Wednesday, August 24, 2011

37 weeks - Full Term!!!

This weeks' weight gain/loss: +1lbs

Total weight gain/loss: +5lbs

Size of Baby: We're officially a watermelon!!! The last fruit!!!

Biggest challenges: Bending over is pretty much out of the question at this point lol Bryan has to do a lot of the floor level stuff for me. I've resorted strictly to flip flops now (not that I could tie a tennis shoe around my inflated feet at this point anyway) and some interesting contortion moves to get pants on lol

Cravings: I finally had my Mexican fix and boy was it gooooood :o) Nice and spicy, hopefully that will give Owen some incentive to make his appearance soon. Other than that, I would really love a turkey sub from Subway lol and that's now my first request for food once he's out. 

Gender: it's a BOY!!! Owen Richard W*****

Movement: I can definitely tell that he's running out of room in there - movements have turned into these dramatic turning motions, as opposed to the old kicks and punches. I'm waiting to feel him drop into my pelvis and was told that movements would change again once that happens.

Sleep: Still slightly better this week than it has been the past month or so. I continue to toss and turn from one side to the other, but there is more actual sleep being had lately. Hopefully that is in preparation for Owen to finally be here!

What I Miss: I am starting to think it will always be my feet and ankles lol I am soooooooo over swelling and looking like a stuffed sausage! I want to see my feet again, the feet that I know actually belong to me and not ones that I have to do a double take on.

Emotions: I've actually been ok this week - no major freak outs or melt downs. I don't think that it's all actually hit me yet, and I'm honestly not sure when it will. Right now, we're trying all of the labor inducing techniques that we can and so I think that's given me something to focus on.

Best moment this week: Officially full term!!! And I've finished washing all of Owen's laundry, so there's really not a ton left for me to do in the way of getting ready for him. 

Any baby related purchases: Went to Babies R Us to use our completion coupon and got the last few things we needed - bottles, safety gates, toys, etc. Other than that, no - we are pretty much done in the baby related purchases department. At this point we really have everything that we need (and then some) for him.

Milestones: Full term!!!


dave and jenn said...

Yay! If he's anything like Jade, he could be here any time! She came at 37 weeks and 2 days. :)

Girl of The Grove said...

Sounds like you're all set! : )