Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bumpday Bumpdate - Week 37

Well, we are moved to the new house. Everything is in shambles and I feel like I am living in a hoarders house with the way I have to scoot around everything to get from room to room. But we made it!

This week I am 37 weeks along and feeling very VERY swollen. The new house doesn't cool off so well and it is getting hotter and hotter outside. Yesterday and the day before, my feet and ankles became so swollen that I had a really hard time getting up from sitting because they couldn't bend. The doctor says everything still looks normal, the babies head is still down, and I am at about a 2 and 70% effaced. I think I have been feeling some really really mild braxton hicks contractions that give me a little crampy feeling. Exciting!

I am getting more and more nervous about the labor process. The whole thing seems really overwhelming. I haven't even packed my hospital bag because everything is still in boxes, including my hospital bag packing list! haha. And I feel SO not ready still because I can barely even walk into the nursery due to it being so full of baby stuff that needs to be put together/organized. So please, baby boy, don't come out yet!

Here are my weekly stats -

How far along: 37 Weeks

Size of baby: About 20 inches and 7 pounds.

Gender: Boy

Maternity Clothes: Clothes are so overrated. I WANT to feel cute, but I also just want to wear what is comfortable, which isn't the most flattering. It doesn't matter to me at this point. Comfort is essential.

Stretch Marks: Now the stretch marks are getting FATTER. Yaaay.

Sleep: I haven't slept much for a while. I know I am supposed to "get my sleep while I still can" but my body just doesn't allow that to happen. Especially with the stress of moving and dreams about everything that needs to get done.

Cravings: Water.

Looking forward to: No more work. It is so hard to go now and by the middle of the day I can't feel my feet because they are so swollen. Thank goodness I have an office job. How do those pregnant women who work in places that require standing and walking make it so far?? At the same time though, I will seriously miss a few people here, and it's actually going to be really hard to leave them.

What I miss: Air conditioning that works. And it's only May!! What the heck am I going to do in August?

Symptoms: Swelling beyond recognition. Sometimes I look down at my feet and they look like a 500 pound woman's feet, not mine. My feet hurt all the time. As do my hands which I guess is also due to swelling. My back is a little better though.

Worst moment this week: Moving was the worst. Ever. EVER.

Best moment this week: Monday was my birthday and we got to get out of the house and go to lunch and a movie. And we ate cheesecake. It was so nice just to spend time with Cody and try not to think about everything that needed to be unpacked.

1 comment:

The McKims! said...

Ohhh Gina! I am going to miss you! i know that i only see you twice a week for a few hours at work... but you will be missed. Everytime I go to my inlaws and see your new house, right across the street, it makes me sad that I might not get to see you on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Man, I need to go to bed, i'm getting all sentimental and crap. WHY did moving not put you in labor! i was sure it would have. But i'm glad for you it didn't... eventhough, I'm so excited for you to have this baby. And to sleep confortably again. Anyway, now i'm just rambling... I'll see ya tomorrow!