Well, I'm hoping this is my very last pregnancy update -- fingers crossed -- because I don't know how much bigger I can get! Eeek!
Date: May 4, 2016
How far along: 37 weeks
Total weight gain: 28 pounds (gulp)
Maternity clothes: Oh yes! I borrowed some maternity sundresses from some girlfriends and they have been awesome. (I'm wearing one in the picture above.) I'm also still rocking my favorite maternity yoga pants and the same three T-shirt every day, as well as Brandon's T-shirts because let's be honest, that's all that fits these days. ;)
Miss anything? Not getting up to pee every hour or two during the night; not waddling everywhere I walk; cold turkey sandwiches; sushi; adult beverages; and sleeping on my stomach. I know this will all come to me in a few weeks, but hey, I'm just being honest!
Cravings: Cocoa Krispies cereal, hot fudge sundaes, watermelon and sugar-free peach tea
Movement: When he moves, he moves. Like, we can see little feet, elbows and knees moving! That will always be the coolest/weirdest/most amazing sight to me! He's so very low, so when he moves, it's right on my bladder and I have to go to the bathroom STAT. But, he's not moving as often, which is to be expected since he's running out of room.
Belly button in or out? Still flat
Wedding rings on or off? Officially off. It's getting warm here and I don't want to risk having to have them cut off again like I had to when I just had Walker!
Sleep: Eh, not so great. But I swear it's God and my body preparing me to be up every few hours with a newborn. I get up at least every hour to two hours to pee, and then it takes a while for me to get settled back to sleep.
Best moment of the week: Walker's sweet Mother's Day Out teacher looking at me square in the eyes and saying, "You look so pretty today. Seriously, I mean it. I know you don't feel it, but you look beautiful." Well, folks, that about made me cry. I know it sounds shallow and vain, but it seriously made my week because if I'm being honest, I feel everything but pretty right now: parts of my body are swollen that I didn't even know could swell; I'm exhausted with bags under my eyes; I practically live in the bathroom; and I wear the same outfits day in and day out. So that genuine compliment really made my heart happy.
Exercise: Ha! That's a good question. If trying to tie my tennis shoes by myself, chasing after a 2-year-old and the hilarious act of shaving my legs this pregnant counts as exercise, then YES! ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Labor signs: I don't actually feel contractions, but I know I'm making progress because I'm 2.5 cm. dilated, 80% effaced and +1 station. I'm so not sure what to do with this information because I was seriously not this dilated/effaced until they started Pitocin in the hospital when I was induced with Walker! He's also super, super low and I can definitely feel that change.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, but like it's been this entire pregnancy, I cry at the drop of a hat.
Looking forward to: Meeting him, obviously!
Updates: 21 weeks, 28 weeks, 31 weeks 34 weeks