Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pregnancy: Week 37

How far along: FULL TERM!!!!!!! 37 weeks!

Baby Size: Last week at our anatomy scan, she was 8lbs 7oz (roughly) so I imagine she's grown a tiny bit more this week. But at this point, it's all a guess! Baby apps say that she is the size of a Winter Melon, whatever that is.
 
Gender: A mini me! 

Movement: Per usual, yep! Little lady hiccups all the time, loves when mommy drinks ice cold Topo Chico's, and usually knows when I wake up in the morning time (she must hear my alarm go off)!

Best moment this week: Simply being full term! I am in AWE. Beyond thankful to be at this point. Glory to God!

Looking forward to: Kensington's birth day. Who knows when it'll be... but I imagine that God and Kensie have a pretty good plan worked out. The excitement of not knowing is such a fun part of pregnancy! 
 
What I miss: Just because I can't keep putting "nothing" here, I will say that I miss being able to eat like normal haha. I am ALWAYS full (indigestion is real y'all) and can't enjoy food anymore. I'm sily - I know. 
 
Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel and swollen ankles. Not gonna lie, it's very uncomfortable. I had an emotional breakdown the other morning because I was frustrated that I can't do things like "normal" but then I wiped the tears and reminded myself that this is normal and things will go back after delivery. Doctor thinks it'll take about 6 weeks post delivery to get rid of the Carpal Tunnel and the feet/ankle swelling should be taken care of a week or so after delivery. 
 
Nursery: Very much done (here) and very much in love with her space!

Wedding rings on or off? Very much off. Has been for a while. Wearing my fake rings.

Daddy-isms: At dinner this week, hubby said, "As we get closer to her due date, I am more excited to hold her." This is a big deal, y'all. My husband does not hold babies (I think he's held one baby before) and I can just tell how excited he is for Kensington to be here. He also asked if they could spend daddy-daughter time together (without me) and I said "OF COURSE!" He's silly to even think he has to ask. After all, without my hubby's help, she wouldn't be here.

PrayerLord and Savior, it has been such a blessing that you would choose me to carry this child that you've created. While I am so thankful to be her mommy, my prayer this week is that she'll call you Heavenly Father from the day she's born until the day you call her home. Throughout my pregnancy, I pray that others have seen your light in me. I pray that everyone knows that you get the glory; you get all the credit. As we near the end of the pregnancy, I pray that you will protect both Kensington and I and that we have a smooth labor/delivery. 

18 comments:

  1. FULL TERM!!! YAY!!! What a blessing! I know you are so excited for her arrival. What a special time!

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  2. Yay for full term! What a great feeling! What's not a great feeling, those swollen hands and feet. I'm right there with you. Fingers crossed those symptoms disappear fast. Love your outfit, I might have to steal your look.

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  3. YAY! For my making it full term! Just a heads up, with my last pregnancy I ha the carpal tunnel as well, it went away within the week after giving delivery. Also, on another good note - I didn't get it with this pregnancy and I only have 3 weeks left! :)

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  4. Yay full term!!! Can't wait for your sweet girls arrival :)

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  5. Look at your hitting full term this week! How exciting!!! Crazy to think that any day now she can appear :) Enjoy these last moments with your husband as your family of two :)

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  6. Don't feel bad about crying sometimes pregnancy symptoms can come as a surprise to us. I'm only 28 weeks along and there's days I can't even walk because my back hurts so bad. I just suck it up keep walking and give God thanks for allowing me to experience the ups and downs of pregnancy. U are almost to the finish line to hold ur baby girl in ur arms.

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  7. Woo hoo!!! I'm just waiting for that announcement, I know it's coming soon :) You aren't silly. I would miss being able to enjoy food too girl.

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  8. Yay! Any week now! :) Those symptoms are horrible. I had carpal tunnel for almost half the pregnancy (and ridiculously swollen ankles). They all went away a few weeks or so after pregnancy. At this point, you'll feel like you'll never be "normal" again, but you eventually will be body-wise. In all other aspects it's a new normal! :)

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  9. Cheers for full term, Glory to God indeed!

    You look amazing, mama, you are just glowing. And I can imagine how hard it is to not feel normal, even if you are growing a miracle in your belly. It's okay to acknowledge the frustration, cry and then realize soon the end is near and sweet Kensington will be here before you know it. Prayers and love to you!

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  10. yeah for full term!! you are beautiful!!

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  11. Oh, how I love a birth day! The not knowing when or how it will happen is so exciting! Not too much longer until you get to meet your little peanut!

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  12. I think it's okay for you to break down and cry sometimes :) You can be super grateful and uncomfortable at the same time. Just because you're frustrated at times doesn't mean that you aren't super in love with K and grateful for being pregnant...God knows :)

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  13. You're hair has gotten so long! Thank you pregnancy :) Full term and the CUTEST baby bump around!!!

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  14. Wow, you've reached such an important milestone! It won't be long now!

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  15. Your "daddy-ism" is one of my favorite parts of these weekly updates. Especially because I'm seeing a different side of my hubby, too, with all of the talk about babies. (He's very reserved when it comes to things like that.) I'm just so overjoyed for you and Ross! I can't believe she will be here in less than three weeks!!

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  16. How are you full-term already? I feel like your pregnancy has flown by (says the girl who is not 37 weeks pregnant HAHA) Ahhhh she is going to be here so soon!!! <3

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  17. You're GORGEOUS! Loving the red/white/blue you're rocking in this photo too! :)

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