37 Weeks

May 21, 2015

How far along? 37 weeks! And an update two weeks in a row...I'm on a roll! 

Maternity clothes? Yes.....all day every day.

Stretch marks? Not really....but I'm not really checking! 

Sleep: Much better than last week. I'm up once or twice to use the restroom but that's it.

Best moment this week: Mother's Day celebrations for sure! I've been a little down in the dumps these past couple weeks due to my hip and back pain, but on Mother's Day I felt better than I had in weeks. And my boys spoiled me with lots of hugs and kisses, my favorite bagels, flowers, maternity photos printed and framed, rest time for me, and my husband doing the grocery shopping (which is my least favorite chore!) and picking up dinner....it's the little things that make me happy. 

Miss Anything? I miss wearing normal clothes. And I miss being able to do normal things like putting on shoes or shaving my legs without having to contort my body in to weird positions!

Movement: Lots and lots of movement up in here still. Baby is head down and likes to head butt me in the bladder. 

Food cravings: Same as last week: give me all the fruit! And juice! And lemonade/ice tea!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully no...this week has been sickness free!

Gender: We still don't know, but my husband and I are both thinking it's a boy. The thought of another rambunctious little boy is kind of daunting...but I would love to be a boy mom again! And we have narrowed our list of baby names down to like 5 or 6 per gender, which was a HUGE accomplishment! It's going to be a game day decision for sure. 

Labor Signs: Nope, zero. I opted to not be "checked" at this appointment because I don't feel any different and that check is pretty uncomfortable!

Symptoms: Thank you for all of your sweet comments about my hip and back pain. I am so happy to report that I feel 100 times better this week than I did the previous week. I can walk again without pain and the pain isn't waking me up at night. I haven't had to take pain meds in over a week. I am so THRILLED to be feeling better! I still ache at the end of the day but it's nothing compared to my 3 weeks of torture. 

Belly Button in or out? Same as last week....it's starting to pop out and is the WEIRDEST THING EVER.

Wedding rings on or off? On man...they are off....finally. I mentioned on Monday that they were stuck and we tried EVERYTHING: soap, ice, Vaseline, Preparation H, Windex, drinking a lot of water, and the youtube elastic/floss trick. NOTHING worked. And my finger got all kinds of mad and swelled up even more. So.....they were cut off on Tuesday by our very nice and kind jeweler. I was on the verge of a panic attack because my finger just felt trapped. And yes, there were tears. And my finger still looks battered. So ladies....take your rings off now!

Mood: Good! 

Looking forward to:  Meeting this baby....I'm ready!

View me at 37 weeks with Hudson here.

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15 Responses to “37 Weeks”

  1. Oh no, so sorry to hear that you had to cut your rings off...but you look fabulous - anytime now!

  2. You're getting so close!!! Good luck!!

  3. Glad that you're sleeping better! That has to make a big bunch of difference! You are so close!!

  4. Oh man, I'm so sorry about your rings :(! Glad they are off though. Hooray for sleep, you look great!

  5. Looking good mama! Only a few more weeks! Can't wait to 'meet' baby girl or baby boy! So excited to find out!

  6. I was literally starting an email to you asking your vote on gender! I can't wait to find out and meet that sweet thing! As for names- erin for a girl and Aaron for a boy. Obviously. I bet that babes other aunt erin would agree.

  7. Youre in the final stretch you got this!

  8. Sorry about the rings girl =\ I would be upset too! I am so glad to hear you had a better/less-painful week! Can't wait to meet cutie #2 :)

  9. SO, so glad that your pain has subsided. I know that must be a HUGE relief! Being pregnant is hard enough with the normal aches and pains - don't need any additional ones, that's for sure! I am getting so excited for you guys. Any day now and that sweet babe will be here! Can't wait to see if it's a he or she!:)

  10. I'm getting so excited for you!! I can't wait to see if it's a little boy or girl! Glad that your pain has gotten a little bit better too. :)

  11. You're so close! Almost there. :) Soon you'll meet your new son or daughter and be a part of the mom with two club!

  12. Yay for being full term! :) So glad you got the rings off...I'm sure that is an easy fix compared to losing a finger or something ;). Can't wait to see if it is a boy or girl and what name you guys choose!

  13. You look so cute, and I'm DYING to know if you're having a boy or a girl!!! :) YOU HAD TO CUT YOUR RING OFF??? Stressful. :( Glad it's ok (and you're ok!) though!

  14. You look so good! I'm so glad you are feeling better and are getting some good sleep - it makes all the difference! And I'm so sorry to hear about your rings. One morning I went to make some scones and couldn't take my wedding band off, it freaked me out! I tried and tried but it wouldn't budge. After I let it rest for little while and I had run my hand under cold water for a little bit, I pulled the band off, it hasn't been back on since. I keep checking my other rings frequently, and will pull them off at the first sign of stuck-ness. Hopefully you get your ring fixed soon and are able to wear it just as soon!

  15. You're in the home stretch! Can't wait to see your sweet baby!


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