Wednesday, October 13

38 weeks

Even though I'm 'full-term' now I still have a couple weeks until the estimated due date. Little lady was 2 days past her estimated due date. Which for all intents and purposes could mean that my due date was off, since it really is just a rough guestimate any way. I don't really think of her as being 'late', to me she was right on time!

I don't really have much reason to believe that this baby would be any different, until I had my first exam and I was 3.5 cm dilated already! That's how far I was when I went into labor with Little Lady. So imagine my surprise when the dr told me I was that dilated at my 36 wk appointment.

Now I'm here at 38 wks, still no 'real' labor. I've had contractions that have gradually increased in intensity but then they just stop. They are usually in the evenings and I just feel all around crummy everyday starting around 3:30 or 4 pm.

I'm getting to be more and more uncomfortable and feel tired all the time. I ache and I feel sore and the kicks and jabs are getting more and more painful too. I've really enjoyed this pregnancy for the most part, especially compared to the last one since I was so sick almost the entire time. But I'm really feeling done. I want to get back to being able to be active with my almost 15 month old. I want to eat and not feel like one bite fills me up, only to be starving half an hour later. Not to mention I'm so over breathing fire after every single thing I eat. I practically have to sleep on an incline or it's just an open passage of acid going up and down my throat all night.

Speaking of night time, I can not get comfortable for the life of me! I sleep on one side only to wake up to a sore hip, so I spend about 5 min trying to roll over to my other side and then to get comfy and fall back asleep is a whole other thing. Poor Stud Muffin is no longer able to get a very good nights sleep because my rolling around wakes him up! {And I DO feel bad for him since he has to get up and go to work everyday... at least I can try and nap when Little Lady does and I get to be in my pj's all day long if I want to be!}

So enough of my complaining... this baby will come. He or she can't stay in there forever! And when that time comes, we are going to be so excited!!!!

So on to the update/belly pic:

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 38 Weeks

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a honeydew melon 

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  Gained 12 lbs

Maternity Clothes: I pretty much feel like being in my pj's all day! I dread getting dressed each morning because the only thing that is comfortable is comfy clothes.

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Movement has changed from sometimes rapid movements and jabs to much slower and intense kicks and stretches. We are definitely running out of room...

Sleep: I am up several times a night to go to the bathroom. But a lot of times I don't really need to go, the baby is often putting pressure on my bladder making it feel like I have to go. Just practice for the schedule to come... It's getting more and more difficult to get comfy.

Symptoms: Crazy dreams, heartburn and reflux, pretty tired all day, frequent bathroom breaks.

What I miss: Being able to do as much activity with Little Lady. And when she wants to cuddle it gets a little tricky, she trys to get comfy but my growing belly just gets in the way :D

Cravings: Most of the time I lack an appetite. I usually settle for a bowl of cereal. I snack a lot, I feel so full with not much food at all.

Best Moment this week: Spending quality time with Little Lady, giving her extra attention before our whole world changes!

What I am looking forward to: Meeting this little person who will be added to our family so soon! And I have my 38 wk ob appointment tomorrow! Praying for progress...

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