We took this picture on New Year’s Day, so I’m actually just about 39 weeks now. The quality isn’t great because it was in a dim room at night, but it’s better than nothing.
I figure I’ll do one last pregnancy questionnaire….
How far along? 38 weeks and 6 days
Total weight gain/loss: I’m up about 20 lbs from where I started
Sleep: I can’t. I wake up constantly, either from intense Braxton Hicks, heartburn, back pain, needing to pee, or pain from turning over.
Food cravings: cheerios with milk, and I always have to have access to ice water
Movement: He’s definitely slowed down on the kicks and turns, but when he moves, it’s pretty crazy to watch the shapes my stomach makes.
Gender: still a boy, confirmed at my 36 week ultrasound
Stretchmarks: I have a lovely purple spider web around my belly button
Belly Button in or out? Out. And stretched beyond it’s limits. Never going to be the same.
What I miss: Having my body to myself. Not being in pain. Moving without getting heartburn.
What I am looking forward to: My c-section Monday morning at 7:30am!
Symptoms: I think I’ve covered this already but… heartburn, back pain, pain in general, and now I’m starting to get swollen in my left ankle, feet, hands, and cheeks. I also had a higher blood pressure than normal at my (last!) doctor appointment yesterday, but it wasn’t enough for him to be concerned since I’m almost done.
Milestones: Almost finished!
Weekly Wisdom: One day at a time.
Emotions: General irritability has taken over at this point, but other than that, I am so ready to meet our baby boy!
At my 35 week ultrasound, the tech estimated his weight at 8.5 lbs that day. If she’s right, he’s going to be around 10 lbs when he’s born. I am REALLY hoping she was off a bit! Summer was 6 lbs 10 oz and Camryn was 7 lbs 5 oz. I doubt he was quite as big as she thought, although I sure feel like he is.
We’ve been passing illnesses around the house for the last few weeks. First a cold, then a bad cough, and then yesterday Camryn woke up with a fever. She was better today, so hopefully we can all get well and back to normal before Jace arrives.
Joe, the girls, and I (and a huge amount of family and friends) are all really anxious and excited… we’ll be spending the next few days cleaning, organizing, and making sure everything is in place for our new addition!