Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 38 Weeks

Earlier this week, I asked T to snap a few pictures of my bare belly.  I got so sad thinking that in a few weeks I won't have it anymore, and I have nothing to document what it looked like.  I debated putting a picture up here since I am wearing very little up top, but then I realized that most of my bathing suit tops are more revealing anyway.  So, here it is in all it's 38 week belly.  

How Far Along?   38 Weeks, we're getting so close!

Size of Baby:
  A winter melon, whatever that is.

  All boy, and I couldn't be more excited. Never did I think I could get this giddy about Jon-Jons and blue onesies.

Weight Gain: About 23 lbs.  My mom and sister both gained 25 with their pregnancies, so that's the number I've been targeting.  Looks like I'll be right about there, too.  This was pretty much just pure luck, as I haven't really been watching what I've been eating for the past few months.   I make sure to eat as many fruits and veggies as I can, but there's usually no limit on the amount of carbs and sweets that enter my mouth each day.  

Maternity Clothes:
  Yes, and I'm so tired of my little selection.  I did find one dress from Old Navy that's non-maternity that I love.  I bought it in FOUR colors, and it's on constant weekly rotation.  I love it so much because it's one I'll be able to wear after baby, too.   You can find it on sale here.  I wore the black version at my niece Camille's birthday party this weekend.  

 It's DONE!  I posted the reveal yesterday, you can see it here.

  Yes, but I do feel like it's been slowing down a bit.  I'm sure poor Thompson is getting pretty cramped in there.  I also feel him more in the center of my belly versus where he's been the last several weeks with his butt on my left side and feet on my right.

  Frequent trips to the potty, shortness of breath, and the worst heartburn ever.   A little bit of swelling in my hands and feet, my wedding rings felt tight when I put them on a few days this week. 

Sleep:  Meh, not bad but not good.  Since we're getting so close to my due date I've stopped taking Unisom just in case I go into labor in the middle of the night.   I usually wake up once or twice now in the night with my mind racing, and it's a miracle if I can go back to sleep.  

Cravings:  Still sweets, mainly soft serve ice cream.  I could also crunch on ice all day long.

What I Miss:  White jeans.  I know it sounds silly, but there are several pieces of my springtime wardrobe that I miss getting to wear this time of the year.  White jeans are definitely on the top of that list.  I never found a pair of maternity ones that fit right, and at this point pants are just so uncomfortable.  

Best Moment This Week:  My 38 week doctor appointment.  Got confirmation that I'm effaced, but not dilated yet.  He is still head down, and has dropped into position, so hopefully I'll start dilating soon!  My doctor predicts he's about 6 lbs 4 oz now, and will be around 6 lbs 10 oz on my due date.  

Looking Forward To:  Labor!  My anxieties have almost all gone away, I'm just so ready at this point. 


  1. I completely feel you on the lack of clothing that fits and the frequent bathroom breaks oh and let's be honest ice cream :) I am 11 days out from my due date and our baby girl is already measuring 7 pounds 6 oz!! Good luck to you as the big day approaches! :)

  2. just adorable! I can't remember if I commented before, but put a tablespoon of bragg's apple cider vinegar in a big glass of water - huge help for heartburn.


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