Saturday, February 23, 2013

37 Weeks

How far along? 37 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 25 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? No. Keeping my fingers crossed!  Still love using my Mama Belly Oil.  I have also packed this in my "labor" bag to bring to the hospital.  In this bag I have a heating pad, some lotion, Mama Belly Oil, a massage tool, hair ties, and some LUNA bars! 
Sleep: Sleeping great!  I go to sleep about 8:30pm every night and wake up around midnight and 5:00am to go to the bathroom.  I always fall back asleep quickly at midnight but if Leland is moving about, which he sometimes is, around 5:00am I often stay awake until my alarm goes off. 
 Other symptoms: Varicose veins are still present but not too bad.  Finger tips are still numb most of the time which is such a weird feeling.  I am still starving but I can't eat a lot so I guess that is a good balance!  
Best moment this week:  The mom's of the kids in my class threw me an adorable baby shower in the Purple Room yesterday.  The kids were so sweet.  Almost every gift that I opened the kids would yell, "Hey, I have one of those!"  They also made Leland his first ABC book.  One of the mom's took pictures of the kids holding different letters and compiled them into a book.  So cute.  Annie also asked the kids different questions about me and how I would take care of the baby and all of the kids drew a picture for me.  Some of the answers were so cute!
Movement: Yes! Even though he is getting way bigger in there he is moving a lot.
Food cravings:  cheese!  I have been wanting all things cheese and SALT!  I have eaten about 4 packages of Ramen Noodles (gross) this past week.  Not the best idea when my body is already swelling.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope! 
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah!!
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions are becoming more frequent and intense but not painful.  I went on a long walk yesterday and the contractions were pretty intense.  I texted Nate and told him  to clean our bathtub and burn the relaxation CD onto mine and his phone.  
Belly Button in or out?  Still IN but totally FLAT!
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding ring is on, engagement ring is off.  Still swollen from all of the Ramen! 
Happy or Moody: Happy!
  Looking forward to: I can't wait to see the edited maternity pictures my big sister took!  I am also looking forward to having this baby...not in the sense that I am over being pregnant, I just want to meet him and see what he looks and acts like.  I want to have everything checked off of my to do list but I am slowly realizing that it will probably not happen before Leland arrives.  

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