Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pregnancy Highlights and More!

Hey guys!

 It's time for another Pregnancy update...BUT before I get to that here's a few reminders.

 * Don't forget about the amazing blog swap, Cami and I are co-hosting. You can sign up here. The deadline to sign up is quickly approaching...August 31. Let's all ring in this wonderful time of the year together by sharing our favorites. :)

* Also don't forget that September 7 is the last day to submit guest blog posts. Just shoot me a comment if you are interested.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 37 weeks!

Size of baby: 
Your baby's the size of a winter melon!

Yay! Baby has reached full term. He likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. He's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.

Baby Development This Week: 

  • He's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.
  • He's getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for his first diaper.

Maternity Clothes: Regular shirts (shirts are getting a little small, thinking I might need a couple of maternity shirts), stretchy capris/maternity bottoms.

Gender: IT’S A BOY! John Declan Leviner! He will be called Declan. Declan is of Irish origin and means full of goodness. J

Movement: He’s still kicking and moving, but is running out of space. He will be here before we know it!

Sleep: Sleep has been a little better lately, I think it’s because I’ve just been so exhausted. Naps have become a regular part of my schedule again…lol. I’m enjoying it while I can. ;)

What I miss: Just feeling normal---not feeling huge and hot all the time!
Cravings: Just lots and lots of fluids.

Symptoms: heartburn, harder to move around and lean over, backaches, fatigue, feet swelling, some nausea.

Best Moment this week: We had a great doctor’s visit on Friday. Declan is in position and everything is right on schedule. I have a feeling he will come very close to his due date, if not later.


  1. Great update. Hang in there! Soon now to truly " meet" Declan!

  2. Anna, would you please send me the guest blogger form again...I can't find mine:)Thanks!!! Glad you and Declan are still doing wonderfully!!!

  3. So exciting, Anna! It seems like it has gone by so quickly, but then again I'm not the one that's pregnant. ;) Hope these next few weeks go smoothly for you! Congratulations!!

  4. Any time now! I remember the last few weeks feeling like they were taking forever. Try to take this time to relax and rest up for labor! :)

  5. I love the name....full of goodness. And the size of a watermelon...wow. Totally excited for you!!!


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