Monday, May 24, 2010

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 Weeks. I was hoping I wouldn't make it here.

Total weight gain/loss: The same.

How Big is Baby?: A growing watermelon.

Maternity clothes? I can still fit in a couple non maternity things.

Stretch marks? Of course.

Sleep: I'm lucky if I can get a solid 4 hours a couple 2 hour stints.

Best moment this week: Aimee and Charle's Wedding and our baby shower!

Movement: Praying baby's on the move out!

Food cravings: Not many.

Gender: Still convinced it's a boy!

Labor Signs: I'm 3cm and just waiting. I was up with contractions last night for 3 hours again I just wish my water would break. Then I would know this is definitely it.

Belly Button in or out? Still hanging in.

What I am looking forward to: Finally getting to hold my baby and feel my feet again. I am so done with being pregnant. I'm getting to the point where I'm dieing to know if it's a boy or a girl, who he/she looks like, etc.

Weekly Wisdom: Patience is a virtue.

Milestones: The last bits of vernix caseosa (the white goo keeping baby's skin moist) and lanugo (downy hair) are slowly shedding into your amniotic fluid. Baby's head is about the same circumference as her abdomen, and her head could be covered in an inch or so of hair.

here is what is HOPEFULLY my final belly pic!!!
This was taken May 22 at 37 weeks 5 days

We're pretty much ready for this baby. Hospital bags are packed, IPod is loaded with music, snacks for the hospial are bought, now we just need consistant contractions or my water to break and we're ready.

Baby gear wise we're ready. There are a few things that still are "semi-ready". I wanted a 2nd diaper bag because mine doesn't clip onto the stroller and it has a flat bar so it will be hard to hang. But I have time to buy one. And of course I fell in love with one that I can't reason with myself to afford.
I just can't justify that price tag with all the other expenses of having a baby.

We certainly don't have enough clothes but we didnt' want to overload ourselves with neutral clothes so they will wait till Cookie decides to make his or her appearance (HINT HINT anytime now would be good baby!).

Almost all of the baby stuff is washed, obviously only blankets, newborn clothes and towels. The only thing I haven't gotten around to is hemming the curtains which isn't a huge deal. We could use more cloth diapers but I think we're prepared for the newborn stage.

Now is the hardest part of pregnancy, waiting. I feel horrible, my stomach hurts like I did 1000's of situps, I am so swollen and hot, and I'm tired. I'm just ready now.

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