How far along: 37 weeks (full term!)
How big is baby: About the size of a winter melon.
Gender: It’s a BOY
Movement: Yes lots of movement. He has pretty much settled into one position and kicks me in the same spots throughout the day. He gets hiccups a couple times a day too. I think his movements will be the only thing I miss when this is all said and done 😉
Sleep: Still sleeping good! I am waking up at around 5:30 every morning to use the restroom and I usually will lie awake for 10 minutes or so before I fall back asleep after that. I manage to still get comfortable though and I’m so grateful to be staying asleep once I get there.
Symptoms: Exhaustion. Occasional swelling – I took my wedding band off last week and the engagement ring came off this week. I could probably get away with wearing it still, but I’m more comfortable without it. The nausea has come back (insert mega sad face here) and I really have to watch how much I eat. If I eat just one bite too much I feel like I’m going to throw it all back up. Thankfully that hasn’t happened. Overall I’m just very uncomfortable, but that’s to be expected when you’re this pregnant.
Pelvic Pain: The pain comes and goes as expected. Some days are manageable and others are more difficult. I have noticed that if I stay up too late or get overly exhausted the pain is significantly worse the next day. I still see the chiropractor once a week for adjustments and they help so much. I am usually pretty sore the day of but then feel great for at least a couple days afterwards.
Labor signs: Lots of braxton hicks this week. They never hurt, but it does get uncomfortable after awhile.
Cravings/Aversions: Still loving (cold) fresh fruit and ice cold water. I started craving grilled cheese sandwiches this week too (currently eating one as I work on this post).
Maternity clothes: Yep! Either maternity or Mike’s shirts. It’s usually Mike’s shirts and sweatpants though if I’m being honest. I’d rather be comfortable than cute.
Workouts: No workouts due to pain.
Nursery: I bought a crib mattress last week! Mike and I also painted the walls on Monday night which is why this post is going up on Wednesday instead of Tuesday. I love the color we chose and I can’t wait to show some photos once it’s all put back together and some artwork is hung. We still have a little bit left, but I’m feeling more prepared than ever. I also am doing my first load of baby laundry tonight so that’s another step in the right direction.
Mike: He is busy busy busy. I love watching him prepare for the baby. He is so helpful in setting up the nursery and deciding what we need and what we can live without. He talks to the babe and still loves feeling him move around my belly. This weekend he’ll be in KC for a little while for a friends bachelor party. I’m not excited for him to leave, but I am excited for him to have time with friends before the baby comes.
Missing anything: Umm… yes. I am so ready to not feel this uncomfortable anymore.
Best part of the week: Mike’s family surprised me with a virtual shower this week since they are all up north and we haven’t been able to make the trip up there. Packages have been showing up at our house like crazy! It is so fun opening up something new everyday. We feel so spoiled. My family shower was wonderful as well. It was great seeing all my cousins and having so many Scheer girls in one room. Again, walked away feeling so spoiled with so many fun baby things and outfits to sort through.
Looking forward to most: This little ones arrival of course, but also continuing to work on the nursery and prepare for baby. I wouldn’t say the nesting has kicked in like crazy, but it is fun to mentally prepare for this little man.
Worries/Concerns: We are so thankful that the baby is healthy and the doctor says everything looks great. Please pray with me. Pray that the Lord will carry me through these last long weeks of waiting for this baby.