Thank you all for the encouraging words on yesterday’s post and for sharing your OWN birth stories!  Everyone had different opinions and I loved that there was absolutely no judgment!! 

THREE weeks left, my friends!  I was a busy bee last week tackling my to-do list (see below how I did!) and I feel much better about going into labor.  He can come any time!!

What is baby up to at 37 weeks?


  • Your due date is very close now, but doctors don’t consider your baby “full term” until 39 weeks.
  • Spending the next two weeks in the womb allows your baby’s brain and lungs to fully mature.
  • Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (about the size of a bunch of Swiss chard).

How is mama feeling?



Trucking along.  I get questions every day about when I’m going “to pop” or when I’m due or when I’ll stop working out.

Here’s the rundown from last week:

  • Monday: Bootcamp + 15 minutes ArcTrainer
  • Tuesday: Full body strength on my own
  • Wednesday: Bootcamp
  • Thursday: REST
  • Friday: Bootcamp + 15 minutes ArcTrainer
  • Saturday:  Water workout with Katy (30 minutes) + Zumba
  • Sunday: REST



Fairly decent this week.  I still get up about 6 times per night, but I was able to fall asleep more quickly.


BOY! Porter Killian


I was able to get one last prenatal massage!  Heaven!

Belly Button?



On. But I rarely wear them.

Stretch Marks?

Still none!


TONS! You can SEE feet and toes when he moves around!


  • Nausea
  • LOTS of contractions and cramping.  <-every single night, I think, “Is this the night?!?!”  Contractions every 5 minutes but never any progress.
  • Heartburn  <-back on Prilosec. :/
  • Pressure. Lots of pressure down there.
  • Restless legs <-this one’s new and it can sometimes keep me from falling asleep.  Not sure there’s anything to do for it. ??


Lots of small snacks (greek yogurt with almond butter, string cheese and carrots).  I eat….just in teeny mouse-like proportions.


To Do List

Last week I shared my long to-do list!  Writing it out set a fire in me to accomplish these things (which is why I LOVE lists – seriously have 4-5 different lists going at any given time).  Let’s see how I did:

  • Set up the crib.
  • Wash bedding.
  • Buy diapers.
  • Build bassinet.
  • Bring up the swing & vibrating chair from the basement.
  • Install carseat.
  • Pack hospital bag.

So…I need to pack my hospital bag!!  To my credit, it’s set out and has a few items that I’ve randomly thrown in there.  I’ll get to it.


QUESTION:  Mamas – remind me again what I should pack for the hospital!  It’s been 3 years!


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  1. Your favorite soap, shampoo, and lovely smelling things! I’m so thankful we brought our own warm snuggly blankets. I hadn’t planned to bring them but was freezing and got in the car all wrapped up in them. Made the hospital bed not so bad!

  2. I’m so impressed by your workouts! And you look fantastic. I can’t remember either… but I have a few more months to think about hospital bag packing. :) That’s exciting that contractions have started, maybe he’ll come early?

  3. You look incredible! And has baby dropped? Your belly looks lower to me — maybe he’s coming sooner rather than later!

    I’m packing face wipes! So much easier to freshen up with them than go wash my face — especially if I’m nursing and visitors are coming.

  4. Way to rock that to-do list (and your workouts!!)

    I def loved bringing my own pillow (in a dark or colored case so you don’t forget it), birthing ball, yoga pants(!!!), toothbrush ‘n’ paste, phone chargers, water bottle, iPod (I listened to relaxation stuff to help me relax) and snacks!!

  5. NURSING PADS! Chapstick if you have dry lips. Baby wipes (unless that has changed…it’s been a while for us too but the last time they had little dry white cloths you had to wet yourself and did not provide baby wipes). And comfy PJ’s for you!! :D