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!
So sweet! All (four) of my babies are growing up fast…enjoy this special time. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)
Ha – I remember the size I got by 40 weeks…you can still keep going you know!?! An I so agree on the wine, I was missing a glass of white though ;-) Thanks for linking up to the Parenting Pin it Party. Lovely to have you.
Nicole, you look fabulous!!! and I bet you don’t even look pregnant from behind. Just think, in a short amount of time, you’ll be holding that beautiful bundle, wearing your size 1 jeans, and having a glass of wine ( if you’re not too tired from lack of sleep). Keep the blogs coming, especially when little jb gets here- can’t wait to see pics, and then actually meet her!!! Love, Kathy
Thanks Kathy!! A woman at work said that I didn’t look pregnant from behind recently. It completely made my day. =)
gosh not long now Nicole! I hope you manage to get some rest my lovely
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments
You are looking fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Mart
Hey Nicole! I’m a new follower. :-) Baby will be here before you know it! I know it’s annoying that everyone tells you to rest and enjoy it…but seriously…sleep, rest, read, go on dates, go to a movie. Enjoy your last bit of time together as a couple before baby changes everything (in both wonderful and difficult ways!) You are a darling pregnant woman. Happy to connect with you! -Andrea
It’s so funny you mentions dates and the movies. Last weekend the husband and I had a “date weekend”. This weekend we are going to see Catching Fire. So many parents mention how difficult it is to get to the movies once baby comes. Maybe we can squeeze in a second movie if the little one makes a late arrival. =)
I love baby bellies ;) You are looking great. I delivered our twins at 37 weeks & actually, it was about this time of year. They were born the 21st of December & they’ll be 19 in just a few days! Yikes! That sounds crazy saying I have 19 yr old sons!! Surely I’m not that old?! ;) Congrats on the wee one.
Thanks Angela! Kids grow up so fast. My friend has a 9 month old and he’s crawling and has 2 little teeth. I’m not sure where the time goes … it feels like just yesterday I was at the hospital meeting him for the first time! Happy almost bday to your boys :)