Sunday, September 29, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 weeks 
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? I am very sad to report I have a ton of stretch marks that literally just showed up over night. Very depressing, but at least they are well worth it. Crossing my fingers at least half go away after birth. 
Sleep: A lot better and baby is starting to do good and not kick me throughout the night waking me up. Of course the little one has to decide to do this with two weeks left or less or more! :) 
Best moment this week: Seeing the baby lay in my belly. Baby H is literally running out of room and it's so crazy to see exactly how a little human being is laying inside you. Butt has been snuggled up against my rib cage this week.   
Miss Anything? Ankles! I will be so glad to loose all this water weight. I was shocked to gain so much water weight in the last two months, I am up to roughly 50lbs since pre-pregnancy! Crazy!! Hope it comes off fast, but I'm not counting on a miracle. 
Movement: Lots. I wish I would have took a video of little Jake. We watch him some evenings after school before Mike's brother gets home from work. One day this past week I told him to come feel the baby as the baby was starting to kick. He thought that was the neatest thing, baby went on for about 4 minutes. Every time Jake would put his hand on my belly the baby would kick him back so he thought that was really awesome. Jake has already made a little buddy! 
Food cravings: None.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  None. 
Have you started to show yet: Indeed! 
Gender: Unknown. 
Labor Signs: Lots of pressure followed by a ton of Braxton Hicks. So far the baby doesn't appear to be making an entrance anytime soon. 
Belly Button in or out? Even with my belly.  
Wedding rings on or off? Off.  Will be so nice to wear my wedding ring again. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: Wednesday! Have my last doctor's appointment in Columbia. I think I may miss going there, the staff is always super nice and look at my baby on the ultrasound like it's their own. I have to say I am a little nervous to go as Dr. Su wants him to double check my amniotic fluid. Which they do monitor it every time with my thyroid and it always looks good. The past few weeks I have measured the same, but she can tell the baby has grown a lot in that time frame. Just a precaution there is enough fluid around the baby. I'm sure it will all be okay, just always in the back of my mind to come this far and for something to go wrong. I will just have to say lots of prayers and hope for the best! 


  1. You look great! I gained 60ish pounds during Zachary's pregnancy....if that makes you feel any better! LOL!

  2. Thanks Dana. It made me feel just a little bit better! LOL


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