Tuesday, March 18, 2014

37 Weeks and Counting!

Hello to everyone who has stuck around this long.
It's been a while since my last post... Christmas to be exact.
So there's that.

I'm currently 37 weeks pregnant. We only have about a month left
before leaving the hospital with a baby. It's sort of hard to believe.

This picture is from a month ago...
I'll do my best to have an updated one soon.

A lot has changed since this picture was taken. My belly is huge. We are definitely excited to meet our baby boy. We're about as prepared as you can be, but it still freaks me out a little bit. I can't believe we're going to be responsible for a tiny human being in just a few short weeks. It seems like not that long ago I barely had a bump, and we were telling our families about the baby-to-be.

At 37 weeks baby loves kicking me in the ribs... he's an active boy! I, on the other hand, have developed quite the sweet tooth. (Maybe that explains all of the kicking?) I was never big into junk food or sweets before being pregnant, except for ice cream, so it's been interesting trying to keep myself from eating an entire bag of Easter M&Ms. I'm hoping our little man hasn't developed the taste for sweets already! :-)

There are so many things
that have happened since my last blog post,
but here's a summary:

+ we took a short trip to Amelia Island and enjoyed some relaxation near the Atlantic Ocean

+ we've received countless UPS & FedEx deliveries from Babies R Us and Pottery Barn Kids
(I'm sure the delivery people are sick of visiting us)

+ I've been enjoying prenatal yoga classes

+ we installed the car seat and had it checked

+ we painted an accent wall in the nursery & our bedroom

+ we may or may not have enjoyed one too many Krispy Kreme donuts

+ we've taken classes to prepare us (as much as one can prepare) for birth and breastfeeding

+ we have piles of things ready to be packed in a hospital bag

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We've kept busy with to-do lists and getting ready for baby, so I think that's helped the time pass. I have weekly doctor appointments now too. I feel pretty good other than intense hip pain, lack of quality sleep, and an ever expanding belly.

Any moms out there have tips for getting through the last few weeks of pregnancy?