Guys it is getting so close!! 37 weeks!! I hit full term, even with 3 weeks to go to the official due date. That means it could be anytime now! I hope she comes soon as I don’t really want to be induced, but we shall see. It is all up to baby M. I will do my best to patient, but, honestly I am so eager to be holding her in my arms!
I can’t believe it. I am so close to the end of being pregnant🙂 I am starting to do more of my pregnancy stretches. I admit I haven’t done that much as I would like. I need to practice my labor breathing techniques!!
Yikes I better get practicing.
Hope you like the video of my update and packing for the hospital.
What to pack for the hospital.
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And I wanted to say sorry again about the weird background noise you might here. We aren’t sure what it is from.
I know I might be over packing for my short time at the hospital but that’s okay.
Other items that I plan to use at the hospital:
pillow – I plan to use the hospital ones
pads and large undies – I plan to use what the hospital provides
diapers – my plan is to start using cloth diapers as soon as we get home from the hospital, so while we are there I will just use disposables.
I loved packing up her stuff as it means we are close…cannot wait to meet my little girl!
Hopefully I got everything. Am I missing anything?
I still can’t believe I am actually all packed for the hospital. The feelings in the house are pure excitement. The final countdown is on!
PREGNANCY WEEK 37 UPDATE:
Current food cravings?
Same as last week. I share more in the video.
Here is what I ate yesterday:
Note I did not take picture of any bites of chocolate chips or cacao nibs.
I started my day with a simple smoothie: homemade cashew butter, coconut oil, fresh mint and parsley, little protein powder, gelatin, and frozen peaches.
Lunch was shredded brussel sprouts cooked in coconut oil in a skillet, topped with nutritional yeast, little bit of ground buffalo, more coconut oil, sea salt and an egg sandwich. Michelle and I are working on a new recipe and decided to use it as my ‘bread’ for my egg sandwich with romaine and some mustard.
Dinner was a little sushi rice, sautéed romaine, canned salmon, homemade quick coleslaw, coconut oil and sea salt.
Dessert was two cocoa gingerbread grain-free muffins. A new recipe that will be coming to the blog soon!
Everything just seems to be getting more and more uncomfortable over here. I am ready for baby M to come out. My internal organs are cramped! Gas is harder to pass sometimes. TMI I know, but hey it’s the truth.
Sleep is hanging in there. I toss and turn frequently. I get up to go pee twice during the night.
Energy is good. I get tired in the evening. And overall my pace for everyday things is slower!
No major swelling or any other discomfort. Wedding ring is still on.
Don’t really see any.
My old body. Being able to do things without a huge belly in the way. Not having strangers stare at your belly… wow she is going to pop. Not peeing in my pants when I cough or sneeze. Pregnancy joys 😉
How is your skin?
My skin is doing great! Yay! Although I was getting one very small pimple a few days ago, but I was able to stop it by using lavender essential oil on it to help prevent it from coming along with my usual face wash routine.
How is digestion?
Total weight gain/loss?
Belly keeps getting bigger. I feel the same as last week. I am unsure of any additional weight gain until I get weighed at my doctor’s appointment later this week. I discussed this in the video.
How is baby M doing?
She is doing great. She is moving. I hope that means she is getting ready to pop out! She is head down and sitting low on pelvis, so… that’s all good news!
She is about the size of a large cantaloupe or watermelon. Again depending on what pregnancy site I am reading at the moment. Her body is developed enough to survive outside of the womb! That’s super exciting.
NOW FOR MY PREGNANCY WORKOUTS FROM LAST WEEK:
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I wasn’t as active as I normally have been in the past. It happens. I am still feeling strong in my workouts and enjoying the rest days as well.
Tuesday – did our labor day 15 minute workout
Wednesday – filmed the new purely training #78 – 16 minute full body workout
Thursday – rest day
Friday – did some yoga
Sunday – cleaned the house
That’s it for me today with my 37 week pregnancy update!
I know I have mentioned this before a few times already… but I am SUPER excited to be coming to the end of my pregnancy journey.
I will continue to give updates as we play the waiting game over here 😉
What did you pack for the HOSPITAL? Did you over pack or pack just enough? Did you use the pads and undies that the hospital provided? I plan to.
Did you have to be induced? Any tips to get things moving down there?
I want to hear your predications on when you think baby M will be here.. when do you think she will be born? (my due date is sept. 27).