Tuesday, June 5, 2012

38 Weeks

I’m officially a stay-at-home-mom now…aka a SAHM.  Well I guess I need the baby to make it really official, but it has been nice being home the last couple days and having “me” time so I can catch up on stuff.  It was sad leaving work last Friday, though – I thought I would be beyond excited to leave but it was much harder than I thought.  Not sure if that means I’ll be anxious to get back into the workplace sometime in the future?  At this point we’re planning on me staying home until December or January and then seeing how things are at that point.  Everyone keeps telling me how lucky I am to be able to do this, and I do realize that…but it’s still a huge change.  I’m sure I’ll be posting more about this in the next few months.

My last doctor’s appointment was last Wednesday and not too much progress had been made at that point.  My cervix is softening but not dilating yet.  I’m curious to see if I am dilated at all this Friday, as I’ve felt more pelvic pressure when walking around.  I’ve had more BH contractions, but they never last for more than 5 seconds and don’t really hurt at all.  Haven’t really felt the urge to nest, though I did spend a good 90 minutes cleaning our bathroom last night. 

  • How far along?: 38 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  Pumpkin. A PUMPKIN?  My God, I hope it doesn’t look like I’m carrying a pumpkin.  
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +28-30.
  • The Bump:  Feeling huge.
  • Symptoms: More of the same.  And I feel like my internal body temperature is 10 degrees hotter than it normally is, which means our central air has been on already for the past couple weeks. 
  • Food Cravings:  Nothing in particular.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: Really can’t complain…still waking up just once or twice a night to pee.
  • What I miss: Being able to shop for regular clothes…I went to the outlets today and found some non-maternity tops that are nursing friendly, but it’s so hard to judge what size I’ll be without a bump.  I was inbetween sizes before I got pregnant so it really depended on how the top was cut and the material.  And I bought nursing bras today in a cup size two larger than what I normally wear to be safe…UGH.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: Engagement/wedding rings are off, anniversary band is on.
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  We have picked THE one :)  It’s a secret until he’s born, though.
  • Movement: Still moving all the time, it’s mostly just his feet now that I feel the most. 
  • Maternity Clothes: Just about all maternity. 
  • Labor Signs: Cervix is softening, some BH contractions.
  • Best Moment of the Week: Waking up Monday morning to no alarm…amazing feeling.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: lots of plans this week to keep me busy…Mom comes up tomorrow for a lunch date, another lunch date on Thursday with a past co-worker, meeting up with the girls Thursday evening, and then doctor’s appointment on Friday.
  • 38 Week Pic:

    38 Weeks

    And what I wore today…maternity tank from Old Navy, open cardigan from Old Navy, maternity jeans from Kohl’s

    38 Weeks2


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