I have done a horrible job of making updates lately, and haven’t taken any pictures since Christmas! Oops! Going back to work was actually really hard, and I have been just getting through each day as best I can lately.
At 38 weeks, baby is the size of a watermelon. He weighs between 6 and 8 pounds. He is 19-21 inches long.
Total gained so far: 27 pounds at 38 weeks
I still have tons of Braxton Hicks but now know they are just what my body does. My back hurts a lot. Still plenty of heartburn. Insomnia like crazy. I had a headache at 38 weeks (more details below) Typing this out makes it sound so horrible, but really, I’m just excited and ready to meet baby!
We finished our registry after our final shower (shower post coming soon!) and now we are all ready!
Week 35-38 Milestones
I have had 3 ultrasounds in the past few weeks!!! Crazy! I had one because I had only gained 4 pounds in 7 weeks, so they wanted to make sure the baby was growing enough. The week after that ultrasound, I gained a bunch of weight in one week, so I guess I just caught up quickly! I had one at 37 weeks, because the doctor wasn’t sure if the baby was breech or not. He is head down and ready to go! I had one last week to check my amniotic fluid, which actually is very plentiful. Phew! Since none of these were very alarming, it was just fun to see him again. He is so squished, that it wasn’t like the 20 week ultrasound where I could see his whole body. All I could see were body parts and his profile. It is still the coolest thing ever to see him! I had my 38 week appointment and had a headache at the appointment, so I told my doctor about it. She was a little concerned about it, as this isn’t typical late in pregnancy. After my appointment, she sent me to the hospital, and i had to get blood drawn and wait for 2 hours to make sure everything was fine. It was, thankfully! My headache went away the next day, and I took a day off to rest and make sure it went away fully.
Looking forward to:
I’m DYING to meet our baby! I’m also looking forward to having a glass of wine and some raw sushi within the next month!
Just finishing up this pregnancy and getting ready to be a mom! In some ways I am in shock that we will have our lives turned upside down soon, and be responsible for a tiny human. In other ways, I am so excited and ready for motherhood. It was fun to make all the last minute preparations, and pack my back for the hospital.