How far along? 37 weeks 3 days
Weight gain: Up 30 total, that's 6 pounds in 2 weeks. Although I'm making myself feel better by saying that it's mostly water weight. Each of my feet must have gained a pound, and my hands probably half a pound each in swelling alone. I'm still in denial about the size of my butt, but we'll deal with that later.
Stretch marks? Yup. I found them. Under my belly and breasts. Sorry Playboy, I'm going to have to cancel that photo shoot...
Sleep? I'm peeing a lot still, but now I'm also suffering from allergies. So I can't breathe through my nose or I have snot leaking out of it anytime I lay down. I like naps.
Best moment this week? A surprise shower at school. It was sooo nice. I wasn't expecting anything and it was fun to get some more clothes and baby things!
Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary this week (except the left over ice cream cake that is calling my name from the freezer). Orange juice is still my favorite in the morning.
Weirdest symptom: pelvic pain. It feels like what I would imagine my pelvic bones separating would feel like. I read somewhere that people feel like the baby is just going to fall out, and that is definitely what it feels like. Although I know it won't be that easy.
Funny Pregnancy Moment: One day last week one of my students asked me if I'd had the baby yet... when I asked him if he thought it looked like I'd had the baby he said "well maybe that's a different baby in there"
Labor signs: 1 cm dilated. Even the doctor was surprised. Although this doesn't really mean anything by way of when the baby will get here, it's good to know that things are progressing in the right direction. I'm also starting to get some period like cramps here and there.
Belly button in or out? still in, but I think it's going to stay in, now. Although today the "hot poker in the belly button" pain from 2nd trimester has returned, so we shall see
Movement? He was all over the place in church on Sunday, so much so that my mom actually finally got to see him move. He gets the hiccups all the time, too.
What I miss? I don't miss anything this week ;)
What I'm looking forward to: Getting to meet the little guy. I can't wait to see who he looks like ;)
Weekly wisdom: Let friends and family know what time nap time is daily, that way you won't have any surprise guests or phone calls during nap time. The last 2 days in a row, I laid down for an afternoon nap and someone showed up at the door. With 2 dogs, it's impossible to come near my house and not be noticed. Luckily, I got to take a nap a little later.
Milestones: My ticker says he's the size of a watermelon... I believe it. I kind of want to strap a watermelon to Mike and make him walk around with it for a little while... but I think that might be cruel and unusual punishment.
I'm going to put a belly picture in later... I forgot to have Mike take one last night!!
P.S. - I'd love to hear from anyone who reads! Leave me a comment below ;), let me know about your blog, too, so I can kill time at work ;)