38 Weeks… 2 more weeks to go! Where has the time gone? I remember thinking “Oh, I have plenty of time to do this or that…” Nope, time’s up! He could come any day now. Wow, I feel so unprepared! I really can’t wait to meet him, though. Part of me wants to hit pause and the other wants to fast forward to the action!
What is baby up to? According to MSN Health, “Your baby weighs about 6 pounds, 6 ounces by now and measures about 13.4 inches in length from crown to rump. Fat is still accumulating, although growth is slower now. You may notice that your weight gain has decreased or ceased. Since your baby has had the muscles to suck and swallow amniotic fluid, waste material has been accumulating in his or her intestines. Cells shed from the intestines, dead skin cells, and lanugo hair are some of the waste products that contribute to meconium, a greenish-black substance that constitutes your baby’s first bowel movement.” Baby’s first poop. How cute. Just kidding, but it’s crazy that he’s pretty much fully developed in there!
Total Weight Gain: My unofficial estimate is approximately a billion pounds. Either that or about 38.
My Body: Once again, not much has changed with me in the looks department. Still huge. Still kind of have a bellybutton. Still wearing my rings. Still no new marks. However, how I’m feeling has definitely changed. I can’t really explain it, but something feels imminent… like anything could happen at any moment. I know I’m just hyping myself up and that most first time moms don’t deliver very early. I still just can’t shake the feeling that it might happen sooner rather than later. A lot of it is just wishful thinking, though, because I have been miserable this week. I haven’t gotten any rest, my belly burns, I’ve had so many contractions, I get car sick, and my back aches like nobody’s business. Yes, I’m complaining. I figure whining about it on the blog is better than torturing everyone around me 24/7. Forgive me?!
Maternity Clothes: I can barely fit in anything. At this point, I wish I had actually bought more than a few maternity tops. The “regular” shirts I’ve been wearing barely reach my pants! I probably wear the same three outfits on repeat, but let’s be real… I was never very fashionable anyway. If the fashion gods are listening, I swear I will do better if you let me get my body back after baby. Actually, just let me be able to run… or walk… again. I’ll be forever grateful.
Cravings: I’m still having a full-on love affair with ice.
Sleep: ??? No. Just no.
Baby Items Bought/Received: Nothing this week, but we’re going on our last baby shopping binge this weekend. Baby M, it’s all for you. I hope you are very, very smart and can take care of us when we are poor.
Best Baby Moment: There wasn’t a specific moment that I can remember, but it honestly feels like he’s already here. We talk about him, we talk to him… He’s definitely already a member of this dysfunctional fam.
Goals: I’m trying not to rush through these last few days. I’m one of those people that wants what I want… now. It’s hard for me to be patient, but I know I need to be for the baby. He’ll come when he’s ready.
Worries: I’ve been panicking that we will forget something when we go to the hospital. Yes, out of all the legitimate concerns I could have… that’s what I’m worried about. I need help.