Tuesday, April 12, 2011

37 Weeks - Full Term!!

How far along: 37 Weeks

Size of baby: With just three more weeks to go and at about six and a half pounds (though weight and height vary from fetus to fetus), your baby is doing just fine. You can expect weight gain to be about half an ounce per day. (Boys, though, are likely to be heavier at birth than girls.

Weight gain: Ugh... 30+ pounds!!

Maternity clothes: Yes and running out of even those!!

Gender: BOY!!

Movement: Holy cow does this kid move!! I really think he is just ready to get out and stretch!! He pushes so hard sometimes it takes my breath away! I love it!! It is the most amazing feeling ever!

Sleep: My bladder seems to need emptying every 5 minutes, which makes sleep difficult to come by!!

Symptoms: Contractions, back pain, swelling, heartburn, cramping... I think we're getting close!

Cravings: I still want to eat everything in site but the heartburn has been getting worse and so occasionally I'll think twice before eating something that will make the heartburn worse!

Best moment this week: Finding out that I am 3.5 cm dilated and as of this morning 80% effaced!! I know it could still be a while but it's exciting to know how close we really are!!

What I am looking forward to: Meeting my little man!  We are all ready to go; car seat installed, bags packed, camera charged!! Last night my contractions were regular for about 45 minutes which scared us both but they quickly became irregular again.  It did give Skeet and I both a little bit of a panic attack though, thinking that maybe it was really time!


Rae said...

Ooohhhhh! Happy 37 Weeks and Full Term! It's getting so close!!! I am so excited for you guys! I'm guessing Sawyer will be here before you can post your 38 week update. :) We'll see!

Our Journey said...

Happy 37 weeks! I have been following for a while. I am so happy for you!!!

The Reluctant Blogger said...

I am having a sleepless night and happened to be thinking of you and wondering how you are doing.

I am so excited for you. Enjoy your last few weeks/days with your pregnancy. My son is 14 months now and I miss being pregnant so much. Knowing I wont be again makes me miss it so much more too.

I look forward to opening your blog soon and seeing "He's Here" as the blog post title.

Take care!

Mandy said...

Happy Full Term! We are extremely excited for the both of you! We can't wait to hear the good news that you had a happy baby and a safe delivery. ((((HUGS)))))

Rebecca Henrie said...

Yeehaw and woohoo Candi!! I can't wait! I'm so, so, so excited for you!!