Tuesday, June 25, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along?: 38 weeks, only 14 days to go!
How big is baby?: Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she is over 19 1/2 inches long. She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb (and our little girl is hiccuping like crazy!).
Any appointments or updates this week?: I have my weekly doctor's appointment this afternoon and tonight we have our second prenatal appointment with the doula.  I'm looking forward to it because Art will be able to make it this time so I'm hoping that he will learn a lot from it and get a better understanding of how he can help me through labor.  
Body changes?: It seems like the baby may have dropped some.  My pubic bone is more sore and I'm feeling mild pressure now, which is something new.  Hopefully this is a sign that she is coming soon!
Maternity clothes?: Yep.
Best moment last week?: Getting lots of things accomplished over the weekend like all the baby laundry done and going to Mass.  It was just really special and meaningful for me, maybe because it was one of the last times we will go as just a couple. 
Food cravings?: Ice cream - I stopped for a turtle sundae the other day!  Shh don't tell the doula ;)
Symptoms?:  Lots of swelling in my feet, ankles and hands, having to go to the bathroom all the time, and now this soreness and pressure and sometimes crampy feeling.
Exercise?: Yoga and trying to walk when it's not too hot outside.
What I miss?: Being able to be outside, I really can't tolerate the heat at all right now.
What I'm looking forward to?: Meeting our baby girl!


  1. Oh my goodness, so close! Exciting times!

  2. I love that you are sneaking sweets! haha Cracks me up!