37 Weeks Pregnant and Josephine Rose is Here!

37 Weeks Pregnant

How far along: 37 weeks.

How big is baby: Baby Josie Rosie is 6lbs. 11 oz.

Total weight gain: Start: 106 lbs. End: 148.2, Total weight gain: 42.2lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, and I wore them home from the hospital as well.

Sleep: At the beginning of the week it was still rough with leg cramping right side swelling hip pain, back pain and Braxton Hicks contractions (which I thought were BH). And obviously getting up peeing every single hour.

Best moment of the week: Josephine Rose Sock welcomed us on April 7th, 2014.

Food Cravings:  Eggs over easy (well done), with GF toast with a slice of tomato, oranges, chocolate and chocolate cake.

Food Aversions: Still anything greasy or microwaved.

Symptoms:  Sleep is terrible, back aches, leg pain, swollen right leg/foot, leg cramps, blurry eyes, dry eyes and peeing a lot and sensitive boobs.

Mood: I am so in love, so blessed, so exhausted, so emotional. There really aren’t words for how I am feeling. There will be more on this on a future blog post.

Movement: Lots of kicks and flips, I can feel her hands, feet and nails.

What I’m looking forward to:  Coming home with our daughter.

What I miss: Being pregnant. But nothing compares to this amazing feeling of becoming a mother.

Side Note: no one told me that I would puff up like the marshmallow man after labor. So please excuse the swollen self portrait above.


6 thoughts on “37 Weeks Pregnant and Josephine Rose is Here!

  1. I can’t remember what I gained with my 3rd child, but I know after I had her June 16,2012 on her due date :), she weighed in at 10lbs.8oz. No gestational diabetes or c section either. Epidural was a must, seeing I hate pain at any level. I did have my tubes tied and a umbilical hernia fixed the day after. Anyways, speaking of becoming a Marshmallow Man after birth…..that was me too. I lost 10lbs.8oz from the baby plus all the weight from everything else, but gained 10lbs.8oz back in 2 days from all the fluids they gave me in surgery ect. I was so upset. Little did I know…..1 week later I lost all of that weight and an additional 10lbs. Boy was I elated, down to 145 lbs which was 10 lbs less than my pre pregnancy weight. 🙂
    So I’m sure if you haven’t already lost it, you will especially seeing that you eat healthy and exercise. I have to find motivation very soon because I’ve keep going up and down with my weight and I feel horrible which I know is from no exercise and what I eat.
    I love following your blog. It keep me encoraged. Best you to and your family. 🙂

  2. Two beautiful ladies…You look good Sissy..hope youre healing well..give Josie a smooch from Aunt Rachel..Love you all tons!!

  3. That’s what a real woman looks like after giving birth. Your keeping it real. And your look amazing holding her. Your are beautiful and will be the best of moms. Xoxo. And you do not look like a marshmallow lol. You look GREAT

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