How Far Along: 37 Weeks
Size of baby: Little one is almost 6 1/3 pounds and over 19 inches head to heel, about the size (length) of a stalk of Swiss chard.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 33 pounds. I have only gained one pound in the last month (which is fine).
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing all maternity clothes, except for a couple of shirts and pajamas. I don't have a ton of them so that is why you see them all repeated on here. I have finally found a couple of pairs of shorts that will suffice. I am loving dresses right now and have some non-maternity dresses and some maternity dresses of my own and a few on loan. So comfy!
Movement: You can watch my abdomen shift around when she's busy... and she's busy a lot these days! She gets the hiccups usually 2-3 times a day. They are getting stronger and are good because that means she's swallowing okay and practicing her breathing. Her pokes, jabs, and kicks have gotten stronger- she likes to stretch out into my side with her feet. She still seems to have a lot of room to move. She has dropped some although she still has some more to go...
Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours. It is increasingly hard to get comfortable and I find that I don't sleep so great anymore. I guess I'm being prepared for the nights ahead once she's born.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back! I cannot wait to lay flat again!
Cravings: I am over the apple craving. I am not craving anything in particular right now.
Symptoms: Oh the heartburn! The heartburn has actually turned into acid reflux. Zantac is still my best friend. If it's true what they say- that heartburn in pregnancy means the baby will have hair then this child is destined to have a head full! I have puffy feet and ankles that are a mainstay now- although some days are better than others. My hips and pelvic bones are sore and getting themselves in shape for birth- but that alone is partly what is making it so hard to sleep. I still can't really complain too much and I try not to!