Thursday, November 21, 2013

Week 37

We have been a bunch of sickies over here and add being 37+ week's pregnant and I am exhausted. ALL. THE. TIME.

I went to the doctor yesterday for my WEEKLY (ahh!) check-up. Everything looks good. My belly is still measuring 2-3 weeks big. Yesterday it measured at 41 weeks. And... I LOST 2 pounds this past week. I don't know how that is even possible considering I have been eating like crap and A LOT  of it. But my doctor said it was normal for women to lose weight right before they go into labor. 

I have another ultrasound next Wednesday. I am not complaining. I LOVE seeing her little sweet face. The doctor just wants to do one more scan to see how big she is but the plan is to induce at 39 weeks 2 days, which is December 2. :) I simply can not wait! 

She is still head down, I'm 1 cm and soft. So things are getting ready :).

This was taken 5 days ago. I am NOT dressed to take another one... Sorry bout it.
How far along?: 37 weeks 5 days.

Size of the baby?: The app says 19- 22 inches and 6.5 pounds. She was 6.6 pounds 4 weeks ago so I'm sure she's bigger. We will know more of a guess on Wednesday. :)

Sleep?: Still sleeping great. I take a nap every day now with Hazel and then I'm in bed by 8:30 at the latest. It takes some time to get comfortable but once I am I'm asleep.

Best moment this week?: She was rolling around in my tummy (like always) and I saw a knee or a foot or something VERY prominent slide across my belly. It was the coolest thing. She's also getting hiccups a lot of moving like crazy.

Miss anything?: I have been having this strange feeling. The other night Jonathan, Hazel, and I were just sitting on the sofa watching The Voice and snuggling and I felt like I missed Elouise. Like she was missing. I know she was right there with us but it was like my heart was hurting because she wasn't with us. It was the strangest feeling. I also get SO excited every time I see all the precious babies on my Instagram feed. I can't wait to see her.

Movement?: She is very active. She is still head down but her legs and arms are going nuts! haha. She makes me so happy, already. 

Bed Rest?: None.

Limitations?: I can't bend over, it takes me a while to get up off the sofa, and I definitely have the pregnant waddle! haha! But nothing too serious. I have been so blessed to have a healthy, problem free (other than my sciatic nerve pain) pregnancy. 

Pregnancy Symptoms?: I am in pretty much constant pain from my sciatic nerve. I have terrible heartburn and I have to take a Zantac every single day or I am miserable. My heartburn is so bad that it makes me throw up. I am exhausted pretty much all the time and a new one that has been happening the past 2 days I get really, really nauseous around like 6 PM. It is really the worst timing because I don't want to cook or eat and usually just take a couple bites of whatever I'm eating and then go to bed. Has this happened to anyone else? I hope it's not a habit that will last until she's here. 

Wedding Rings?: On.

Looking Forward To?: Seeing her on the ultrasound next week and seeing how big she is! And then of course having her next Monday!!! AHHHHH. 

Weight Gain?: Up 28 pounds. Feeling great about that. It has been hard and I have really "let myself go" these past couple of weeks since I haven't been able to work out like I was. But I know it's better for my body to rest and not aggravate my sciatic nerve anymore than it already is. 

Did anyone else lose weight during the last couple weeks of their pregnancy? 


  1. You look amazing! So December 2nd Elouise will be in your arms, that's awesome!

  2. I want very little variety in my diet these days and mostly only want bland foods. If I don't eat by 7pm I feel horrible.....

    Glad to hear things are going well and your baby will be here in just two weeks!!!! SO EXCITING!!!

  3. I lost 5 pounds the week Of my last appointment with Elizabeth and I cried and cried. I never got told it was common. Ha you look so great! Can't wait to see pictures!