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37 Weeks and Stats

Today, I am officially full-term!

Yay! I think Baby N knows it too, because he was doing a happy dance in there this morning (either that or he was hungry since I hadn't had breakfast yet and was protesting). However, he might just be too comfortable in there - at my appointment yesterday, I was again not dilated at all.

Silly rabbit. You'd think he'd be getting squished in there and want to come out.

So, I thought it might be fun to do a pregnancy stats post today - just so that someday when Baby N is six years old and pretending to be a luge racer (luger? lugee?) and is hurtling himself down the street laying flat on his back on a skateboard (shout out to my brothers and brothers-in-law), I can look back and remember the calm days with this baby. :)

Total Weight Gain (thus far anyway): 24 pounds. I lost a pound at my appointment two weeks ago and yesterday I had stayed the same. Which is miraculous considering the amount of dessert and number of frozen Cokes I've been consuming lately.

Baby Stats: According to the books, he weighs a little over six pounds and is at his birth length now. My doctor said he's head down still (yay!) and he's been at a -1 station for the last two weeks. Also, at this last visit, I was 30% effaced. I cannot wait to see what he looks like! I've been so anxious to see what color eyes he has. And I'm so curious to get to know his personality!

Movement: Some days, he's moving almost constantly! And he's so big now that it hurts when he catches me certain ways (like my ribs or the inside of my hips). That being said, it's still SO fun to watch him move around in there and try to guess what all the lumps might be. :)

Swelling: Not so much. My ankles have swelled up maybe three times this entire pregnancy and even then, they weren't bad. My hands are a little swollen in the morning and at night, but again, nothing too horrendous. I can still wear my wedding rings (though it has gotten a bit tight a few days).

Cravings: I've already mentioned the frozen Cokes and I think that I've mostly been wanting things that are cold and sweet. Which means a lot of Keva Juice, cold cantaloupe and I'm really loving peaches (and pineapple, watermelon and pretty much any other cold summertime fruit!). Even just writing about all this makes me want to run out and get a Keva Juice real quick... That being said, I haven't really had that many cravings over the last nine months.

Aversions: Now this is a different story. From about six weeks pregnant until now, I have hated and I mean hated all things chicken and eggs. For a while, I couldn't even smell them without throwing up. It's better now, but it still makes my stomach turn. Jon is desperately hoping that this isn't a permanent condition.

Sleeping: Between getting up to use the bathroom (never in my life had to do this before!) and not being able to roll over without waking myself up, I don't get tons of sleep. However, my mom recently got me a body pillow and that seems to be helping a lot! Napping, though, is a different story. I think I took a nap almost every day this week. I've heard that I should be soaking up as much sleep as I can get right now. Last weekend, I'm pretty sure I slept longer than I was awake.

Maternity Clothes: I started wearing maternity jeans around 18-20-ish weeks and I've been actually outgrowing some of my maternity shirts in the last few weeks. I've been telling myself that they are shrinking in the dryer.

Baby's Room: Done! I'm posting pictures hopefully Monday!

Mood Swings: I don't feel like I've been overly emotional most of the time, but there are times when I find myself tearing up over things that I would never have cried over before. And I've apparently become a lot more opinionated over the course of this pregnancy, or so I've been told. :)

Workouts: I worked out almost every day during the second trimester and the beginning of the third, but I have to confess that I haven't done my prenatal workout DVD at all in the last four weeks. I've been SO lazy! I've been trying to get us to take Kody for walks every day, but seeing as how it's been so hot outside and I'm pregnant and he's a husky, we haven't been as good as we should be. I told Jon that I've been hearing Jillian Michaels yelling at me in my ear that it's almost time to get back to the 30 Day Shred - and I'm actually looking forward to it! It's been a while since I had a really good workout (I know - I'm weird).

Kody: Doesn't play with me very often. He hasn't really played rough with me since before we found out we were pregnant. I'm a little worried about how he's going to react to a baby taking "his" spot of center of attention and because of that, I've been trying to ignore him as much as I can during the day since I know I won't be focusing on him later. You can see from the picture that he's still trying to get my attention all the time and I feel awful when I just ignore him. Poor puppy!

Me: Feeling pretty good most of the time! I'm a lot more tired and I don't have the energy level that I used to have, so I'm missing both of those. My back hurts pretty bad at the end of the day and Jon has been SO sweet to give me nightly back rubs! I'm incredibly excited for Baby N to get here and incredibly scared for Baby N to get here. Can you be both? Plus, there's the whole labor and delivery to look forward to (also scary!) and I've been praying almost constantly that God will keep me from getting anxious about any part of what's in the near future.

Hope you all had a fabulous week! Enjoy your weekend - I'm going swimming! :)

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