How far along: 37 weeks
Size of baby: according to my doctor, Noodle weighs between 6 and 6.5 pounds right now and will weigh between 7.5 and 8 pounds when he’s born. (He used something called the Leopold, rather than ultrasound, which has a much smaller margin of error.)
Weight Gain: 28 pounds???? It may be a little higher, but I’m sure it will even out over the week, so we’ll call it 28.
Symptoms: I’m a frequent flyer to the bathroom and have been having more low back pain. I think the back pain is more a symptom of sleeping on my side than anything else, but I could be wrong.
Exercise: Does pushing a double stroller up a hill and around a zoo count?
Cravings/Aversions: Craving sweet things and Chipotle, not really adverse to anything.
Movement: Still strong pushes, mostly consisting of Noodle jabbing his bottom into my ribs. He needs to get the “go down!” memo. Also, every time he kicks me on the left I feel his hand poking me on the right. Someone has disco fever.
Worries: Since I feel pretty good, I’m concerned I’m going to end up being pregnant forever. My doctor won’t let me be pregnant forever, but since I was on time with Colton, going overdue doesn’t excite me too much.
Milestones: Baby is considered full term! If he’s born this week, Noodle shouldn’t need any extra support and would probably not need to stay in the NICU.
Best Moment this Week: Sarah and Caroline came! Not only did we have lots of fun with the kids, but they also sewed my nursery curtains and crib skirt and put together and hung my mobile. I watched, wrote thank you notes, offered opinions, and slept. They are the best nursery slaves ever, and I shudder to think what state this poor baby’s room would be in (and what state my pregnancy hormones would have me in), without their help. I’m pretty sure I can’t thank them enough for them complete and total awesomeness.