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Friday, February 27, 2015

we made it | 37 weeks


baby is now considered full-term. if he comes anytime after this point, his internal organs are developed enough to function outside the womb and he should thrive. wonderful news to reach this point in the pregnancy. it is so crazy to me that i will finally be a mama in about 20 days. i feel incredibly blessed.

weight | wowzers…. 
i've increased 31 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight and i swear 10 lbs. of it is water retention. 

size of baby | about the size of a wintermelon (which i have no idea what that is)
…20 inches and 7 pounds. the doctor says she doesn't think the baby is too big but we'll see.

gender | a baby boy. 
i totally feel like this is the season of little boys. almost everyone i know who's either just had a baby or is pregnant, they are all having baby boys. it's exciting though to know that my lil man will have so many playmates. 

movement | my little baby listened to his mama. 
with relative ease, the doctor was able to flip him into a head-down position earlier this week. he was breech so doc recommended a version to turn him and it worked! yay. now we're just hoping he doesn't revert back to breech which happens in about 7% of successful versions. 

fun fact | it's almost time for poop. 
yep. baby sunshine is getting ready for his first sticky #2 called meconium. 

sleep | i've actually been sleeping better than i was about 7 weeks ago. 
the pain in my back and under my right rib that was keeping me awake at night has subsided. thank goodness.

exercise | i'm proud of myself when i can waddle around the park at the pace of a 90 year old woman more than one time per day. i know, it is pretty pathetic. but i am trying to keep moving even if it is the tiniest bit of exercise. 

maternity clothes | i'm not taking too many bump shots these days because i live in my pajamas. yep. nothing glamorous going on around here. it is entirely too much trouble to dress myself and forget putting on my socks and shoes without assistance. so pjs it is. 

symptoms | my biggest symptom these days is edema. 
i.am.so.swollen. and i never thought this would happen to me. but it did. everything below the waist is quite puffy and uncomfortable. i try to keep hydrated to reduce the swelling but it's really hard. last week, i was admitted into L&D for dehydration following 3 days of severe stomach flu. they gave me two bags of IV fluids which helped stop the contractions that i was having. but i haven't still quite recovered in terms of feeling hydrated. 

best part of the week | my baby turning head down and finishing up my last days of work before i go on maternity leave. it will be nice to focus 100% on taking care of myself and getting ready for baby's arrival. 

worst part of the week | the actual physical process of moving our boy out of his breech position. it was not fun at all. but i'm glad its over and went well. 

what hubby is looking forward to | being off work with me and the baby once our lil guy makes his appearance.


32 comments:

Natalie | Mrs. Janney | said...

I have heard that a version is SUPER PAINFUL. I really hope he stays head down. And I'm sure you are right about 10 lbs of the weight being water retention. I know I retained so much water towards the end of my pregnancy. The good news is that the water weight goes away super fast. :)

You look great!! Congratulations on being full term. I can't wait to see pics of Baby Sunshine!!

monica yard said...

You look so cute!!! I'm still sooooo very excited this is happening for you. He's going to be just precious once he gets here <3

Heidi said...

Oh yay on the inversion working! I know how important it was to you. You look adorable. I think in wearing the same jammies right now. But I'm not pregnant so you win the cuteness contest. I can't wait to 'meet' baby boy!!

Sandi Gudino said...

Congrats! You've done an awesome job, momma! He definitely can come at any moment now. My twins were born at 36 1 / 2 weeks and they were healthy as can be and even went home with me :) good luck and I'm so happy for you!

JoJo said...

U look amazing!! 20 days wow time flies by. Here's hoping ur baby boy doesn't flip again.

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Your waddle comment made me laugh - a cute waddle at that!!!! SO glad baby boy flipped - praise the Lord! Enjoy the next few days/weeks!! You are so close!

PS I agree - lots of boys lately!

Cristy said...

Yay for the version working!!!! That's awesome news! And another yay for reaching 37 weeks! What a big milestone! Well done!

Laura Rahel said...

YAhhh! So happy to hear that baby sunshine is in the right position and mama and baby are happy! So thrilled for you guys and wishing you the best delivery!

Aubrey said...

20 days?!?! I feel like your pregnancy has flown by!!!

Darcie K said...

Oh my sweet friend, Jessah! I'm just over the moon for you! FULL TERM!!!! It's all happening! And I'm soooooo happy to hear your version was successful.... Yay!!!!! I had two Frank breech babies, versions weren't really an option for me and my halfie uterus, but I'm so glad it was for you! Now stay put baby Sunshine! 20 more days! Eek!

Julia Spencer said...

You made it!!! Yay! Glad the version worded too.

Ashley Sanderson said...

yay yay yay! I'm so glad they were able to flip sweet baby sunshine! Now he can come :)

Ashley
The Mrs. & Co.

Michelle Levine said...

Congrats on having a full-term baby! Three week countdown!!

Northern Star said...

Almost there! All the best in these coming days!

Amber said...

Pregnancy definitely isn't all that glamorous, but you are still beautiful, pj's or not! I am so thrilled and excited for you that you've gotten this chance to experience pregnancy and soon, motherhood!

Amy said...

I am so glad and relieved for you to hear he turned!

Kaity said...

Yay for baby boy being head down! That's such good news! :)

Erika said...

I cannot BELIEVE you're full term!!! SO exciting!! You look beautiful! And YAY that he flipped around!!

Amanda said...

To think this time last year, you were in the depths of the trenches after finding out the awful news of your CCRM cycle. Simply amazing! I can't believe you're 37 weeks! Enjoy these last days if you can. Can't wait to meet your little man!

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

Yay! So close to meeting your miracle! So happy he was able to be turned around! Good luck with everything Jess!!!!

Aramis said...

LOLing at your comment about walking around at the pace of a 90 year old. M keeps forgetting and charges on ahead of me when we're walking together; then he remembers and stops and has to wait for me to catch up! Just a few more weeks, mama.

Suzanne said...

You look radiant! Absolutely glowing. This is such a special time for you and A and we couldn't be happier for you guys! I'm so grateful that little man turned for you. What a relief!! Rest up and enjoy these moments of rest before he comes!!! Much love!! xoxo

futureMom said...

That is so exciting that your baby is almost here!!! Yay!

Ashley said...

YAY! Glad the version worked! I can't believe he'll be here so soon! SO excited to "meet" this little miracle guy!

Non Sequitur Chica said...

Woo hoo! So happy for you that the baby turned! Edema is THE WORST. I just kept chugging water but it really doesn't help that much.

J and A said...

SO SO SO Excited for you!! Mat leave now right? Enjoy every second. It will only get better when he arrives!

Laynah said...

Holy cow, twenty days?! Hope everything goes smoothly until then

Logan said...

It's so funny that everyone you know who are having babies are having boys... All my friends seem to be having girls!

Kathleen DiVirgilio said...

Congrats! You look great!

Stephanie said...

So glad to hear that he flipped!! I feel like I will be stalking your blog for the big news! :)

JenS said...

Can't believe you are here already. Wow. Glad he cooperated and turned for you. I hope you get the birth experience you want. I really do. After everything we all go through, I don't think it's too much to ask. But, in the end you and baby coming out of this alive and healthy is the most important thing no matter how that happens.
Sorry about the swelling, too. I had it bad. It really is so uncomfortable. Hang in there.

Elisha Kearns said...

Oh my goodness sugars! I can't believe it is almost show time! I am so excited for you and this is just fabtabulous! I am praying for a safe, quick, and amazing delivery for you. xo

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