37 Weeks

How far along? 37 weeks – full term! I know technically “they” changed full term to 39 weeks, but my doctor and hospital still consider me full term at this point, so I’m running with it!
Size of baby: Well, The Bump says he’s the size of a winter melon, but at 37 weeks I feel like the fruit comparisons are a bit silly – he’s the size of a baby!! He should be about 6 1/2 pounds at this point and around 19ish inches.
Mater­nity clothes? I’ve officially hit the point where some of my regular shirts ride up and I have that super awkward pregnant-lady-underbelly. It’s really cute. I always make sure to wear a long tank top under everything so I don’t have to deal with it, but if I’m wearing a regular t-shirt around the house sometimes I just roll with it. I’m sure Corey finds it incredibly attractive.
Sleep: Better this week! I’ve taken a nap every single day as soon as I walk in the door from work, which helps. I also finally gave up and ditched my second body pillow because the dogs seemed to think it was there just for them, which made sleeping a LOT harder.
Movement: He was moving almost constantly this week – lots of stretches and rolls and pushes up against my hand.
What I miss: I still desperately miss being comfortable, but I’m at the point now where I know I’m close enough that I can handle it. I have 4 weeks at most (my doctor will induce at 41 weeks if I haven’t had him yet), and after 37 weeks of missing out on alcohol, cold turkey, and sleeping on my stomach, 4 weeks sounds like nothing!
Cravings/Food aversions: Haven’t fulfilled my hamburger craving yet – I need to do that soon! I’ve been eating lots of ice cream this week, and craving LOTS of sweets.
Other Symptoms: I was still able to be pretty lazy this week (thank goodness!) but now I’m at the point where I want to keep my house clean because I feel like I could go into labor anytime! So, still nesting quite a bit because I feel like I need to keep the house as clean as possible. Still have crazy heartburn, but I’m keeping it under control with lots of Zantac. Starting to feel lots of pressure when I’m on my feet for more than a few minutes – I’m taking that as a good sign!
What made me cry this week: Nothing!
Favorite moment this week: Waking up on Wednesday morning and realizing I could call myself full term. It has really shifted my mindset and I really am almost constantly wondering if today will be the day. I am doing a TON of Googling about random symptoms, and am always on the lookout for signs of labor. Nothing yet, but it’s crazy to know it really could happen at any time now!

9 comments

  1. Candace says:

    Here’s a helpful tip I learned when I was preggo with horrible awful no good heartburn – take your Zantac before you go to the hospital. Some hospitals won’t give you any meds like that after you’re in labor.

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    Amanda Reply:

    That’s a great tip – thanks!!!

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  2. Jessica says:

    You are the cutest pregnant lady in all oft he history of EVER. <3

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    Amanda Reply:

    Oh goodness, thanks so much! I’m definitely feeling less than cute at this point, so that’s nice to hear! :)

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  3. Paula says:

    You look great! I was a bloated cow by this point! Can’t believe it’s going to happen soon! WHile I was induced and didn’t get the questions of if I was in labor or not, but you will definitely know that things are happening. Even if you don’t know what they mean, you’ll know that you need to say something!

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    Amanda Reply:

    Hahaha, good to know! I’m definitely looking forward to it!

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  4. Karen says:

    Hi Lovely, Just popping in to say that you look gorgeous!! I am so excited for you guys!!! You are so close. Go to a movie, enjoy relaxing, and eating in peace!! Whoot!! So close.

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  5. Kate says:

    Amanda, you look so great! At that time in my pregnancy, I was so so so bloated. My face was pregnant, my feet were pregnant, etc. You will be so glad you took these photos. As rough as I looked, I really wish I had captured more – I have so few!

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