38 Weeks Pregnant

38 weeks pregnant
Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea of just how round and big this belly of mine really is.

Just a fun pregnancy questionaire!

How far along: 38 weeks.  Woohoo!  Just 14 more days to go!  (Do I dare hope for less?)

Size of baby: About 6.8lbs and 19.5inches.  But I don't believe it; I think he's bigger.  At every ultrasound he measured big.  And considering Jed was a big baby, I don't think I stand a chance for an average sized infant.

Maternity clothes: Just a handful of things fit now, but I'm okay with that.  I dip into Bron's side of the closet and do my laundry twice a week.

Stretch marks: Unfortunately, yes.  It makes me so sad to see a road map grow across my belly.  I got one single stretch mark from my first pregnancy, and now I feel I'll never be able to put on a bathing suit ever again.

Weight gain: A lot.  That's all you need to know.

Sleep:  What's that?  Between the heat, a kicking baby, sleeping lightly, getting up every three hours to use the bathroom, and walking a toddler back to bed at 4AM every morning, I don't get much.  Thankfully, Jed still takes a nap and I can too if I need one.  However, if I'm going to be sleep deprived, I'd rather be sleep deprived with an infant in my arms!

Best moment of the week:  Bron bought me a brand new cushion for my nursing chair.  The new cushion is amazing!  It is firm and supportive and the headrest is perfect.  I'm looking forward to dozing off while nursing.

Movement:  All the time.  His little bum moves from side to side and I love pushing on his tiny foot.

Symptoms:  A protruding belly that knocks into things!  In the last week or so my hips have begun to feel like they are going to pop out of their sockets and my knees just might meet my elbows.  I sporadically get a shooting pain down my right butt cheek; it hurts!  The doctor reassured me that it's just my hip bones loosening and sliding on one another in preparation for birth. 

Food Cravings: Mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Gender:  Boy!!!

Belly button, in or out:  Out, like a turkey timer.  Except this turkey timer is wrong.  It's been sticking out for weeks! 

Anything make you queasy or sick: Whatever you do, do NOT heat up salami.  There's a certain pizza that Bron likes that I can't stand.

Labor signs:  Um, maybe?  I'm not sure, it's hard to tell.  All I know is that I am anxiously waiting for the real thing to set in.  I want my baby!

Wedding ring, on or off:  Off.  It still fits, but when it's hot outside my fingers and ankles tend to swell up a little so I just don't wear it.  I guess I'm a little paranoid.

What I miss:  Bending over.  Vigorous exercise!  I can't wait to go running and biking again.  I also can't wait to have the energy to chase and wrestle my toddler.

What I'm looking forward to: Holding a precious newborn in my arms: touching his soft skin, inhaling that intoxicating baby smell, hearing his heavy sighs of contentment on my chest, and memorizing every curve of his face.  Newborns are a piece of heaven.

Nursery: Done and ready to go!  I decorated the nursery in a nautical theme: navy blue, yellow, and some pops of red.  I made much of the decor myself by sewing it or painting it.  And I learned a lot.  The room is bright and new and oh, so cute!

Stupid things I have done:  I was going for the salt on the dinner table when I knocked over and shattered my glass.  It was one of my favorite glasses too.  Bummer.

Name: Levi Wade. 

I can't wait to meet this baby boy!!!


  1. Love it that he is almost here! It sounds like you are all ready for his arrival!

  2. That was such a cute post! I can't believe you have only 2 weeks left. I really want to see the nursery. You can make it!


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