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37 WEEKS PREGNANT

Oct 5, 2016

This week, we are officially FULL TERM! I couldn’t be more excited and grateful for this stage of pregnancy. I am starting to feel more and more ready for the day to get here, as I’ve been having some burning and pressure pains down below, peeing way too often (the holy sh*t I have to pee feeling), and not sleeping my best. Actually, I’ve been sleeping HORRIBLE. Waking up with butt and leg cramps, constantly flipping over, Lucy sleeping next to me or in between my legs, just uncomfortable. I am ready to start sleeping on my back and stomach again.

The pains started a couple weeks ago, as she is dropping down … her head is putting more pressure on ‘down there’ and then bobbing back up which relieves the pain. My muscles are also stretching so that is another cause. The pain has the ability to really stop me in my tracks and make me concentrate on breathing.  It’s the worst when this happens in a public place. On Sunday, I had all these plans to run errands, but the sharp pains kept me from leaving the couch the second half of the day. So you can imagine, I am starting to feel more and more ready for this pregnancy to be over.

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Due Date: October 25th

How far along: 37 weeks…. SO grateful to have made it full term!

Size of baby: 19.1 inches and 6.3lb., current status is the size of a romaine heart

How many days to go: 21

Total weight gain: 24 pounds

Maternity clothes: Basically circulating a bunch of comfortable dresses. Favorite maternity brands will be up on the blog soon!

Stretch marks: None. Citrine Beauty Bar gifted me with the Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm and it is amazing!

Sleep: Terrible. Constantly cramping in my legs, flipping, hot, can’t get comfortable.

Best moment of this week: Being full term!

Miss anything: Running, working out, certain foods

Movement: She’s constantly moving around.

Food cravings: Ice cream every night, grilled cheese, brauts

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not super into cooking veggies again.

Have you started to show yet: The bump is in full force

Gender: GIRL!!!

Labor signs: None

Belly button in or out: Pretty much always out

Wedding rings on or off: Unfortunately, off. This pregnancy has made me have a terrible reaction to my wedding rings.

Happy or moody most of the time: SO happy!

Looking forward to: Last birthing class tomorrow, last pediatrician appointment, and an update at doctors. Eek! It’s getting close.

Be Kind,
Lola

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