Tuesday, March 6, 2012

37 weeks

I am now considered full term!  This baby can technically come out to play at any time and be considered ready to go.  From Baby Center, "If you go into labor now, his lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. He weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard)."

I'm  coming to the realization that just because I'm ready for Baby C's arrival, doesn't necessarily mean that he's ready.  These are the times that I wish I had more (any) patience.  
Another doctor's visit yesterday meant another blood pressure check, listening to baby's heartbeat, and getting weighed.  On a positive note I did not gain any weight this week, but instead lost 0.4 pounds.  Hey every little bit counts!  Doctor said everything looks great and that baby is even dropping a bit which will hopefully mean he'll be ready soon.
I was feeling extra emotional yesterday evening and kept saying how unmotivated I was.  Not sure what I needed motivation for ... probably cause I didn't feel like cooking anything for dinner and skipped working out.  Ryan has been super supportive and keeps reminding me that I'm 37 weeks pregnant and that motivation has been thrown out the window for some time now. 

This past week included 4 days of walking/jogging and even some work with weights.  I'm curious when my last mile will be jogged. 
While catching up with Julie last night I vented how none of my clothes are fitting ... even the few maternity pieces I picked up.  Today I'm rocking one of Ryan's long sleeve shirts.  It's super comfortable and pretty loose fitting.  It's a nice change from all of the super tight clothing I've been trying to squeeze into.  

I think I would adjust better to running out of clothes that fit if it would warm up around here ... this morning Charlotte experienced a nice 25 degree morning.  

Just found out that a friend from my sorority who was due around the same time as Baby Chalmers with a baby girl is now at the hospital getting ready to deliver.  I'm a little jealous that she gets to meet "Maddy" and I'm still waiting on Baby C.

As long as Baby C is healthy and happy then I guess it's worth the wait :)


  1. I love the updates and you look terrific! Can't wait to meet Baby C too :)

  2. thanks SOL ... hope to see your pretty face this summer. when its sunny out :)

  3. You look adorable even at full term!!! Nothing but belly! :)