this weekend i'll officially hit 37 weeks...which means this kiddo will technically be fully cooked!

i'm getting close to being ready. some days i feel like i'd be delighted for this baby to just go ahead pop out, and then other days i'm crossing my legs and hoping for a few more weekends to get stuff done.

people say that once you're this far along the baby doesn't move around as much since it's getting too cramped. i'm finding the opposite to be true though. well, maybe the baby isn't necessarily moving more, but i can feel almost every little movement at this point since it's getting so big! sometimes when it makes bigger movements, it almost feels strong enough to pop on out of my belly! i probably shouldn't watch too much sci fi when i'm preggo. :P

for me physically not a lot has changed since the 2nd trimester...except for the fact that i'm now huge!

strangers do not even hesitate now to comment on my pregnancy. it's that obvious!
even some of my maternity tops are becoming a little snug.

thankfully still no stretch marks. my skin is starting to feel super tight though. sometimes even just after i eat a meal i wonder if my skin can possibly stretch any further because it's feeling like its reached it's max. i hope that i can make it these last few weeks and still avoid the stretch marks, but if this baby keeps getting bigger then i don't see how i can!

the belly button is still an innie...barely. we'll see if this lasts till the end. i think one fierce kick could pop it out.

i've noticed some varicose veins popping up on my calves. :P boo. those seem to run in my family though, so i didn't think i'd be able to avoid them.

my hair is growing like crazy! last time i got it cut, the hair dresser mentioned that it looked like it had grown 1.5 inches in one month...normal hair growth is .5 inches a month! and it's getting thicker! too bad i'm not trying to grow out my hair or something...cuz now would definitely be the time!

i'm still having the same aches and pains (pelvis, back, round ligaments), but thankfully they haven't really gotten worse since the second trimester. it is harder to move now though. getting in and out of bed to pee at night is a chore. just rolling my body over is like trying to knock over a vending takes a few tries, and it's a bad idea to try and do it all in one move cuz my pelvis does not enjoy it.

the heart burn is a beast. i think i'm going to have to ban myself from my favorite spicy foods from here on's just not worth it anymore. :P

but really over all i'm feeling pretty good (despite what just sounded like a list of complaints!), and enjoying this last bit of pregnancy.

we're cramming in all the prenatal classes from the hospital, so it's taking up a lot of our evenings and weekends this month. during the semester we hardly have any evenings and weekends to devote to anything outside of campus as a result we're some of the furthest along people in our classes! haha. most of the others are a month or two behind us. it's been pretty fun and educational though.

life really is such a fascinating miracle.

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