Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Week 37 Bumpdate

How far along: 37 weeks {FULL TERM}

Baby Size: A watermelon {19 inches, 6.5 lbs}!

Weight gain: 30 lbs, could be more. I'll find out today at our doc appointment.

Maternity clothes: Over the weekend I packed up all of my winter clothes and brought down all of my spring and summer clothes from the attic. I know I won't fit in most of them for awhile but it was nice to see brighter colors and I welcomed all of my maxi dresses back into my closet!

Stretch marks: I would be shocked if I don't have any of these.
Sleep: Pretty good this week - counting my blessings!
Gender: Caroline Grace Marcellino!

Movement: She's a busy girl in there and I love it. When she doesn't move for a bit I get nervous so I am super thankful for her jabs and kicks.

Best moment this week: A spa day and getting last minute baby things done! The car seats are installed, the rock n' sleeper is next to our bed and our hospital bags are packed!
Looking forward to: My last hair cut before baby and Easter weekend!

Food cravings: Pineapple frozen yogurt, dried pineapple, fresh slices of pineapple, pineapple smoothies, pineapple popsicles...
  Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Labor Signs: We have our first internal exam today to find out if we've made any progress.
What I miss: Not feeling fat and my legs 5 sizes smaller. I don't even recognize my legs anymore. But it's worth it for our little babe.
Symptoms: New symptom this week, and oh, it's so terrible...the top of my belly, right under my bra line, constantly aches and I have shooting pains anytime I lean forward. It feels like a terrible bruise and is extremely uncomfortable. Going to ask the doc about this today...
Nursery: Complete! Final nursery tour post coming soon!
Belly Button in or out? 1/3 of my belly button is out?

Wedding rings on or off? On.

Mood: Ready.

Workouts: Walking around the neighborhood when I can.
Prayer for Caroline: 
  Lord, I pray for Caroline this week. You are Almighty and know everything that is going on with my body and my baby. You know the exact minute that Caroline will come.  I know I can do all things You require of me, with Your help. You are here with me now, every minute of every day and night. I know You will take care of us. I place myself and my baby in Your hands and trust in You.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7
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  1. So sweet! This makes me miss being pregnant. At this point everyday I would wake up and wonder… would this be her birthday! She came a couple days past 40 weeks so I had to wait a little bit! Stopping by from www.ourlifeonabudget.com :)!

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  2. You look great!! Don't worry about not recognizing your legs, I promise you will recognize them again in a few months. My belly also ached and actually went numb where you're describing yours, but all that disappears when that little girl arrives :) Enjoy your last few weeks before baby!

  3. Looking beautiful as always! Love those colors on you! Can't wait to see the nursery!

  4. you are the cutest pregnant lady ever :) seriously.

  5. You look beautiful! Those spring colors are gorgeous! It's amazing you are now FULL TERM! so exciting!! :)

  6. I know you're not feeling too hot right now but, you look so great!!

  7. I love your attitude-- that even the pain is worth it for your baby Girl! What a great Mama already! Hang in there and remember to count your fetal kicks :)

  8. You look amazing! What an exciting time!

  9. You have looked fantastic throughout your entire pregnancy and I can't believe that you're almost done!!! Yay to new babe being born soon!

  10. Beautiful! You're so close! It's been great following you on this journey, especially being a fellow mommy-to-be! Looks like we might have babes the exact same time! :o)

  11. You look beautiful and I can't believe you are full term! LOVE IT! Thinking of you the next few weeks!!

  12. OH MY GOODNESS! You look amazing and are so adorable! The blogging world also anxiously awaits sweet little Caroline's arrival! I am praying for you in these final weeks!

  13. You look so good!!! I am so so happy for you and can't WAIT to "meet" this sweet little girl of yours!!! I can't believe you're already 37 weeks!!! It must be incredibly surreal to see the nursery all put together and the carseat in the back of the car! I can't even imagine! Ah! Good luck today at your appointment!

  14. You still look adorable! And yay for hitting full term! :) Hoping your doctor's appointment goes well today!

  15. You still look gorgeous! You look all belly to me! That's great that you are feeling ready now, I hope these final few weeks pass by quickly and painlessly for you. Very excited for you!! xx

  16. you are adorable! Goodness! How exciting that you have your bags packed and the car seat ready! So close! Who knows when baby girl will surprise you! I hope your appointment goes well :)

  17. You crack me up with your pineapple, that is how I've been with citrus (grapefruit and tangerines, YUM). Looking soooo good and I love that outfit! Such pretty colors. Can't wait to hear how the appt goes! Oooh and can't wait to see the nursery!

  18. Looking good girl! I'm so jealous you're sleeping well! I've had quite the charmed pregnancy thus far but the no sleep thing right now is getting a bit annoying- especially knowing I won't sleep once baby is here!! ha Can't wait to see nursery!

  19. You're in the home stretch, although it will seem like time stands still as you get closer in anticipation of her arrival!

    I had a similar pain you're describing with Freddy. I had some gnarly rib pain that felt like a bruise on the inside. It was his feet jabbing into my ribs, especially when I was sitting or lying down. Once he dropped it got a little better. But when he was born his ankles were so flexed I could tell which little foot was the one causing me all the trouble.

  20. You're going to the love the Rock N' Sleeper. Shelby only slept overnight in hers for 3-weeks then moved to the crib but we we use to take it to people's houses so she would have a place to snooze and sit. It's the best for sure.

  21. Yay full term!! I get that shooting pain too and was told it's heartburn! Although it could be something else, either way no fun!

  22. Soon you will meet your sweet girl! You look so beautiful! Glad you are sleeping well and I hope that pain goes away!!

  23. eeep! so excited for you!! you're almost there! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  24. Full term!! So exciting :) You seriously look so amazing! Can't wait to see our nursery post + yay for your last haircut before baby! xx.

  25. You look gorgeous, girlfriend! I'm so excited for you to finally meet your sweet girl in person :)

  26. I was obsessed with pineapple my first pregnancy too! You are getting so close, hurrah!

  27. Adorable! The Rock 'N Play Sleeper is a God send, seriously. I also totally craved pineapple my whole pregnancy! Good luck with everything, she could arrive any minute!

  28. I absolutely love all of your maternity wear. I am 21 weeks now and just starting to look for maternity clothes. Where did you get your from?

  29. Eeeek!! The time is coming! How exciting?! My little guy was born a little over three months ago and finally seeing that baby that you've been carrying in your belly is SO amazing! I wish you the best of luck with your labor, delivery and recovery! =]

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    P.S. We used the Rock N Play as a sleeper by our bed too! Peanut seemed to really like it because he was so snuggled in. I will say that he only lasted in it about four weeks because he started really turning his head and we were afraid we would wake up one day and find that his head was completely turned in. (The sides are pretty steep so we were just afraid he would push his face into the side.) He probably would have lasted in there for a bit longer (size/weight wise) but we ended up putting a playpen on my side of the bed and he still sleeps there at three months old. =]

  30. You look amazing pretty lady!!! It must be so "real" setting up all of your babes stuff!!!!

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  32. Random question - what was the pain you were experiencing? I am having the same thing! Did they tell you at the doctor's appointment? I won't go for my 36 week appointment until Monday...


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