Our Five Ring Circus: FULL TERM! 37 Weeks with Baby #4

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:



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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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!!

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



  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??

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

  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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