Baby's now the size of a watermelon! Your full-term (yay!) baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).
How far along? 37 weeks!!! Total weight gain: Down 4 lbs. I gained more weight the doctor thinks a lot of it was fluid. Maternity clothes? Indeed! some of those maternity shirts are getting a bit small :o) Sleep: still up multiple times each night to pee and I am finding getting comfortable very difficult. Best moment this week: We found out I am still 3 cm and I am now 80% effaced. My body is definitely getting ready. Movement: yes! Gender: Girl!!! Labor Signs: I am still contracting and I am feeling sharp pains in my cervix. Belly Button in or out? In. I don't think it is going to pop. What I miss: Sleeping comfortably and walking without a waddle. What I am looking forward to: Doctor's appointment and finding out if I have made any more progress. Weekly wisdom: Enjoy your time as a couple before the baby comes. DH and I went out on our first date in a long time. It was just dinner and a movie but it was a lot of fun. Milestones: We are full term! She is free to come at any time.