How am I 38 weeks pregnant (tomorrow)? How is it possible that I will be bringing baby boy into this world within the next 2 weeks or so? I cannot believe it! I am so excited, nervous, happy, overwhelmed, just feeling all of the emotions. I think I’m going to dub myself as one of those pregnant people that everyone hates (I’m sorry!) because I hear that the last month of pregnancy is generally miserable, but for me…it hasn’t been really different at all from the first 8 months and I still feel great. Trust me, I’m counting my blessings. October is going to be one of the best months yet, and I can’t wait. This may be my last (or second to last) pregnancy entry. Ahh!
How far along: 38 weeks
Weight gain: 27 pounds and feeling it. Whoofta!
Last Doctor’s check-up: September 26. I have weekly doctors appointments now, so I feel like I basically live at the clinic! I’m not effaced or dialated yet at all, baby’s heart rate is great, and everything is looking good. I’m really hoping to make it all the way to my due date, and so far it’s looking like I probably will!
Sleep: Baby is very much resting on my bladder, so I have to get up quite a few times during the night. I definitely don’t sleep as well as I did before pregnancy, but it really isn’t too terrible. This is just my new normal. 🙂
Best moment this month: Lots of best moments! I had my baby shower and it was fun to be showered with love by friends and family. Gabe and I celebrated our one year anniversary on September 22! He brought me out to a fancy dinner and the next morning, surprised me with a trip to the spa for a couples massage! It was very much needed for this pregnant lady. We close on our house next week, which is crazy to me! I don’t know how quickly we’ll get moved in, and I’m choosing to not put pressure on myself to get everything settled before baby comes because, well, I have a lot of my plate right now. But I’m excited to finally own our new home and be able to start moving stuff in and making it ours!
the lovely ladies who threw me my baby shower
Worst moment this month: As baby’s head has been settling down low, I get these sporadic shooting pains that always catch me off guard. I suppose it’s just a little taste of what is to come.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night, sleeping on my back, sleeping on my stomach, not needing endless pillows just to get comfortable, etc.
Movement: Oh, he’s an active one. He moves around quite a bit. Sometimes if he hasn’t moved in awhile (because he’s sleeping) I get a little anxious, so I take a big drink of ice cold water and that always wakes him right up. 🙂
Cravings: Nothing specific, just good food. Lots of good food.
Looking forward to: Meeting baby boy! It’s approximately two weeks away now, which is just so surreal.
Bring on the last couple weeks of pregnancy. I can’t wait to snuggle you up, baby boy, and hold you in my arms. Please try your best to be nice to me through the whole birth thing. 😉 Now to pack my hospital bag…
feature image by Crista Ballard Photography