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37 Weeks

Well, we are officially full term. I am so grateful for the pregnancy that we’ve had so far. Strong heartbeats, good weight gain and blood pressure. Baby has been head down for the past 20 weeks. Yes, there are aches and pains. Yes, there are things that are uncomfortable and not fun. But, it is a true blessing and a gift.
 Yoga pants–all day, every day.
Weight gain: 30 lbs. from first Dr. appt.–26 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight.
Baby’s size: Around 7lbs based on his last ultrasound.
Changes: This is kind of TMI but I’m pretty sure I lost my mucus plug, which is the mucus-like membrane that plugs your cervix during pregnancy. My mom said that usually for first pregnancies, this means you have about 1 week until labor. AH!(I lost it at 37 wks, 5 days)
Maternity clothes: Yes. Anything else is either uncomfortable or just doesn’t fit. I SQUEEZED into some pre-pregnancy pants for our Maternity photos. Those will be staying in my closet for the next few months.
Food cravings: Grapes and salad.
Food aversions: Nothing really.
Best moment this week: Travis surprised me and made it to our Doctor’s appointment on Friday. It was so great having him there while we talked about labor and when I got checked. I am 1 centimeter dilated and pretty thick. Really, this seems kind of irrelevant because it doesn’t tell me much. I could still be a week overdue or I could go into labor tomorrow. Only God knows:) But, it is nice to know I guess.
Worst moment this week: I’m really, really thankful that it takes me a while to come up with something for this category. This week has been kind of tough because I was battling a cold that I thought were allergies. I am now just dealing with a super itchy throat–could still be allergies. I really don’t know what it is. But, it was a great week and it was nice to reach 37 weeks without any complications!
Missing anything: It is really tough for me to bend forward at all. My stomach is in the way and it feels like all of the muscles around my pelvis are very strained. 
Looking forward to: Reaching 38 weeks and hoping that the new Maternity Tower at our local hospital opens in time for this little one’s arrival. It is supposed to open next weekend. We shall see:)
Thanks for following! 
November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

aubrey - oh! I can't wait! Getting so excited for you:)

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