I can’t believe I am now considered full term and Ava could come any day!! As the days go I become more and more excited to meet her!! Im also physically becoming more ready to meet her as pregnancy (even if for the most part you have a smooth one) can take a toll on your body. I updated Honeybee Facebook and Instagram yesterday with photos but wanted to do a full update…
How far along: 37 Weeks (9 months 1 week)
(*FYI for those of you who don’t know a pregnancy is technically 40 weeks (10 months!) Before I became pregnant I had no idea! I always thought it was 9 months. So my due date is still a few weeks out but really hoping she comes in the next week or so if she is ready!)
Total weight gain: 26 pounds gained! I feel the weight is picking up pretty quickly now and my appetite has definitely increased in the last couple weeks! They say this is the time the baby really gains weight which I know is true because this little lady already weighs about 7 pounds!!
Maternity clothes: Yes still mixed in with my regular clothes but the 9 month mark was a whole different ball game. Things that used to be way to big do not fit anymore. Hence the lack of “look of the day” posts because most of my outfits are repeated because only a handful of things fit!
Stretch marks: Not yet! Still moisturizing!!!
Sleep: Surprisingly pretty good this week. I am still using three different pillows and getting up multiple times to waddle to the bathroom but I think I just must be getting used to it by now.
Miss Anything: Being able to drive comfortably, cocktails, not having to take mandatory naps, walking without suddenly having a “pimp limp” due to round ligament pain (pelvic bone softening preparing for birth) and many other “TMI” things that happen during pregnancy (pick up Jenny McCarthys Belly Laughs book if you want to know more 😉
Movement: Oh yes! I can’t wait to kiss this little foot I have become some familiar with! She is going to be a soccer player like her mama!
Cravings: I CAN NOT be trusted around a bag of Whole Foods Golden Grahamz cereal! I have been through two bags this week!!
Symptoms: No labor symptoms yet. Im still having a ton of round ligament pain. No Braxton Hicks contractions either! (those are like real contractions but non producing meaning they don’t make your cervix dilate) My doctor said some women don’t get them at all.
Belly Button in or out: Out
Mood: Happy, anxious and nervous!
Looking forward to: My next doctors appointment tomorrow to see if I have dilated anymore! I was 1 cm last week. At my ultrasound last week we got to see little Ava sucking on her little hand! She seriously looks so much like her daddy already!!! We’ll see how accurate that is when we get to hold her in real life! (did you moms find your babies looked like your ultrasounds pics?)
Also the tech said she was suppppper low so lets just hope she stays that way.
Exercise: Still just walking a few days a week now.
Nutrition: Still trying to eat pretty well but have been more relaxed about indulging now. I have been pretty lucky throughout the first 8 months of pregnancy to only have craved healthy things and was really active so Im just listening to my body. It has definitely been saying I’m hungry!I want Ava to be as chunky as she can be!
Favorite moments this week: Seeing our little mama on the ultrasound! She has some serious cheeks already! Its so crazy that there is a little life just chillin’ inside my belly! I don’t think it has truly hit me that I am going to be a mama!!!! I can’t wait to hold her! Okay i’m definitely prego because I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about it and writing this post!