Wednesday, February 19, 2014

38 Weeks Pregnant

How far along? 38 weeks pregnant! Baby boy should be around 7 lbs and the size of a pumpkin! I'm not going to lie; I am not sure if I will be able to make another bump update with the way things are progressing, but we will see! :)
Total weight gain/measurements: Gained 15lbs since pre-pregnancy
Maternity clothes: When I wear non-lounge clothes, they are usually maternity pieces. Because I am at the point where I really don't fit into anything else unless it's a super stretchy shirt!
Stretch marks? They are getting worse :( Especially on the right side of my belly. And they ITCH! Good grief they itch so much. Just been putting lots of cream on them, because scratching will just make them worse. Not much more I can do, unfortunately!
Sleep: Not getting good sleep at night at all! So I get up in the morning, eat a bit and usually go back to bed for a while. I am trying to get as much rest as I can!
Best moment this week: As crazy as this is going to sound; hearing that I really was having contractions when I went in to labor and delivery! It was nice to know that what I was feeling was totally real and not just in my head.
Miss anything?: Sleeping on my tummy! 
Movement: Lots of rolling and hiccups and unfortunately also lots of headbutting in the cervix! It is downright painful when he does that. And for some strange reason, he doesn't do it unless I am laying in bed, which is part of the reason I am not getting good sleep. Ornery little sir! 
Food cravings: Something I can't have! A German cereal called Nougat Bits. (Basically little square cereal pouches filled with Nutella) I am kicking myself for not asking my mom to bring a box with her! :( 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not sure what happened, but I came home on Saturday night from visiting family and for no reason at all started to feel really sick and threw up a couple of times. I am still not sure what caused it. Other than that, nothing in particular.
Gender: Boy! :)
Labor signs: On the same night as I got sick, I ended up getting a wicked headache and started having contractions. What was different about these, was no matter what position I was in, even lying on my left side, they would not go away. I ended up going in to labor and delivery after an hour of timing, with contractions at about 7 minutes apart. I just was not 100% sure what it was I was feeling and wanted to know for sure. The nurse confirmed they were indeed contractions. She checked my cervix was checked and I am still 1cm dilated, but am now 70% effaced, so things are definitely progressing. She said there's a good chance baby could come within the next week! I have not had any contractions since then though. At my prenatal appointment today, I was almost 2cm dilated, 70% effaced and baby's head is at -1 station, so even lower. After the appointment, I experienced quite a bit of bleeding and still am a bit. I believe I lost the last of my plug as well. But it's nothing out of the ordinary.
Symptoms: Braxton hicks contractions, regular contractions and back pain. Also strong period-like cramps every so often, particularly at night. Occasional headaches and pretty much constant fatigue as well.
Belly button in or out? Out!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!! :) Ready to meet this boy!
Looking forward to: Meeting my son! There's just no telling how much longer I will be pregnant at this point. Hopefully not much longer hehe xD 

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  1. AHHHHHH!!!! I feel like this pregnancy went by SO fast. It's been so fun watching you change and grow. I cant believe it- it can happen at any time!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!

    1. Thank you so much for supporting me through this journey! I'm so excited to be a mommy and to hold my son for the first time :D It has got to be the most amazing feeling!


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