Friday, August 16, 2013

FULL TERM! 37 Weeks with Baby #4

I've officially reached full term!  We are so excited to meet our sweet baby.  Consider this your eviction notice, little one!!!

How far along: 37 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:  8 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight. 

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel. I still feel like the baby is bigger than that, even though I'm only measuring 35 weeks.

How baby is growing:  Baby #4 is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, his/her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.  (from babycenter.) 

Labor Signs:  The baby's head is very low and he/she is in birthing position! Contractions are stronger, more frequent, and getting painful.  At my 36 week appointment on Tuesday, I was just over 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced.

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I now wear longer, non-maternity shirts.

Stretch Marks: I've never had any!

Sleep: I wake up every hour with a contraction and to pee, and I have pregnancy insomnia most nights.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:  Hearing that I'm progressing more!  All these contractions are doing their job!

Movement: Baby #4 is slowing down.  He/She still moves throughout the day, but the movements are more like squirms and stretches now!

Food Cravings:  Watermelon and freezer pops. 

Food Aversions: Most foods/drinks.

Morning Sickness: Every single day. Obviously, I'm going to have it until the day I deliver, just as I did with my other three!

Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), and I think we have a middle name.  It's the opposite for a boy.  The middle name will be Dayne, after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we got pregnant), but we don't have a first name.  We have a list, but we can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!

Symptoms:  ALL DAY morning sickness, strong and frequent braxton hicks contractions, back pain, pressure, cramping, anemia, peeing more frequently, insomnia, nesting,  and irritability.

Exercise:  Treadmill workouts 4 days this week and 1 walk outside. 

What I miss: Being nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to: My appointment next week.  The OB said "IF you make it..."

37 Week Picture:


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15 comments:

  1. As much as I love your baby bump, it is time to come out little baby! :)

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  2. I am starting to hope ypu have a boy just so I can find out a name if you are forced to pick ;)

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  3. Congrats on reaching full term!!! I can't believe you are already dilated and things are getting started! Good luck!

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  4. You're almost done being pregnant...forever!

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  5. Yay for progress and hope that continues! Also yay for getting to 37 weeks!

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  6. You look so pretty. Glad t read that you and baby are well. Any day now.

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  7. I cant believe how fast your pregnancy has gone by. YAY for full term, not much longer. Cant wait to see what your having

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  8. I can't wait to see your social media blowing up when you are in labor! I'm going to be on the lookout!! So excited for you ~ to see the baby, and be nausea free!!

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  9. You look great! Yay for full term :) Can't wait to see baby pics!

    xx
    Megan
    http://hellonewlywedlife.blogspot.com/2013/08/whats-in-our-diaper-bag.html

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  10. You look amazing! You're so tiny. Seriously I'm at least that big or bigger at 16 weeks! I can't wait for your baby to arrive and see what you're having and to hear the name! :) I was thinking boy for you up until this post and now I'm thinking girl. What is your gut feeling??

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  11. Almost there!! Come on out baby!! I'm still sticking with my guess of a boy!

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  12. Looking great....and oh mah gawd, you're about to have 4 kids! I get anxiety at just thinking about another now. Lol

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