Thursday, February 28, 2013

37 weeks...

37 weeks!!!  In light of her size I feel the need to start to actually post these on time... 

How far along?  37 weeks!!!! I can't believe we are considered "full term"!  I have been set on Bailey coming late, but after our doctor's appointment today I am ready for her to come anytime... they said she already weighs 8 pounds 4 ounces... above the 90%.  Three more weeks will put her around 10 pounds.  I would rather not deliver a 10 pounder so change of heart on her bday... come tomorrow please :)
Total weight gain- Ranges from 33-35 pounds... eeek!!?  Still can't believe I gained this much... but doctor says I am healthy and people say I look like I have only gained baby (maybe they are just being nice?)
Stretch marks- Nope!  I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch but hoping to make it a few more weeks with out any of these!
Movement- ALL THE TIME!  People said she would slow down at this point... but no.  Even the doctor commented about how much she was moving.  I wonder if this gives us a picture of her personality?
What I miss-  I feel a little spread thin right now.  Trying to prepare for baby, doing my current school work, preparing to be out on maternity leave, all of the job interview stuff with Andrew... I guess I miss being able to focus on one thing... and the thing I want to focus on is Bailey.
I also can't wait for my first post pregnancy run.  I know I probably won't be able to for a while and won't be able to go far... but I miss running so much!
Cravings- Just want to eat... a lot.  Many of my pregnant friends comment that they can't eat a lot before feeling full.  I find myself wondering how all of the food is fitting in my stomach!  Maybe this is why she is so big?
Anything making you queasy or sick- For some reason in the mornings lately I have felt nauseous, but it goes away by the time I start working.
Gender- Girl!!!!! Check out our thoughts on our little girl :)
Labor- Maybe some Braxton Hicks contractions... I am not sure... but nothing painful... still feel like it is a ways away!
Symptoms- Besides feeling a little sick in the mornings nothing stands out.
Worries- With Andrew on interviews now I am afraid someone is going to ask him to go somewhere and I am going to go into labor while he is gone.  I really want Andrew here and the whole premise of the Bradley Method is husband-coached child birth... if he is not there... will hopefully this won't happen!
Best moments of the week...
Finished Nursery... more pictures and post coming soon!!!

Doctor's appointment with an ultrasoud!
Looking forward to...
Size of baby- as long a s a Swiss Chard...
What the baby is up to- (from 

Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if you're planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there's a medical reason to intervene earlier.)

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

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