Sunday, October 28, 2012

38 Weeks

How Far Along: 38 Weeks, getting close!

Size of Baby: Baby is the size of a pumpkin. 

Weight Gain: About 26 pounds. 

Maternity Clothes: All maternity, except for the few t-shirts or sweatpants that aren't too tight yet. I must say I am ready to wear my regular clothes again.

Gender: All girl. 

Movement: Lots of  movement and she's bigger now so it's more intense!

Sleep: Blah, I feel so big and uncomfortable, it's getting hard. I am trying to get lots of rest now so I am ready for labor, that's really my main motivation for trying to sleep, otherwise I would just stay up. 

Symptoms: Cramping and contracting are getting more frequent.

My hands are really swelling and my feet have started to swell too.

My belly is really itchy!

Earlier in pregnancy my ankle had been bothering me where I had a stress fracture from running so much. It went away, but I think it's back. I started wearing my compression bandage and that helps.

Doctor said I am a good 1 cm dilated and my cervix is really soft. She said my body is getting ready for labor, which I would like to think is any day now. Although it could still be 2 more weeks. 

Food Cravings: Nothing unusual still. Ice cream, Mexican, I've given myself permission to eat whatever I want now!

What I Miss: Being able to plan. I've accepted that I can't plan out every detail of when/how/what labor will look like for me, but I just wish I knew the when.

I also miss not having this huge belly and being uncomfortable.

What I’m Looking Forward To: Finally getting to meet our little girl and see whats she looks like! 

Best Moment This Week: Enjoying spending time with friends and family. I also finally feel like emotionally I am ready for labor. I had really been struggling with anxiety about it all and while I still struggle with the unknown of it, I have finally come to a place of just giving it all over to God. I find myself more focused on all the good things that are about to happen, and just being excited.


Melissa said...

You look great and are so, so close! I hope for your sake you go into labor sooner rather than later! The end totally sucks!

I'm glad you're feeling less anxious about labor/delivery. I had those same anxious feelings as I got closer, but once my water broke and everything got going, I was just focused on meeting my son and didn't worry about a thing! The unknown is scary, it's not exactly a fun time and the recovery isn't wonderful either, but everything will be fine and totally worth it :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

congrats! you have made it to full term!! you look beautiful.

Megan said...

Wow, you look so great!! How very exciting that you are so close to meeting your sweet girl! :) I LOVE your blog- can't wait to keep reading it as you write about being a mommy!

Nicole said...

SO exciting!! You look SO great! My little lady was born last November + my birthday's this month too!! I'm hoping to have a baby swag bag giveaway soon to celebrate! ;)

Thanks so much for linking up with us! So excited to be following along now!

♥Nicole @ Me + the Moon

Anna said...

Wow! Almost there!!

GOOD luck to you and baby!

Jamie Lee said...

I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Good luck with the upcoming arrival of your baby girl!