Wednesday, July 11, 2012

37 Weeks

How far along? 37 Weeks, Wednesday 7/11/2012  
Baby Adcock is now officially full-term.  WOW!
how are you measuring? 1 cm, 50% effaced 
(made very little progress with all of these regular contractions 5 mins apart)
size of baby? Watermelon, 19-22 in, 6.5 lbs
heartbeat? 130s
total weight gain/loss? 32 lbs 

maternity clothes? Yep.
stretch marks? Nothing yet.  Maybe I won't get any?
sleep? Sleep was a little better this week.  We have a long rectangle pillow that goes with our bedding for decoration.  I have been using it to sleep and it has made getting comfortable a little bit easier.  I wish I would have invested in a pregnancy pillow, but I didn't think I would need it.  Oh well.  Only 3 weeks to go, so this will work.

best moment this week? My diaper bag came in!  It is now all packed and ready to go.  That was really the last thing that needed to be done to prepare for Baby Adcock.
movement? This little one wiggles and squirms all the time.  It is still so much fun and I think I will miss being able to feel him/her all day long.
food cravings? Sweet Tea!  YUMMY!!!!
gender predictions? I have no idea.  I have been going back and forth between girl/boy.  While watching baseball, UFC etc baby is squirming like crazy.  I wonder if that means it's a boy.  haha  Less than 3 weeks until we will know.
what i miss:  Quality sleep.

what i'm looking forward to: This little ones arrival!
how are you feeling? So this week was a pretty easy week for me.  Thankfully the doctor I am with for an inpatient hospital rotation has been on vacation, so I've had 10 days off at home.  I started back up today at the hospital.  Here's to my last year of medical school.
Development this week:  Today starts week 37 of development.  Almost all systems are a go.  Baby has a few last minute details to take care of to get ready for his/her close-up, like shedding that skin-protecting vernix and lanugo.  And producing more surfactant, which prevents the air sacs in the lungs from sticking to each other when your baby begins to breathe.  Baby will be here before you know it. (According to What to Expect When You're Expecting)


  1. All the best for you and baby from "The Adcocks" in London England

  2. Love the updates! You look so happy :) Can't wait to see/meet Baby Adcock soon.