Well 37 weeks means we've officially reached full term. Baby boy is head down and constantly kicking me in my ribs and gets hiccups at least twice a day.
As part of my hypno-birthing practice I've been imagining seeing him and holding him for the first time. It's been so hard for me to imagine what he looks like for some reason. I know he'll look similar to Sawyer, but WHAT will he look like!? So for the practice I just imagine him looking like a little old man Sawyer. haha Sawyer was so squished and had Friar Tuck hair when he was born. I cannot wait for another tiny babe to hold and squish!!
I got in two cardio and 3 resistance workouts this week. When the weather was hotter, we went on walks all the time. and now it doesn't make since haha because we aren't going on our walks as much. The weather is so nice, but we mostly end up playing in the backyard or just playing at the park. So i've had to really stay motivated with my cardio workouts.
Today Sawyer rode around on his 4-wheeler and I followed him around the neighborhood. I put it on high speed so I would have to walk really fast to keep up with him haha
I had indigestion a few times this week.. uhhhh, but other than that I'm feeling great. I'm definitely more tired, and sleeping at night sucks. But overall things are great.
Yesterday Jeff told me he was going off refined sugar for 1 month. So I've been searching and planning some of my favorite "healthy" treats. I don't believe in cutting myself from all treats, because it always almost ends up with binging.
A few dinners we have planned this week, are bbq chicken pizza, turmeric chili, enchiladas and salmon tatziki tacos.
We're ticking off things on my "before baby comes" list, and its making things more real. I've started feeling a little scared to have another baby and what it will do to my relationship with Sawyer. I haven't felt like these feelings all pregnancy, because I know everything will be ok. But it's still scary and crazy and so unknown.
This week we pulled out the basinet and set it up in our room, we got the carseat out and washed. I ordered the sweetest little knotted gown from Lou lou and company. It's so soft! I have a few blankets from them, from when Sawyer was born and i'm so excited for baby brother to have something of his own. Really can't believe were so close!
According to my app at 36 weeks, Baby boy is approximately 6 pounds 😱 and the size of a cantaloupe. It also said he’s sleeping for 90% of the time. And I’m pretty sure that’s not true in baby boys’ case. He still moves so much and with a lot of force. it hurts sometimes!!
I've been trying to constantly right in my pregnancy journal. Mostly the thoughts and feelings I'm having or something Sawyer has said about baby brother. I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping it up.
I got in two cardio and 3 resistance workouts this week! I'm still following/using @goodfortheswole's pregnancy workout subscription. It really is invaluable!
Symptoms were fairly mild this week. I had some pelvic pain but nothing unmanageable. Yes my hair is still turning red hehe
We ate quite clean this week. My favorite meal, was salmon tacos with tatziki, cucumbers and fresh greens. I also ate a whole bag of kit kats, mostly by myself. #balance
The first day that Jeff left for his work trip this week, Sawyer threw his first two huge out of the house tantrums. I was not prepared for 1 let alone 2. It was so horrible. Nothing I did calmed him down. and he was literally screaming at the top of his lungs. Really it was my fault, we went out way to close to lunch and nap time. I was like "HOW AM I GONNA HAVE TWO KIDS!!??". But luckily he was an angel the rest of the day and the rest of the week. But man. HOW CHAOTIC!
When Jeff gets home in a few days were gonna start bringing baby stuff out of storage. we'll set the bassinet up and get the carseat washed and ready to be installed. Time is going by so fast. And while I know I could potentially still have 5-6 more weeks. the fact that I'm 36 weeks is crazy to me! almost full term!
Little buddy gave us quite the scare this week. I'll just start by saying he has been moving and kicking normally, so I didn't even think anything could be wrong. I went in for my normal checkup and my doctor measured me and felt my stomach and said baby boy was already head down. All great! but when he went to listen to his heartbeat, he listened for so long! i was like... "What the heck is going on!!" Turns out, that Baby's heartbeat was on the low end of normal and dipping down.
Doc sent us down to labor and delivery to do a NST. Baby was moving and actually had a great heart rate during it, but he didn't do his two active episodes, like they wanted and still had some dipping in his heart rate.
Because of all this, they sent me in for an ultrasound. Turns out everything was fine, he just wasn't into performing for everyone ;) Runs in the family with Ingersoll boys I guess.
He weighs around 4 and 3/4 pounds and is 17 inches long. He's active as ever and we still can't wait to meet him.
I keep having this thought that he's going to come early. Whether its intuition or wishful thinking I don't know haha. But this weeks events really put it in my mind that he really could come anytime!
This week was rough for me with pelvic pain, so I only got in 1 cardio and 2 resistance workouts. Still feel really great for accomplishing that!
Pelvic pain is the worst! I also had a hemorrhoid this week, for the first time ever. And that is actually the worst thing ever. But this all means Baby is getting lower and growing, so I'll (almost gladly) deal with it. Feeling much better after two days of pain. Woohoo.
I bought halloween candy this week haha. very delicious. I also ate all the kit kats out of the bag because, no self control with those things...
A favorite recipe, that we've been making a lot is broccoli, cauliflower rice and chicken potstickers. So delicious and very easy to make!
I threw my first birthday party for Sawyer this week. He turned 2 on the 10th. He's such a big boy! We had a rocket ship themed party and he had his favorite friends over. I will post pictures of it this week! I'm just really proud because it turned out so cute, and everyone had so much fun.
Nesting is in full swing, as I'm finally finishing up our living room! we've lived in this house for 2 years and were finally getting things styled and decorated! Painting our front door, and the two guest bathrooms are on the docket to do for the next few weeks!
Little boy is the size of a honeydew melon, or a mid century modern pendant lamp.. according to an article I read about the coolest baby comparisons haha. Read it HERE
He's still moving around a ton, but slowed down slightly. (my stomach is getting so tight and cramped!!) And I am just getting more and more excited to birth him and meet him!
I did three resistance workouts this week and two cardio (two walks) I was feeling sick for a couple days and took those days off to recuperate. I'm feeling much better and was able to workout today and yesterday!
My body needed the rest. My natural tendency is to feel guilty when I miss a workout, but I felt so refreshed after taking a couple days off.
Part of the reason I took a couple days off from exercising is because I've been having some pelvic pain. I didn't get it with Sawyer, and it is not fun. let me tell you. but after resting its feeling much better. But, I might have to lower my resistance workouts to just 2-3 per week.
The weirdest symptom I get when I'm pregnant is that my hair starts turning red... y'all I'm not kidding. all the baby hairs around my head right now are bright orange/red! I'm most definitely a ginger, and honorary one at least. After I had Sawyer it went back to growing my regular brown. IDK!!
I've been starting to meal plan and prep for when little peanut comes. I'll make a few freezer meals, but I'm going to try something I saw on @food4tots Instagram. She just had a baby and decided to just have the basics on hand. She went to the store around 37 weeks and got all the items she uses to make her regular go to meals.
I think I'll like this way better. Meals will be fresher and honestly I'm not really a freezer meal fan over here.
Still trying to fuel my body with lots of green veggies, fresh fruits and whole grains. But of course I'm still having my treats. White bread and nutella anyone?
I've gotten a few clients to train the past few weeks, and I love it so much! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone work towards and succeeding at their goals!
Also just bought my first Stasher bags, and reusable produce bags and I'm so excited! Our recycling center stopped taking so many different types of plastic and so I'm trying to reduce where I can.
Have a great week!
Clara lives in Utah with her husband Jeff and her two sons. She found her passion for health and fitness shortly before becoming a mama, and now loves to safely train other moms & help them live their happiest, healthiest lives.