37 Weeks Pregnant & Full-Term!

Whoo-hoo! I've finally made it to the full-term mark of my pregnancy!! Baby can come at any point now and technically be "on time."  What that means in terms of symptoms, is that things are definitely getting a bit tougher with the extra weight and pressure on my lower stomach!  I'm a major waddler and just need extra help getting up from sitting or sleeping (either from a table or my sleepy hubby). In terms of these pregnancy updates, I'll have to play it by ear, but I'm not sure how many more I'll be tracking from here on -- this one pretty much sums it all up! How far along:  37 weeks. … [Read more...]

36 Weeks Pregnant

I'm keeping this update short and sweet, since I'm closing in on 37 weeks -- yeah, full-term in just two days!! Baby will be here shortly, so these baby bump updates will soon be replaced with actual baby updates :)! How far along:  36 weeks. 5 days. Total weight gain:  Too much! Sleep:  (No change from the last week.) The biggest issue continues to be sleeping comfortably. My back hurts. It’s hard to turn from right side to left side. And frequent trips to the toilet continue to interrupt my sleep. Best moment this week:  Finishing the nursery! (Finally satisfied with the … [Read more...]

35 Weeks Pregnant

How far along:  35 weeks. 5 days. Total weight gain:  Think it's still about 1lb a week. Sleep:  The biggest issue continues to be sleeping comfortably. My back hurts. It's hard to turn from right side to left side. And frequent trips to the toilet continue to interrupt my sleep. Best moment this week:  Meeting up with a couple of friends to break up the daily routine. Movement:  Yes! Although I don't notice any consistent patterns. He is active at random times, it seems. Symptoms:  Biggest symptom is the upper back pain, shortness of breath and waddling. Food cravings:  … [Read more...]

34 Weeks Pregnant

Over the past week, I've definitely noticed a drastic change in my energy level, as I grow closer and closer to the full-term mark of my pregnancy.  The watermelon in my stomach (or cantaloupe according to BabyCenter.com) is really beginning to take it's toll on my body.  Forget the walking, all I can do is waddle around and make sure I have a glass of water nearby to quench my thirst! Getting through all the housework I expected to do has become nearly impossible as well, as my body cannot take too much bending or maneuvering.  I need to take a break every 20 minutes or so, lest I feel … [Read more...]

33 Weeks Pregnant

Very late in the week for my 33 week update, but better late than never :).  Happy Friday (Yes, it's Friday the 13th, but it can also be a good luck day!) Enjoy. How far along:  33 weeks. 6 days. Total weight gain:  If I've actually been calculating accurately, it's about 44 lbs! Sleep: Exhausted, and waking up throughout the night to relieve my bladder. Best moment this week:  Sleeping in past 7:30am! Movement: Yes, he is still an active Chili pepper.  Now I can even see his little body parts protruding around my belly! Symptoms:  Exhaustion, excessive back pain and … [Read more...]

32 Weeks Pregnant

What a week it has been! Not only am I 5-8 weeks closer to delivering my little bundle of joy, but so much has happened in a matter of days. To start with the positive, Charlie and I have been hard at work to complete our nursery: he diligently assembling the crib and changing table/dresser combo, and then we, making it a priority to complete the remainder of the wall paper border project. We finished everything all in a matter of hours this past Saturday and were able to have some relaxation time on Sunday, for the first time!  Now all that is left to do, is cleaning out the closet … [Read more...]

31 Weeks Pregnant

And the countdown continues.....  I have 6-9 weeks to go if baby decides to make a timely appearance. How far along:  31 weeks. 5 days. Total weight gain:  I think…41lbs! Sleep:  Just hard to get comfortable these days. Best moment this week:  Celebrating with friends/family at my baby shower (1 of 2 :)) Movement: Oh yeah -- at night, at work, while I'm driving, when I eat something sweet, when I'm hungry...the list goes on! Symptoms:  A few weird blood vessel marks on my buttocks :( -- not sure if they are stretchmarks or bruises. Food cravings:  Anything sweet. Food … [Read more...]

30 Weeks Pregnant

It's getting harder and harder...just feeling really tired and overwhelmed, but gotta suck it up for another 7-10 weeks! How far along:  30 weeks.  5 days. Total weight gain:  I think…40lbs! Sleep:  Tossing and Turning. Sweating. Waking up with full bladder. Best moment this week:  Getting a maternity massage – the one where there is an area for you belly! Also, had a great dinner date with the in-laws! Movement: Tons! Symptoms:  Upper back pain. Lower back pain. Itchy skin. Nausea?! Food cravings:  Sherbet and smoothies!!! Food aversions:  Smell of poultry cooking and coffee … [Read more...]

29 Weeks Pregnant

A little late posting again this week.  For various reasons, I haven't been able to stick to posting the pregnancy updates the very first day of the new week like I had initially hoped to!  There has also been a few time constraints....whether I'm making time to play fetch with Gizmo, figuring out what the hubby and I are eating for dinner, doing laundry, or simply watching a bit of t.v. to unwind after an exhausting day at the office, it's been tough! I'm really starting to feel the symptoms of the "third trimester".  I'm much slower overall.  Can't get out of the car too fast, can't bend … [Read more...]

28 Weeks Pregnant

I'm a little late in posting this week's update, but here we go anyhow... How far along:  28 weeks. 5 days. Total weight gain:  Think I actually only gained about a pound in the last week...so 36 lbs total. Sleep:  Having lots of trouble falling asleep again :( Best moment this week:  Getting to see my baby niece, Astrid Maria for her Christening! Movement:  YES! Baby responds to music vibrations, touch and sweet foods! :) Symptoms:  Severe back and neck pain...sigh. Food cravings:  Breads! Food aversions:  Chicken that is bland or … [Read more...]