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37 weeks

Thursday, December 12th
Posted by abitofpop

37 weeks

how far along? 37 weeks ~ size of swiss chard or a wintermelon (i really have zero idea what either of those are, but ok!)
total weight gain: 31 lbs and measuring right on track // dr. predicts mini to be in the low 7's for birth weight and probably pretty long
maternity clothes: a mix
stretch marks: no sign of 'em
sleep: been waking up between 5 & 7 times a night (yes, i've counted), and usually need husband to help give me a little push, hah. the hip and pelvic pains are the worst at night from sleeping on my sides 
best moments this week: mini hearing her uncle michael sing his solo at our home church's christmas concert, yay for technology // our life group threw us the most thoughtful baby shower! // a weekend getaway to whistler ~ husband got some boarding in before baby and i got to rest & soak in that 1 degree weather!! it was beautiful :) // my sister drove up from vancouver to help with baby prep. we shopped, ironed, and organized her closet...so grateful!
missing anything? date nights // hope to get in a couple this weekend before we're a party of 3 ;)
movement: she has calmed down a little since the contractions began (see labor signs), but still pretty consistent
food cravings: i went to panda express 3 times this week for honey walnut shrimp with chow mein & rice, yummy!!
anything making you sick or queasy? the smell of chicken
labor signs? i've gotten my first taste of those contractions! braxton hicks are in full effect. i get them pretty regularly, no pain, just a little uncomfortable. my entire tummy tightens on it's own
symptoms: nesting // i found myself on my hands & knees picking up itty bitty black fuzzies that were all over the floor in our bedroom
belly button in or out? half way out
wedding rings on or off? engagement band off, wedding band on
mood: amazed
looking forward to: mailing out our christmas cards // finalizing our bags for the hospital, eek! // getting a much needed manicure & pedicure

// erin