How far along: 37 weeks...baby is considered full term at this point! :) C'mon out little one!!!
Baby Size: One of the emails I received said a 'wintermelon'...no idea what that is. Sooo I'm guessing about 6lbs or a little less and anywhere betwee 18-20" long. I'll know more next week after my ultrasound.
Maternity clothes: Definitely maternity shirts these days - the belly is OUT OF CONTROL!!!! Seriously it's like legit HUGE these days.
Stretch marks: I don't think so but now is the time when I need to really worry about getting them. AND on top of that, I ran out of Mama Belly Butter and I don't want to buy anymore since I'm so close to delivering this kid soooo I've been using coconut oil instead.
Sleep: The last 2 nights have been decent - I've only gotten up once to pee and that wasn't until like 4am which gave me like a 5 & 1/2 to 6 hour stretch of sleep. I'll take it!!!!
Gender: lil boy
Movement: Yup, he's still moving and grooving in there
Looking forward to: doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. I REALLY wanted to be done with all my shopping by the end of October but that's not going to happen. But I'm hoping to get a good chunk out of the way this weekend which will hopefully ease my anxiety about it a little bit. Oh, and hopefully sneaking in a date night or two with the hubs before the baby arrives :)
Food cravings: fruit, a sub from Amiel's, and coffee (when I say coffee...I mean half a cup of coffee with a couple Truvia packets and LOADS of yummy flavored creamer!)
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing that I can think of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just being pregnant I think. As I've mentioned the last couple weeks mornings are rough for me. And it used to go away by noon but lately it seems to be lingering longer and longer into the day. Not sure what's up with that...
Labor Signs: super low and braxton hicks contractions (I think.)
What I miss: Don't get me started :)
Symptoms: basically the same as last week...a VERY large belly...back and pelvic soreness...lots of pressure...nerve pain that starts in my groin and goes down my leg....and swollen ankles (no matter how much I try to get up and walk around at work!)
Nursery: Still waiting on the prints...Yeah, I'll never work with this lady ever again. Hopefully we get the files SOON so I can get them printed and hung up before he arrives!!
Belly Button in or out?: Just the top is an outtie - bottom of it is still flat.
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Still working out 5-6 times a week. My intensity has definitely slowed down - and that's hard for me to swallow. But I'm trying to remind myself at least I'm still getting to the gym and still moving which, at this point in the game, is all that really matters I suppose. Stretching a ton and trying to remember to do lots of kegels and squats!! Still doing upper body weights about 3-4 times a week.
Things that suck: Swollen ankles. Seriously. I hate 'em. And not being able to run when it's my favorite time of year to get outside and run. My anxiety level - seriously, some days I feel like I'm just gonna fall apart. It's all getting so real and it's scary!!
Things that don't suck: a fire in the fire place almost every night (haven't turned the heat on yet!), apple picking with the hubs (and thus having a GREAT stock pile of apples to last us a few weeks!), having enough stuffed pepper soup leftover after dinner last night to freeze for a future quick, easy, effortless dinner (#stockup), and awesome friends and family who are all very excited for this baby and have all been so supportive throughout this whole ordeal!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!