Baby is more or less fully cooked at this point. Some doctors consider your baby full term at 37 weeks, others at 39. Wednesday marks my 37 week change over date and it’s very weird to think that I am currently 9+ months pregnant!
Well, no guessing here, we had an ultrasound last Monday and he measured 7lbs. I know these can be off and our technician admitted he could be plus or minus a pound. He is the size of a honey dew melon or ripe papaya.
I’ve gained about a pound a week since my last update so that brings the total to 27 lbs. I can no longer zip up my light weight winter jacket due to my bump and my clothes options are increasingly limited but I’m still wearing mostly non-maternity clothes. It’s funny how many tops and bottoms I have that are stretchy and have extra fabric that cinch below the waist. Instead of being baggy, they now just cling to my stomach.
It was a good week of pregnancy eats. My breakfasts consisted of oatmeal by Good Food Made Simple. They make delicious frozen steel cut oats that are ready in 3.5 minutes. I love all 3 flavors but the mixed berry is my favorite, only 200 calories and surprisingly filling.
They also make these amazing pancake puffs. I could literally eat the entire bag. If you have kids who are picky breakfast eaters, buy these in bulk. The banana tasted sweet enough that I did not want any syrup or anything at all. Easy finger food for breakfast. My nephews would love these.
I had them “anytime” or rather after teaching class but before lunch. They were a great little mid morning snack and take 30 seconds to heat up.
I also craved green juice so I made sure to safely squash that desire. I saw the juice made in front of my eyes at Revolution Juice in Boston. I ordered the Go To Green which as you may expect was made with kale, spinach, cucumber, ginger, lemon, apple and dandelion greens.
But you didn’t actually think I was going to act like I ate perfect all week, did you? I was extremely lucky to snag an early invite to the opening at Frank Pepe’s in Chestnut Hill. If you haven’t heard of Frank Pepe’s you probably don’t follow food blogs or pizza lists like I do. It is routinely listed as the best pizzeria in America, originally from New Haven, CT. They now have a few locations and finally made their way up to Boston. Nick and I ordered a red pizza, half cheese, half mushrooms and peppers, as well as the famous white clam pizza. Both were outstanding.
The official open date is December 16th. I’m going to share more pictures later and details on the menu.
Saturday night we had a date night at Myers and Chang. I forgot how much I loved this place! I didn’t take any pictures but you have to go and you have to try the octopus and kimchi quinoa asap.
Sunday, we walked to the new Sweetgreen in the Pru for dinner! I made my own salad with Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, beets, tomatoes, avocado and chicken. I added some feta at home. This is one of my favorite combinations I’ve had! I topped it with balsamic vinaigrette and side of bread of course made into make shift croutons.
There were cookies and cupcakes and peppermint bark in there too, but I didn’t take any pictures 🙂 To be honest, I’m getting sick of sugar. New pregnancy diet plan, get sick of all the foods you know you won’t want to eat once the baby has come out so you crave healthy food.
Last update, I mentioned that I was planning to chill out on the SPX Pilates and it has really helped alleviate the hip pains I was having. My hips are not nearly as achy, which may be because I’ve replaced it with yoga. Any type of pulling/dragging motion really is uncomfortable, including using gliders. This is due to the ligaments in my pelvis stretching. I’m still spinning about 2 days a week and doing yoga 2 days a week. I also tried out Circuit Row at Burn Fitness Studios with Jonathan and loved it! It combines rowing with strength based circuits. It felt good to get in some old fashioned wall sits, squats, planks and arm strengthening exercises mixed with low impact cardio. The next morning my body felt great and I gave it a rest day. Here is what my week looked like:
- Monday – 45 minutes SoulCycle (indoor cycling)
- Tuesday – Rest (Taught last class at Barry’s)
- Wednesday – 45 min yoga/45 min Circuit Row at Burn Fitness Studio
- Thursday – Rest (Taught last class Burn
- Friday – 1 hour yoga
- Saturday – 30 minute walk
- Sunday – 45 minutes Recycle Studio (Indoor cycling)
After Instagramming a picture at SoulCycle with a less than enthusiastic review, I got a phone call (out of the blue) from SC PR in NYC offering a 5 pack of classes to try a few other instructors. I’m waiting to use all 5 before sharing my review so stay tuned for that. I’m obsessed with the vest I’m wearing in the picture from Talbots. It’s the only “jacket” that still zips and thankfully it hasn’t been too cold so it’s been perfect. It’s currently 30% off too.
Heart burn still. During the ultrasound, it was confirmed that LittleFit has a head of hair so now my suspicions have been confirmed. Kid with hair = heart burn.
I’ve got occasional insomnia. Both Monday and Wednesday night, I woke up at 3AM and had a terrible time falling back asleep. I was up until I got up at 7 on Tuesday morning but fell back asleep by 5 on Thursday.
I wish I could tell you I’m nesting, but I’m not. I’ve noticed a little bit of swelling when zipping up my boots or taking off my rings. I’m also super itchy and my hips still ache but not as much.
Baby is moving a ton still. I thought he would have run out of room but he is strong. He moves right before I eat and then while I eat. It’s like he tells me when he’s hungry and then let’s me know if he approves. His kicks are not as high as they have been as he is lowering to get into birthing position. His head is still down and in good position for labor. The doctor thinks he is big and wants to keep an eye on his size. My midwife said I’m fine. I’m going to do everything I can to avoid a C-section and I know this may be pushed if they think the baby is too large for my frame. I know I can do it and am seeing a midwife for this very reason. At MGH, you get midwife like attention and direction during labor but the whole practice obviously is overseen by the doctors.
Also, I’ve been experiencing a lot Braxton-Hicks contractions and have had 2 kind of real painful ones but that’s it.
Excited and at peace. We saw LittleFit during our 36 week appointment and already are guessing who he looks like. We can’t wait to meet and seeing him in 3-D made it feel that much more real! It is so soon.
I’m also feeling more relaxed about labor. I’ve been reading about other women’s birth experiences and no longer am as afraid as I was a couple weeks ago. I’m comfortable with my no-plan plan. I just wish I could have a heads up as to when labor will actually begin. I keep trying to guess when he will come and thought it would be fun to include you guys in on the fun. If you guess the date I go into labor correct, I will send you a copy of my book for free! To enter leave a comment down below. Here are some facts you may or may not want to take into consideration:
- This is my first child
- My mom went 3.5 weeks early with my oldest sibling who was 7.5 lbs.
- My sister went 5 days early with her first who was around 7 lbs.
- I’ve had a complication free pregnancy
- My due date is January 6th according to my early ultrasounds but it would have been January 3rd going by the first day of my last period.
- Baby is considered full term at 37 weeks and could technically come at any time after that and be healthy but he could also stay in until 42 weeks!
Rachel Dziabuda says
I think the baby will come January 2nd 🙂
Angela Thomas says
My guess is January 2.
Rachel Flitton says
I’m guessing December 30. Good luck Sarah!
Jess M says
I’m going to guess a New Year’s Eve into the New Year (start labor on NYE but he’s actually born Jan 1st) for you!
Family history of early arrivals is a good indicator usually…in my case, my mom had 3 late babies, so I’m expecting my late Jan baby to actually come early Feb…we’ll see!
Jenna Hudson (@HudsonJenna) says
My guess is January 3ed.
Mary K. Elder says
I think Little Fit is going to come December 31!
Jan 11. I’m sure the last thing you want to think about is going late! 🙂
Not true! Eleven is one of my favorite numbers 🙂 1/11 would be a fun bday
Claire Mannarino says
I say Jan 3rd during the Pats Dolphin game Little Fit will arrive.
I’m going to guess Jan 2nd!
30th December! 🙂
Maureen N says
I think little fit will come on January 1st!
I am convinced you will be having this little bundle on 1/4/2016. You’re going to do great Sarah!!!
Danielle A. says
Because I went 3 days overdue with my first them that is wgat I am guessing. January 9th it is for you!!!
And yes hair equals heart burn or in my case acid reflux bad!!! Both my kids had a head full of hair. 😉
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December 31 🙂
Jennifer Lewis says
My guess is January 6th:)
Leah H. says
I would love a copy of your book. Where is link to google doc?
Oops! I was going to do the giveaway as a google doc but changed it to just be a comment. I’ll edit the post now 🙂
Lauren B says
My guess is January 3rd! My half-birthday 😛
I’m guessing for a New Year’s Eve baby! December 31st! 🙂
December 31. hang in there!
1/9/16, though I hope I’m wrong and he comes early for you! 🙂
I prefer the 31st or as late as possible to avoid a holiday bday haha 🙂 luckily I have no choice
Faye Kathleen says
January 4th! 🙂
Strength and Sunshine says
dara brociner says
Januarary 2nd 2016
I have absolutely no guess but just wish you a safe delivery! Thinking of your little family this holiday season.
Also, I appreciate your sort of food diary as well with your posts. I met another woman the other day who gained 75 pounds while pregnant and it made me super nervous.
Tori L says
I say January 4th!
Briana Lucas says
Not that I want you to go late, but I have to go with Jan 17th as that’s my little girls birthday :). Can’t wait to hear the news!
Kristie Callahan says
my guess december 28
New Year’s Eve baby! 12/31! good luck!
January 2nd 😀
Alyssa Brown says
I’m going to say December 30th that’s my bday!
January 02! 39+3 Best of luck Sarah, you’ll do great!
Jessica Fynn says
I’m guessing January 1!
It seems popular…going with January 2! I was 4 days early with my little girl, so seems lucky 🙂
Liz S. says
My guess is January 8th.
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner says
Hmm I am going to go with December 28th 🙂
Running for Berries says
I’m going to guess Jan 4th
Jennifer Flood says
I’m betting your little guy will arrive on January 2nd.
December 30th! 🙂
Getting Fabuless! says
January 1! Little fit is gonna be such a cutie!
Kathleen S says
I’m going to guess an evening start of labor on December 26th with an early morning birth on December 27th!
Tracy Schwartz says
Sofia Magnusson says
I think January 4th
I think Jan 1 for a new year baby! First baby of 2016? Could be!!
So excited for you Sarah! It’s getting so close!
January 4th! Good luck, Sarah & Nick!
I’m so excited for you! My guess is January 9th. The first day of playoff football will just be too much!
Anna loperfido says
I think 4th jan
My guess is January 3rd! (which is my mother’s birthday)
Sarah Hopkins says
My guess is January 6th
Erin Finn says
1/1/16 🙂 Best wishes!!
My guess is January 9th. Good luck!!!
I’m guessing January 6th!!
Erika B. says
I think the baby will come January 3rd. Congrats Sarah!!
My guess is January 3rd! Good luck 🙂
Teresa F says
I’m going to say your bundle of joy will arrive on January 10, 2016! ☺️
I’m due with my 2nd on January 22!
Liza @The Skinny Breezy says
Guessing December 27th, just because that’s MY birthday! ? Super excited for you guys!
Dear Sarah, all the best for your last weeks of your pregnancy and happy holidays. I think Little Fit will be born January 3rd. 🙂
Jayne Payne says
Mandi Crum says
I am going to guess January 7th! Hope you’re feeling good and Merry Christmas!
December 30th. Boys are usually early and girls are late 😉 good luck!
I’m guessing Dec. 31 New Years baby!! Also a chance to get the tax benefit 😉 happy and safe delivery.
Megan Clark says
I think he will come January 13th.
Though late, my guess is Jan 12th. All the best, Sarah!
All the best to you, tears and all, in the home stretch. Grateful that you’ve shared your gifts and experiences. I’ll guess January 6, 2016 for the new arrival. 🙂
Cindy K. says
I’m thinking Jan. 6th 1/6/16
love the date 🙂 I’m hoping for 1/6 as well -- good thing I can’t choose haha
Christy B says
My guess is Little Fit will come January 7th!
January 2nd : )
Sarah w says
I’m thinking January 12.
Kathleen S says
My guess is January 3!
My guess is that you will go into labor on January 6 and welcome Littlefit on January 7! Good luck!
I say Sarah will go into labor on January 9, 2016! Good luck for a quick and easy labor and I can’t wait to see a new pic of your bundle of joy!
My guess is January 12th.
My guess is January 12th. Best wishes!