Tuesday, April 22, 2014

38 Week Bumpdate

It's so crazy that this will be my last baby bump post. I can't believe we're down to less than a week already!!

How Far Along: 38 Weeks + 1 day (Less than a week to go!)
(You can check out my 38 week post from when I was pregnant with Jackson here.)

 Size of Baby: (According to babycenter.com) 38 weeks: Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she is over 19 1/2 inches long (about the size of a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 33 pounds total.

 Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes and growing out of some of them. :-( I am so ready to be back in normal clothes again.

Gender: Its a GIRL!! Our sweet Avery Rose.

Movement: Yes, she's moving around, but her movements are a little different now that she's taking up so much room.

Food Cravings: I haven't really had any cravings this whole pregnancy, but I have been really liking ice cream lately. :-)

What I miss: Just being able to do normal things without feeling tired or out of breath. I also miss being able to wear my wedding rings, which I haven't been able to wear for quite some time now. :-(

Sleep: Not great. I'm having to get up several times a night to use the restroom and just can't seem to get comfortable sometimes. It's so hard to roll over in bed too. :-(

Symptoms: Feeling very tired, having a few Braxton Hicks contractions, some cramping here and there, heartburn and some minimal swelling in my legs, feet and hands. I'm also having an occasional sharp pain in my pelvis, which is not very fun and occasional sciatic nerve pain again. 

Best Moment this week: Celebrating my birthday with my MIL and SIL's Saturday and then celebrating Easter with family on Sunday.

What I am looking forward to: At this point, I'm just really ready to meet my sweet girl on (or before) April 28th!! :-)

38 Week Check Up: I had my last ever baby appointment yesterday. There was no progress from my last 2 appointments. I'm still 1 cm dilated and the baby is still pretty high. So I fully expect to go until the 28th. I'm measuring 40 weeks pregnant, so 2 weeks ahead. I'm expecting Avery to be at least 8 lbs. and the doctor seemed to agree with me. I was measuring 39 weeks at my 38 week appointment with Jackson and he weighed 8lbs. 12ozs. however, he was born at 40 weeks and Avery will be born at 39, so who knows really. It's just a guess. 
Regardless, I just really can't wait to meet her and hold her in my arms. I'm trying really hard to be patient and take it easy this last week. I want to spend as much time as possible with Jackson as this is going to be such a big adjustment for him. I can't wait to see how he reacts to the baby and I'm praying its a smooth transition for him. 

We are pretty much ready to go. The only things we have left to do are finish packing our bag, pack Jackson's bag and install the infant car seat in my car. 

So now we just wait and pray that everything goes well next Monday. :-)

Comparison of me 38 weeks pregnant with Jackson and 38 weeks pregnant with Avery.