Friday, February 14, 2014

37 weeks

Two magic words - FULL TERM.
I am so happy!

This week my baby boy has begun his decent south.  I can feel him much lower than before and am experiencing some mild contractions and pressure.  Not sure if this all necessarily means anything is going to happen soon... or if it's just normal for someone 3 weeks away from their due date.  In any case, I'm hoping he stays snug and warm inside just a little longer!  I am not ready!  I have lots of papers to write (which is why this is going to be short...) and the house isn't exactly like I want it when he arrives...
Have I also mentioned for the thousandth time how cold it is here in Michigan?  Yesterday morning it was seriously -5 when I went to work.  No baby needs to be born at a time like this.  Next week it's supposed to get up to around 40... much more tolerable if you ask me.  But whatever, we have the cozy car seat cover and lots of blankets and a really cute fuzzy little sleeper he can come home from the hospital with if need be!

So despite some increased symptoms I am still feeling really good, pregnancy wise.  Today I've developed some congestion and have been blowing my nose about 100 times an hour.  Thankfully Lee picked me up some Puffs plus lotion :)  My nose is very thankful.   Unfortunately he also picked me up a bag of Dove chocolates.... which I cannot resist.  So much for the cutting back on sugar, that man is an enabler!

Speaking of which... he's about to drive me crazy!  He is SO ready to have this baby he is convinced every time I say ow or hold my belly that I'm having a contraction.  He wants me to have him like yesterday!  And when I saw he's driving me crazy I mean, he is adorable and makes me laugh uncontrollably... which invariably causes my belly to tighten up and experience more pains!  I really think he's going to laugh this baby out of me one of these days.  For some reason my pregnancy hormones haven't made me cry once, but I laugh like a maniac at the drop of a hat.
Like the other day I said - Lee if you make me have this baby YOU'RE gonna have to write my papers and finish school for me!  He replied - "uh I'd rather do the breastfeeding"
bbbbbbbaaaaaaaaaaahhahahahahahahaha. I lost it.
He's going to send me into labor laughing.  It's all part of his evil plan.

Lee is going to be such a great dad.  I cannot wait to see them together.  He is so unbelievably sweet to me I can't imagine how he's going to be with a precious little baby.   He's been so cute setting up all of the baby's gadgets.  I don't know how to work any of this stuff, but Lee has it mastered.  Oh and he's an expert swaddler.  Now we just need to get to practicing the diaper bit.

So yea, that's it for this week.  Back to the grind.
Marriage and Family Counseling and Adolescent Counseling.
Side note - people are so pessimistic about teenagers.  I feel like maybe that's the group I need to work with because for some reason I'm the only one in my course that doesn't think that all teenagers are bad and/or that society is completely going to hell because of them.  Chill people.  Teenagers have always been teenagers.

How far along: 37 weeks
Total weight gain:  33lbs
Maternity clothes: yes and no.
Stretch marks: not yet.... only need to make it a couple more weeks!
Best moment of this week: wearing the same outfit as a dog. if we're not friends on facebook you won't know what I mean.
Movement: yep, he's wiggling himself down now
Food cravings: no, but a heart shaped pizza tonight would be nice.
Anything making you queasy or sick: no
Have you started to show yet: yea, although yesterday a patient had no idea I was pregnant... I mean... I think it's pretty obvious, right? 

Gender:  B-0-Y!
Labor signs: maybe?! but don't tell Lee!
Belly button in or out: in, I think we're safe there it's staying put
Wedding rings on or off: on - luckily no swelling!  In Florida my rings got tight, but the cold weather in MI cancelled that out.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and laughing like a fool.
Looking forward to: finishing these papers and maybe, possibly, hopefully getting a couple days to actually relax before having this baby.  Probably won't happen though! 

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