Wednesday, May 1, 2013

38 Weeks




How far along: 38 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 18 lbs.

Maternity Clothes? for sure!

 Stretch Marks? I must have good genetics as far as this goes because thankfully I have not gotten the first with either pregnancy and my belly is pretty big!

Sleep: Still sleeping fairly well...thankfully no pain, just a little more restless.

Best Moment this week: It's WARM HERE!  We have gone to the park almost every day I've been off and it has definitely lifted my spirits! 

Have you told family and friends? Yes.

Missing anything? sleeping on my belly, not waking to use the potty and sushi still!

Movement: Yes, and loving every minute of it.

Food Cravings: Still dying for sushi and tuna but these past 2 weeks I have had a major sweet tooth.  I'm talking buying little debbie cakes and store bought cinnamon rolls!  If I don't hurry up and have her I'm going to gain 18 more lbs in the last 2 weeks!

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope...Thankful!

Belly button in or out? It's out and I sure wish I could push it back in:)

Have you started to show yet? most definitely!

Gender: GIRL:)

Labor signs: Not the first. 3 cm dilated and 40% effaced at my appointment today.  The doctor also asked how big I thought she was and I am guessing she is smaller than Riggs (he was 8lbs 5 oz) because I don't feel quite as big, but I didn't guess a weight.  She said that mom is #1 at guessing closest, MD is #2, and Ultrasound is #3.  She felt around my belly and guessed that right now she is about 6lbs. 15 oz!  That seems so TINY to me!?  We shall see!

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy 

Looking forward to:  Sue Sue is coming next week to be here to help with Riggs when I go into the hospital...we are excited for a visitor!


Just wanted to include for my own sake some things that are the same and different from this pregnancy and with Riggs:
Same:  
            -I feel almost exactly the same, and oh so thankful for healthy, easy pregnancies.
            -Weight gain is almost the same, I have gained 18 lbs so far this time and gained a total of 20 lbs with Riggs.
            -  Apparently I don't look pregnant from behind?  I heard this alot with Riggs and also with Harpin.  I just surprise
               people when I turn around and they see how big this baby "bump" is!
            
Different:
                 - I am carrying her a little wider, she is all in front like he was but my belly was more pointy and torpedo like with 
                    him:).
                  -NO carpal tunnel this time!  Really the only negative pregnancy symptom I experienced with R was really bad
                    carpal tunnel in my hands and this time NOTHING!  So, really this pregnancy has been a breeze and I am so 
                    thankful!
                 - I still have my wedding rings on this go round.  I think with R I had to stop wearing my wedding rings 3-4 
                   months before I had him and I'm still able to wear them right now.
                 - I remember thinking when pregnant with R that I was not swelling in my face like some people do and then I had
                   him and looked back and pictures and YES I did!  This time I don't feel like my face is any different either, but I
                   guess we will see after she's born what I think!


1 comment:

kristen said...

You look adorable! I can't believe she is almost here! I think stretch marks are genetic, too. I don't have any either and I felt like my belly was HUGE five times:) congrats! Not too much longer!