Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 37 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017...BUT we've officially scheduled a c-section for Wednesday, November 29.

How far along?: 37 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Name: Sterling Alan

Total weight gain:  ~35 lbs....I've reached the maximum recommended weight gain for a healthy pregnancy...and I still have three weeks to go! :(

Stretch marks?: None that I can see.

Symptoms: Swelling/water retention. My face, my hands, my feet, my ankles {that no longer look like ankles} are soooo puffy.

Maternity clothes?:  Maternity clothes...and I have very few fall/cool weather options, so they're on a tight rotation.

Sleep:  There's never enough of it! I realized that during my pregnancy with Huston I was seriously taking naps every single day over my lunch hour...and then I'd sleep the entire weekend! Ummm...that's not exactly an option with a two-year-old ruling your world. Needless to say, the dark circles under my eyes and the slowness in my step these days is a direct result of NOT.ENOUGH.SLEEP!


Best Moment of the Week:  Celebrating the upcoming arrival of this precious baby boy with a low-key, casual brunch with some of my fabulous girlfriends...

Thank you, thank you, thank you to Rachael and Megan
for hosting Baby Boy's brunch!

Worst/Hardest Moment of the Week: Last week I mentioned that sweet Tatum Schulte had passed away after a two-year battle with cancer. After getting special permission from Dr. Jacoby to travel just a few days after the "36 week travel ban" had set in, I boarded a plane to fly to Amarillo for her funeral. The flight was quick and's really amazing how nice people are to you in an airport when you appear to be a million months pregnant. The funeral was truly a celebration of her absolutely incredible service. It was an incredibly emotional day though that really wore on me. One big positive of this trip was that I got to spend some quality one-on-one time with my mom. She had been planning to come to Dallas for the babe's sprinkle brunch, so rather than flying back, I just drove with her. We had a nice long drive to catch went by fast though, and I truly cherish the time I get to spend with that incredible lady!

Mood: Based on my "Best/Worst Moments of the Week" sections, it's obviously been a week of highs and lows...and my emotions have definitely reflected that. Thank you, thank you, thank you to my incredibly patient and understanding husband and to my fabulous momma {who is forced to love me unconditionally} for putting up with my crazy mood swings.

Nursery: His bedding is washed and in his crib. Curtains are hung. Furniture is all in place {may or may not be because we haven't really moved anything from the way we had it arranged in H's nursery....hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it!}. The biggest thing on our nursery "To Do" list is finding decor for the walls. I can't wait to get his name sign in, and then I'm planning to work around it as far as decorating.

Movement: His movements keep me on my seems like he's constantly wiggling around in there! Does that mean this babe isn't going to sleep?!!?

Wedding Rings:  I haven't been wearing my rings the past couple of days, mostly out of fear that they'll get stuck and have to be cut off. I can still get them on...but they're definitely not a comfortable fit. As I mentioned in the "Symptoms" section above...the swelling/puffiness has most definitely set in!

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Meeting this baby boy and experiencing life as a family of four...not going to lie, I'm slightly terrified by that thought, but I know we'll make it! :)

37 Week Bumpdate

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