Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Pregnancy Post: Week by Week!! Week 37

This week has been a little rough on me, I apologize about the extreme lack of posts. Early Tuesday morning, I was admitted into the hospital again for morning sickness and dehydration. Once again, I started having contractions from the dehydration, though this time around they were much stronger. I was given two dosages to fight the nausea and a pain killer shot to bring down the contractions. And thankfully after five hours in the hospital, my contractions ceased and I was able to go home. Miss Anna, you need to stay in there a little bit longer! :)

Here is this week's Pregnancy Post!

How far along: 37 weeks and 4 days

Size of Baby: Almost 7 pounds and 19 inches long or the size of a stalk of Swiss chard

Developments of Baby: Baby girl is shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement. Not too much else is happening, except for preparation of delivery day!

Weight Gain: Thirteen pounds as of this week! :D Yes, I did put on two pounds lol! So happy!

Belly Button In or Out: Pretty much out now. :/

Maternity Clothes: Hardly any this time around still. Just work pants and jeans really. I think I own two pairs of maternity pants, one pair of shorts and three maternity shirts. Everything else is my regular clothing!

Morning Sickness: See above, this morning sickness has been brutal with the heat this week.

Stretch Marks: Thankfully nothing new has been found. Anna is dropping now, so I am hoping the stretch marking time is over lol! 

Labor Signs: Anna is really low and I have slight pelvic stretching pains. She is also still head down, which is awesome. I am still getting those lovely Braxton Hicks contractions. Then of course, that nasty pre-term labor contractions I had last week. Ugh. Oh and all that nesting lol. Its driving my mom crazy. :P 

Gender: A Girl :D

Movement: She is always moving and it is almost always a little painful now. You're running out of room, girlie! Be a little nicer to your mama! Please! :P

Sleep: Sleep has gotten better, but I think only because I have been given bed rest orders by my husband and mom lol. So most of my day is sleeping, except for maybe five or six hours a day. A lot better than the last weeks lol! I just feel like I am getting nothing done ever!

Best Moment This Week: Alan moving to his big boy bed in preparation for Anna's arrival!

What I miss: Still not feeling nauseous or sick. Being able to see and touch my feet lol. You know, same old, same old.

Food Cravings: Dr. Pepper, Soft serve ice cream, Salmon, cheeseburgers, cheesecake, pizza, Laffy Taffy, tacos, Cool Ranch Doritios, Starburst, Skittles, Snickers, chocolate, cake lol, chai tea, milkshakes, Salt and Vinegar chips, grilled cheese sandwiches, and definitely lasanga lol!

Food Aversions: My husband's beef jerkeys, salad or lettuce in general, french fries or tator tots, pasta and most similar carbs, spicy or Mexican food and raw meat. Yuck to the extreme!

Symptoms: Morning sickness, feeling weak or light-headed, round ligament pain, all around exhaustion, the need to pee ALL the time lol, out of breath easily, food aversions and nausea, major forgetfulness, odd dreams, heightened sense of smell, lower back pains, cluster headaches, leg and butt cramps, overly emotional at times (gotta love pregnancy hormones!) and light Braxton Hicks contractions, slight pelvic pains, nesting

What I’m looking forward to: Holding Anna in my arms! That's about it right now! I want her out lol!

What I'm not looking forward to: More blood draws next week. I don't think my iron levels were very good last week.

Here are my belly pictures for this week! On Monday, I have my maternity pictures scheduled with my bestie Jenelle. I will get those posted asap as well! :)

37 weeks and 4 days

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