How I'm feeling: Still good, plenty of energy, occasional naps required. I've said this before, but it's surprising to me how sore the belly feels when I lay down or try to switch sides in the middle of the night. The side ligaments must be more weak than the top/bottom ones.
Strangers who compliment you are awesome. Strangers who tell you you're about to pop or are huge clearly just say the first thing that comes to their mind. At this point, I've just gotta shake it off as Taylor Swift would say.
Baby: is the size of a PUMPKIN! (~18.9 to 20.9 inches, 6.2 to 9.2 pounds) and may have an inch or so of hair on its head. The midwife guessed that Baby Moe was right around 7 lbs at the time, but it's just a guess really. Other than that, baby's heart rate was good and the kicking continues. It's fun to see and feel a little foot or hand jab out on my sides.
Weight gained: 29 lb.
Baby preparations: We got a rug for the baby's room, sent my mom a grocery list for when baby is on the way (in case we are out of the staples), got our car seat installed by a police officer who is certified in car seat safety (a free service here in Eugene), and ordered an Etsy print for the baby's wall.
I also got to meet Lindsey and Sonny's new baby Parker for the first time at the hospital! Part of this whole journey has been connecting with Lindsey about our pregnancies and wondering who these little guys (or girls) will be. It was so fun to see their happy little family and made me even more excited to meet our little one.
Craving: sparkling water, juice, kombucha, dessert
Random: I'm debating signing up for a fall wine country half marathon. I know it would be a stretch to train for, but it would be doable, even if I have to walk some of it. It's been so long since I've trained and run a race that I'm really just wanting to do it regardless. Plus, the views & wine.
How's your week going?
We're having summer like weather around here so everyone seems to be embracing it. Come on Baby Moe, don't you want to come out and play?
The Third Trimester: Week 37
Exercise During the Third Trimester
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