Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 37 Weeks

How many weeks are you now?
37 Weeks 6 Days - I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow....which means I'm just TWO weeks away from my due date!

Baby's size?
Winter Melon per the What to Expect app. (what's that??)

I gained two pounds this week.

Again, still no ankle/hand swelling or stretch marks so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Total Weight gain: 30.5 pounds overall

So far so good in the blood pressure's still on the low end and I hope it stays there! On and off throughout the last few weeks, I've had Braxton  Hicks and cramping. This week, though I woke up a couple of nights with those same sensations, only stronger. After drinking a lot of water and turning on my left side, they stopped. I so hoped that meant something was going on but after being checked yesterday, everything is still closed up tight. Oh well... 

I have no induction date at this point because I would like to see if my body will go into labor on its own. My OB is fine with that, as long as all is well with baby and my BP remains stable. Sooo, we'll see what happens!

The pregnancy brain is still at its finest. My brain can only handle one or two pieces of information at a time...and nine times out of ten, I'm more than likely to forget those, too. Checklists are my best friend and can be found in random places - the kitchen counter, the fridge, my pockets, my purse, etc.

Another symptom that popped up this week is itching! I've been generous with the lotion/body butter for sure!

With Spring in full force (aka Southwest Louisiana = HOT), I started craving all things cold and icy! Yesterday, I made a strawberry banana green smoothie that was oh so delicious!

Oh yes, and Cadbury eggs because...Easter. No other reason. :) Then again, does one need a reason to enjoy Cadbury eggs?

Sounding like a broken record here....still fish! Even the non fishy smelling fish started to bother me again.

I had two episodes of sleeplessness this week. I've figured out if I go to sleep too early, I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep. However, if I wait just an hour or so later, I'm able to sleep without any problems. It's working so good!

A few postpartum clothing items (just waiting on them to arrive so they can be washed and placed in the hospital bag). Also, I purchased another set of sheets for the baby bed.

What I Miss:
Bending over to pick something up with hurting myself.

What I'm looking forward to:
Spending our last few weekends together with Jason before baby arrives. I'll tell you, though...the last few weeks have gone by so SLOOOOOOOOW...I feel like 2 weeks is so close yet so far away with how long the days seem to drag on by here lately!

Thanks for following along! Have a marvelous weekend!

Do you have any weekend plans? If so, I'd love to hear them!


  1. Sounds like this pregnancy has gone well for you so far. Let's hope you get through the next two weeks with little to no swelling! I'm so excited for you!

  2. Oh the cold and icy things! I craved ice cream, snowballs, popsicles, and SHERBET during my pregnancy, I just couldn't get enough of any of it, all summer! It was delicious though :)Two weeks will go by before you know it!

  3. So excited for you Karen. This weekend is our big race weekend in town and I can't wait to celebrate some of my friends completing their first marathons.

  4. I love this idea of the update each week! It has truly been a blessing to see you so excited and doing so well with everything! I am so excited for you and your family to have a new little one! I pray the best for you! You look fabulous!!

  5. You look absolutely adorable, and I can't believe you're so close! The end is SO hard waiting for your baby, but he will be here so soon!

  6. You're so close, and before you know it you'll be holding that little boy in the arms. It always amazes me how different doctors and hospitals have different policies. Our hospital required that an induction date be set by the time I was 24 weeks. Isn't that crazy?!? I wound up not needing it, but still.


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