Saturday, January 29, 2011

37 Weeks

Full term!
How far along: 37 weeks

Baby is the size of: a watermelon!  I definitely feel like I'm carrying a watermelon around with me each day...
Sleep: Okay....potty breaks a couple of times a night, but I'm usually able to get back to sleep pretty quickly.
Cravings: Not much.  I've been really thirsty, so drinking lots of water, juice, and tea. 
Symptoms: Swelling and aching feet seem to be my biggest issues lately.  Also, I'm hot all the time.  I get flushed easily, and am waking up in the middle of the night soaked with sweat - yuck!  Emotions seem to have gotten the best of me lately....crying out of exhaustion.  Oh, and also cried yesterday over smudged toenails after I treated myself to a pedicure.  Yikes!  My poor husband....he is a trooper!
Milestones: Last childbirth class is this week!  Hospital bag is just about packed and ready to go.  We met with the maternity coordinator at the hospital and finished up all of our paperwork.  We toured the hospital and were able to see the labor/delivery rooms, as well as the mother/baby rooms.  My long-term sub started spending some time in the classroom with me this week so that she can take over soon.  It is getting so close, yet at times still feels so far away...

Mark started a new job this week, so we are relieved that he is back to work!  Also, a big prayer answered is that we will be able to get the baby's insurance through his work.  We were very stressed about finding a policy for her (since to add her to my insurance at school is $532 A MONTH! CRAZY!).  Mark is loving the new company and the work he's doing.  Such a blessing!

As each day passes, I get more and more anxious about our little girl's arrival.  I am such a planner, so it is hard for me to wait patiently for her to come in her own time.  Babies are so unpredictable, and at this point it makes me so nervous to think that she could come today or she could come three weeks from now.  Trying not to get too wrapped up in the waiting game....

Tator tot casserole is calling my name.  Off to enjoy the evening with my honey!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. so close, dear cousin - I am so proud of you! It would be so hard to wait patiently for the unexpected, you are doing such a great job!! Can't wait to snuggle with her!! And I am prepared to work too! ;-) dani