38 Weeks


Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, about the size of a leek...about 19 1/2 inches and around 6.8 pounds!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I think my scale at home is off...it always measures under.  So we'll say still up 26 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Actually haven't been too bad this week...I had a few spring shirts just in case it got warm, and it has been, so I've been able to break out a couple of new things this week!

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Emma Ramey

Belly Button In/Out: Flat, occasionally an outie.  She was kicking a few nights ago and actually kicked me right in the belly button, and I had a definite outie for a few minutes!

Stretch Marks: Besides the belly button scar, nothing!
Labor Signs: A whole lot of nothing this week.  Braxton Hicks like normal, and maybe one or two real contractions, but definitely nothing big.

Movement: She's been doing a lot of the slinking across my belly this week.  No big movements anymore, but I'll occasionally see her move!

Sleep: Is VERY difficult.  I have to wake up every time I change positions now, so probably about once an hour.  Add in bathroom trips during the night and it becomes very difficult to get a good night's sleep.  Still having to do Tylenol PM sometimes.

What I miss: I can't wait to function again!

What I am looking forward to: We've decided we're having a nothing day this weekend...it's going to be a LONG time before we get another one, so we're enjoying our time while we have it!

Cravings/Aversions: Still just really thirsty all of the time...I'm wondering if I'm retaining a lot of it? 

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, the occasional "real" contraction, swollen ankles, achy, especially in the morning and especially in my legs, insomnia.

Best Moment This Week: Making it through yesterday without going into labor! :)  I really didn't want to have her on February 29th...the leap year baby jokes have always gotten on my nerves.  So I was very thankful she decided to keep on baking through that one (and that she's still healthy and not coming early, of course)!
 
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