Wednesday, September 28, 2011

37 Weeks ~ Full Term!!

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 37 Weeks and finally "Full Term"!

Size of Baby: He weighs around 6 1/3 lbs. now and measures a bit over 19 inches long from head to heal, (like a stalk of swiss chard).
Total Weight Gain: 33 lbs total.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes, and I'm even growing out of most of the maternity clothes I have! I will be so happy to wear regular clothes again.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes!! He is still moving quite a bit, even though he's running out of room.

Food Cravings: Not really craving anything in particular.

What I miss: I miss a lot of things, like just feeling normal again. But its all worth it and at least I don't have much longer to go! :-)

Sleep: Not sleeping well at all. I guess I should get used to it though. Its probably my body getting me ready for motherhood.

Symptoms: Feeling REALLY tired lately and just down right uncomfortable. My feet and hands are swelling now too. :-( I also, occasionally, have a stabbing pain in my pelvis, which the Dr. said is just the pelvis widening to get ready for childbirth. I'm also have some Braxton Hicks Contractions occasionally and a little bit of cramping.

Best Moment this week: My husband got a new 4-door truck this past weekend. Its nice to have a newer, more reliable car for him.
(This isn't his actual truck, but this is what it looks like)

Monday's Dr. appt. where I found out that Jackson is head down and I'm 1 c.m. dilated! I also had a baby shower here at work yesterday and got a gift card to Target that I plan on getting a pack n play with.

What I am looking forward to: Just getting the house ready for Jackson and getting some last minute items that I still need. And, of course, getting to meet baby Jackson in just 3 +/- more weeks.