Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pregnancy Update

How far along: 38 weeks

Total weight gain: 21 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Definitely and even some of those are getting a bit tight

Stretch Marks: Yep, I have definitely earned my "stripes" between my two pregnancies

Sleep: Yes, but definitely not uninterrupted.  I feel like I’m getting up every 2 hours to go to the bathroom and am crazy thirsty at night no matter how much water I drink during the day which doesn’t help my issue of having to get up several times at night.  I even end up drinking water each time I get up in the middle of the night which just compounds the problem J

Best Moment of the Week: Finding out I am 1 cm dilated!

Miss anything: Being able to move around with ease.  It feels like I’ve carried him pretty low the whole time which has definitely taken a toll on my lower back and hip flexors. I think of my grandma every time I get up out of a chair or bed and how she would have to stand up and then pause for a minute before she took off walking. I find myself having to do this exact same thing, it’s like it just takes a minute to get the body going.

Movement: Uh yes!  He is really active at night which I’m hoping is not a sign of things to come with regard to his sleeping habits.  I love getting to feel him move around even when some of his movements can be a bit uncomfortable.  It’s funny watching how he will distort my belly.

Food cravings: Early in the pregnancy it was hot wings and pizza, later I had a spell of craving watermelon and it seems like I’ve craved more sweets this time around.

Anything make you sick: No

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: Nothing I can think of this week.

Symptoms: I feel like I want to be in the nesting phase but my body just doesn't want to cooperate.  I can do a few things and then have to stop and take a break.  I also find myself getting very winded and out of breath especially when I'm standing up which is weird since he is so low.

Belly Button in or out: Started out pretty flat but then decided to start poking out just a little bit.

Happy or Moody: It all depends on the day J

Wedding ring on or off: Off, my fingers definitely swell up something crazy at night and there is no way I could wear my wedding ring.  It’s actually been off for a few months.

Looking forward to: Meeting this little guy and finding out if he looks anything like Caleb.  Also ready to be able to get up and walk with ease without my body aching.

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

i cannot believe it is almost time!!! that flew by so fast!!! :)

i remember having to 'pause' before taking off to walk, too :) oh and the kicks, i miss that!

can't wait to get my hands on the little nugget!! :)