Saturday, September 3, 2011

What is bigger than a watermelon?!

{this was the middle of the week, so 37 & 1/2}
 Notice, not many of my shirts fit anymore. Plus, my belly button is just about poking out. I think I'm just about done!
Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 38 Weeks Today (2 weeks to go, 14 days!)
Size of baby: size of a Watermelon! (and weighs 6-8lbs and is 18-20 inches long) Ok, we can stop growing now, I want you to fit coming out!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Officially 20 lbs, yikes! Plus a little more, eek.
Maternity Clothes: Wearing maternity pants and shirts.
Gender: Baby Dewey is either a Girl or a Boy :)
Movement: Kicking & hiccups! Now I can start feeling when Baby is changing positions. And the kicking downward is uncomfortable!! Head is down.

Sleep: Starting to get less and less sleep, but still tired.
What I miss: Nothing regular clothes?! Being able to bend over?!
Cravings: Food?! Fruit & Veggies...and cookies! Also, cheetos. However,the size of my meals is pretty small now.

Symptoms: Have some pretty strong heartburn/indigestion, hiccups for both baby and me. Can now tolerate dairy?! And some swelling in the feet. :(
Labor Symptoms: I think this week I officially had some real contractions.
Milestone: Another doctor appt this week, now going every week.
Best Moment this week: Pedicure?!
What I'm looking forward to: My belly growing (more)...though not sure how much bigger it can get...and to meet baby!

{Just because I thought it was appropriate!}

This week I went to get a pedicure on Monday. Man did that feel awesome! What a nice thing, food rub, cleaned up the tosies a bit and some ORANGE nail polish. I don't know why I'm so excited that it's orange, maybe because I've never had orange toes before, but I just love it! It's the little things really people, stay with me here. The lady asked me how far along I was and I told her. She then asked, "So it's ok to rub your feet and if you go into labor  you're at the right point?". I smiled and said "Yep!".

However, nothing really happened after that. Except....Later that day and since then (all week) I've had some here and there painful contractions. Wooohoo! Let's get this going. I've timed a few and there is no real pattern to them...yet. Just keeping an eye out. We're on baby watch people, it's go time, er...or close to. 

I posted on facebook asking what other's thought my due date would be. I got a wide variety of answers. Most hoovering around Sept 10-11, 16, and then past my due date (which is the 17th). So we'll see what actually pans out. 

We have our bags packed and ready by the door just in case.


Lib at Truly His said...

So happy for yall!! You are almost there!!! :)

Jessie Szmanda said...

Is that baby here yet!! I am dying to meet him/her!!