Sep 14, 2012

37 Weeks! Full term :)

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along? 37 Weeks, for those still learning this is considered "full-term"
so she make her grand appearance at any time!
Size of the baby? A 6.5lb, 20" long, Watermelon!

Maternity clothes? All.the.time.
Stretch marks? No new ones
Weight gained: I lost 2lbs, so total weight gain is 8lbs now
Sleep: We're doing alright
Best moment this/last week: As my previous post stated, I had a trip to the hospital on Tuesday because my blood pressure was up when I went in for my doctor visit.  Every thing checked out fine (thankfully).  I was happy to hear her heartbeat continuously for those 2hrs though, usually I only hear it for a few seconds at the doctors office so I was enjoying it.  It was also interesting to see the contractions on screen, I found clarity knowing what I have been feeling from time to time are actually Braxton Hicks and not some other strange pain.  I don't know if it was the stress from the hospital visit or what, but I had SO MANY of those practice contractions Tuesday after leaving the hospital it wasn't even funny.
Movement: This is the most active she's ever been.
Food cravings: Nah
Gender/Names: GIRL! Persephone Layne Jones!
Labor Signs: Lots and LOTS of Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out? Still in
Wedding rings on or off? Still wearing my wedding band
What I miss: Nothing.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little girl finally...hard to believe she's been cooking for 9mos - where does the time go?!?
Weekly Wisdom: During my recent trip to Target (Thank you all for your suggestions, my bag is now packed!!) I decided it was probably time to buy a nursing bra.  I haven't had to buy any new bras this entire pregnancy, but really all that proves is the bras I do have are just REALLY warn out.  I wasn't sure what size I should get because my boobs haven't blown up yet, so I went with the size of my current bras and well...that just didn't work out.  If I thought I had uneven boobs before, I was mistaken, because they're extremely uneven now.  For whatever reason my right one is about a cup size smaller than my left, so I'll be going back to swap for a bigger size and hope that works through the duration!


  1. SO EXCITING!!!!

    Nursing bras ROCK. I highly recommend getting comfortable cotton material. And have at least two of them!

    My chest is also uneven while nursing...VERY common! :)

  2. Woo hoo! Come on Persephone! Your pregnancy has gone by so fast, at least for me! :)