Well, we’re one week closer to my November 4 due date. And although I’m not crazy about constantly involving you in the details of this pregnancy, I thought it would be fun to throw out a pregnancy update at this point. Almost there. Almost there.
How far along: 37 weeks
Baby’s size: About 6.5 lbs or the size of Swiss chard (?!?)
Total weight gain/loss: Not checking. No clue.
Maternity clothes: Mostly. Apparently I wear giant clothes normally because a lot of my over sized sweaters from last year fit now.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: This is the toughest part of pregnancy right now for me. I’m not sleeping well so I kind of dread going to bed. I usually start in my bed and then at about 4 am I end up sleeping on the couch.
Best moment this week: The baby’s car seat came and we made a lot of progress on the nursery. It feels like things are coming together!
Miss Anything? Bending over. Easy movement. Sleeping.
Movement: TONS. This little guy is my most active baby yet. He moves and punches and flips around all of the time. It’s painful at times!
Food cravings: Crunchy yellow peaches- they can’t be too ripe. Cherry Twizzlers. Cinnamon raisin toast.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Just eating too much cereal before bed.
Gender: A boy. And no, we don’t have a name picked yet. We have one option that we both like- but if it doesn’t work out- we don’t even have a short list to work from. Unfortunately neither of us want to deal with thinking about it right now so we’re just avoiding it until this little guy arrives.
Labor Signs: Lots of contractions, but this baby hasn’t dropped yet.
Belly Button in or out? Just flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On. My ankles and feet swell sometimes, but mostly the swelling has stayed down.
Happy or Moody most of the time: It really depends. I think stress is still getting the best of me and I’m kind of turning into a control freak when it comes to the house and other arenas that I think I can micromanage.
Looking forward to: A shorter to-do list before baby arrives. Baby arriving. Not being pregnant anymore.
Are you expecting or due this next month too? How are you feeling? What are you craving?