Tuesday, May 31, 2011

37 weeks

*I totally sported a maternity bathing suit yesterday at our family's Memorial Day BBQ!!
**I'll be posting on Tuesdays from now on, since the rest of my appointment are on Tuesdays.

how far along?  37 weeks 1 day
how are you measuring? 39  weeks (Dr. said his head is low, but not super low.  My cervix is STILL closed, but it is soft.  Again, she couldn't tell how thinned I was because I wasn't dialated at all. I'm not going to lie, I was a little sad hearing that there was no change.)  
size of baby? According to Baby Center our baby is 19 inches long, about 6 1/3 pounds, and the length of a a stalk of Swiss chard. Dr. thinks he's about 7 pounds right now. 
heartbeat?  150's bpm (at our 37 week appointment) He's an active little dude.
total weight gain/loss? +40 lbs  (I think I  might have been hanging on to a little Memorial Day BBQ, but still, I'm SOOOOOOO tired of gaining weight.  Go ahead and tell me he'll be worth it and it will all fall off....I know, I know!!  But I'm still tired of gaining weight.)
maternity clothes? Maternity clothes all the time. 
stretch marks? I think 3 little stretch marks might have made their ugly appearance on my side, but I can't tell for sure because I can't see them  up close. Matt can't really tell either, so I need to show my Mom to see what she thinks.  
sleep? I'm going to the bathroom a ridiculous amount of times at night.  Some night 6-8 times.  Ridiculous, huh?  And every time I get up and down I have to re-position myself and that just wears me out.  I fall back asleep each time pretty easily, but I'm just sleeping about an hour at a time, so it's never too restful.   
best moment this week?  I got to meet one of my college roommates new little baby.  Baby Thomas was the sweetest, cutest little guy and made me SUPER excited to meet Pearson very soon.  Kristen and I had such a good time catching up too.  I love it when you can not see a friend for a long time and just pick right back up where you left off!! 
movement? I keep thinking his movement is going to slow down, but I swear he is moving more and more lately.  And it's starting to hurt.  He pushes SO hard.  
food cravings? I can't stop drinking ice cold water in the middle of the night.  I know it would help with my bathroom breaks, but I HAVE to have my ice cold water.  I'm so thirsty even in the middle of the night
gender predictions? It's STILL a BOY!!!  Pearson Davis Link!!! 
what i miss:  Feeling normal. 
what i'm looking forward to: The last day of school.  Oh my goodness I am soooooo done with school.  Matt packed up my classroom and it is completely empty. (well, almost.....we've got the bare minimum to get us through the week) It's really starting to hit me that I'm not coming back next year.  I can't wait to stay at home with my little guy!!
how are you feeling? I've definitely hit that "uncomfortable/miserable stage" that everyone tells you about.  I'm so done being pregnant.  I just want my baby boy to be here.  I'm hot all the time, I feel huge, I'm tired, I can't bend over, I feel helpless sometimes, I can't sleep, I go to the bathroom all the time, I've got hemorrhoids,  I can't get comfortable, and my feet hurt at the end of the day.

**Okay, so maybe I'm not that miserable.  I'm just a little depressed that there was no change in my cervix at my doctor's appointment today.  I've been thinking he was going to come early all along, but today I really feel like I'm going to go all the way to my due date, and 20 days seems SO far away.  I'm just having a little pity party for myself.  And my little pity party did include some tears this afternoon.  I'm just a little bit emotional these days.


Lindsay said...

Girl..I can relate on SO many things you just said! I was disappointed at my last 2 appointments because I'm not dilated yet either. I go to my 38 week appointment on Thursday so I'm really hoping for something because he's definitely dropped.

And the gaining weight...I was just telling a friend the same thing...I'm ready to not be expected to gain! I'm ready to start loosing!!

and water and bathroom breaks at night...I'm there too! But we are so close and like you said, it will be so worth it!

You are looking so good though and don't look like you've gained +40!

Can't wait to see pictures of Pearson!

Christine said...

Nothing wrong with a little pity party once in a while. :) At 38 weeks and after a round of cervidil and a whole day on pitocin, I was still only dialated 1 cm. Trust me, you'll have a baby regardless. :) Pearson will come when he's ready and if he decides it's too cozy to leave, the docs will give him an eviction notice. Hang in there!

The Roberts' said...

Oh yeah, it's okay to be tired & grumpy. :-) I was hardly dilated after my water broke - it really can happen at any time! I also had a friend that was really dilated & effaced for 2-3 weeks before she delivered. So try not base anything off those numbers. I know, easier said than done. I agree with Lindsay, you do look great! You're almost done! You'll be holding your little boy in no time. :-)

fancyashstyle said...

I stayed at a 2 for two weeks before Carson was born. Even if you would have progressed next week could have been the same. At least your cervix is soft, right? He'll be here soon enough, I can not wait. I wonder who he's going to look like and how big he's going to be.

Drink all the water you can once you go into labor you don't get anything. I think that was the worst part of my labor, I just wanted to drink water. Ice chips weren't cutting it.

You'll lose your weight quick. Once he's here and you're breastfeeding most of it will just fall off. Just have to be careful of what you eat when you breastfeed, it makes you hungry all the time.

Grannalisa said...

Awww Katy - I shed a few tears just reading your post. I had 2 summer babies and I remember that miserable feeling of being hot and huge!! You go ahead and have that pity party if it helps!! Praying for a quick and easy delivery!! God bless you and your sweet little family!

Micah and Nicole said...

It'll be here before you know it!! I was 1cm dilated, and barely thinning on Tuesday, and he came, very unexpectedly, on Sunday. They rarely do what the dr says. They have their own schedule!! Cry as much as you want... that won't change when he's born either. Trust me, I know the days feel like weeks, but you won't remember in about a month. It'll all be history!