PREGNANCY WEEK 38 – October 10, 2015
Oh my goodness, happy 2nd birthday to my sweet firstborn, Winter Elizabeth. I cannot believe she is two years old! Time really does fly. It’s really bittersweet to think that my days with JUST HER are numbered. I know I will love having two daughters, but things are about to change very drastically. I am soaking up these precious moments that I have left with her as an only child! I love her so much. We celebrated her birthday with a simple Friday morning playdate with cupcakes. Since she loves Sofia the First, I did pick up a few Sofia decorations. I think it was perfectly simple and casual…just enough for a 38 weeks pregnant mommy to organize. Anything more would’ve felt like too much for me.
At 38 weeks, I am showing closer progression that labor is just around the corner. At my appointment on Thursday I measured 36 cm (again, same as last week), 1.5 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I mentioned that I feel as though I must’ve dropped because it feels like the baby is going to fall out. The midwife said by feeling, she also agrees that the baby has dropped. I doubt I have too much longer until labor begins. I hope to make it to at least 39 weeks. Anything 39 and beyond would be just dandy with me! According to the sites, baby is approximately 19-20 inches long and just under 7 pounds, the size of a small pumpkin. Happy fall, y’all!
So much progress has been made on floors and photography this week. Let’s keep on keeping on!
As I mentioned, it feels as though I’ve dropped because the baby feels like she’s going to fall out! I haven’t ran at all this week because I fear that it’ll actually happen. Perhaps I’ll attempt running again this week. Weight lifting and walking has been my go-to this week.
Check out this belly growth:
My age: 29
How far along: 38 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a small pumpkin (19-20 inches and 6.8 pounds)
Events of this week: Hardwood floors, photography, play dates, life group, Winter’s birthday.
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks all the time, heartburn, some sleep issues, heavy belly. Maybe this is TMI, but I joked with a friend that I know it’s the end of pregnancy when I can barely reach to wipe after using the bathroom!! HA!
Exercise/Activity: Got in 3 days this week. No running, but walking and weight lifting. I’ll attempt running again this week.
Sleep: Hit or miss. Last week I got up at 3am one day and was up for the day. Ugh!! Last night I couldn’t fall asleep until 5:30 a.m. Then I woke up at 8a.m….talk about fun! I just want to sleep:(
Maternity clothes: Yes. Ready to slim down this belly down and get back into some regular clothes.
Stretch marks: No.
Belly Button: Out.
Food cravings: Swiss cheese, yogurt, fruit snacks.
Food aversions: Nothing.
Best Moment of the Week: Celebrating Winter’s 2nd birthday.
Worst Moment of the Week: Had an emotional meltdown one day because of feeling overwhelmed with the amount on my plate right now.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting lots DONE and feeling more and more prepared for baby girl’s arrival!
What I’m nervous about/praying for: I get so irritated so easily and I just pray that God will help my anxiety and mood so that my poor family doesn’t have to suffer.
What I miss: Free time. One day….when I have a newborn? lol What a joke!
Next appointment: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
38 weeks pregnant: