37 Week Update
The home stretch is here and I'm pretty speechless. I actually can't even come up with a cute paragraph to type to you guys about being 37 week pregnant. All I can say is that I can't believe that in three short weeks our baby will make its debut! Can't believe it.
How far along: 37 Weeks
Baby’s Size: Winter Melon, 19-22 inches, 6.5lbs. (P.s. I don't know wtf a winter melon is haha)
How many days to go: 21 Days (slightly freaking out)
Total Weight Gain So Far: 29 lbs (breezed right passed my goal of 25 lbs hahaha oh well)
Stretch marks?: Sad to report I finally got two teeny tiny mama stripes right above my belly button. I'm not going to lie, I was upset about it at first but it's part of the journey and it could honestly be worse!
Exercise?: I stopped working out 3 times a week just last week. While I would love to keep going, I noticed my body just needed more rest. I would get tired really fast after a workout so I decided to try to go once a week and the rest would be long walks with the dog! However, I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking out a workout regimen for this long!
I’m Feeling: Extremely anxious and in utter shock that my due date is just 21 days away. This past trimester flew by so fast and I wish I could hit the pause button for a quick second. I feel like there is just so much stuff left to do but since I'm now on maternity leave from my 9-5 I can at least try and finish it all! Some mamas-to-be make this pregnancy thing seem like easy work but personally it's been the biggest challenge of my life. There are days when I think I have it together and days where I'm just a hot mess with so many to do lists and thoughts running through my mind. I know it'll work itself out though!
Missing anything: Quality sleep. I know, I know "I'm going to be sleep deprived for the rest of my life after the baby is born" but I just can't get comfortable anymore. My belly makes it impossible to get in a decent sleeping position and my preggo pillow is too hot for me to use.
Movement: A ton! She's always bopping around in there.
Food Cravings Lately: Turkey subs (super random I know) but I just want a Jersey Mike's sub so BAD!
Currently living in: Dresses, Leggings, and basically anything comfy!
Belly Button In or out: Definitely out! This ship sailed awhile ago haha
Wedding Rings On or Off: Completely off, I cannot wear them at all. I've made exceptions and worn them to the recent weddings we attended. It's still a struggle though, my fingers will swell around them making it IMPOSSIBLE to remove at the end of the night.
Happy or Moody: I'm pretty emotional lately, I think it s really hitting me that Matthew and I are about to be parents. It's super bittersweet in a sense, I'm so excited to meet our baby and nervous about the changes to come at the same time. I know in my heart that god wouldn't have put this in his plan for us if he didn't think we were ready. So I just try to keep my trust in that fact!
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby!!