Tuesday, October 11, 2016

37 Week Bump Update!

I am officially in the home stretch of baby-growing, and it is crazy to think that baby Pray could be making his grand entrance within the next couple of weeks. Things have been slowing down at work as I'm handing off projects, and I am enjoying being able to relax a little bit more while waiting for the sweet babe's arrival.

Here's a quick 37 week bump update!


How far along are you?
37 weeks - only 3ish weeks to go!

Size of baby?
According to my What to Expect app, the baby is 19-22 inches long and weighs 6.5lbs.

At my last appointment my doctor said that we have a very "solid" baby on our hands. Honestly, this did not surprise me all that much since I was 8lbs 10oz and John was 9lb at birth... so "solid" was something I had expected!

Nursery?
My dad came to Texas this past weekend, and he and John worked non-stop on the nursery. I keep joking and saying that the baby will love it; but let's be real, I LOVE it!

And trust me, you cannot fully appreciate the progress of this nursery without knowing where it started... dark gray walls and ceiling, stickers on the wall - it was no bueno! We still need another coat of paint, but hopefully we can get it done and the furniture moved in this weekend.


Looking forward to?
The arrival of the baby! It seems so soon, but also like time is moving so slowly at the same time!

I'm also looking forward to this weekend - I'm thinking a movie on Friday, a trip to Austin on Saturday, with a little bit of IKEA thrown in to finish up the nursery!

Symptoms?
Honestly, nothing out of the 37-week-it-is-almost-time-for-a-baby ordinary! Swelling around my feet and ankles at the end of the day, but nothing too much other than that.

Sleep?
Oh man... it will be heaven when I can sleep on my back again!!

I had a super terrible week of sleep a couple of weeks ago, and I kept waking up with sore hips. Not only that, but I was a total insomniac from about 4-5AM. John suggested I adjust my sleep number (to something firmer with more support), and ta da... it helped wonderfully!

I am still so looking forward to sleeping on my back, but thankfully my current sleep situation isn't too bad right now.

Movement?
Oh yes, but the baby is certainly running out of room!


Changes since last update?
I'm not totally sure what happened (well, actually I could guess... my belly has grown!), but throughout this past week just about everyone I meet asks me when I am due. Every time I go to the store the cashier asks and I can usually count on a few people throughout the store asking too.

I don't really mind people taking an interest (so long as they are hands off!) since the baby-growing is certainly a favorite topic of mine as of late! :)

Missing most?
I could totally go for a venti pumpkin spice frapp from Starbucks - give me all the caffeine, please! But since a venti just isn't in the cards, I will have to settle for a tall.

Left to do?
Now that the nursery is almost complete, the majority of the things left to do are pretty easy (install the car seat, pack my hospital bag, a final load of baby laundry, decorate the nursery, etc.)!

I have been pretty productive over the past week... finished my preregistration at the hospital, did a load of baby swaddle laundry, assembled and registered all of our baby gear, purchased a good amount of nursing attire, and took inventory of what we have left that we need to buy for the babe's arrival!



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15 comments :

  1. The nursery looks like it's coming along so beautifully! Looks like a lot of hard work--a labor of love :)

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  2. Oh friend you are close enough to the end--get the vent!! ;) You look fantastic, can't wait to see that sweet baby boy!!

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  3. Can't wait to see the finished nursery! I love the wall detail!! I'm currently having major hair envy. You look so good!!

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  4. The light in the nursery is amazing!! I can't wait to see everything finished. You look beautiful!

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  5. I am OBSESSED with the nursery so far! Can't wait to see the finished product - and of course that sweet boy that will be living in there! Hoping he doesn't make you wait too long!

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  6. Oh my gosh I LOVE the nursery so far, that light is so perfect for a boy's nursery! I do not miss the hip pain but hang in there, you're almost there! :)

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  7. You have a "solid" baby on your hands, haha! That's adorable. I can't wait to see the whole nursery! It looks so bright!

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  8. A "solid" baby....too funny! I love the nursery so far and so excited for you guys. The next couple of weeks is such a memorable, special time!

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  9. Oh my goodness, you're getting so close!! That's SO exciting! I love the nursery so far - can't wait to see it completed! Enjoy your last few weeks!

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  10. You are looking so cute! Not too much longer now. :)

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  11. You. Look. Amazing.

    And that nursery! Oh heavens. It is GORGEOUS!

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  12. Look at all of those swaddles holy cow you hit jackpot!! You look AMAZING! I cannot wait to "meet" baby boy Jack!

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  13. Lisa, you look fabulous! I hope I look and feel as good as you do when I have a baby! So excited for ya'll and can't wait until baby Pray is here!!! :):)

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  14. you look great!!! i love the light fixture in the nursery. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  15. Holy moley! You're so close! Even closer as I type this. Eek! I'm so sorry I never rescheduled our last dinner date...I need to update you via text. I can't wait to meet your precious little boy, Lisa!

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