Monday, October 1, 2012

37 weeks 1 day

Josh was eating an apple when he took the picture and Reaver sat himself down right in front of the chalkboard.

It's October!  Baby will be born THIS month!  No more saying, "I'm due OCTOBER 22" now I can just say on the 22nd.  At this point "full-term" is a scary term.  If I went into labor right now, I would be freaking out for more reason than one.  Everything in the nursery still needs washed.  Clothes, sheets, blankets, towels...  Even the stroller, carrier and bumbo needs a good scrub.  I have a pile baby things that don't have a home yet.  Not to mention I still have 2 weeks of class left.  Cutting it close!  I plan to buckle down in the nursery today then I might finally be able to take pictures so everyone can see!  Josh told me last week that I should take pictures and post them because "it's a good looking nursery."  Glad he likes it since it was my design =]

Had an appointment on Friday and my midwife told me that my cervix, and Penelope, are still pretty high.  Which is normal for how far along I am.  To me, that means I still have a few weeks and she's not coming early.  Penelope is so high and my belly is so hard that it is becoming very difficult to do certain things.  I feel like I always have to be reclined and can't bend over at all.  For that reason, I wish she would drop a little.  But I can still feel her wiggling way down low.  She still has her big head resting on my pelvic bone.  I usually feel the pressure after sitting for a while then standing up to walk around.  That's when I start to waddle.

I have appointments every week from here on out.  Wednesday is my next one.  We also have part one of our labor class Wednesday also.  Josh and I had an in depth conversation about epidural the other night and I'm not going to get one unless totally necessary.  Anyone have a natural birth recently that would like to offer some advice? 

We went to a Bundles for Babies class on base last week also.  I was given the impression it was an infant care class so I was thinking we would learn how to swaddle or even practice changing a diaper.  But nope.  It was all Power point.  They spoke about budgeting for a baby, dental for babies and someone from the pediatrics office stopped by.  It was useful information, but I was expecting something different, so I was kind of disappointed. 

I just finished reading Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs that I got as a shower gift.  It was a quick read and refreshing.  It's nice to hear that a Playmate got stretch marks and gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy.  I also have her second book, Baby Laughs.  I'm not going to start reading that one for a while so I will actually be able to relate to what she is talking about.  I think I'm going to pass this on to a pregnant friend.  I would recommend it pregnant women.  It's great.          
Almost forgot!  Josh's co-worker through him a Diaper Party/Keg Party this weekend.  So we got a few more packs of diapers and baby gifts.  Since I have gotten pregnant, I have hated going to parties since I can't drink.  But this party wasn't bad.  There were just as many women there as there were men so it was better than I expected.  I actually wasn't planning on going at all since it was Josh's party and he wasn't really invited to my baby shower.  But it started at 4 pm and I had nothing else to do besides hang around the house.  It's a good thing I went because I was kind of expected to be there and almost everyone else brought their wives.  So, no more parties. Four was probably too many anyways.  Final trip to Target next weekend and we should have everything!
How far along? 37 weeks
Maternity clothes? that's all i fit into and even some of the maternity shirts are getting too short!
Sleep: my hips hurt in the middle of the night from sleeping on my side for hours.
Best moment this week: got to spend a lot of time with josh this week so that's always nice.
Miss Anything? feeling healthy instead of weak and fat
Movement: a lot!
Food cravings: it's still brownies
Anything making you queasy or sick: the smell of cigar smoke or black and milds
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: girly girl
Labor Signs: braxton hicks, i think.
Belly Button in or out? out, since like, week 10.
Wedding rings on or off? on, but really tight
Happy or Moody most of the time: i 'm starting to get really mad at little things, mostly when something falls and i have to pick it up since bending over is difficult
Looking forward to: finishing the nursery and starting labor classes. 

1 comment:

  1. Love this picture!!! I will give you encouragement for natural delivery--I did that with you. You can get through it!! Love you so much, hope I can be there when Penelope comes into the world. ♥