37 weeks!!! This pregnancy has truly cruised on by! Although I can't remember what it's like to NOT be pregnant, it's all gone so quickly (I blame Piper for keeping me so preoccupied and busy).
I had another appointment this week, and he looked great! My belly is still measuring right on schedule (although it feels absolutely MASSIVE right now), and he's head down and beginning to drop. I don't feel many sharp karate chops these days - more just him shifting around and changing position - but he still gets the hiccups alllll the time which I'll never get over. After talking to my doctor this week, we decided to stick with the original schedule of inducing me a week early, so we go in 2 WEEKS from today!! I switched to a different type of blood thinner medication this week (which is a little safer for later on in pregnancy IN CASE something were to happen), and these shots don't come pre-loaded. I have to fill them up myself, and I must say, I feel very Grey's Anatomy doing it.
No more heartburn, thank goodness! I feel so sorry for women who have it their whole pregnancy - it sucks!! Other than having to go to the bathroom every 5 seconds, and getting out of breath walking up the stairs, the only other thing is just feeling so exhausted. It hits me hard around 2/3pm, so I've learned to cram everything in the mornings because I am totally useless afterwards. I haven't had any sore ribs him kicking them at all this pregnancy, although I have had more pelvic pain this time. I think it's because I've been carrying him lower (at least, to me it feels low down because Piper never dropped until I was pushing her out).
Some women can list all these really specific things, and I don't ever feel like there's anything I HAVE to have? I never felt that way with Piper either. Other than the first trimester (bagels and cream cheese for dayyyyys over here), nothing in particular sticks out. Just give me ALL the food, and don't you dare stop.
This week was better than last week, although a walk is sometimes the best I have. It's getting really hard to move my body around, and I feel like quite the heffa-lump, so simple and basic exercises are where it's at for me. I used to plan out my workouts every week, but I haven't done that in a while because I never know what my body will feel up to when I wake up. I take it day-by-day right now, but always try to do SOMETHING to get my body moving. I do strength training 3x a week from my Pregnancy Workout Guide, or the workouts I post on my Instagram, with some basic cardio mixed in there. My workouts every week are still all logged in HERE.
Other than making more freezer meals, we are totally ready for the baby! Well, as ready as you can be. I haven't had to buy a whole lot for this little guy, because we have the basics from Piper still (and I purposely bought her a lot of gender neutral baby clothes), so that makes me feel unprepared because I haven't had to do much! I go through his chest of drawers like 5x a week to double-check we have everything haha. I'm losing it over here! BUT all of his clothes, blankets, and bedding are washed, my hospital bag is packed (Jordan thinks I'm crazy because we live less than 2 minutes away from the hospital haha, but it just makes me feel better!), we have his moses basket cradle set up next to the bed, my new breast pump came this week, we got a new car seat for Pipes so he can have hers...so I think we're all set!