37 Weeks | Baby Raisin


We made it!  Celia Rae can be born now any time and meet the world!  Shall we do a little comparison??


How big is baby: 19-22 inches, 6.5 pounds, the size of a large winter melon!

Weight gain/loss: I gave in and checked just to see, and I was right on target for the end of my pregnancy, so that made me feel pretty good!

Sleep: Not good.  I’ve been working at 6/6:30 every day and drive about 40 minutes, so I’ve been getting up at 4/4:30, but usually even earlier because San has been working at 5 so I wake up around 3/3:30 when he wakes up.  Not to mention the multiple times I wake up at night and the nights when I can’t fall back asleep.

Stretch Marks: No new ones.

Cravings: Nothing new.

Aversions: None!

Movement: She’s been really sticking out her elbows, I believe, right around my belly button.  It looks and feels like some kind of stick or something is protruding out of my belly.  It’s really strange but cool!  I can tell she is cramped in there.  She loves pushing off of my hip and my ribs with her hands and feet.  I often feel her hiccups and can visibly see them now too.

What I’m loving: Honestly, I am so thankful to be pregnant, but I am loving that I am almost done!  Walking, rolling over in bed, etc. have become very painful at night and in the morning when everything is locked up from all the pressure of this baby and the weight of my belly.  I am so loving being near the end!

Symptoms: Nothing new this week.

What I’m excited about: I’m so excited to meet our daughter!  I get teary eyed thinking about seeing her for the first time.  I can’t wait to meet her!  I’ve been waiting my whole life for that moment!  And, I’m SO excited to see San as a dad.  He is the cutest dad-to-be, so I can only imagine how much more I will fall in love with him when Celia is here.  He is even the sweetest pet parent to our puppy girls – my brain can’t comprehend how sweet he will be with Celia.

What I’m nervous about: At this point, I’m only really nervous about the birth (handling the pain) and where I will be when I go into labor.  I’m worried I won’t know I’m in labor or that I the pain will be too much for me.  I just wish I knew what it felt like going into it.  It’s probably better that I don’t, though!  I’m also nervous about our house.  We lowered the price a little bit and have had two agents tell our realtors that they “may” be putting offers in in the next couple days.  It’s just strange because normally people put offers in right away if they want a house.   I guess we’ll see.  Fingers crossed.  I really just want it sold so we can start actively looking for a new house soon!

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