Wednesday, July 28, 2010

37 Weeks Equals FULL Term

***I figured I'd do my LAST pregnancy update since we're in the hospital to be induced on the 37th week date. (This was written very early Saturday after midnight 7/ we were awaiting induction.)

How far along are you?
~37 Weeks TODAY!

"Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz."

What symptoms are you experiencing?
~Carpal Tunnel...ALMOST OVER!
~slight heartburn
~headachey at times
~blood pressure up slightly for the 1st time

How are you feeling?
~I'm on modified bedrest due to mild pre-eclampsia, so overall I'm B.O.R.E.D.

Any Midwife/Doctor appointments/ultrasounds/tests this past week and how did they go?
~I spent A LOT of time at the doctor and hospital this week.
*Thursday I went to get my blood pressure was high so they had me come BACK to the hospital to be checked and ultimately decided that I could wait one more night at home to come back for our induction Friday.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc.)?
~We're now prepared for induction, so ready or not here comes Lily!
~ We got married. ♥

Any fears or hopes you want to get off your chest?
~The preeclampsia is a slightly scary and I'm anxious for delivery now and to make sure everything is ok with the baby and I have had a few moments of anxiety about something happening to me... trying not to panic!

Any belly pics or ultrasound photos from this week?
Last belly pics...right before leaving for the hospital (36 weeks, 6days)

Any food cravings?
~Peanut butter & Jelly...STILL.
~freeze pops particularly lemon-lime

Tell us your favorite thing about your pregnancy this week.
~Knowing that by the week's end, we'll actually get to see her and hold her!

What has been the most surprising thing about this pregnancy?
~The random "weird" things that have happened --carpal tunnel, preeclampsia, genetic stuff..all leading up to this little person we created and are about to meet!

Baby brain moment of the week?
~After my dr. appointment Monday morning, I started driving to the wrong house... (we moved in March.)

Random Question of the Week:
Tell me anything you want to add. No specific question this week.
~Ready or Not! Our daughter is arriving!



  1. I am so happy for you!!! Your a Mrs!!!

    I hope you and the family are doing fabulous!

  2. GET IN MA BELLY!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS! ;)

  3. Good luck!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it/her!

  4. Hey nice way to throw in the we got married thing i am observant...congratulations!!! Can't wait till you share some pics of that cutie!

  5. YOu still look amazing pretty girl and congrats I am so excited for ya'll! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek I am so excited I can't type....LOL watch out for the grammar hahahaha

    So um I hope all goes well with the delivery and pray for a healthy mommy and baby girl! I will be at JHU so I wont be near a computer but I can't wait to get back to see pics of your precious new bundle.....

    good luck your in my prayers
    Summer :0)

  6. Wow, that is one adorably huge baby bump:) Congrats and good luck!!!!

  7. I can't wait to see her!! Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations! Hope all is well with mom and baby!