37 weeks?! Wow. My little gummy bear has grown into a full fledged baby ready for the real world! Crazy, right?! I still find myself teetering between super ready and scared out of my mind … all normal feelings I suppose. I’m just so anxious to meet our little girl and the reality of not knowing when or how it’s going to happen drives me batty.
Though I’m still as uncomfortable as ever, the weeks seem to be going by surprisingly quick. We had our 37 week appointment yesterday that started with an Ultrasound. It only took one quick wave of the wand to figure out why the last few weeks have been filled with incredible discomfort … Little Miss has officially run out of womb. (Corny, I know … but I couldn’t resist.) This Momma’s petite frame has reached max capacity and has no available real estate left for this little lady to rent. Everywhere the tech looked was some part of the baby making it really hard to get any good pictures to share. She is packed in there like a little sardine. I did get to confirm that bulge constantly seen poking from my right side that is bullying my ribs and lungs is indeed her foot. Not only her foot, but her heel that she is not too shy to use to jab things in her way … ultrasound wand included. By the looks of it … and I think my lungs and ribs would agree, I’m pretty certain she got her dad’s big feet and not Momma’s sweet little size 5 1/2’s. We did manage to catch a quick glimpse of her face revealing the cutest little nose and chubby cheeks. Though this Momma is petite, baby girl does not seem to be lacking in the weight department. She is filling out quite nicely and weighing in at 6lbs 14oz, give or take a little bit. I’m still gaining weight by the day and Doc says she is taking every last pound that I gain. He giggled and deemed me “All Baby!” I think we were all quite surprised she didn’t measure smaller. He also confirmed that she is head down and ready for action … so now we wait! Ahhh!
While we wait, nesting has taken over. I have vigorously vacuumed cat toys and washed every last piece of laundry in my house. While Mykenzi may not appreciate freshly vacuumed cat toys, I’m sure the cats do and it obviously needed to be done, right?! I’ll spare you the crazy on how I’ve unpacked and re-packed our hospital bag on 5 different occasions. I wish my nesting decisions were a little more practical but you can’t argue with crazy. #nestingmakesyounuts
Extra treat this week … View from the front!
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