Being Brickner : 37 Weeks

Monday, May 11, 2015

37 Weeks

It's official, we are full-term!!  While I honestly feel like we could use at least another week of getting things done before baby girl arrives, it's good to know that if she does, she will be fully cooked. :)  I'm not getting too anxious yet, my doctor checked my cervix for the first time last week & it's closed, no dilation at all.  Part of me was a little surprised since I have had so many braxton-hicks, but most of me wasn't.  I didn't even start to dilate with Waverly until I was induced at 40 weeks (& even then it took forever, it seems like I am not a very good "dilater", if that's a thing).  I know she will come when she is ready, I just keep hoping that it's before I am so overdue that I need to be induced again.  I have to admit that I kind of love the idea of my water breaking at the store or something crazy like that, & my husband has been dreaming for years of getting pulled over while speeding down the interstate only to tell the cop that his wife is in labor.
We shall see. ;)


H&M Dress (In-Store)
Sjze of Baby Brickner:  A swiss chard, ha!  On average, baby girl is over six pounds already.

Maternity Clothes:  Dresses on the regular, rotating between the ones that still fit!

Best Moment This Week:  Celebrating my last Mother's Day as a mom to one & other weekend fun with my little family before it grows.  I also loved getting the last baby items checked off our list, washing Waverly's old clothes for her little sister (laundry has never been so much fun), & seeing the two car seats installed in the back of my car.  Total reality check.

Miss Anything:  Just being able to hang with Waverly like normal, even though she is so used to it now it still makes me feel so bad.  We were playing outside the other day & I told her I had to sit, she said "oh mama, your big belly makes you sick".  Then she told me (for about the fifth time this week) that she had a baby brother in her belly. 

Movement:  It has definitely slowed down, but when I feel her, they are big movements with hands & feet! 

Cravings:  French toast, turkey bacon & chinese food.  All so random for me.

Queasy or Sick:  The occasional migraine, & sometimes I get so hungry I feel like I might fall over. Yet other than that, feeling good for 37 weeks!  I am starting to get a little anxious about recovery & breastfeeding, labor doesn't scare me at all but I just hope that I am well enough once I get home to be able to take care of two girls like I want to.

Looking Forward To:  Baby day!!!!!!!!  Holding our newest little lady in my arms is so close & so real now, I can't even take it!  I also could just die thinking of Waverly meeting her sister, it's something I have been looking forward to since I found out I was pregnant.  If everything goes as planned, Waverly will stay with family while I am in labor & the first night, and then will come to the hospital once things have settled down so she can meet her sister without it being too chaotic.  Her "big sister present" came in this week, a couple of books & this baby doll from Candy Kirby Designs.  I hope she loves it, she is still beyond obsessed with dolls (and this week has been strapping them into all of the baby gear we brought down for baby sister!).

Rug
Hope you all had the happiest of holiday weekends!
XO

22 comments:

  1. WOOHOO, full term, that is so exciting and such a blessing. Always good to know baby is fully cooked :)! I have to admit, I kind of like your husband's speeding ticket dream, it's just like the movies, right? [your sentence about being a good dilater had me laughing more than it should]

    What a sweet big sister gift for Waverly, she is gonna love it and her lil baby sister I'm sure! <3!

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  2. I am more scared about recovery as well! I had a really hard time after Kennedy, hopefully this time it will be better. Luckily my parents will be here for a few weeks to help. You look great! Not too much longer! And btw, I am not a good dilater either! When I went in to be induced with Kennedy at 40 weeks 3 days I was thrilled when the nurse told me I was 1cm, lol.

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  3. Yay for the 37 week milestone! Not much longer now!!! Loving the sweet gift you've got prepared for Waverly - I ran out of time before I could get a gift for Caleb. Wondering if there are any clues in Waverly's big sis gift (baby name maybe? ) I am just so excited to find out what you choose to name baby girl #2!!!:) And that doll is just precious! Will be looking into one for Vivian for sure.

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  4. Yay for finally being full term!!! I know you're so excited to hold that little one in your arms and it will be here before you know it!!

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  5. EEEEK! So excited for you!! Charli got a baby doll too for her "big sis" present! I also love that dress and want it! Like now! ;) So many things to look forward to and I am going to be stalking you hard core for that "post"! ;) hehe

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  6. congrats to making it full term and looking amazing!!

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  7. Yay, full term!! You look amazing! And that dress is gorgeous on you!!
    That is too funny about your husband dreaming about being pulled over and getting out of it by explaining that you are in labor! Men!! They only think it's an awesome idea because they aren't the ones who will be in pain having to wait for the cop to take his time running plates, etc BEFORE finally coming up to the window to find out why you're speeding, ha ha!
    Love her big sis present! I gotta start planning that for Mia (because it will take me months to think of the perfect items, ha ha!)

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  8. You are still looking so fabulous! My recovery has been so easy this time (it was something I was dreading too), so hopefully you have a similar experience!

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! You totally deserve it! Oh and I am pretty much always craving french toast!

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  10. Yay!! You're almost there :) I love Waverly's big sis gift, I love those dolly from Candy Kirby designs!! Scarlett is obsessed with baby dolls so I'm sure one will be included in her big sister gift as well!

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  11. EEEKKK! It could be baby day any day now! So exciting!!! And I can only imagine what TWO carseats in your car is like... total reality check! Can't wait to meet baby girl!

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  12. Congrats! Full term is such a great feeling! :) You look awesome, and I can only imagine how excited you are to meet the little one!!! Can't wait for the announcement! :)

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  13. You look fabulous! And Waverly's big sister gift is adorable.

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  14. Maxi dresses and baby bumps...my fave! YAY for you, full term, mama! TICK TOCK! :) :) :)
    xxxxx

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  15. Love that big sister gift!! I'm obsessed with those dolls :)

    Jim has the same dream of getting pulled over driving me to the hospital. Men.

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  16. You are getting so close! Too funny about the dream of getting pulled over and being able to use the my wife is in labor card haha.

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  17. Full term - whoop whoop! That dress is amazing and you look gorgeous!
    I think Scott has the same wish about speeding down the interstate… What is it with guys?!
    Praying that the little miss decided to come sooner, rather than later, and that you won't have to be induced.

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  18. I totally thought my water would break out in public and we would have to rush to the hospital. At our Lamaze class the instructor reminded us that there was no need to speed because you would have enough time to get to the hospital and you couldn't use the "labor" as an excuse. I totally would have anyway lol.

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  19. You look great! Can't wait to see the girls together :) if it makes you feel any better, Harper constantly talks about her baby sister…oh boy!

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  20. Looking fabulous and whoohoo to full term! That doll is adorable!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  21. Yay! So close! I can't wait to hear the name!

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  22. You are so close!! Yay for being full term, it's so exciting! I love that little gift you got for Waverly, that is one thing I am still working on. I want it to be a sweet little gift, and just can't decide what it should be. Enjoy these next few weeks, baby girl will be here before you know it. Crazy!

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