Saturday, April 16, 2011

How far along: 37 Weeks Today (less than 2 days until D-Day)!

Size of Babies:  Baby Center says: 
Your baby is now considered "full term," even though your due date is three weeks away (um, so glad that's not true for me). If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.
Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like the length of swiss chard). Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long. But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.
(Image from Google)

Total Weight Gain/Lost: About 60 pounds.  I gained two pounds last week from Wednesday to Wednesday. 

Maternity Clothes: Uh-huh.  Either maternity or McH's XL.  I could get away with Large shirts, but they just aren't long enough.  Even XL shirts creep up over my belly so I'm constantly pulling them down.  HA! 

Gender: Baby A is a GIRL (Reese Kathleen) and Baby B is a BOY (Truett Zeldon).

Movement: Yes. They are so big and LOW that when they do move, especially Reese, she usually ends up punching me places that just aren't nice!  She hits nerves that sends shocks down my front and my back!  As much as I LOVE feeling them move, and having others feel them move, I have to say those painful moments I won't miss much!  

Sleep:  Not great, but okay.  My dad took our 3 dogs to back home with him and will leave them there for a few weeks/couple of months, while we get used to a new normal with the babies.  I slept really well last night not getting up to let them out!  :) 

What I Miss:  Feeling normal and not having to sit like a man! 

Cravings:  Watermelon!  I've almost eaten an entire one by myself (no snickering about the irony there).  Cold things like ice and popsicles.  I bought some 100% fruit popsicles and I have at least 2 a day.  I've been putting ice in my water just so I can chew on it when I finish drinking. 

Symptoms: Discomfort, lack of mobility, swelling and now I am pretty much on bedrest because my blood pressure sky rockets if I'm up for more than about 10 minutes at a time.  I'm just so thankful this didn't happen any sooner!  Although these last few days I really wanted to get some things done.  Thank the Lord for my parents being here to help SO MUCH and for McH's parents being so close to help with whatever we need!  Now, my sister-in-law and brother-in-law have moved here!  We are so blessed!
Best moment for this week:  Just hearing the babies are still doing well and having some final plans about Monday!  Also knowing I made it to my goal of 37 weeks felt so good! 

I can't believe this is my last pregnancy highlights post!  I will try my best to post pictures and information as soon as possible (or get someone to do so).  Thank you ALL for the blessing of your prayers and thoughts for us and for these sweet miracles!  We are overwhelmed with so much support, love, encouragement and good wishes!  We love you all and can't wait to share God's true miracles with you! 

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  1. I'll be praying for you guys! 37 weeks is impressive!

  2. So happy for the four of you! Will be anxious to see pics and hear from your Mom when the text gets here. I'll be doing a workshop for Reg. 16 that day but you will be in my thoughts and prayers! dp

  3. YAY! We will be praying for a safe and healthy delivery! Love you all!!!! Can't wait to hear all about your sweeties!!

  4. This post made me cry happy tears! I just can't wait to read about Reese and Truett once they're here. Praying for y'all tomorrow!!!

  5. Prayers for all of ya...and Praying for God's peace to surround you. Can't wait to hear about and see those precious babies!!

  6. Been thinking about you and praying for you! I pray you're holding those babies right now!

  7. Just thinking about you and those babies...hope all is going well for you!!


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