We just finished up week 37 and have moved into week 38 of this pregnancy. Things are still progressing nicely. Baby’s heartbeat is still strong and steady. We are scheduled to have the final ultrasound this afternoon. This will give us a picture of what position the baby is in and give an estimated weight. It has been a couple of months since the last ultrasound, so I’m pretty excited to see how much baby has grown.
So new things from the 37th week….swelling! I’ve started noticing swelling in my knees, ankles, and feet. It’s crazy! It’s getting to where it kind of hurts to do too much walking. It’s not as bad first thing in the morning, but by the time I get home from work there is a lot of swelling. My normal shoes feel tight…time for flip-flops! When I’m on the couch in the evenings with my feet propped up I do not recognize my feet anymore. Hopefully the swelling will go down shortly after the baby is born.
We had another baby shower last Saturday. It was fun, I got pretty tired by the end of it but I had a good time none-the-less. The friend who organized it really went all out. She made cake in a jar that was super yummy! White chocolate covered cake balls, sugar cookies with pink sprinkles, pink fudge, pink flower mints, Pink and White suckers that said it’s a girl on them! It was wonderful! I have another batch of thank you notes to write this weekend! I’ll have to take pictures of the gifts too.
Hubby got the last items on my to do before baby arrives list done yesterday. The car seat is securely installed in my car! I now feel 100% ready for baby to arrive and come home. Car seat is done, hospital bags are packed and in the car, Bassinet is set up, enough things have been washed for the first few days, I can’t think of anything else short of picking up around the house that needs to be done before the baby gets here.