I have really only been blogging about my pregnancy by month, but I figured since a lot could happen in these last 4-6 weeks I would blog about the 9th month in 1 or 2 week stints. It’s funny looking back at my belly photos. At 5, 6 and 7 months I thought wow that belly is big. Clearly I didn’t know what was in store for me … 37 weeks is even bigger! I kind of miss the cute little 5/6 month belly … I looked pregnant but not like I ate too much. It was my favorite pregnant belly size.
Check out Sophi in the lower left corner of the picture watching me photograph the belly. What a cutie! My little fur ball baby … love her!!
Pregnancy Tidbits from Weeks 36 and 37
Cravings – I’m not really craving anything at this point. I went from knowing exactly what I wanted for each meal to having nothing really sound good. It’s such a switch from the rest of the pregnancy.
Maternity Clothes – Obviously this is a yes =)
Symptoms Numbness in my hands as well as continued swelling in my hands/feet, congestion and trouble sleeping. The symptoms seem to be pilling on top of each other instead of replacing one another as they did before. While I won’t lie, I am uncomfortable at this point in the pregnancy, I do feel as as the baby is healthy/happy so I am okay with the aches and pains required to carry her. :)
Movement The baby moves quite a bit at this point. Her movements feel stronger by the day. You can literally see her moving in my stomach now. It’s fun, but also a bit distracting during meetings at work. A few of my colleagues have mentioned they can see her kicks across the table.
Missing Anything? Red wine. For the first time during my pregnancy I really missed being able to have a glass (or two) of wine. I blame the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Highlights Buying and hanging decorations in the nursery. The room is really coming together, which is very exciting. We also did a big shopping trip to Buy Buy Baby for “necessities” with my parents over the Thanksgiving holiday. I feel very prepared and ready (from a “stuff”) perspective for JB to arrive.
Looking Forward To… The next doctor’s appointment. I’m hoping to get some good news, such as I’m dilated or delivery should happen soon. Wishful thinking I know, but a girl can dream.
Fears/Concerns… The baby is going to be breach. At this point she’s sort of more sideways than anything else.
Labor Signs That would be a big fat NO. I haven’t had any contractions and according to the doctor the baby hasn’t dropped yet. In fact she’s still pretty far up in my rib cage at the moment.
Any pregnancy tidbits you care to share? I would love to hear them!