How far along: 38 Weeks and 5 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Currently 138 pounds, up 33 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Oh yes, but mostly dresses in this 100 degree heat wave
Stretch marks: Remarkably no and praying I stay that way!
Sleep: Yes, I am sleeping all the time. Most of the time a nap or two a day plus at least 8-9 hours a night. Although the bathroom trips are becoming like clockwork every 2-3 hours during the night, preparing me for nightly feedings!
Best moment last week: Realizing that I am full term and can have this baby boy at any moment! He is currently head down and in perfect position for birth.
Movement: Baby boy is slowing down a bit, but still moving- and I have been ordered to do my kick counts at least once a day (10 movements during a 2 hour period) apparently the placenta can get old and movement is important as it tells us baby is receiving enough oxygen. ps: I love when he has hiccups!
Food cravings/Aversions: Watermelon, waffles with fresh berries, yogurt, coffee ice cream with Hershey’s syrup, ummm pretty much loving everything these days but the above mentioned are my favorites at the moment.
Mood/Energy: So very happy, a bit emotional at times but in a good sappy kind of way. Just reminiscing about the last 9 months and our journey to have this baby and realizing that hubby and I become a family of three any day. Energy- a bit tired especially because my iron has been low, don’t think I will get the big rush of energy before birth that everyone talks about!
Labor signs: No- still experiencing Braxton Hicks but nothing major.
Belly button: Out
What I miss: My hands and fingers working properly! I have had tingly finger tips in my right hand for weeks now and haven’t been able to clench my fists, apparently I am experiencing a weird pregnancy related blood flow issue to my hands.
What I am looking forward to: Birth and meeting our son!
Milestones: Full Term Baby! We are ready.
(Me at 38 Weeks and 1 day)