Health/Fitness: Ha! Yeah, let’s just say I haven’t been the most active during this pregnancy, but I’m still doing prenatal yoga and stretches to help ward off hip and back pain. It seems to be working thus far, so I’ll just continue until she comes!
Doc Appointments: I’m now seeing my OB weekly and that’s completely fine with me. She’s just a total and complete sweetheart. I definitely made the right decision when I chose to see her! At my last appointment I was 2cm dilated and 60% effaced, so we’re certainly making progress. I’m not getting my hopes up, though, because with Alea I was 3-4cm dilated for weeks and she was 6 days late!
Symptoms: The past 2 weeks I’ve started to experience that dreaded third trimester edema mainly located in my ankles, feet, and hands. I had some serious pitting for a few days, so I started wearing compression stockings, pushing fluids, watching my salt intake even closer, and it seems to be helping!
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping relatively well, but staying up later which is so strange for me. I get up at least one time each night to use the restroom, but I’m usually able to fall right back asleep without a problem. I haven’t been to uncomfortable while sleeping either. We have an AMAZING king-sized bed and I really just need a small pillow between my legs to support my hips. No complaints here!
Movement?: Absolutely! Sometimes I wonder if she’s running a marathon or doing some sort of acrobat routine. She’s always been a very active little one, especially when I’m sitting still. Sometimes I get worried that people can see my belly flip-flopping all over the place when I’m talking to them and that it might freak them out a little bit!
Baby Items Purchased: Oh heaves, what haven’t I purchased? Just recently I bought the finishing touches needed for the nursery and snagged some white curtains and the crib skirt. I’ve slowed down on my shopping, but my Zulily game is still so, so strong!
Big Sister: Alea is getting so excited to be a big sister. She’s been so sweet, too, and picks things up that I drop (bless her heart, bending is not fun) and will run and grab me water or things that I ask for so I don’t have to hoist myself up off of the couch. I can just tell by those sweet little gestures that she’s going to be the most helpful big sister, ever.
I was just telling Cory the other day that I can’t wait to meet her, of course, but the moment I’m most looking forward to is seeing Alea hold her little sister for the first time. There’s not enough tissues in the hospital to help me through that moment, believe me!
I just can’t wait!