How far along:  37 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:  23 pounds

Maternity clothes: Yes, living in my leggings and pregnancy t-shirts.  Even some of my running t-shirts are too tight.

Stretch Marks: No, but I am not sure how much longer my belly can hold off.  My belly button looks like it has some light bruising by it.  When did you get stretch marks?   Did they just all come at once?

Symptoms: Perioiral dermatitis (rash on my face, but getting better), peeing frequently, very tired, round ligament pain,  lower pelvic pain, some swelling in my hands and feet, I am also so hot all of the time, heart burn. Holy heart burn. I feel like I get heart burn with everything I eat these days, the worst part is that it radiates to my back, so I have back heartburn. (If that is possible)

Best Moment: Hitting 37 weeks, I am technically full term.  Woot Woot. Hard to believe baby H could come at any time now.

Miss Anything: Sitting comfortably and not getting heart burn.

Movement: Lots- bigger movements these days

Food cravings: Still loving anything with peanut butter in it.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just eating too much food or too little of food.

Have you started to show yet? Yes, Yes, Yes- From the side I look smaller

Labor Signs: Nothing going on, not even braxton hicks

Belly button in or out: popped, but now it is starting to flatten out because it is so stretched.

Gender: Alight with less than 4 weeks to go, lets start making some guesses.  Here are the girls stats: Kenna: went into labor 4 days early had her 3 days early.  She was 6 lbs 1 ounce (tiny little peanut)   Emmy: went into labor 9 days early and had her 8 days early.  She was 6 lbs  12 ounces.

So my guess: October 16th- BOY/ nooo GIRL??  7 lbs 2 ounces – I really have no idea what the gender is.   I think I am going to have to go with girl. It just seems that it is going to be a girl. We have a pretty cute girl name picked out and tons of girls clothes so we are ready for a little girl. Trav has had a boy named picked out forever and we have a couple of cute baby boy clothes.  I am pretty sure I will have no problem buying a couple more boy clothes if it ends up being a boy:)

Wedding ring on or off? Still on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody- I am pretty sure my patience is gone.   My poor girls and husband.

Baby’s Heart Rate: Today I had my 37 week check up and the little  babes heart rate was 180?? YIKES. so They hooked me up to the monitor for 20 minutes to make sure everything was okay.  Thankfully the baby calmed down and we just caught it during an active phase.  On average the doctor said the baby’s base heart rate is right around 150.

Looking forward to:  Getting more things organized, camping with our friends, another week closer to meeting our baby and becoming a family of 5!

On Friday we all went to our town’s homecoming game. It was a beautiful night, but both girls were super tired so we only made it until half time.  When Emmy is tired she is a train wreck.  She runs away from me like a wild woman and kicks and cries when I pick her up.  Fleeing at a football game at night with 100 kids running around is not my cup of tea, and her kicking and crying while I hold her is a lot of work for this pregnant mama.  So we ended up leaving early.

On Saturday we had my nephews birthday party and then watched the Badgers play football.  Kenna loves parties, people, family events, etc.  She is just like me, it is crazy.  The girls had a blast painting pumpkins, playing with their cousins, and eating ice cream and cake.

Sunday we went to church, grocery shopping, and then to my sister’s work, where they were putting on a 5k for breast cancer. The girls and I walked in the race with my family.  It was so cute at the beginning of the race we were all walking and Kenna just took of sprinting. I think I might have a little runner on my hands.  Fingers crossed:)


I had my 37 week doctor appointment today. My group B strep test came back negative so now I don’t have to worry about that:) With Emmy my Group B strep test came back positive so I had to make sure I was at the hospital 4 hours before I had the baby so I could get Antibiotics. I am not speedy quick at having babies so that was no problem:)   The doctor also checked my cervix.  I am dilated 1.5 cm and 50% effaced. FOLKS we are making progress.

After today’s appointment I decided that I should probably pack my hospital bag and the girl’s bag.  As I was hooked up to the monitors I was like what if they end up keeping me here, I have nothing packed and would have to rely on Travis to pack all of my stuff. Which is OKAY, but not ideal.  It would be very hard to explain to him the exact clothes that I want. For example, I want  my black Nike yoga pants, not my black GapFit yoga pants because those are too tight in the waist, even though they look identical. Or that I want my gray sports bra, not the red, blue, or green one.   Having a baby is a lot of work and I want to make sure I have the most comfortable and soft clothes.



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