Connect the Dots Ginger | Becky Allen: Bump Update: 37 Weeks

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bump Update: 37 Weeks

Here we go! I am getting so big that I am having a REALLY hard time finding tanks that fit! Seriously, a hard time! But hey, when your shirts don't fit that means that the baby is almost done cooking huh??? Down to 3 weeks at this point. Tomorrow begins her birth month which is fun. I still feel like I have so much to do, but I really don't. Right now my goal is to soak up as much time with my two cute boys as much as I can because their lives a going to be changing a ton when she arrives and I don't know how they are going to handle the changes. And the fact that we will be outnumbered by children...see these are the things that are going through my mind.
Elyse's closet is all ready to go. The bag is packed. We have our final date all planned out (well Matt has it planned out as it is our 14th wedding anniversary date.) Now it is just a waiting game until D day.

Total Weight Gain: Gained 23.8 pounds total. Weight as of this morning 261.5pounds. Lost .8 pounds from last week!

Symptoms: Smaller appetite, eating smaller meals throughout the day. Having to "go" a lot since she is head down. Hard time sleeping. Waddling and lower back soreness like nothing else! Man at the end of the day my back is just killing me! Oh and by the end of the day my feet and ankles are starting to swell a little. I blame having to walk and wait in the heat for the bus to arrive! ;) 
Baby’s Size: Winter Melon (~19-22 inches, 6.5 pounds- WOW! BABY IS GETTING UP THERE!)

Labor Progress: As of my weekly check up appointment last Thursday I was 1cm dilated. Baby was at a -3 station. She is totally locked into position (head down) but not  engaged in my pelvis. Next appointment is TOMORROW! (She is locked but not loaded) 
Maternity Clothes: Yes, bottoms need to wear maternity or stretchy pants. Tops I wear maternity now and my bigger t-shirts but those are starting to get tight now. Wearing my new Fabletics sports bra in these pictures and LOVE THEM and the fun colors! A ton more coverage and super comfy!
Stretch Marks: I already have a ton that I got when I gained weight years ago. I think I am getting some new ones or my old was are just being stretched up higher on my belly. No bright purple ones just the faded white ones. I am using Honest Company belly balm right now though to help my belly stretch so I do not get any new ones. I apply it at night and right after I get out of the shower. 

Belly Button: Innie! I never had my belly button flatten out or pop out during my other 2 pregnancies, but this might be the one that I do! Every week it is getting closer! But you can see how much of an innie I have! Don't think it is going to pop at this point...

Braxton Hicks Contractions: I am getting them throughout the day now, many times a day. Including some strong ones that kind of make me stop and take a breath. I get two different kinds. Upper belly and lower belly, but never at the same time. (that would be labor!) Upper BH are generally caused by exercise and getting up and down too much and just a reminder to slow down and drink water. The other kind I am getting are lower belly ones that really take my breath away. I only get a couple of them a day, not as frequent as the others but these, yeah, remind me more of actual labor pains. They just happen when they want to happen!
Gender: GIRL!!! So excited about all the cute stuff we got for her! We have her coming home outfit and her picture props! So girly, and way too cute!
Sleep: I need to take a nap every day but I haven't been this week. And I am waking up many times a night to go to the bathroom or trying to get comfy. (If you see me make a comment on FB or IG at 2am this is why!) I am still getting up at night at 11:30pm, 3:30am, 5:30 without fail. Always around 9pm for about an hour she likes to put on a show and be super active! 
Miss Anything: Sleeping comfortably flat on my back! Sleeping through the night. 
Cravings: Been craving sweets more...I think I need to get more healthy carbs in to help staunch those!
Aversions: Sweets taste too sweet for me, so I can only handle a little at a time, I just want them throughout the day.
Excited About: Our 14th wedding anniversary is next MONAY! And we are celebrating this Friday (only day we can get a babysitter!). Matt has something special planned for us, and I don't know any of the plans. All I know is that it involves him getting off work early on Friday! Tomorrow I have my weekly doctor checkup and will be able to hear her heartbeat and find out more about my progress. I don't think anything has changed since she isn't engaged in my pelvis but you never know. I told the doc last week that she won't come out until at least September, because she wants to be a sapphire birthstone baby! ;) 

Workouts: Pretty well for this week! I got in 5 days of regular workouts this past week. I'm really enjoying, COUNTRY HEAT! I am trying to dance this baby out! If you are interested in joining BUSY MOM'S DANCE PARTY just click on the link to request to join and I will get in touch with you with all the details! I did a combo of Country Heat and yoga. My regular Workouts include: 21 Day Fix yoga & pilates Beachbody On Demand Active Maternity and Diary Of A Fit Mommy's Fit For Two 2nd Trimester workouts in daily. 
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