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Sunday, 07 October 2012 08:00

Pregnancy Update - 37 Weeks!!

At 37 weeks, this baby is officially considered to be 'full-term', as in, she could be born today and no longer be considered a 'pre-mie'.

How big is baby? According to, about 6.5lbs and up to 20cm. Clara was about 7.5lbs and 21cm so I'm expecting this one to be about the same, maybe a few ounces bigger...

Weight gain/loss? At my last appointment, I had lost a half pound (despite my insistence on eating a crazy amount of junk now that it seems I'm immune to weight gain), which means my total weight gain is now sitting at about 4.5 pounds. Please don't hate me, my Dad died in June and I had LOST 10 pounds around that time which was already 4-5 months into my pregnancy.

Feeling: Still off and on exhausted – as in, can't walk 3 feet or remain in a sitting position for any longer and must lie down NOW exhausted – but otherwise pretty good. Every other day or so, I experience about 10 minutes of nausea that sends me to the toilet to wretch, but it only lasts about 10 minutes so I guess I can't complain about that either.

Sleep: Last night I really struggled with falling asleep – I just tossed and turned. It seemed odd, but I suppose by this point in pregnancy this should be pretty normal...

Food cravings/aversions: I've been avoiding anything that I disliked earlier in this pregnancy, so I haven't really had any aversions lately. Yesterday I saw Raisin Bran in my aunt's cupboard and just HAD TO HAVE IT! So we stopped for a box on the way home...

Movement? Probably less... I'm sure she's running out of room in there.

What I miss? Feeling like a capable mother and housewife. I've been so tired lately that I feel like I'm doing a lousy job of either (which, truthfully, I am).

Best moment this week: Cuddling on the couch and watching 'Mary Poppins' with Clara. She's been feeling a little bit sick lately, otherwise I don't think I would have gotten the cuddle time. It was sad that she wasn't feeling well, but I enjoyed having her snuggle against me.

Baby preparations? We were supposed to have a dresser today, but shipping was delayed until mid-next week.  Hopefully it'll come before baby does! :)

What I'm looking forward to or NOT looking forward to: I'm actually really looking forward to meeting this little girl. Still scared of juggling two, but becoming less nervous. SOOO glad about that...

Next Appointment:. Thursday afternoon! I'm at the point where my appointments are weekly, and I have all of them booked on Thursdays for the month of October.

Milestones: I have to post this, because I just read this on, and it stuck in my mind:

Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby from 26 weeks has disappeared, and so has most of the vernix caseosa, the whitish substance that also covers her. Your baby will swallow her lanugo and exterior coating, along with other secretions, and store them in her bowels. These will become your infant's first bowel movement, a blackish waste called meconium.”


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