21 March, 2012

Thirty Seven - The Last Week

How far along: 37 weeks!! And only one week until she's here!

Weight gain/loss: Um... 30ish? My OB appointment got cancelled last week and I haven't weighed myself in a while.

Body changes: Nothing out of the ordinary so far. Growing, growing, growing belly! 

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: Lots of moving going on in this belly! In fact, I finally told a nurse this week that I don't do kick counts because I feel her all the time. Even better, I keep reading on my pregnancy app that I won't be feeling the baby as often because she's getting bigger... And all I can think is "LIES!!" Haha. =) I'm totally ok with feeling her move so much. I only wish she wouldn't shove her tiny little feet into my ribs! {Which, coincidentally, don't feel so tiny when they're in my ribs.}

Sleep: Depends on the night, really. I have a hard time staying comfortable and I still get up a few times a night. But I'm sleeping really well for the most part.

What I'm looking forward to: Um, meeting our baby girl in a week!

What I miss: Not waddling, not grunting when I get up from the couch, being able to sleep on my stomach and eat whatever I want.

Cravings: Nothing specific... Just everything I can't have. Soon, though!

Symptoms: Lots and lots of pressure "down there," heartburn even with the Zantac, and some back and hip pain.

Best moment this week: Talking with Joe about how things will be once Charlotte is here... Having him help me get things ready... I don't know, there were a lot of good moments this week. Well, this weekend, really. We also found out at dinner Saturday night that some good friends of ours are expecting!! =D We are super excited for them, of course, and can't wait to give them some good practice with Charlotte! ;-) Haha!

Taken before dinner on Saturday... In Charlotte's room. =P

I just can't believe she'll be here in one week. This pregnancy has gone by much faster than I thought it would! Though I'm definitely ready to meet her, I kind of wish it hadn't gone by so fast... Despite the GD, hypertension and now GBS {group B strep}, I've really enjoyed being pregnant. Yeah, there were some really sucky times {I'm lookin' at you, morning sickness} but it's really been...amazing. Growing this little girl in my belly has been one of the greatest - and strangest - experiences and I'm still in awe of how it all happens. And super thankful that God chose to bless us with this little girl. I know the road ahead is going to be tough, but I'm going to have some great help along the way. I couldn't think of a better person to do this with than Joe. =) He's not so sure, but I know he's going to be a great daddy. I can't wait to see him with her!


Chantal said...

One more week! And yeah, it certainly does fly by.

Steph said...

Yay! Just think, in a week you can reward yourself with a candy bar and a big bowl of pasta.

Best wishes!

Jenn said...

That blue (in the first picture) is your color! For sure! And you're GLOWING in the last picture! Glad the GD journey will be over for you soon. :) Enjoy the last week!

Katy said...

So excited for you! And on the plus side, since they're inducing you, probably won't have any trouble being sure to get in the full doses for meds for the strep B before you actually have her (as opposed to going into labor on your own and already being a good way through before they'll even admit you to the hospital). Enjoy this last week!