37 Weeks—FULL TERM! #Pregnancy Update

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Yay! Baby has reached full term. She likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. She’s gaining about 1/2 ounce each day. She’s practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking. She’s getting her first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for his first diaper.

How Far Along: 37 Weeks

Due Date: March 13th, 2013

Boy or girl: Baby Girl <3

Currently craving: Soup

Currently Avoiding: Meat still isn’t awesome but it’s not awful either.

Weight: Don’t ask, don’t tell.

Belly button status: In!

Sleep grade: It was AWFUL this entire week but the last two days were much better! Hoping tonight is too.

Recent Crazy Dream: No crazy dreams I’m happy to report. they were getting unpleasant.

Evidence of pregnancy brain: Nothing as of right now. Which is another good thing.

Symptoms?: Feeling much more uncomfortable in general but after a couple of days of crappiness I feel much better. Heartburn is still here but not so bad at all.

Health/Appointments: I had my first official appointment with my midwife today. It was awesome I spent almost two hours in her office. And it wasn’t in the waiting room. It was in her office talking. So refreshing.

Not refreshing? Blood in my urine sample. The midwives think it might be the beginning of my bloody show. This completely freaked me out. So when they took my blood pressure it was through the freaking roof but knowing that I had completely freaked myself out they weren’t too worried especially since my BP has been great this entire time.

So I freaked because of all the weeks to have this baby this is not the week i want it to happen. If you read my last post this is the week my entire life changed. The week my 1st daughter lived and died. I’ve passed the 20th which is good because at the very least my water won’t break on the same day a year apart but we still have Elena’s Birthday which is on the 25th and I really really don’t want my girls to share a birthday. They each deserve their own day.

Gah. This always seems to be an issue for me. First I didn’t want Mason to be born on my birthday and now I don’t want Baby3 to share a birthday with Elena.

Movement: She has her moments she goes from quite to super active. She’s probably sleeping a ton as she prepares for her breakout!

Names: Still thinking about a couple but we need a middle name.

Any baby related purchases?: I bought some adorable Easter outfits at Target yesterday! If I didn’t feel like Baby3 was going to fall out every time I stood up I’d walk up the stairs and take a picture. Guess you’ll just have to wait a little longer to see them 🙂

For now here’s the bump.

And please pretty please cross your fingers, pray, send good thoughts etc that Baby3 doesn’t make her arrival until AFTER her Big Sister’s Birthday!

37W1D

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