My Pregnancy Journal (Linky): 37 weeks

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pregnancy journalWelcome to the “My Pregnancy Journal” meme, so if you are a pregger blogging mama then you will definitely wanna link up.

There are only three super simple rules that must be followed.

1.)  Grab the button from my right side bar and place in your post.
2.)  Copy & paste the questions you feel comfortable answering.
3.)  Link up with your pregnancy journal entry for this week at the bottom of my post – if you link to your blog’s home page unfortunately I will delete it from the list.

37 WEEKS PREGNANT

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Willow is now considered “full term,” even though my due date is three weeks winter melonaway. So if I was to go into labor now, her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.  She currently weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches… like a winter melon.  Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long and I am super excited to see what Willow has since both of her sisters had head fulls of dark brown hair.  And this is what she looks like this week…

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About me & Willow Jean this week….

Symptoms:  My calves literally turn to rubber and hurt severely if I stand in one place to long… and by too long I mean 30 seconds max.  Once that happens I have to sit down or it won’t stop hurting.  Still fighting really bad heartburn and reflux.  And lucky me got another nasty sinus infection.  I have been rather worthless the past few days and just want to sleep, but can’t because my sinuses have so much pressure and I am hacking up a lung constantly and I can’t breath…… ok, I think I complained enough.

Weight Gain: +0 pounds, putting me at 171 pounds total…. I started at 161, so a total of 10 pounds up.  Pretty sure this is due to my sinus infection and not wanting to eat much of anything.

Cravings:  Not really craving anything…. more like forcing myself to eat.

Food Aversions:  Most everything right now… been living on soup, yogurt, and things like that.

What made me cry this week:  I had a big break down…. like big break down while talking to the hubby one night.  The crying pretty much started when I was talking about how scared I am about attempting to have a natural childbirth when my last two were with epidurals.  I really think it’s just thinking too much about it…. hopefully when everything starts I will just be focused and the feeling scared will just melt away.  Or at least I hope.

Medical Stuff:  My appointment last week went well.  My blood pressure was perfect, no protein in the urine, good strong heart beat, had my Group B Strep test… and I am now to every week appointments. 

Thoughts from Alleigh & Kaelyn:  They attended their “Baby and Me” class at the hospital so that they are able to attend the birth.  I was really nervous about that class because I had told them everything I felt was necessary they know and didn’t want things to be confusing to them.  So I got there like 15 minutes early to talk to the instructor and she was really easy to work with.  Since there was only one other child, who was a bit older, scheduled for the class she went over everything and then once we left was going to go into more detail with her.  My girls are kept up by my head so they don’t see the actual immersion of the baby into the world, but they do see her as soon as she is out… if that makes sense.  Anyhow, they also showed them a delivery room and explained things like how it is very hard work to have a baby so if mommy is ever crying or looks like she is in pain that it’s just because she is working hard to deliver their little sister.  They seemed really receptive to everything she had to say and liked touring the labor and delivery area of the hospital.

Something I am excited about: That Dustin got our bedroom painted!  It had been pink since Alleigh moved out of that room and into the upstairs of our bungalow home.  And it didn’t really bother me all too much til now.  Willow will share a room with us til she sleeps through the night which was roughly 10-12 months with both Alleigh and Kaelyn…. and so it felt like something that needed to be done before she got here.  Yup, major nesting mode right now.  And so he told me I could pick any color I wanted…. I chose a pretty yellow… and he didn’t like it!  But he still painted the room and I am happy as can be.  I actually just ordered new bedding and am excited to get everything exactly as it should be in there – hopefully before she comes, hehe.

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7 Responses to My Pregnancy Journal (Linky): 37 weeks

  1. Elizabeth K says:

    I had one epidural birth and 2 natural. The epidural was my first. I preferred the natural BY FAR!!! If I were going to have another (I’m not, sadly), it would be natural again. Maybe I just thought boys were easier, though. They’ve been easier ever since. 😉

    Good luck to you, dear! I’ll be praying for a safe and smooth delivery! The bloggy world can’t wait to meet Willow Jean!

  2. courtney hennagir says:

    getting so excited for you! i had both my kiddos naturally and i’m so glad i did. whatever you decide to do,i know we all can’t wait to see this gorgeous girl! hope you get rid of that yucky sinus infection and feel better soon.

  3. Jessica Hilton says:

    I cant wait to meet Willow and see her in those covers I sewed from all that super cute fabric that you picked out!! We will be praying for you to have a safe and smooth delivery. My mom keeps asking me how you are doing.

  4. awww you have had a rough time with being sick during this pregnancy. I have been lucky and not sick at all. Hope your better soon.

  5. Charlene says:

    I bet you are anxious to meet her. Full term, yeah!! Good luck, I hope it’s a great birth.

  6. Heather Duncan says:

    Your belly is adorable. I miss being pregnant. My little one will be 4 mos tomorrow. Goes way too fast!

  7. Beth R says:

    You can do it mama!!! I had an emergency c section with my first and an umedicated VBAC with #2 and it was so amazing to be able to walk around immediately after delivery. Just take one contraction at a time.

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