How Far Along: 38 Weeks
Size of the baby: Well we have an estimate on Baby R's size this week since we had our sono last week! Baby R was 6 lbs and 14 oz! Since the baby gains approximately .5 oz a day...I am guessing we are in the 7 lb range for sure! YIKES
Total Weight Gain/loss: Back to 36, that lb I lost last week came back this week, plus with a friend. GRRR...at what point can you get NO FATTER?
Maternity Clothes: Just enjoying it while I can...and hoping that soon I'll be back to normal.
Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby R arrives in January!
Movement: Although I am still sad about my whole belly button being KICKED out! I have noticed the kicks that use to be under my right boob have moved down to my tummy area more. This was confirmed when the Dr. declared our baby's head had moved even further down! I don't know how much further down it can get....without popping out!
Sleep: Well sad to be back at work, so no more naps! Sadness!! But I seem to be sleeping just like normal, which is great.
What I miss: Well, this week I have begun to miss more stuff. I think its because we are so close to the end :-) I miss tying my shoes normally, my kids help me out so much ha ha. I have also started to miss my kids at school. I know that is silly and not part of pregnancy, but the past few days knowing I am leaving them makes me sad. I see how far they have come and grown as students and will miss it. Plus I know they will miss touching and talking to the baby, since daily I have at least 18 pairs of hands on my tummy. This baby has no idea how many people love it already!
Cravings:Well...I went to the store to buy our "snacks" for the hospital bag! HA HA, I walked away with tons of snacks....trial mix, sour patch kids, m&m.....guess I was in a snack mood that day.
Symptoms: Swelling still, but I hear that is par for the course at this point in life! Braxton hicks also, not too bad but enough that you stop and wonder when the next will come and if it's the REAL deal!
Best moment this week: I have 2 this week!
1) Our weekly Dr. visit going as planned but most of all setting our induction date. There is just something about knowing your baby will be here NO MATTER WHAT by Jan 15th that makes life good. We are so excited only 8 days.
2) Coming home the other night to Chris who was on the phone with an old friend. I of course went about my business...then I hear them chatting about pregnancy and all the ins and outs. It is so cute to hear Chris talk about what he has enjoyed, the changes he didn't expect, and how he can't wait for the baby to arrive. Of course he has no idea I was listening to his conversation from a far...but it made my heart melt!