We’re full term.. and I’m ready. I think baby Y has done quite a bit of growing… what do you think?
I know, right?! I don’t picture myself that big, but I guess the camera doesn’t lie. Come on out baby Y! Seriously. COME. OUT.
Last Tuesday I had my 36 week appointment and ultrasound. Good news, baby Y is head down! I’m not really sure why I was so worried, but I’m happy that I won’t be having a scheduled c-section. I know that I could still have one, but at least that is one factor out of the way. We also found out that she has a full head of hair. I’m not totally surprised, but I am a little. I guess I always pictured my baby bald and/or blonde (because that is what I was), but I should have known she would take after her hairy, dark haired dad. At least all the bows will be able to be put to good use!
They also estimated that she was a little over 7lbs. Although several of my friends said that they could be up to 2lbs off. I think that the doc also said that, but I don’t remember.
I’ve started all of the natural things to induce labor this week. Evening primrose oil, raspberry leaf tea, pineapple, A LOT of walking, sitting/bouncing on an exercise ball, pressure points. Anything that I can (safely) do to help get this girl out I’m going to do. I’m ready to meet her and not be pregnant anymore. Safe to say I wouldn’t be mad if this was my last update (however I’m about 99.9% sure that it won’t be).
This weekend we had some friends over for dinner, both are expecting at about the same time. It’s going to be so fun to have so many little babies around!
I can’t wait to meet these babies!
On to the stats!
How far along? 37 weeks + 3 days Total weight gain: +16 had a little extra weight gain the past two weeks. oops. Symptoms: Tired, uncomfortable, shooting pains almost every evening. Stretch marks? Still none. Sleep: Some nights are better than others, but over all sleep is pretty good. Best moment this week: Finding out baby Y is head down! Also having the last two pieces for her nursery come in. It’s officially done! Miss Anything? Not being pregnant. Margaritas. Movement: Oh yes. Food cravings: Corn on the cob. I’ve had 4 or 5 this week. Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope. Exercise: Daily walks, sometimes two walks a day. Also made it to yoga on Wednesday! Woop! Gender: Girl! Labor Signs: Braxton hicks and I think she dropped. It doesn’t really look like it, but I don’t feel like her butt is in my ribcage anymore. Belly button or out? Still in. Wedding rings on or off? On and off. Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy. Looking forward to: THE BABY COMING OUT. Seeing if I’ve made any progress at my appointment tomorrow.