Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Journey To (Earthly) Baby #2: Week 37

December 12 15
How Far Along: 37 weeks (and 3 days)!!!

Picture of Baby: Not until his/her debut!!!

Weight Gain: Ugh. Let the truth be told. I am up a total of 60 pounds. CRACKERS!!! And this is with 2.5 weeks to (potentially) GO.

Symptoms: Tons of Braxton Hicks (like ALL the time). And I def walk with a major waddle (well most of the time). I think this waddle has something to do with a little thing called SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction). (Yes I am self diagnosing myself). Basically its crazy pelvic pain. I would say 75% of the time it hurts me to walk. As in a sharp pain every time I take a step. Sitting to standing, walking, and carrying my child just intensify the pain. I feel best just sitting. And the first few minutes after sitting or early in the morning before I've walked a lot is the 25% of the time that my lower region doesn't hurt. Oh and turning in bed is a nightmare (of pain) too. Other symptoms of mine include insomnia (worse this go around than with Mason's pregnancy), heartburn (a new addition that I don't really recall having with Mason), and holy cats are my toes/feet,  fingers, and face SWOLLEN. I seriously was NOT this swollen (in these areas) with Mase. I woke up one morning with lines on my arm from what I guess is fluid accumulation. Yikes. Baby I AM ready for YOU!!!

Food Cravings: Orange juice and clementines. (These have been my faves for a few weeks now).


Movement: Thankfully baby decided to be a moving and shaker towards the end of week 36 but of course s/he slowed in the moving department again this weekend. Whats with the lessening of movement on the weekends baby???


  1. So close! He or she will be here before you know it!

  2. ooooo, SPD is the worst! I had it with dominic, and turning in bed was sometimes WORSE than walking. I had to be VERY slow and meticulous when I turned over. it was awful. good news, it's gone almost instantly after you deliver....bad news, if you don't get adjusted, it doesn't take much to happen after. I was running and all of a sudden on the ground and couldn't walk I was in so much pain. I re-dislocated it. awful. get adjusted after giving birth! so worth it!