Monday, May 16, 2011

37 Weeks

Thankfully Luke slept normally last night.  And while he still has a runny nose, I haven't been seen anything that might mean an ear infection, so I didn't call the pediatrician today.  I did however, get the house all clean and the shopping all done, with time left over to sit and enjoy my new Scentsy warmer that came in.   Shae started selling it, so I broke down and bought a warmer.  Somehow a house that smells good feels twice as clean.  And I have to confess- when I was sitting on the couch for a rest after all my hard work, I did lean my head back and close my eyes.  The house was quiet from sleeping boys, smelling sweet from my warmer, and clean from my hard work.  Before I knew it, I heard a noise that startled me awake, and it took me a few seconds to figure out what it was.  It was me.  Breathing.  Loudly.

Oh, and as you can  see I'm still large and in charge.  Now, I'm out with Mom a lot, but I guess Saturday was the first time we'd been out since I've gotten extra huge.  She had NO. IDEA. how much attention a belly like that attracts.  She finally even made a comment about how many people talked to me about it.  Every time I'm in public I get stopped AT LEAST four times, if not more.  And the bigger I get, the crazier the people.  Sunday when we were having lunch she tried to tell Dad and Ashley about all the people that stopped me on Saturday.  Low and behold, she had barely even started the story when the lady at the table next to us struck up a conversation with me about my pregnancy.  Come on sweet girl.  I'm getting tired of talking about you and just ready for you to be here already!

How Far Along: 37 weeks- Baby girl, we are full term!  Only 21 days until your due date!

Size of baby: the length of a stalk of Swiss Chard.  While I've seen it in the store, I've never tried the stuff.  Approximate length is 19 inches and weight is 6 1/3 lbs.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Too much.  We'll see on Wednesday at my appointment.

Maternity Clothes: Yes.  And yes.

Gender: I am getting very ready to meet my little girl. Just wanna see what that little face that's been brewing in there looks like!

Movement: About the same as last week.  Although, if you recall, she's always stuck to my right side to poke out her little body parts, and this past week she's been a lot more active on the left side.  I'm wondering what that means, and am anxious to see what her position is on Wednesday.

Sleep: Painful.

What I miss: Not being in pain all the time.

Cravings: Peach tea.  Oooo, and chocolate.

Symptoms: Still hurt from my belly button (or what used to be my belly button) down.  Braxton Hicks have reeeeeeeeally picked  up this week- they are almost constant now.  And this might have more to do with the two year old I live with who seems hell bent on pushing me to the limits lately than with pregnancy, but my patience is thin lived these days.

Best Moment this week: Best?  I don't know.  There were a lot of nice moments, but best is hard to say.
Right before I took my weekly picture, I realized what Luke had done to my living room.  See, I keep the majority of his toys in his room.  I'm working with him on bringing one thing out at a time to play with, and then returning it before getting something new.  I think he thinks he found a way around the rule.  He  had dumped all his dirty clothes into his closet, filled the laundry basket with all these toys, then pushed it into the living room.   Clever, my son.  Clever. 


Anonymous said...

My goodness, Luke is a smart boy! Sounds like a plan to me! :)

~Luke and Evan's Nana~

ps. You look precious in the pic.

Haley said...

Lindsey, you look wonderful; no wonder people can't help themselves but talk to you. :)

Zach Shirley said...

You and I are the same size now and I'm 6 weeks behind you. CRaZY!! We could end up delivering at the same time. Who knows. Where are you delivering?