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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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28 Weeks

28 weeks

It’s official – we are entering the third trimester!  How did that happen?!  While my body is definitely starting to feel the effects, it’s still hard to believe that this much time has passed and we are entering the final stretch.  This week has been a turning point in a lot of ways.  All of a sudden I feel much more uncomfortable, much more tired, and and much more overwhelmed.  I feel a little bit annoyed that I’m already this uncomfortable because I was really hoping that I had another good month or two in me, but I keep reminding myself that things could be a lot worse and I’m very thankful that I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy thus far.  Here’s to the last third of this crazy journey… I can’t believe we’ll be holding a precious baby girl in our arms in three short months!

How far along: 28 weeks and the size of a large eggplant (yikes!) – about 16 inches long and 2.5 pounds.

Gender: Girl

Maternity clothes: Mike and I hit the outlets yesterday, and I added a couple more dresses and tops to the wardrobe.  Besides a couple of tops and maxi dresses, I’ve pretty much said goodbye to my pre-maternity clothes.  It was nice while it lasted.

Belly button in or out: Flat to slightly protruding.  It’s questionable.

Sleep: Not so comfortable anymore which is probably adding to my lack of energy.  I have officially surrounded myself with a fortress of pillows while sleeping.  I still have to have my Snoogle, but I add more pillows around me now, too… there can never be enough.  As my belly expands, it’s just not comfortable in any position.  Still sleeping on my side, but I toss and turn a lot and wake up at least a couple of times per night.  Not to mention, I can no longer sleep in even on weekends.  Womp womp.  I guess this is nature’s way of preparing me for many sleepless nights in the future!

Best moment this week: Nothing crazy stands out this week, but we’ve enjoyed a nice weekend at home including a date night Friday and evening out Saturday with friends we hadn’t seen in forever.  I’ve also started entering the hardcore “nesting” phase.  I am trying to get this house in order and ready for Baby Girl!  One step at a time…

Miss anything: Sleeping comfortably and just generally moving around more easily.  I feel like getting up from the couch is becoming a chore – I can’t imagine how much worse that’s about to get.  So thankful to have a sweet husband who does everything he can to help me out!

Movement: Constantly!  Kicking, punching, rolls, jabs, you name it!  The weirdest thing I’ve noticed this week is that she is now big enough that I can feel her jabbing at both sides of my stomach at the same time.  It’s like she is all over the place.  Sometimes it’s pretty painful, but for the most part it’s still awesome.  I often find myself mesmerized watching my belly change shapes right before my eyes.  It’s so crazy.

Cravings: Ice cream!

Looking forward to: Seeing so many wonderful family members and friends next week at my shower some sweet friends are throwing for me!  I can’t wait to see everyone!  It’s going to be such a fun-filled weekend with the ones I love.

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