February 24, 2015

Weekly update: Week 38

How far along? 38 weeks

How much weight have you gained? 31 pounds

Any cravings?  Strawberries have sounded wonderful! I also randomly wanted boneless chicken wings one night even though I am not a chicken wing person. 

What are you wearing? Let me just say that I can't wait until my normal clothes fit again!

How are you feeling? Symptoms? It feels like someone has been punching me in the crotch. No signs of labor yet, but (this may be over-sharing for some of you) the doctor said I am 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced.

Stretch marks? Natta...

Belly button in or out? Out. 

Sleep? I'm waking up a few times a night generally, especially because my groin pain makes it hard to roll over, but this week I was pretty tired from my cold and still slept pretty hard.

Best moment this week: Relaxing, and just trying to appreciate having some down time before baby gets here. I tried sleeping in as much as possible and just enjoying the calm and quiet.

Worst moment this week: Reconfirming that I'm not super happy with our doctors... but whatever, I'm not letting it get me down. 

Miss anything?  My old clothes and my old walk. Though, I do think I'm able to rock the pregnancy waddle pretty well.

Movement? She's still moving around her normal amount.

Excited for anything? Labor! I'm feeling really optimistic about it! With every little twinge I wonder if it might be starting, but nothing so far. I'm staying positive though and I'm hoping that I go into labor on my own, no induction necessary... and then hoping for the great ending of a healthy baby girl!

How’s dad-to-be? Tyler is feeling energized after his cold, and he has put his new energy to good use by doing some cleaning around the house.  He's been very patient when it takes me a long time to stand up and get my hips functioning properly and when we then have to walk at a snail's pace to get anywhere.


P.S. We also attempted to take our own maternity photos this week... and they did not go so well. They were awkward. Very awkward. But I still plan to share some highlights soon!


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