37 & 38 Weeks

37 WEEKS

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Size: Winter Melon {19.8″ long, 6.2 lbs}

Gender: Bouncing Baby Boy!

Baby Names?: It’s been so fun hearing people’s guesses this past week!  Keep them coming 🙂

Cravings: We’ve been on an otter pop craze over here, and have already gone through 2 bags {we buy the generic brand ones that come in the red mesh bag from Walmart- better flavors, bigger, and cheaper}.

Aversions: None, other than the obvious…

Symptoms: Heartburn, back pain, Braxton Hicks contractions, fatigue.  The usual.  I’m just happy that I have only 3 more weeks of these symptoms because I’ve got a whole load of new symptoms coming my way when it comes to recovering from labor and having a newborn.

Movement: He definitely likes to move, but is really running out of room. He doesn’t consistently wiggle like he used to; he makes more prominent movements that aren’t painful but are definitely uncomfortable.

Nausea/Sickness: None…but I do get headaches if I’m dehydrated.  I’m trying my best to keep up with my water intake {which is hard to do when you have to take a bathroom break every hour}.

Sleep: I’m definitely getting a lot of practice when it comes to waking up in the middle of the night.  It’s hard to sleep through the night without waking up due to heartburn or the need to empty my bladder.

Maternity Clothes: Nothing but.

Wedding Ring On or Off?: Hahahahaha…off.


Best Moment of the Week: In general, we’ve had a more relaxing week that usual, which has been so nice. I did my best to take advantage of it because relaxing weeks are coming to a close for this family.


Worst Moment of the Week: I lost the memory card to my camera, and I have already cried every day about it since I discovered that I lost it {pregnancy hormones do not help, either}.  It’s been really frustrating because I have no idea where it could be because I don’t understand why it’s not in my camera.  I’m more frustrated over the fact that I haven’t uploaded all the pictures that were on it.  The card is replaceable, but the photos aren’t.

Looking Forward To: My appointment with my OBGYN next week.  During my last appointment, I learned that my body hasn’t progressed towards getting ready for labor AT ALL.  So, hopefully better news next week that this little boy and my body will show signs that he will make his appearance soon!


38 WEEKS

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Size: Spaghetti Squash {about 20″ long, about 6.5 lbs}

Gender: A little boy 🙂 I still can’t believe it! I’m still a little worried that I’m going to unexpectedly have a girl haha

Baby Names?: Anyone want to take any more guesses?? We’ve been keeping it a surprise for a while and we have a few more weeks until we officially get to name our son {Remember, his name starts with a “C”}.

Cravings: None, but we have been on this fruit/fruit flavored craze for almost a month now.  We made chocolate covered strawberries this week which were so delicious.  Kurt randomly wanted to make them, so we did.  I’m glad we followed Kurt’s instinct.

Aversions: I’m no longer going to answer this question haha.  If I don’t want to eat something, it’s because I’m not in the mood for it at the current moment {except for when it comes to salsa}.

Symptoms: Difficulty sleeping, nerve pain, back pain, fatigue, Braxton Hicks contractions.  Only 2 more weeks of this until I get to deal with a bunch of other symptoms that come with having a baby.  The swelling of my hands and feet has started to bother me less but is still present.  My feet and hands swell like crazy when I go for long walks.

Movement: He loves to wiggle, but doesn’t have the room to; when he wants to move around and squirm, boy does he! I can feel him stretching a lot- I’m sure he’s feeling so cramped!

Nausea/Sickness: None this week except for when I go too long without drinking water or if I’m walking around for too long.

Sleep: Not as easy as I hoped it would be.  Even when I am utterly exhausted it still takes me a while to fall asleep and I still wake up in the wee hours of the morning because of discomfort, need for a bathroom break, Little “C” moving, etc.  I also get acid reflux whenever I sleep and so I’m constantly waking up and grabbing Tums to help me.  Hopefully that goes away after I have the baby.

Maternity Clothes: Of course 🙂 I’ve been in the BTM (big-time-mood) to buy clothes recently, but it’s a bit difficult to do so because I don’t want to buy maternity clothes but I also don’t know how much my body will change after baby so I don’t know what will fit and what won’t. 

Wedding Ring On or Off?: Still off, and will be for a while.


Best Moment of the Week: Kurt and I went to an Open House for his uncle and got to see a lot of family members {some which I hadn’t met yet, too!}.  Kurt’s uncle retired after working in the Alpine School District here in Utah for 38 years- what an accomplishment! We love seeing extended family so we had a great time.

*I found the memory card for my camera! It was in the bottom of the washing machine as I was transferring laundry to the dryer.  Thank goodness it was there.

Worst Moment of the Week: I lost our laundry card.  Seriously, I am the worst at keeping track of things now!  I can’t be trusted with anything because I’m guaranteed to lose it.

Looking Forward To: Memorial Day! We have a lot of things planned with Kurt’s family so it’s definitely going to be a busy weekend full of driving {not exactly my favorite part}.  But we won’t be able to drive and travel around too much because I’ll be recovering from having a baby and Kurt and I will be getting used to parenthood.
Also, another doctor’s appointment! I’m hoping that we’ll get good news during this visit {that the baby and I are still healthy} and maaaaybe I’ll have progressed in some way. *fingers crossed*

Kurt and I are in shock at how quickly these last 38 weeks have gone.  In the moment, some of the weeks seemed to go by so slowly and I felt that this pregnancy would never end! Now, we are just two weeks away from having our baby boy and I can’t believe it; at least I’m hoping we are only two weeks away- I’d prefer for it not to be longer than that.
We want to thank everyone for being so excited for us and for being so supportive.  We couldn’t have gone through this journey without you and we are stoked to start the journey of learning how to be parents!

Alexis 

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