8.09.2015

[she is 37 weeks pregnant]


How far along: 37 weeks
Size: Winter Melon
Symptoms: Lots of round ligament pain. She's growing and I am running out of space. Very very tired often.
Prepping for baby: Now we are preparing through prayer. I think we have the basics physical needs in place. So now it's mentally preparing for the new chapter!
Sleep: Finding the right position is the key to falling asleep. And often once I find it, I have to use the bathroom. It's not horrible but it's definitely harder each night to find that right spot. So thankful for all the pregnancy pillows because I'm pretty sure it would be a nightmare trying to figure it out without these things now.
Movement: I was told by my doctor that the head in the ribs is worse than the feet in the ribs. It is definitely an experience to feel a head pressing hard against your rib cage. I am soaking it all in though. I have loved every wiggle, kick, hiccup, and turn this sweet girl has done.
Changes from last week: I'm still getting bigger. Still no stretch marks which is a serious miracle considering how huge my stomach is now. My legs get red if I'm on them too long... no swelling, just color changes.
Best moment of the week: Getting our tentative birth date for little one. It made me extremely anxious and excited. I cannot believe that there will be a little baby in our arms in 2 weeks. My heart is full. Knowing that we made it to 37 weeks was a big milestone. Pregnancy can instill so many fears and worries in your heart and there are some milestones that feel like you dropped a ton of bricks. While I focused hard to give my fears to God, the frail human in me still struggles to release at times.  My cat has been super cuddly this past week. He definitely knows that something is about to change. But I love how affectionate he is right now. Josh and I also have had a lot of fun talking to our little baby while she's still cooking and just enjoying each other's company while we wait on her.
Looking forward to: (repeat from last week) Still every single moment. I cherish every ache and discomfort because I realize how fast this chapter has gone and I can't wait to hold my sweet love in my arms but I sure have enjoyed carrying her. 
Scripture for the week: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:18



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