Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bumpdate: Week 38

38 weeks!  Sh*t is getting real over here y'all!  My husband and I are realizing that our time is limited and we are about to be willing slaves to a tiny tiny baby.  We have decided to go out like champs with a couples massage to kiss our peace and quite goodbye in style.

Size of the baby: I have two apps, one says swiss chard and the other says a baby bok choi, approx 6.5 pounds which hasn't changed since last week.

Total weight gain: Holding steady at 28 pounds

Maternity clothes:  Oh yes...

Gender:  Tiny baby girl

Nursery:  We ordered the bookcase finally!  The baskets are already organized so as soon as I can get it set up and the books/baskets on the shelves we can say done Done DONE.

Sleep: I was sleeping really well until about mid week and then THE dreams started.  Vivid, sometimes horrible, terrifying dreams.  Basically everything from a bad labor to something happening to the baby to fights between my husband and I - all nightmares, all waking me up in a panic.  I've heard that when you are preggo you can have very "real" dreams but I didn't realize that it would be quite like this.  I'm having straight night terrors and I'm hoping they stop soon because I am actually scared to go to sleep now.

What I miss:  Feeling like myself, I'm having trouble moving and getting comfortable in my own skin.  It's difficult to dress this 38 week preggo body too, I have limited options.

Cravings:  I can still tear up some chocolate milk, OJ, and ice cream.  No real cravings though, in fact most of the time I let R pick what to eat because I have no preference.  I'm still smacking some cinnamon gum though.

Other symptoms:  My belly itches, I'm reapplying my belly butter 2-3x per day.  It's hard to get up during the night, I have lots of aches and pains in my pelvis and lower back.  Every time I get up from the chair/floor/couch/bed I let out lots of grunts and groans.  I've had some mild swelling but the doctor says it's normal.

Best Moments:  So many!!!  I went for my 37 week appointment and I'm GBS negative - woot!  No antibiotics for this girl.  The tiny one is measuring a bit small but the doctor said it was nothing to worry about.

 I've been spoiled this week - my coworkers gave me a shower on Monday and we received so many cute gifts!

Then I was given flowers for Registered Dietitian Day on Wednesday:

Spoiled I tell you!  And on Friday I was given a shower at my second clinic, there was a nice spread of food in the break room but the decorations for the throw down were hidden in our conference room.

And I ended the week with a deluxe pedicure on Friday.  Ready for my close up?

We have booked a couple of massages at the end of the week and we plan to keep the appointment as long as she cooperates and bakes a little longer.  I've been working Saturdays to prepare for my leave and I still feel so behind - ready or not she is coming so the next couple of weeks we are along for the ride.
 6 weeks / 14 week pregnancy reveal / 15 weeks
 16 weeks / 17 weeks / 18 weeks
 19 weeks / 20 weeks / 21 weeks 
 22 weeks / 23 weeks / 24 weeks
 25 weeks / 26 weeks / 27 weeks
 28 weeks / 29 weeks / 30 weeks
 31 weeks / 32 weeks / 33 weeks
 34 weeks / 35 weeks / 36 weeks
37 weeks


  1. Cute bumpdate! I'm due with my second next week and its crazy how fast time is flying by!

  2. You may have just inspired me to finally go get a mani. I have totally neglected my swollen feet!!!