Well, here we are! 37 weeks along and absolutely ready to burst. I know I usually do pregnancy updates every 2 weeks, but with the end approaching so quickly, weekly updates feels right.
Things are changing so quickly now, as well.
Baby's Size: 19.25 inches, the size of swiss chard.
I'd like to say I can't believe she's that big...but I can. Her feet are all the way up in my ribs, even though she has already dropped.
Weight Gained: 33 pounds
Overall: I feel okay. I had a few days where I was feeling really bad.
Saturday I felt amazing and even got in a great squat and upper body medicine ball workout. It definitely counted as cardio as well, because my heart pounding the entire time. Afterwards, I did fall asleep on the couch for an hour...so it must have been good.
Then yesterday I was so nauseous, all I could do to keep from getting sick, was lay on my side.
In chatting with my doula, we talked about all of the different variations of how these end of pregnancy shifts in my hormones could impact me. Namely, the nausea.
Symptoms: So. Much. Cramping. During the day and a lot in the evening. A few nights ago it was so consistent that I thought I was going into labor.
I'm also having frequent waves of nausea, which I haven't had in months.
Baby Position: Baby Zoe has dropped and is engaged. She dropped a few days ago and I knew it immediately. I can feel the pressure of her head down in my pelvis. The shape of my belly has also changed a lot. It's lower and harder.
Emotions: Still crazy.
Nursery: Looking good! We finished getting everything in there and set up this weekend, aside from her wall art. It's adorable! The most adorable part being that I was obsessing over setting it up, when she wont' even be sleeping in there for who knows how long.
Cosleeper: Completely finished, with an adorable sheet that I made, on it. Pics to come soon.
Cravings: I haven't had any cravings this week. Like I mentioned earlier in this post...I've actually been feeling nauseous. I lose my appetite mid meal and end up throwing half of it away.
Size Estimate: At my last appointment, my midwife spent some time feeling around on my belly to try to estimate baby's size. Her prediction was... if I go at 39 weeks, as I did with Aria, 7 pounds. We shall see.
Let's just say I haven't taken the tags off of any of the newborn clothes...just in case she is huge.
Exercise: I'm listening to my body. I stretch and do some prenatal yoga everyday. There aren't as many days that I do an online yoga class anymore. I find that it feels better if I just wing it and move how my body feels is necessary.
I have still been doing different squat variations and upper body work. I also walk a few miles a day. I'm missing running, but I know I'll be back out there soon.
Looking forward to: Meeting this fireball! And caffeinated coffee! And champagne to celebrate!
Have an awesome day!