Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bumpdate: 37 Weeks

That is my, "I miss my 27 week belly" face
I feel and look huge! My maternity shirts are even getting short...
I also think she's dropped from looking at this pic.

How big is baby? We are officially FULL TERM! How crazy is that? This is apparently a winter melon. Do they really sell those in the grocery store? BabyCenter said the size of a Swiss that's not any help either. Basically if she was born now she would be good to go! But I'm hoping she stays comfy for a few more weeks (not too much longer than 40 though).

Maternity ClothesYep...and still happy to have some regular dresses that fit. That will be super helpful when school starts very soon!

Stretch Marks: A few more on my sides. :(

Sleep: Better! Still sleeping on couch but having the back there really helps. I've tried to take naps in the bed and I'm just not comfortable. Not that my stomach is so heavy I feel like I need that extra support on my back...and more than a pregnancy pillow.

Best moment of the week? Our baby care class was very interesting and very helpful. We had to go around and introduce ourselves and then the guys had to say what they're nervous about and what they're excited about. I introduced us and baby girl and J said he was nervous about the labor part (making sure we're both okay) and excited about having tea parties. :) He's the best! J also learned how to put on a diaper the correct way. Bless his heart, he had the stickies in the front!

Movement: She's movin' and groovin' !

Food cravings: Nothing sounds good...still...

Food aversions: Nothing really sounds terrible I just have a hard time finding something that sounds good.

Belly button in or out? In! Stay in please!!

What I miss: Not having swollen feet and sleeping on my stomach in bed. But so thankful for this experience and feeling blessed!

What I'm looking forward to: Three more doctor appointments (hopefully no more or less). Kind of looking forward to school starting. It will be nice to get back into a routine although it will only be for two-ish weeks.

Milestones:  Baby care class done! Full term!!

Nursery: The nursery better should be done by Sunday! Crib is finally up, chair was delivered, and now we just have to hang up pictures and do some more odd and end things. I can't wait to post pictures soon!

Classes: Hospital tour next weekend!

Next appointment: August 13th

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Favorite baby soaps and shampoos? We're thinking Alveeno or Burt's Bees?


  1. My son has super sensitive skin! We go between Aveeno or Johnson's Baby :)

  2. How exciting that everything is getting finalized! I can't decide if I'm looking forward to school or not, yet. Definitely a first but I need a nap just thinking about it! Can't wait to see the nursery! And how cute is your hubby with the tea parties!? We obviously haven't started using it yet because we need a baby here to do that, but we are planning to use California Baby since my husband and mother-in-law both have allergies and skin issues and we're just going to take precaution. California Baby doesn't have a lot of the additives that can cause irritation but it is pricy. We also received Kiehl's baby lotion and shampoo/body wash as a gift and my friend who gave it to me is an ICU nurse at Boston Children's Hospital and all of her nurse friends with babies swear by it.

  3. Oh my gosh, you look so sad in that picture haha! But you still look really great! Love your baby bump and soon enough she'll be here.

  4. Johnson's products are the best!!!!! Aveeno gave Emerson dry skin but all babies are different. You're so close!!!!

  5. I just bought James some Burts Bees and OMG smells so good!

  6. Yay for full term! So exciting! Best of luck at your appointment tomorrow. I go, too!