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Friday, August 13, 2010

Stick a fork in me, I'm done!

I'm 37 weeks pregnant today! As in, full term! As in, this baby girl can come out whenever she wants now! Un-freakin-believable!!

How has this time already come? Time is flying by these days & it's freaking me out! I still feel so unprepared. Hell, we just moved into a new house 3 days ago! Her nursery is full of unpacked boxes, yet I want her to be here right now. Am I crazy, or what?

This week has been one of the craziest weeks in a loooong time. I've realized this week that there just simply are not enough hours in a day.

We moved out of our townhome & are now in a much larger house for us to grow as a family for years & years to come. It's been an absolutely exhausting week. Packing up & moving when you're 9 months pregnant is no easy feat. My back & feet hate me for life. Seriously.

Our new place still doesn't feel like home quite yet & I hate that! I love our new house, we just need to make it our home now. I will feel so much better once we get all of the decor up. I'm so weird. I think decor="homey". Also, once baby girl's room is situated, I will feel more at ease. Oh & blinds would probably help too. Right now, we're using cardboard boxes while our blinds are on order.

Now onto pregnancy talk... I had my 36wk appointment on Monday. They did the GBS test & I had my first internal. It wasn't NEARLY as bad as I was anticipating. However, it might as well be Fort Knox down there. I had made zero progress, which is completely normal for 36 weeks I found out. But still, I was bummed. I'm hoping all this moving has made some progress on the good ol' cervix. Claire is still sitting so high though. I think she has dropped a little bit, but I still feel her little feet up by my boobs! Silly girl.

My weight gain is right on track (about 28-30lbs depending on the day), I officially have marshmellow feet & cankles everyday & I don't sleep at night. Period. My mind races with everything I want to get done & I just can't relax. Oh & I officially have the memory of an 87 year old woman. I can't remember anything! My husband has been updating me on things all week about the house & the next day I will ask him the same thing without even remembering he told me. Needless to say, I'm a mess.

Sorry this post is all over the place & sorry my blogging has been the same! I don't think it will change anytime soon, considering baby is coming ;)

Claire Lula, you may come anytime now. Preferably the last week in August so that your Aunt Alie & Papa can meet you before they go out of town on the 1st :(


At this point, I don't care how I look.
I look fluffy & tired all the time & I haven't done my hair all week.
& the shirt/dress I'm wearing is inappropriately short for work & smells like moth balls.


  1. You look great, Mrs. D! She will be here before you know it. And I think August 22 is a great day for her to be born :) (our one year anny)

  2. I'm a new follower coming out of lurkdom. I was due Sept. 6 last year so I feel your pain. You really do look great though! She'll be here before you know it and let me tell you, the day you have that baby you will think you look like a million bucks (and you will too :)).

  3. You do look amazing!! And I bet that shirt/dress looks great and is really comfy with some leggings. Congratulations on 37 weeks! I'm so excited to see and hear about Claire when she arrives.

  4. WOO so close!! Try not to get discouraged about no progress, I had no progress when I went in for any of my appointments, at my 39 week appointment on a Thursday I was not even 1 full cm dialated but come Sunday I was in labor and she was here on Monday her exact due date!! You can do it :)

  5. It seems like just other day I found your blog and couldnt even see a baby bump!! You look great, I cant believe its almost time for little Claire to be here :) So exciting!

  6. You look beautiful! I hope you get your house all settled and Claire makes her arrival soon!! Best wishes!!

  7. Full term! Congrats! And I love that shirt!

  8. First of all you look beautiful. I'm glad all is going well and I can't even believe your so close. I can't wait to see what your little Claire's sweet face looks like :)