Size of baby: Watermelon
Movement: Loving my active baby boy. I can tell he's getting stronger b/c his bottom pushes out farther and his little feet kick a lot harder. Oh, how I love his movements!
Sleep: Thursday and Friday night I barely slept at all, but since I turned 37 weeks on Saturday and preterm labor is not a scare anymore, Eric and I went for a walk yesterday, which I think helped me to sleep better last night. SO GRATEFUL for decent sleep. Of course I still took multiple bathroom trips in the middle of the night, but at least I didn't struggle with insomnia last night.
Cravings: Nothing unusual.
Queasy or sick: None.
Symptoms: Lots of Braxton Hicks (BH) and pelvic pressure if I'm up walking a lot but no labor yet. Lost the plug on Tuesday morning, so just waiting for Owen's big debut. Some ppl say they go into labor within 24 hours after losing the plug and for some women, it can be weeks. Obviously, there is no way in telling when he will come, but I have a feeling it will be within the next week. We'll see!
Maternity Clothes: Yes, but the shirt in the picture above isn't maternity.
Belly Button In or Out? Outie.
Wedding Ring On or Off? Off, because my fingers are swollen when I wake up in the morning, but luckily go down by the end of the day. My face is a little swollen in the mornings as well.
Miss Anything? Walking without waddling? :)
High of the week: Owen and I made it to full term, and I am so so thankful! Praising God that Owen stayed in this long. I honestly feel so free now. Before, I felt like I was always trying to stay down on the couch anytime I wasn't at work, so he would stay inside, and I was always on edge about Owen being premature. Now that I'm full term, I feel this huge sense of relief! I walk around as much as I want now, and it doesn't matter if I'm on my feet too much, etc. SUCH A GREAT FEELING!
Low of the week: Last Sunday night & Tuesday night, I thought I was in labor b/c I was having very strong contractions, and lots of pain, but after multiple hot baths, I got them to calm down. I wasn't ready for him to come then b/c I was still 36 weeks.
Gender: BOY!Looking Forward to: Meeting our precious baby boy anytime now!! I have another appointment on Tuesday, so unless Owen comes before, then I'll know if I've made more progress or not. I'm starting to get so excited!
Owen's Nursery Pictures
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