Sunday, July 29, 2012

38

Size of baby: Baby boy weighs around 7 pounds now and is around 20 inches.  He will continue to gain about a 1/2 pound each remaining week.  

Symptoms: The shots of pelvic pain continue to come (and oftentimes at the most inconvenient times).  I find myself grabbing my crotch in the middle of a parking lot, because putting pressure there seems to help...awkward! I've felt a few contractions this past week.  They tend to come when I am on my daily walk, but don't last very long.  According to my NST this week, I had about 4 in a forty five minute span (but those I didn't feel at all).  


Progress: Just a little bit from Week 37... my cervix this week was nice and soft and I was dilated a whole whopping 1 cm.  Hey progress is progress...that's 1 cm down.  

Weight Gain:  +38 pounds  

Sleep:  I'm still getting up on average about 3 times a night to pee.  Fortunately, I have been able to fall back to sleep quite quickly.  I've had some CRAZY dreams this week, which I haven't had since the 2nd trimester.  The hips are still numb when I get up in the morning.  My hands are also numb and it's very hard to bend my fingers.  Anyone else experiencing this w/the hands?I've really been enjoying sleeping in late til like 9 or 10.  I know this won't last much longer, so I am soaking it all up!   

Maternity Clothes: I'm down to about a 3 shirt rotation now, along with a few dresses.  The others shirts just aren't long enough anymore.  It is what it is.  :) 

What I Miss: Being more active w/my husband - I miss our evening summer bike rides and tennis matches.  Since he is going back to work tomorrow, it looks like this will have to wait til next summer.  

What I'm Looking Forward To: Two NST's this week and our 39 week appointment on Friday.  This will be my last appt before our official due date.  Crazy!!!

Fun Purchases: 
I have read so many blogs of new mommies that swear the aden and anias swaddling blankets are the best because of their large size and breath-ability.  I'm super excited that my dear sister ordered me two 4 packs of them for baby boy.  
She also ordered us the storage baskets we wanted for our bookcase/organizer.  Thank you sissy!!! Here is our bookcase from The Land of Nod:

And here are the storage baskets that were ordered from PBK: (we did not embroider them)
Bump Update: A good friend of ours rented a pontoon boat for the day ...so we took it out today and it was such a relaxing, feel-good day (sad it's over).  


38 weeks & 4 days

5 comments:

Pam said...

Those blankets are great! We have two packs of them, and even though he's not swaddled in them anymore, we still use them a lot.

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I love your picture! The shirt you have is too cute! My fingers are also totally numb. I can't hold a pen or make a fist. My dr said its form the swelling that carpel tunnel symptoms.

M said...

You still look great! He is almost here!

amy said...

You look amazing :) Can't wait to "meet" the babe. Hope all is well, he should be here soon!!

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