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Thursday, May 2, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along: 38 weeks
Size of Baby P: 19.61 inches, 6.80 pounds (according to Pregnancy App)
Fruit/vegetable comparison: Watermelon (for weeks 37-40)
Gender: Boy
Showing: Yes
Maternity clothes: Yes
Unglamorous body changes:   I ended up getting stretch marks all over my belly around my belly button!  I thought I was going to get off easy on this one, but nooooo.  I used all the cremes my entire pregnancy and was told that it is hereditarty (my mom didn't get stretch marks) and yet I have them, so I guess it's a crap shoot!  Goodbye two-piece swimsuits forever! 
Sleep:  Terrible

Movement: Hard movements, but a little less than it has been.
Food cravings:  Besides veggies and eggs, this week I developed a craving for ice cream.  I gave into it since I've been eating good otherwise.  It was a little embarrassing that I ate almost an entire carton of cookies and cream by myself in a weeks time!  Jason only got a few snooze you lose!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Wedding rings on or off: Back OFF this week.  Even with a low sodium diet and bed rest I'm a little bit swollen. 
Mood:   Frustrated!  Going to the see the doctor every other day with the possibility of being checked into the hospital each time is exhausted.  I pack the bag and emotionally prep myself each time so then when we are sent home I feel let down.  I'm being sent home for good health is continuing to improve so it's all for the best, but it feels like Christmas keeps being postponed. 
Best moment this week:    Lots of little great moments this week...being delivered healthy lunches everyday by my mom...and a Barnaby's brownie, watching Dexter each night when Jason gets home from work, reading the labor section of What to Expect with Jason, napping with Tucker, reading Sophie Kinsella's new book Wedding Night.   
Strange experiences: Going in to the doctor's office today thinking we would be giving birth! I thought the next time I came back home I would have Baby Jack with me. No such luck yet, but such a strange feeling.
Milestones:  Baby is gaining about one ounce every day at this stage.  Our own personal milestone is that Jack "dropped" a lot this week!
Looking forward to:   Meeting Jack! It's all I can think about.   
Thoughts:  Just playing the waiting game this week! Can't wait to meet my baby boy. 


  1. Oh the stretch marks...I have some on the sides of my belly and even the upper parts of my thighs. Awful. I keep rubbing the lotions in though just keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. Hang in there! The last two weeks and the guessing game are excruciating! Cant wait for the post that says he is here!!



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