How far along?: 38 weeks! Only 2 weeks to go! And 14 days!! Let’s all hope I don’t make it there. 🙂
Maternity clothes: Loving my big jeans still. And today, as you will see in the photos below, I am wearing the cute cotton tank J got me for Mother’s Day this year. It fits now!
Stretch marks: Still the same ones under the belly button. 😦
Sleep: Why is it that I always get thirsty at night? I seriously can’t resist a huge glass of water. And then I pay for it dearly by waking up every three hours or so. Maybe this is God’s way of getting me used to waking up for feedings in the middle of the night.
Best moment this week: My coworkers threw us a baby shower this week! It was on Tuesday and J came over to the office for it. It was so sweet of them! A bunch of them went together to get us some of the big stuff on our registry, including our mattress! It’s so nice to have all that taken care of. And I got my Moby Wrap. Oh I am so excited about that!
We also got an awesome fruit basket from our pals Eunice and Mike last night. It was so sweet and thoughtful! I ate a banana from it this morning. And I have an Apple Pear in my lunch. I’ve never had one of those, so looking forward to trying something new! And there’s mango in there too, so I’ll have to dig into that later!!
Worst Moment this week: Still being pregnant when I woke up this morning… 🙂 Honestly my memory is a little shot right now, so I can’t think of a worst moment.
Movement: Baby has slowed down considerably cause it is getting super duper crowded in there. But I’m still feeling it every now and then. Especially when baby wants to stretch out and jams his or her little tushy right up into my rib cage. What a sweetie.
Food cravings/aversions: I’d really like a nice, juicy filet mignon right now. Oh man that sounds so good! J was talking about maybe taking me out on a date tonight, so I think I may request somewhere with red meat.
Belly Button in or out?: Still getting flatter and flatter. Creepy.
What I miss: Hopping out of bed. Ya know, just jumping right out. Without having to wind up first. Also, rolling over in bed without looking like I’m wrestling an alligator. (The alligator in this scenario is my body pillow.)
What I am looking forward to: LABOR. I know, I won’t be loving it once it starts, but I’m looking forward to getting this gimondo baby out. And we have two more classes this weekend, one for CPR & First Aid, and one for Baby Care. So here’s to hoping we can put J’s “what to do with a choking baby” fear to rest.
Milestones: Baby is ready. Soooo ready. He or she is huge. The head is engaged. Mom is 3cm dilated and measuring more like 39 weeks. Baby’s just packin’ on the pounds in there. And maybe finishing some last minute details. COME OUT BABY! WE WANT TO MEET YOU!!!
Symptoms: Oh my achin’ bacon. My back has been killin’ this week. I’m also all sorts of exhausted. Not even really in the mood to nest. I just don’t have the energy for it. Ah well, whatever still needs to get done can be finished after the baby is here. So I’m going to relax.
Here’s hoping you all have a fabulous weekend! If I happen to cross your mind, just shout out a little prayer that I’ll go into labor. 🙂