37 Weeks

37 weeks

This is a very random fact about me.  Has anyone noticed my rebellious pinky finger in my weekly photos?  It always makes me laugh.  I broke it in 4th grade playing kickball, and it never healed correctly.  I cannot get that thing to cooperate!  🙂

It has been a rough past couple of days, so sorry for the late post (Mom!).  I have started coming down with a cold that I believe I got from my lovely germy coworkers despite my best attempts to keep my distance and sanitize every 5 minutes.  Let’s hope this passes quickly because it’s really taking a toll on this already tired pregnant body!

How far along: 37 weeks and the size of a winter melon – over 19 inches long and about 6 1/3 pounds.

Gender: Baby Girl

Sleep: Not good at all.  I know I jinxed this last week by saying it was somewhat better.  The first part of this week was especially rough because I would wake up in the middle of the night around 3am like clockwork for a bathroom break and then my mind would immediately start spinning with the never-ending to do list of things I wanted done before Molly’s arrival.  Mike encouraged me to write it all down so I made a color-coded spreadsheet (nerd alert!), and we were able to knock out almost the entire list over this past weekend.  Needless to say, I’m feeling much more relaxed and prepared for Molly to get here which is now helping me sleep MUCH better at night.  🙂

Best moment this week: I had my 36 week appointment where they were able to tell Molly’s position, and I’m happy to report that she is head down and in position – let’s just hope she stays that way!  We also had a lot of fun doing a maternity photo session with my good friend Melissa this weekend.  It’s so hard having my sister so far away, but we are lucky to have another talented photographer buddy close by to fill in and capture these moments for us!

Miss anything: Energy!  I found out at my last appointment that my Iron is a little low which explains why I’ve been soooo tired.  I knew it was normal to feel tired this late in the pregnancy, but I literally had no energy to do anything when I got home from work each day.  My doc gave me a prescription and encouraged me to eat more red meat – if you know me, you know that I was jumping for joy when I heard that!  Red meat is my fave.  We are having burgers tonight and streak fajitas tomorrow :).

Movement/Symptoms: I can tell that Molly’s quarters are getting a little cramped in there, but she is still as active as ever!

Cravings: Nothing new here… Ice cream, chocolate, jalepenos.

Looking forward to: Getting over this cold and getting the last few things in order for Molly’s arrival!

I’ll leave you with a few sneak peek pictures from our maternity session!  xo

maternity - moccs

maternity pics - wall

maternity - jeni's

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4 thoughts on “37 Weeks

  1. Stacey says:

    Awwe- love the pics!!! Hey- and just so you know- that wayward pinkie finger was set by orthopedic doc- go figure!!!

  2. John Bowen says:

    Yes I remember that ride to Dothan! Hope you shake the cold and feel better! ILU Dad

  3. Kat says:

    Love the pinky, the dress, and the maternity pics! ❤️

  4. mhayes24 says:

    love this! It was so much fun photographing you guys. You’re going to be the best parents!!

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