Sunday, March 20, 2011

37 Weeks

I am full term!  Whoo hoo.  She could come any day and will most likely be just fine outside the womb.  I am so excited! Kate will be here in 2 weeks!  Brian and I are in nesting mode, trying to get things organized-like Kate really cares if the picture hanging sets are organized and stored according to weight capacity, or if all of our instruction manuals are catalogued, or if I sorted and stored the light bulbs, or...well, you get the idea.  I need to force myself to r-e-l-a-x and put my feet up.

Baby's size: 19 inches and 6 1/3 lbs., like a stalk of swiss chard (?huh?)

Cravings:  sweets!  and water (not swiss chard)

How I'm feeling:  I keep getting leg cramps and they hurt.  I also feel very very swollen (and I AM swollen).  It warmed up around here and I went "poof."  Only a few things still fit and I just feel and look huge.  I'm so excited and happy, though, that I don't really care.  

Sleep:  turning over is painful, and I'm starting to have a little bit of insomnia from being so excited-ha!!!

My favorite part of this week:   Watching Kate on the sonogram.  I could barely make her out, but I recorded what will be my last sonogram.  I couldn't believe how BIG she is!

Planning:  I typed out a "Harper Handbook" for when the grandparents watch her during our hospital stay.  

We had a busy weekend with 2 birthday parties, a stroll around downtown, and a trip to Bethesda.

Harper had some of my milkshake on Thursday and liked it so much that we took her for ice cream!  Finally!

big mama and Harper at the city dock

sunset at city dock

Conor's 1st birthday party

Sullivan, Conor, and Lisa

Harper enjoying music time at Conor's birthday party;
she definitely marches to the beat of her own drum


  1. Are you saying, that at her age, she has not had a trip to get ice cream? Why is she so deprived?? It is a good thing the grandparents are just now finding this out--however, with this new found knowledge just wait till we get there!! What else are you holding out about our little angel?

    love ya

  2. Hi!I just started following your blog, you look fabulous pregnant! I ama 34 weeks pregnant with our first child a little boy! Blessings to you and your new arrival! :)