Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This Texas Baby: Week 37 Check-In

BABY'S TASK FOR THE WEEK: Little girl, do you see that number up there? NOT the 2 number, we'll talk about that one in a minute, but the 37 number? You know what 37 means? It means you are full-term! So if you decided to come today (please don't!) you would no longer be considered a preemie.  I think we both deserve a pat on our backs for making it this far together. While you are considered ful term you are still supposed to be putting on fat, developing brain matter and practicing skills for the outside world like blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling and gripping.

As for that 2 lb gain up there... I went to the doctor yesterday and I had gained 4lb since the last visit! Isn't my weight supposed to start leveling off or even go down at the end!?! That is what I have read. All in all, I am still very happy with my weight gain, I think the nurse said I had only gained 20lb since the beginning, and I would like to keep it close to that! I mentioned to a client earlier in the week how I was just ready to be done and she said something like "well you are not that close yet are you?" when I told her 3 weeks away she was SHOCKED. She kept going on about how little I looked. Is there no happy medium? If I was HUGE right now, I am sure I would be getting comments about how big I am. I think a lot of it has to do with society's view on pregnant women and saying "it's ok to eat 3 cheeseburgers, you're pregnant." I did not buy into that when I found out I was pregnant, not to mention I was slightly overweight for my height, no need to add anymore weight on than is necessary. Ok, done with the weight talk!

Speaking of the doctor, she said that I am measuring at 35 weeks, but I am 37 weeks along. So, baby girl, you might just be a bit small when you show up.

SYMPTOMS: So freaking uncomfortable, I am just uncomfortable all the time. Sitting at work sucks, sitting on the couch sucks, laying down to go to bed sucks. Thankfully, once I do get comfortable enough to fall asleep I don't have many problems staying asleep other than to get up and pee once or twice. I am tired of feeling like none of my clothes fit me. I have about two pairs of shoes that fit, I don't even have any flip flops that fit! I really hate complaining about my pregnancy, because I feel like I have had it SO EASY, so I am going to stop now.

CURRENT MOOD: Done. Is that a mood? I am just done being pregnant, done with all the symptoms I have mentioned over the last few weeks. I just keep telling myself it is a lot easier to take care of you while you are in my belly than when you are in my arms!

THIS WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY FINISHED HOMEWORK: We got a lot done during the past week! We bought a whole bunch of medicine cabinet stuff, we didn't even have bandaids before last weekend! I also picked up a few things I needed for my hospital bag, travel size toiletries, socks with grippers on the bottom, the huge maxi pads I apparently am going to need for afterward. I still don't have my bag PACKED but I have a list of everything to go in it. I also have all but one casserole made!
NEXT WEEK'S GETTING READY FOR BABY HOMEWORK: Packing of the hospital bag is the only task I am going to assign myself for next week. That and to sit down and relax and enjoy these last few weeks with you in my belly.


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