38 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 38 Weeks  

Size of baby: Little one is almost 6 1/2 pounds and about 19 1/2 inches head to heel, about the size (length) of a leek.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 33 pounds.  I have only gained one pound in the last 5 weeks (which is fine).  It means Mary is stealing all of my calories and then some. :)

Maternity Clothes:  I am wearing all maternity clothes, except for a couple of shirts and pajamas.  There are so many cute clothes out this summer- I am ready to not be pregnant so I can wear cuter things!

Gender:  It's a girl!  Mary Isabelle (see this post about her name)

Movement:  You can watch my abdomen shift around when she's busy... and she's busy a lot these days!  She gets the hiccups usually 2-3 times a day.  They are getting stronger and are good because that means she's swallowing okay and practicing her breathing.  Her pokes, jabs, and kicks have gotten stronger- she likes to stretch out into my side with her feet.  She is starting to run out of room!  She has dropped some although she still has some more to go.

Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours. It is increasingly hard to get comfortable and I find that I don't sleep so great anymore.  I guess I'm being prepared for the nights ahead once she's born.

What I miss:  Sleeping on my back!  I cannot wait to lay flat again!

Cravings: I am over the apple craving.  I am not craving anything in particular right now.

Symptoms:  Oh the heartburn!  The heartburn has actually turned into acid reflux, although, now that she's dropped some this has gotten better.  Zantac is still my best friend.  If it's true what they say- that heartburn in pregnancy means the baby will have hair then this child is destined to have a head full!    I have puffy feet and ankles that are a mainstay now- although some days are better than others.  My hips and pelvic bones are sore and getting themselves in shape for birth- but that alone is partly what is making it so hard to sleep. I still can't really complain too much and I try not to! 


anita said...

It won't be long and you'll be meeting your sweet Mary face to face... nothing sweeter, and all the aches & pains will be in the past.
Love you, mom