37 Week Bumpdate


How Far Along: 37 Weeks (Tommy was cracking me up when this picture was taken!)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 18-19 pounds It seems to fluctuate

Gender: It’s a girl!

Movement: Today she was quite a mover, yesterday she was tired. I love to feel her move, though!

Sleep: I had a glorious night of sleep Saturday night. I slept until 9 on Sunday, which was just awesome. The rest is just “meh.”

Maternity Clothes: Basically, all maternity except for dresses and some tops.

Symptoms: Oh symptoms. Let’s see – at my doctor’s appointment on Thursday I was dilated to a 1+ and 50% effaced. I had a sharp pain in my side, which I asked the doctor if he thought it was a blood clot. (Have I mentioned that I have a flair for the dramatics?) When he asked if I was having contractions, I told him “no.” Then he asked me what I thought my blood clot was. Oooooh, so that is a contraction! I had no idea they weren’t all over. Clearly, I have NO clue what I am doing.

Yesterday I went to the hospital because I had some light bleeding (which ends up being totally normal when your cervix is thinning…wish I would have known that before they checked me again) and I was dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. The nurse was really sweet, but told me she didn’t think there was any way this baby was going to make it until October. I am hoping she cooperates a little longer for me, but I am living with the motto of “there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Aversions: Still fried foods.

Cravings: I finally bit the bullet and made my puppy chow/muddy buddies. I have also been craving fruit and pizza.

Best Moment this week: Getting her bedding! I am just in love with it and am so glad her room is pretty much together!

Also, my husband has been so sweet and supportive. He has been helping me a ton so that I don’t overdo it and I am very appreciative of how sweet he has been. (Not that he usually isn’t, but he has really, really been helpful this past week!)


  1. Okay, I totally think she's coming soon! I'm so excited for you guys!!

  2. We are doing things much alike! I was in the hospital Saturday night and had similar results with my progress. These girls just can't wait to make the scene, which I am totally fine with:). Can't wait to hear the news that Emmy is here!

  3. OMG, Katie!!!! You are, like, totally HAVING A BABY!!!!!!! I know this will come as a shock since previous to this post you were unaware....but now it's REAL!!!! And I bet she will be here soon!! You will do great!! And pat Tommy on the back for being such a good hubby! You guys are going to be such great parents! And I assume you have someone to post once she is here....a la the elementary school PTA Phone Tree.....cause Aunt Angie and I can.not live in suspense!!!

    And, for you, I won't throat punch your spammy-robotty think in the junk. I will just make sure to comment when I am having any wine. I mean, wearing my glasses.

  4. Ahhh!! She's coming so soon! How exciting!

  5. Love the room! So excited about all the "progress". Can't wait to meet her. Way to give the hubby a little shout out ;)
    Xoxo, iris
    Ps. Puppy chow? None ended up at my house...

  6. You and Tommy are just so sweet. Of course, I knew that Tommy would be such a sweet helper!! Both you and Allison are blessed with very sweet husbands!! Both of Karen's babies and Shannon's baby came ten days early . . . so get ready!!
    Love, Aunt Angie
    P.S. Janie is right that she and I need to be kept informed!

  7. I'm sure you haven't thought of this but maybe Emmy & Finley will share a birthday!

  8. I swear you look cuter with every picture... if that is even possible! :-) She is well on her way, and I cannot wait to see her sweet face! Make sure someone is posting pics here or on fb STAT! :)

  9. I can't believe how close you're getting! Oh, and her room is fabulous. Truly. I'm so excited for you!

  10. Ekkkkk, can't wait to see her!!!! Something tells me it's going to be sooner rather than later!!! :)

  11. She's totally going to be here tomorrow or Thursday! I can feel it!!!

  12. Wow - can't believe how close you're getting! You look amazing, though. I was at least twice your size by the end. Heck, I feel like I'm your size with this baby right now - ha. Love, love, love the nursery! You did great!

  13. Ooh!! Monday is a VERY good day!!! Shoot for Monday!!!

  14. So cute Katie!! I think Miss Emmy will be a September baby for sure.

  15. Katie! you look great! I can't believe it's almost time! I keep waiting to hear that miss Emmy has arrived!!! lots of prayers :)

  16. Can't wait to read about your next bumpdate!! (READ: Are you still pregnant? Are you not? DId Emmy come the night of the Emmy's even with all those horrible jokes and that one girl who seems naked??? Yes? No? Maybe??)

    In short, need the info.....



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