Baby #2: 37 Weeks!


How far along: 37 Weeks

Maternity clothes: Gym clothes, Mike’s shirts, yoga pants, large shirts, long skirts

Stretch marks: It is a miracle…none. My skin feels like plastic around my stomach.  My arm and leg skin is extra soft with all of the fat I have gained.  It is so strange to see how different my body is right now.
Sleep: Not too good, but then again it is not a surprise.
Best moment this week: Getting to see little one in his last ultrasound.  The doctors were monitoring him because he was so big, but he is doing alright.  I get to go hear his heartbeat tomorrow.  It always makes me feel better when they monitor him at the doctor.
Miss anything: I admit I had a huge pity party for myself on the 4th of July.  My family went tubing and mountain biking and I was so emotional about it.  I had to give myself a pep talk and realize that I should be grateful for this opportunity.
Morning sickness: I’ve been okay.  I really don’t like to eat certain foods now.  I am really burned out on the meat and veggie combination (protein and good carb) that I try to follow for Mike’s diet and mine.  For some reason, I just don’t want to eat the dinners I make. I pretty much just snack during the day.
Movement:.He scared me one day last week when he wouldn’t move, so I put an ice pack on my stomach and that got him going.  It’s usually one day of little kicks and then the next day he will be rolling all over the place.  He dropped last week, so he is head down, which makes me waddle like a penguin.  He is super low. He stuck his butt out the other day and my skin went numb all around my belly button.
Food cravings: Carbs. But then again, even when I am not pregnant, carbs are my downfall.  I am in for a major shock when I start the 21 day fix in September.  I already have my meals planned out and my exercise routines.  I’m actually pretty excited about it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Like I said, some meats and veggies and definitely leftovers.  Even throwing them away makes me gag.
Have you started to show yet: Now that is a dumb question.
Gender prediction: Boy. I am still so nervous about it.
Labor signs: He dropped and one day last week I had some Braxton-Hicks contractions going on.  I swear my hormones are going extra crazy because this has been a super emotional week for me.  I cry about everything. I feel anxious and nervous a lot for no reason.
Belly button in or out: If it could go out, it would have weeks ago.
Wedding rings on or off: Off.  I have swollen hands right now. I haven’t had swollen ankles like I did with Olivia.
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Like I said, I have been so moody and naggy this week.  Everything is making me sad.  I think it’s the anxiousness of what is to come.  I like my ducks in a row.  I am also nervous because this will be the first time I am away from Olivia and it will be for three days.  I hope the healing process is quick.
Looking forward to:  Meeting with my actual doctor this week who is going to perform my C-section.  I’ve talked to a lot of people who have had them, including nurses, so I feel like mentally I am getting there.

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