Apr 6, 2015

38 weeks

This is my "I'm tired and would really like to have this baby" face.
How far along: 38 weeks, or eight and a half months pregnant. Holy woah!

How big is baby: Last week Lemon was the size of Swiss chard (so weird!) and is now the size of a leek.

Anxious about: My water randomly breaking. There are a lot of unknowns about birth and I get that, but I kind of feel like I should be carrying a bucket around with me, "just in case."

Anticipating: Having this baby! Oh my gosh I am so ready. At our appointment last week I wasn't dilated at all, but was measuring a week ahead and he's definitely started to drop - all good signs, but...let's go already!

Diets/cravings/aversions: The acid reflux has kicked up a notch, but still not with any rhyme or reason - things I think would give me trouble (like marinara sauce) are fine, and others that seem to be harmless can be rough (like applesauce). Still craving lots of fruits and veggies and I'm eating a lot - he's definitely growing!

Movement: Still mostly a night time baby; I walked with my mom a lot on Saturday and that night when I was finally still I swear he was having a dance party! I'm so glad Ben was home because even he was like "dude, what are you doing in there," because the movement was so crazy!

The belly: Large and in charge! Seriously...I can't imagine going another two weeks.

Miscellaneous: Nursery is done, carseat is installed, bags are packed and ready. My point? LET'S GO ALREADY! We've been waiting for so long I just want to meet this little guy!

Things that made me laugh/cry: I don't really have one of these for this week, but I've started really looking forward to my weekly doctor appointments. Last week they could tell he was head down, and I was measuring a week ahead - I'm hoping today to be told I'm effaced or dilated even if it's only a little; I need small signs from my body that things are slowly happening because (in case you couldn't tell), I have really started to hit my wall.

This past weekend I had some back pain that I thought might be the start of something, but it faded after awhile - again, I'm hoping that's a good sign that something is happening (even if it's not yet early labor), so fingers crossed for today!

Best moment of the week: Laughing with Ben about Lemon's movement - we can't wait to see how much he wiggles when he's here to see if it matches any of the movement I'm feeling now!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I hope your appointment goes well today and that there are more signs that your body is preparing to go into labor! I think these final weeks of pregnancy would be so tough because you are SOOOO close and SOOOO uncomfortable! I'm thinking of you and praying that Lemon makes his arrival this week!!!

Devon said...

My husband made me sit/lay on waterproof changing pads on the couch, bed and in the car because he was paranoid my water would break. Haha! Thankfully it didn't until the doctor did it at the hospital (all 3 times). Excited for you! Hope everything goes smoothly! :)

Nora said...

Hope the doc has good dilation/effacing news for you today!!! Weird that applesauce gives you heartburn; who would have thought that!?

Unknown said...

The end of pregnancy is so crazy. You think you can't get any bigger and then...you do! Ha.

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Sending relaxing thoughts to your body! You can do this!

Amber said...

Commmeee on lemon! Been thinking about you guys daily!

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