Friday, July 19, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 weeks
Size: Length of a leek (~20 inches)
Maternity clothes? Since I am no longer working, I live in yoga pants and maternity tops. My Lululemon jackets have been awesome this pregnancy and I am still squeezing into them (although one of them is pretty short).
Symptoms: I am more tired than I was in the first trimester - I could sleep all afternoon. Pressure, cramping, headaches, etc. 
Sleep: Sleep is still great - knock on wood.
Best moment this week: Our last pregnant Paxti's date. It's been a fun monthly date, but I think I'll hold off on going to Paxti's once the baby is here! I wonder how much pizza I've consumed this pregnancy?

I busted out the baby equipment manuals since I have no idea how to set-up and break-down anything. The pack n' play is now ready to go in our room for the first few weeks/months (no idea) baby A is home. Yay!
Worst moment of the week: Feeling like a whale all the time. Yoga is so hard now!
Miss anything? Moving around comfortably - everything is awkward and I am coming up with creative ways to pick stuff up off the ground (i.e. dog toys, laundry, etc.)
Movement: Tons - and ouch. I am really happy when he gets the hiccups because I can tell he is still head down.
Food cravings: Baked goods
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular, but I still feel sick in the morning.

Have you started to show yet: :)
Labor signs: Pressure, contractions, etc., but nothing immediate.
Belly Button in or out? Flattish-outtie
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! And ready. 
Looking forward to: Going into labor.
Baby A, length of a leek
What's the baby up to?
  • Baby is about 20 inches and weighs about 7.5 pounds.
  • The soft down, which covered the body throughout the pregnancy, is now disappearing.
  • The body fat is continuing to build up, baby putting on about 1oz a day.
  • The wrinkled skin is becoming 'baby' smooth.
  • The baby may have reached its final birth position.
Development is complete, baby's main job is to gain weight. The body continues laying on the fat stores at a rate of about an ounce a day, that will help regulate his or her body temperature after birth.
Baby may have a full head of hair now, an inch or more long, but some babies are born with only peach fuzz. Speaking of hair, most of the downy coat of lanugo that covered your baby for weeks has disappeared.
This week, your baby weighs around seven and a half pounds and measures about 20 inches head to toe. You are almost at the end of your pregnancy. Your weight should not increase much from this point. It should remain between 25 and 35 pounds until delivery (hit 24lbs!).


  1. Baby A is getting closer to introducing himself to his family :)

  2. Hurry up Baby A! Doesn't that son of yours know we are all waiting to meet him???