Pregnancy Update… 37 weeks pregnant! (My last pregnancy update since baby will be here soon!)
I’m 37 weeks now which means I am full term! I am so excited and can’t believe within only a few weeks I will be holding my sweet baby boy! Things are getting real and nesting mode is in full force! I have bought most the things and I need and now my next project is to get the baby clothes ready. I have a good amount of clothes from my other two boys but have needed some more things like pants, socks and church clothes. Plus let’s be honest. It’s really nice to buy new clothes for a new baby so I’ve been checking out the clearance racks or finding good deals on baby boy clothes and it’s really fun! Next week I’ll share a post on What to do to Prepare for Baby and will include what foods I plan on making/freezing to prepare.
How have you been feeling?
9 months pregnant! Really. I think my baby’s head dropped a couple days ago. I’m not walking so fast these days. Lol I get achy especially as the day goes on. I’m sure a big part of that is taking care of my 3 kids. Carina especially is a busy girl! I don’t get much very much sleep at night. It could certainly be worse but it’s enough lack of sleep I take a nap most days. But it’s all worth it right?! Only a few more weeks. We are all so excited!
I am still loving water and ice so much! And let’s be perfectly honest chocolate and ice cream are a favorite of mine lately. Although I am trying to be good and not have it too often! As for food I don’t have much of an appetite still. I am mostly avoiding spicy foods and am eating small portions. It just doesn’t fit anymore.
Are your kids still excited for another sibling?
They are so excited! We made a countdown and the boys take turns each morning cutting off a chain and then Carina throws it away (and we all clap.) It’s really awesome having them all be excited for me. They love seeing the little clothes I have bought for him.
Yes! So much. You can often just look at my baby bump and see movement or the poke of a foot. It’s cute but honestly painful at times. I’m not sure what was going on the other night but he was moving a lot and it hurt so I didn’t get to bed until 1 am. I had to go sit on the couch for a bit for things to calm down.
I had my 37 week checkup yesterday and everything looks really great! I’m so grateful for that. His head is down and my body is about ready for labor! My doctor thinks I could go into labor any day but I don’t think I will yet since all my babies have been born so close (or on) their due date.
This pregnancy has in some ways been easy and has gone by fast but there are also some hard things about it. Overall it’s been really great and I am so thankful! I’m not sure yet how it’s going to be having 4 kids but I know I am going to love him so much and I can’t wait to hold him in my arms and for his siblings to love him too.
Thanks for reading these updates and I’ll keep you all updated on when he’s born. Follow me on Instagram to be the first to know! 🙂
Any pregnancy tips you’d like to share with me? Like how to survive the last month of pregnancy or any postpartum tips?