Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Week 37





How big is baby? The size of a winter melon! 

Baby Development FYI: 
Yay! Baby has reached full term. He likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. He's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.  He's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.  He's getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for his first diaper.

My body has been invaded, how's that going?  Nothing new this week.  The baby is just getting stronger and more squished...not a good combo!  Nate has now been able to feel the head, butt, and foot.  I've heard I'm glowing, but I still don't understand what that means.  I thought being pregnant I would figure that out, but nope, still in the dark on that one.

What's been on my mind?  Doing things while we can.  Like going to the movies, out to dinner, and hanging out with friends.  All though it all has to be modified versions now anyway, because my energy and capabilities are so limited as it is.  But, we are enjoying everyday with just us 2 that we can!  

Crazy Cravings:  Classic Italian sub from Quiznos.  Fruit juice.  One thing strange if you know me.  At some point in the past week, my taste buds changed.  Spicy foods are actually spicy.  Which I am not used too and I keep eating hot stuff, and realizing after it's too late.  I've been eating spicy foods consistently, as I always have, and seriously...something in my tongue changed in a day.  Hopefully, this will fix it self after I birth this baby!  

Highlights: Doctor's appointment.  Everything went well.  The heartbeat was 140.  I'm at a whopping 174 lbs.  But it's whatever, I really don't care anymore.  I've accepted that if you don't gain weight while pregnant a) you're weird b) you didn't enjoy your pregnancy to it's full potential!  I definitely drove across town last weekend to pick up 2 dozens of Krispy Kremes.  Don't Judge.

I also installed the car seat in my car and the cute head rest mirror so the baby can look at itself and I can peek at them :)  We still need to install the base in Nate's truck.  

We've packed a hospital bag and a small bag for snacks.  We got home from dinner and a movie to an extremely hyper Maple.  Something was up and we couldn't figure it out.  During one of my middle of the night bathroom trips I stumbled across the room in an unusual pattern, and heard plastic crackling.  Then I found there was a trail of them. What were they and where did they come from?  A whole box of oatmeal cream pies from our hospital snack bag.  Our dog managed to unzip the bag, drag out all the oatmeal cookies, get them out of each plastic wrapper, and eat them all.  So not only did our dog have a massive sugar rush, but now I need to buy more oatmeal cream pies.  Love you Maple.
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1 comment:

  1. So exciting that your little one is almost here!

    Sounds like Maple keeps things interesting :)

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