How far along? 38 weeks!
Weight gain/loss: At this point it's just a stash so that breastfeeding can get off to a great start, right? New mental coping mechanism.
Feeling: Doing okay overall, but really just very, very ready to be done. Everyone talks about how the last few weeks of pregnancy drag on - but seriously, when pregnancy has been dragging since week five when you first started having constant nausea, by week 38 you are just done.
Maternity clothes? I wear tank tops and pajama pants at home. If I happen to leave the house (rare), I wear the same shirt/jeans for two or three or four days. Maternity clothes are only fun when you have a little bitty bump to show off. Once you get to this point...it's all meh.
Sleep: Yeah I don't want to talk about this. I managed to get about six hours of interrupted sleep last night. And it was probably the best night all week. Bring on the newborn, I'm not sleeping anyway.
Food cravings: Last night I decided that we had to go have Buffalo Wild Wings. In a meager attempt to "spicy food" her out, I ordered something above the "green" level on the spicy scale. So far it hasn't worked. Otherwise, I just miss the things I'm not supposed to have.
Gender: Hope she is a girl since I ordered her a custom purple blanket this week and there is a pink Baby's First Christmas ornament on our tree...
What I miss? Oh, pretty much everything about not being pregnant.
Best moment this week: Last weekend was nice, we went on two walks on Saturday because the weather was gorgeous. Otherwise the week has really dragged on.
What I'm looking forward to: Next Monday I will be 38 weeks and 3 days - which is when Lincoln was born. I'm pretty sure I am going to cry if she is not out by then. Second babies are supposed to come earlier, right? If you have a story about how your second child came later than your first, please wait until my baby is born to share it with me. Because right now I cannot be held responsible for my actions. I really want to have the baby here by Thanksgiving, which is less than a week away. I realize I don't get a choice in the matter, but the food is going to taste awful if I am still super pregnant. :\
Next Appointment: November 21 at 38 weeks, 5 days.
Just for fun - here's a comparison photo. What do you think? Am I having a baby within the next few days?
|Yes, 38 weeks happened to fall on the 16th both pregnancies. Coincidence?|
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