Sunday, October 28, 2012

37 Weeks (full term!)

 Hello! I can't believe I'm sitting down to write a 37 week "bump" update; where have the last 8 months gone? So many of you have followed along throughout the months and left tons of encouraging, thoughtful comments. I honestly can't say thank you enough. You have made this an even more incredible journey than it's already been and I have loved sharing this special time in our lives with you all. Thank you!
 My parents came down this weekend and helped us get the house "baby ready"; words can't begin to explain our gratitude and appreciation for all their hard work. Mom and Dad, you guys are the BEST. I know there were times my Mom was thinking "How did it even get this dirty?" but she never said a word, she just cleaned away. I'm talking even deep cleaning...the fridge, the oven, scrubbing toilets...we owe you guys big time! Thank you. We love you and can't wait to see you in a few weeks (or days? who knows!) when Tiny makes his big debut.
 To our Baby Boy:
You are so close to seeing the real world for the very first time! What a life changing moment that will be for all three of us. For your Daddy and me, it will be the best moment of our lives. I find myself lying awake at night, unable to sleep, picturing your tiny hands and perfectly soft skin. I imagine what it will be like when you look up at me for the first time, finally putting a face with your Momma's voice. I will cry....oh, will I cry. To finally hold you in my arms will make every bout of morning sickness, every puffy ankle, and every last trip to the bathroom (there have been many) more than worth while. In fact, I have a strong hunch that those things will fade from my memory the moment I meet you, Little One. Take your time, just know that when you decide to make your great escape, we'll be ready. We love you, Baby Boy.

How Far Along: 37 weeks, 1 day
Baby Size: 19-20 inches, 6 1/2+ lbs.
Total Weight Gain: 23 lbs.
Maternity Clothes? Yep! It's been colder the last few days so I've been wearing regular track suits with long tanks or maternity tops. Leggings are still my best friend.
Stretch Marks? No new ones to report
Sleep: Sleeping really well...think my body is resting up in preparation!
Best moment this week: My parents coming to visit this weekend; they helped us SO much. It was amazing. My sweet Mom did more in one day than I could've done in two weeks.
Miss Anything? Not really, just trying to enjoy these last few weeks with Tiny in my belly. I know I'm going to miss him being all snuggled up in there.
Movement: Ohhh yes. Kicks were painful a few times this week!
Food Cravings: Curly fries from Arby's and Jack in the Box, chocolate ice cream
Anything making you queasy or sick? Feeling good
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Not yet...people seemed surprised when we tell them I haven't had a single contraction yet. I'm not complaining...
Belly button in or out? Still volcano-ish
Wedding rings on or off? On & loose
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and anxious
Looking forward to: Meeting our Boy


  1. Full term, wow!!! Congratulations, I am so excited for you both to meet your sweet boy! What a blessing!

  2. Any day now! Good luck and I hope you have a blissful birth experience! I mean labor is labor, but having a baby is awesome!

  3. You just get more and more stunning as the weeks go by! Love that cozy sweater, the color is perfect on you too!

  4. You look stunning! You are there!! yayy! Ryan came at 38 weeks exactly! So any day now! AHHH! Can't wait to see your little babe! xo

  5. Cutest maternity outfit ever! You look so adorable and I'm really excited for you! Can't wait to see pictures and learn his name when he gets here :)

  6. congratulations on reaching full-term!!! ahh, it's crazy to know that any day/week tiny will be here - in your arms! :*) it's so thoughtful your parents came and deep cleaning and scrubbed for you!! i keep telling myself i need to do that sooner than later (and before my belly gets mega in the way). i'm so glad to hear you're feeling great!! you are stunning and glowing - tiny has himself one gorgeous mama!! i love your outfit - i have been on the hunt for maternity leggings in my size this past wk...i can't wait to live in them!!
    i hope you and zach are having a relaxing sunday night. <3
    i'll be checking baby for baby updates. :)
    lots and lots of love xoxox

  7. Brittany, when I read about your journey, I get more emotional than most since I am going through my first pregnancy myself, right now. It has been eye-opening and beautiful reading these weekly posts of yours. This one in particular, is my most favorite one. Hopefully he comes around the 39th week so he is completely full-term, healthy and all ready for you to love on him from up close. You have grown so gracefully through this pregnancy, your updates, photos and little pregnancy photo-shoot show that.

    As far as my pregnancy, trust me Brittany - I eat quite a bit, nothing abnormal but still I eat every time I am hungry. My baby's weight is very normal though so I am not worried. I guess all I have gained has been baby, so far. LOL

    Thanks for the compliments. You are due any day, now!! =) That must be so exciting, beautiful and a little scary, too!

    Hugs to you & Baby Tiny. <3 Ada.

  8. You look incredible. Most people are miserable and complaining at 37 weeks. You sound relaxed and happy.

  9. Full term, full term!! SO exciting!! Tiny will be here so soon!!!

  10. Still SO adorable! Can't wait to see that little angel, so close!!!!

  11. Awww congrats, what an exciting time in your life :)

  12. It's almost time! Can't wait for the big day, I hope all goes well for you!!!

  13. Full term!! Must be such a great feeling to know that you can go into labor anytime now and your baby will be strong and perfectly developed. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of your little man. So pleased that you are feeling pretty good this far along in your pregnancy. I wish I could say that I'm sleeping as well as you.

  14. i can't even believe he is almost here! LOVE that color on you!

  15. Sounds like you have some pretty fabulous parents!!!! Can't wait to "Meet" Baby Tiny!!!! ps: love that sweater on you!!!

  16. this is just giving me chills! i'm sooo excited for you guys i can barely stand it!

  17. Aaaaahh!! Full term already! Yay!! (I hope time goes that quickly for me... ha ha!)
    You seriously look amazing. All belly! I hope I look that good at the end :)
    I'm so excited for your sweet family. Can't wait to "meet" Tiny!!


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