In this picture I was 37 weeks and officially hit FULL TERM. Baby girl is the size of a Winter Melon, and I have 2 weeks and 2 days left before my due date! Pure craziness I tell yah.
Mother nature sure knows what she is doing. I feel like all the things you can complain about throughout your entire pregnancy all accumulate and hit you at once during the last month and few weeks. You know, just to make sure you are on board with the fact that the baby needs to come out soon! haha I have been getting nauseous again, which I think is due to the fact that there is no more room in there at all so she is squishing up on my stomach a lot. The heartburn has really picked up at night as well. I have been having back spasms occasionally, and my belly feels so heavy I swear I need something to like, lift it for me when I walk! When she moves now it can be pretty painful because she is just rubbing against me with no wiggle room. So overall I am pretty uncomfortable at this point, tired, and just wanting her to be here already! haha
I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that I am now full term and baby girl is due in just a few weeks. I personally think I will go late, but only time will tell. I am sure I have had small braxton hicks but they are hard to notice or catch, however, last week I DEFINITELY had some for a good half hour. It was pretty crazy! I won't lie I have been pretty proud of myself for the energy I have been able to maintain. I am working full time, and have been coming home trying to finish house projects and errands that still need done. I painted the nursery closet doors this week after work, and even managed to shave my legs! All by myself people! I did both of these things all by myself :) haha Yes, the shaving the legs part deserves a high five. I had a doctors appointment this week, and will have them every week from here on out. My doctor told me how great her heart sounds, very strong! Which of course was good to hear. I got my first cervical exam... which was not so great, haha. I still have to put together my hospital bag, yikes, but plan on finishing that this week so I can be prepared. It is crazy to think some people have already had their babies by this time and I don't even have my hospital bag together. I feel like this month is going to whiz on by simply because of all the things I still need to get done before she comes!
I swear, the baby showers just never seem to end over here. I had one in San Diego, one up here in Utah, my ward at Church hosted one for me last week, and then on Saturday Trevor's family came up to host one at our place - FOUR baby showers! I feel very blessed to have so many people in my life who want to celebrate our little girl. I will share more details about the last two showers soon!
Speaking of celebrations, last week my brother Ben and his wife had their first baby! A boy! It has been so much fun being pregnant for our first times together. The texts we would send each other over the past few months are pretty great and I am so excited for them. His name is Jack and is seriously one of the most adorable babies! I am not just saying that because he is my nephew. Looking at all of his pictures they are posting and see their excitement really got me baby hungry, so I guess it is a good thing I have my own coming soon. It will be fun to have cousins so close in age. Ben is going to be such a good Dad and I am so excited for them both! But seriously, how cute is Jack? I had to restrain from posting a million of him.