How Far Along: 37 weeks.
Size of Baby: Our little bug-a-boo on average now weighs almost 6 and 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches long. Or for comparisons sake…like a stalk of Swiss chard. ***Pretty sure Bug is at least 7 and 1/2 pounds by now since he/she was an even 6lbs 3 weeks ago.***
A stalk of Swiss Chard!
37 weeks: My baby is now considered "full term," even though my due date is three weeks away. If I would go into labor now, Bug’s lungs would likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. (Some babies need a bit more time, though. So if I were planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, my doctor would schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there was a medical reason to intervene earlier). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But I won’t be surprised if my baby's hair isn't the same color as mine. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-a-likes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz. However, since Brian is dark haired and I am blond we would only be shocked if we had a redhead!!! (Information taken from babycenter.com)
Maternity Clothes: Yes.
Weight Gain: Well we passed the big 4-0 since I gained 3.5lbs this week. Must be all the chocolate I ate or maybe the scale was off last week. Either way I have gained a total of 43lbs thus far.
Can you see the unevenness of my belly...Bug LOVES my right side!!!
Stretch Marks: Fingers crossed...none yet but I've still got 2-3 weeks to go.
Sleep: Oh its horrible. I totally know what people mean when they say they are just ready for baby to come in their last month of pregnancy. I typically wake up every 1.5-2.5 hours to pee and rotate. If I lay on one side too long I get really achy and super uncomfortable. I feel tired and I also think I "look" tired too.
Movement: Buggy doesn't like to move during our non-stress tests but otherwise he/she has been a very good mover this week. No days of panic (this week) for this mama!!!
Symptoms: Tired, achy, sore, and a little crampy. My mom also thinks that I have dropped some...which may very well be true since Buggy's heart beat was heard lower in my belly than the previous week.
Food Cravings: Sweets.
Gender: Can't wait for my Christmas surprise!!!
What I Miss: There may be a few things that I miss but Buggy is more than worth missing anything.
What I'm Looking Forward to: Holding (and meeting) my sweet bundle of LOVE!!!
Milestones: Bug is officially full-term this week...ahhhhhh!!!
Emotions: Bug will be here in less than 3 weeks. I am over the moon READY and EXCITED!!!