almost 37 weeks along
Your Baby in Week 37 of Pregnancy
Congratulations! You've got what is officially considered a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. That doesn't mean he's finished growing — in fact, he's still packing on about a half pound a week (at this age, the average fetus weighs about 6.5 pounds). That makes it a little crowded in your uterus, so he’s probably not kicking as much, though he’s probably stretching, rolling a bit, and wiggling (all of which you’ll be able to feel!). Right now, your little superstar is busy rehearsing for his big debut, inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (to get the lungs ready for that first breath), sucking his thumb (to prepare for that first suckle of milk), blinking, and turning from side to side.
the official footwear of the Hall family
me resting, which bores me but I am so grateful for my reason to need the rest.
I absolutely cannot believe that we are only 2 weeks away from meeting Vivienne! We had our 37 week appointment today and everything is looking good and healthy and I am only dilated about one centimeter so it looks like she is like her big sister and will hold out for her scheduled date! I'm feeling alright... just tired and slowed down, but I know that that is normal and my body making me chill out and do what I need to do to take care of Vivi and myself.
We had fun this last weekend at Roslyn's school Fall Carnival, a pumpkin farm visit and an afternoon spent playing in the fall leaves. I'm so grateful that we've gotten to enjoy my most favorite season and time of year fully with all of our adventures from Disneyland, to the pumpkin farm, to throwing leaves and walking around with a pumpkin spice latte just breathing it all in deeply and with much gratitude.
I've found myself in a crafty mood the last two weeks as well so I am hoping that during rest breaks from putting the finishing touches on everything for Vivienne that I can bust out some layouts or other projects. I'd like to make a general fall banner for our mantle to hang up through Thanksgiving.
Mostly I am just feeling so incredibly grateful for everything in my life lately. I have an amazing, supportive and loving husband; a beautiful, sweet, smart and genuinely GOOD little girl; a beautiful new little daughter to love growing inside of me; a wise, strong and loving mother; a helpful and loving father; amazing, giving, loving and wonderful friends and more joy and blessings than I could ever deserve. Life is truly beautiful and a gift to be so grateful for.
so much love
Here's to having another wonderful and hopefully productive week! :)