Sorry for the craptastic Blackberry pictures. And yes I am taking pictures in the nursery. Please note the disaster that’s happening in the background. This may or may not be why I haven’t posted pics of the nursery yet.
How Far Along: 37 weeks
Total Weight Gained: 16lbs
Maternity Clothes: I am running out of clothes that fit. I try really hard to pull off some previously
cute not quite so unfortunate maternity looks but lets face it, when you’re as large as a house nothing looks cute. I feel ridiculous!
Sleep: Pure exhaustion. The lower the baby gets, the more I pee on myself which requires more trips to the bathroom – this always happens while I’m trying to sleep.
Best Moment of the Week: Survival. Let’s face it….getting up and going to work is an accomplishment these days. I wish I could say that our bathroom was finished and that I’ve been in a fabulous mood all week…but well you know.
Food Cravings: Anything sweet. And still drinking ridiculous amounts of water.
Food Aversions: Eggs. Berty had some nasty smelling omelet at good ole Waffle House on Saturday and I thought I would die!
Symptoms: I’ve felt a lot more BH contractions. Mostly in my back. The vag still hurts and I complain all the time. I just feel exhausted and there’s so much that I need to get done. I have meltdowns daily and my husband is probably going to leave me if this baby doesn’t come out soon!
JP’s Symptoms: Berty has been nesting. Outside. He trimmed all the bushes and cut back our crepe myrtles and made everything look pretty for our baby girl’s arrival. Which is apparently no time soon.
Movement: Movement has slowed down a lot. I still feel her moving just not as much. I shake her to get her to move. Is that bad?
Gender: Girl – Turner McCartney
What I miss: I’m really starting to miss my pre preggo body. I am always tired, always mean, and I can’t move without making a scene.
What I'm looking forward to: Going back to the doctor on Monday and if I’m still 1cm it’s gonna be bad! And sad because there’s really nothing I can do about it.
Weekly Wisdom: People don’t realize that when they ask, “Oh! You’re still pregnant?!” or, “You haven’t had that baby yet?!” that you want to hit them in the face. Or genitals. No! I sure haven’t had “that baby” yet. Please stop asking me. When I’m no longer at work you can assume that I had “that baby.”
Milestones: As of today there are 18 days till my due date. I just might make it. Maybe.
My bestie Courtney took me to the doc yesterday. She was coming for good luck. Let’s share a picture of her…..
I didn’t gain any weight. I haven’t progressed. I have had no swelling. My blood pressure is great and my baby is never coming out. I’m still 1cm and about 70% effaced. The doc assures me that this is great for my first pregnancy. Yay! :(
He did say that when I go back Monday he will schedule me to be induced the next week. So when I’m 39 weeks I can force her to come out. We will see how I feel about this on Monday!