Wednesday, December 11, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along?  38 weeks
Total weight gain:  37 pounds...pack 'em on while you can, baby.  It's all coming off soon!
Maternity clothes?  Oh yeah clothes...I suppose so.  Although I've been BOILING hot all week!  Not because it's hot outside anymore, just because I'm pregnant.  We've been keeping the house around 60 degrees most of the time and I'm still walking around in tank tops.  Jacob had made a few comments, but it didn't click how freezing our house really was until I realized that even my dog was cold.  Whoops...
Poor puppy!  I promise, most of the time she does like living with us...
Sleep:  I've been sleeping pretty well, but have apparently been feeling extra anxious because I've repeatedly woken myself up grinding my teeth!  Ugh, isn't that awful??  I have never done that before and I hope it doesn't keep happening!  Or maybe I just need to cut down on the caffeine before bed.  Something needs to change, that's for sure. 
Best moment this week:  Making cinnamon ornaments and doing other Christmas-y things with James and Dominique!  We basically hit up every classic Christmas activity short of staging a live nativity...which is still not totally out of the question in my opinion, depending on whether or not we have an actual baby to put in the manger before Christmas.  Just sayin'.  Raven would make a really cute sheep.

Miss Anything?   You know what?  Glass half full.  Pregnancy has some downsides, but for the most part I think I'm going to miss being pregnant.  Well...being pregnant like it was for the first 34-ish weeks.  I could do without feeling like a complete whale all the time.
Movement:  She's really taken to punching me in the cervix lately which, as my OB says, "always feels really special."  For those of you who have never been pregnant before, let me translate: special = HOLY SMOKES FOR THE LOVE OF CHRISTMAS MAKE IT STOP!  Just so you know.

Food cravings:  Blugh, nothing.  My only two motivations that have kept me eating have been 1) I'm trying to grow a human here and 2) in the hopes that eating food will help settle my very queasy stomach.  If it wasn't for that, I probably wouldn't be eating anything at all but the desserts at small group.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  For the past few days I've been getting extremely nauseous around the same time of day...this is JUST like when I was getting sick in my second trimester.  I googled it and apparently it's a sign that your body is preparing for labor so I will take it with a smile!
Have you started to show yet:  Yes, obviously.  My baby is the size of a WATERMELON.  I feel like I'm about to bust out of my skin!
Gender:  Girl
Labor Signs:  SLIGHT progress here!  The nausea, for one.  The doctor also told me that it feels like her head has dropped a little and while I'm not at all dilated yet, it seems like I'm trying to dilate...whatever that means haha.  Hopefully we'll have more progress here next week!
Belly Button in or out?  Most of the time, it's actually pretty flat.  Except when I stand, then it looks a bit like a doorstop.

Wedding rings on or off?  Off
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Er...happy, I guess although I did have a few outlandishly tearful moments this week.  Chalk it up to the same hormones that are making me sweaty and nauseous.  Basically, I'm a total catch right now.

Looking forward to:  HAVING MY BABY!  I'm feeling very very ready to meet her!!!

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