Pregnancy Update: 37 weeks

I have less than 2 weeks to go in this pregnancy, and time seems to be winding down rather quickly now. There’s no real sign of me going into labor on my own, so we’re making preparations to meet our new baby girl in about 1 1/2 weeks.

Here’s what life has been like:

:: I’ve gained 28 lbs. thus far – not too bad since we just celebrated Thanksgiving. I’ve been hoping to stay under 30 lbs. altogether.

:: We purchased a car seat and stroller thanks to generous friends. You can take a look at it on Target’s website. I paid just about $81 for it shipped and all, though, because it was 30% off when I bought it, and I used a $10 Target gift card that I had.

:: I’ve been having contractions, but not real ‘labor’ contractions. Shucks!

:: After more prayer and research, I’ve decided not to have my tubes tied at this time. I was almost sure I was going to go through the tubal ligation and told my doctor that I was 90% sure I wanted it, but have since decided not to. We’ve decided we are going to practice natural family planning with a method referred to me by a friend.

:: I’m back to being nauseous at times.

:: Some days, my energy level is great, and other days, I feel sapped of energy most of the day. Those are hard days.

:: I’m happy to find out that the hospital I’m staying in has wi-fi. Yay! I hope this means my room WILL have wi-fi. We’ll see. I’m going to have Ruben bring me my laptop either the first or second day I’m in the hospital. I’m hoping to actually write at least a few blog posts while I’m there.

:: I made a big shopping trip today to stock up on easy foods to prepare over the next weeks. As a result, our freezer is looking pretty good, but I’ll probably do one more big shop next week to make sure that we are well stocked and good to go for quick and easy meals after the baby is born.

:: I still only have 5 baby blankets (pictured :-)). I went through one last box in the garage hoping to find more but to no avail. I guess I’m going to have to give in and just buy more at prices I’d rather not. ;-) Oh well.

:: David, our youngest and the child who for almost 8 months denied there was a baby inside of me, have fully embraced the thought that there’s a baby in mommy’s tummy and he even tells others now. Finally!

:: We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with “just us” for the first part of the day. We had fun visiting extended family later on in the day.

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  1. beautiful family!!

    sounds like everything is going very well for you all!! :)

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