Saturday, December 1, 2012

37 weeks!

What a huge milestone! Officially full term. And only 2 weeks to go until we're at least being induced - crazy!

Today was the last day I had something scheduled that I really wanted to get done before the baby comes. I've been telling my little guy that he's welcome to come anytime starting tomorrow (Dec. 2).

**pregnancy complaints coming up**

I'm remarkably less comfortable now that he's head down. I mean, I'm completely relieved that he turned in Thursday's version, but now when he moves it's his whole body moving around, and it's often uncomfortable. And my feet/ankles are consistently swollen (and uncomfortable at night), and my hands continue to be quite painful. But my energy level continues to be good despite getting pretty poor sleep (I can't remember the last time I felt like I had a good night's sleep... I joked today that I'm about to go from good quantity/bad quality to bad quantity/good quality sleep.

I've gained about 30 pounds at this point - I'm sure some of it is water looking at my lower legs/ankles/feet, but otherwise it's all in my belly/chest. People are saying I look much bigger all of a sudden, though I don't have that self image. I do feel more awkward, and it's harder to do things.

**pregnancy complaints over**

The nursery furniture is set up, and the wall decal and mobile are up. (I promise I'll post pictures soon!) Now I'm doing loads of laundry with tiny clothes - incredible and emotional. Hospital bag is in progress.

Our lives are going to completely change so soon! We can't wait!


  1. It's SO exciting to read that you have reached full term. Thanks for the great update!

  2. Such good news to hear!

    The Childless Mom

  3. Congrats on 37 weeks! I had my little man at 37w0d ; )

  4. Wow!! 37 weeks already?! Can't wait for the big news! All the best on an awesome delivery...

  5. i am so incredibly excited for you!! soon your lil guy will be here!! xoxo