I'll be 37 weeks in two days and I am really happy about that. I know I've mentioned it before, but going to see that midwife and have her tell me that I was wrong about my dates really put a lot of doubt in my mind and caused me some unnecessary stress. Well, now I feel a lot more confident that I was indeed right in my dating and charting and if my fundus measured high and the baby felt big, it was because I have strong abs and I'm growing a healthy baby in there instead of a tiny peanut like my dd was.
Lots of gearing up going on, BHs, mucus and discomfort. Baby seems to be settling down into my pelvis but every now and then tries to make more room in there and once again I get feet in the ribs. I've been *craving* fruit - eating kiwis and strawberries and apples and bananas and oranges and drinking juice between my protein meals.
I've been nesting like a madwoman, too. Right now there's a crockpot beef roast cooking. My dh went through all the meals I froze last night and pulled that one out. He can't resist and can't wait to start eating the stuff I made. LOL I guess I'll have to have one more day of marathon cooking since he's probably going to beg to eat half the stuff before the baby comes. That's okay. I told him we could start in on it - I hate cooking in the afternoon because I'm too tired by then but I am fine throwing stuff together in the morning.
I've also got the yard all spruced up with mulch and trimmed back and watered a little. Part of me really wants to push the mower around to make the grass even but I'm not sure I want to do that to myself. Last time I did that when pregnant it really wore me out (though it did not put me into labor).
Also, since I'm practically term, dh is allowed to get romantic with me again which is making him pretty happy. And me too. I hope it doesn't get anything going too early though, since we are looking at our new house being almost complete.
I cannot tell you how nice that is! We went through it last night - there are cupboards and counters, light and water fixtures, the bathtub is in and filled with water to set, the tile and carpets are in, they are fixing up all the little dings and last bits on the walls and baseboards, etc. DD runs around in all the big open spaces and is so excited to play there. I've got 21 days on my countdown until we get the keys! And 23 until my EDD. And I keep telling myself how my MIL will only get me to scrub the toilet for her a few more times before it's going to be done by a maid service every two weeks, mwahaha. Oh, and the view from our bedroom is gorgeous, it's all mountains during the day and then at night you can see all the lights down in the valley from the city. So pretty. Ah, it's going to be awesome.
I'm trying not to do too much today since I keep exhausting myself really easily. It's sitting and sorting paperwork for me if I feel up to anything at all! Yesterday I was spreading mulch and doing laundry and cooking so I deserve a break. Dd could help out a little and take a nap with me, she was up at about 7, ugh.
Hey all you other April mamas - lots of labor vibes to you! You all sound ready to catch your little ones!