Friday, July 11, 2014

37 Weeks

How far along: 37 Weeks - "TERM"....even though 39 weeks is officially full term
Maternity clothes: Still living in my staple wardrobe items - long skirts, tank tops, and cargo pants
Stretch marks: Nope
Sleep: Sleep has been rough this week due to my newest pregnancy symptom - carpal tunnel syndrome.  I wake up throughout the night with one or both hands completely numb and recently, it has turned painful and makes it hard to fall asleep
Best moment of the week: So many wonderful moments this week - took our maternity pictures with Absolute Love Photography. Had a surprise baby shower thrown by the wonderful ladies I work with - I had absolutely no idea, everything was pink and it was just perfect! They were proud that they made me cry! Lastly, I'm spending this weekend at the beach for three nights with my family!
Worst moment of the week: Constant right rib pain has been pretty rough this week
Running/Workouts: Running is tough but still managing to keep it up. Best run was today at 37 weeks - ran 4.1 miles in 40 minutes!
Missing anything: No - But I've been thinking about things lately that I will miss about being pregnant. I will miss resting my hands on top of my belly. I will miss feeling her wiggle around and kick. I will miss my bump. I will miss eating Panera bread without guilt. I will miss being that "pregnant runner".
Movement: She has been quite active this week and I'm loving every second of it. Trying my best to catch some of her movement on camera, but every time I start recording she stops moving.
Cravings: Nectarines
Things that make me queasy: Threw up once this week and pretty nauseated a couple mornings this week - so ready to bed done with all of that
Energy level: Mentally I have loads of energy - physically, it's hard to get motivated to do much
Labor signs: Had a few mildly painful and uncomfortable contractions this week - nothing serious and nothing that lasted very long
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Happy
Looking forward to: Enjoying the rest of this weekend at the beach relaxing and getting my baby bump tan on!
Something surprising about being pregnant: A few new pregnancy symptoms have surfaced this week - as I mentioned above, carpal tunnel has hit bad. The numbness and throbbing pain throughout the night make sleeping difficult. I've also got some pretty intense swelling in my ankles - Officially rocking cankles! And it's pretty bad, like 4+ pitting edema (for my nursing friends). Luckily, my hands and face haven't really swollen much. Looking forward to both of these symptoms magically going away once I deliver!

 Work Surprise Baby Shower Pictures!

My swollen cankle on Thursday :(
Thankfully it's not alway this bad

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