Monday, May 12, 2014

38 Weeks



How far along?  38 weeks. Which.... how did that happen?!? It's absolutely crazy to me to think that we only have two more weeks tops before we're actually responsible for this little person. 

How big is the baby this week?  Baby Center says he is is the size of a leek.  So about 19.5 inches long and roughly 6.8 pounds. 


Total Weight Gain?  31 pounds.


Maternity Clothes?  Yes. I think things are starting to get a little snug since Den has asked me a couple times why I'm wearing a normal shirt when it is most definitely maternity. 


Best Moment of the Week?  Knowing that we are about to be home-bound for awhile, I'm trying to get in a few solid date nights at some of my favorites. We had a great dinner at Hattie's on Tuesday and then went back to my old 'hood with friends Friday night to Victor Tangos. It was fun to get out of our bubble, get a little dressed up, and be amongst the youngsters for an evening. 


Trouble Sleeping?  Yes. A little better this week, but still not great.


Miss Anything?  All my cute summer sandals that I can't wear because I'm unable to fasten the straps without assistance.  


Movement?  All the time. He is usually pretty rambunctious and was a little more quiet yesterday which freaked me out a bit, but he'll move every time I start thinking I haven't felt him in awhile. So thank you, kiddo, for reassuring me just when I need it. 


Food Cravings?  Nothing too weird. Dried strawberries, chocolate, milkshakes. Food in general. :) 


Belly Button - In or Out?  Outie and then some. 


Symptoms?  No labor symptoms whatsoever. Everyone keeps asking me if I've started having contractions and nada. I'm assuming I'll know the first time I get one? 


Wedding Ring - Off or on?  On for the time being, but snug.


Happy or Moody?  50/50. 


Looking Forward to?  His arrival?? We're patiently waiting but he seems pretty cozy, so we'll see if it's this week or next week. I would REALLY prefer not to get to 41 weeks. I am certainly not an "au naturel" kind of a girl- I'm 110% on board the epidural train, BUT I would really prefer not to induce if I don't have to. I just think everyone is better off when he comes when he's ready as opposed to me evicting him. However, I am ultimately leaving that decision up to the pros. If my doctor says it's time to induce, induction it is.

1 comment:

melissa said...

38 weeks - holy moly! So soon! Glad you're getting out and having a little fun. I felt the same way as you re: epidurals and induction. I ended up being induced b/c they didn't want me going past 42 weeks. It worked out just fine and I wasn't disappointed because I wasn't set on a specific plan. At the end of it all, there's a baby. And that's pretty darn fantastic.