Monday, July 16, 2012

38 weeks

How far along: 38w.
How big is Baby: Baby weighs between 7lbs and 8 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. I only have a few shirts left that still cover the bump.
Sleep: Sleep hurts.
Movement: All the time. He is still way down in my pelvis, so I am feeling his head and hands down low and lots of kicks about mid-belly. I still love watching my belly move :) I am definitely going to miss that.
Food cravings: Sweets and milk. Oh my gosh - I had the Salted Caramel Pecan frozen yogurt at Yogurtland on Friday. Soooooo good!!!! It's a limited time flavor, so I am going back for more as often as possible!
Food aversions: Nothing specific, but the nausea is back. It usually hits mid-day. Dr. L says it's common in late pregnancy. Awesome.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: Nausea. Headaches. I'm always hot - the A/C and fan are my best friends these days. Contractions. Sore/cracking pelvis. Swollen ankles and feet. Peeing every minute. 
Nursery Progress: Remaining items: finishing the crib mobile, filling some of the frames and waiting on the arrival of his custom bedding. 
Best moment this week: I love to see how excited Nick is about his arrival. It makes me so happy. Oh, and the PUPPS itch is gone! YAY!
What I am looking forward to: My cervical check on Friday - I know it's not always a reliable indication of when he's coming, but Nick and I are eager to see if I'm making any progress. And of course, meeting our baby boy!!!

I cannot believe we are nearing the end of this pregnancy. Two weeks until his due date. Seriously?!?! Is this really happening?! :) I don't think it will hit me until I am holding him in my arms. It still feels surreal. I know I am pregnant, I can feel my baby moving, I know he has to come out, I know all of this. But it still feels strange, almost like a dream, like I am just going through the motions. It's difficult to describe. A huge reason it's so exciting and nerve-wracking is that we have never done this before. We don't do many things these days that we have never, ever done. It's a life-changing event filled with so many emotions and unknowns. We are SO excited!


  1. Oh mama!!! I am excited with you. I'm so glad the PUPPS is gone. My sister had that too and she was miserable. You look great, pregnancy does you well.

  2. You and Nick and going to be amazing parents! Grayson is so lucky to have you as parents. It's the final stretch, yay!!

  3. Can't believe you only have 2 weeks to go - so happy for you! Sending prayers the next 2 weeks are good and can't wait to hear about meeting little Grayson :)

  4. Big and beautiful. :) Love it. And so glad to hear that the itchies are gone. Only a couple weeks left, I can't believe it!

  5. Holy crap. 2 weeks!! You have to update on Friday...because we all want to know the status of your cervix. LOL!

  6. WOOHOO for the itching being gone! I can't wait to see him and I can't wait for this dream of yours to come true!

  7. You look sooo great. Are you ready!?!

  8. So glad your PUPPS is gone! Hopefully the nausea won't last much longer. You are going to have that little bundle in your arms before you know it!