Saturday, March 2, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 27 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes.The black leggings that I have been living in have started getting a little bit tight and bothersome around the belly.  My mom had recently bought me some pajama pants from Pea in the Pod and they are sooooooo soft.  I also love that they don't come all of the way up my belly like the leggings.  I have recently started wearing them to work.  Yes, I wear pajamas to work.  I have worn them so much in the last few weeks that I bought another pair to make sure that they do not get too worn out so that I can wear them at the hospital and after Leland arrives. 
Stretch marks? No. Keeping my fingers crossed!  Still love using my Mama Belly Oil.  I have also packed this in my "labor" bag to bring to the hospital.  In this bag I have a heating pad, some lotion, Mama Belly Oil, a massage tool, hair ties, some LUNA bars, and a carton of Coconut Water from Whole Foods! 
Sleep: Sleeping great!  I go to sleep about 8:30pm every night and wake up around midnight and 5:00am to go to the bathroom.  I always fall back asleep quickly at midnight but if Leland is moving about, which he sometimes is, around 5:00am I often stay awake until my alarm goes off. 
 Other symptoms: These past 2 weeks my cheeks have been getting very flushed.  Nate asked me if I had been sunbathing because I looked sunburned.  On Monday I was a little short of breath, not anything out of the ordinary but I had not been doing anything to make this occur.  I went to Publix to take my BP and it was about 140/90 which for me is SUPER high.  Normally I am about 110/60.  I called the midwives and they said that those machines are often not calibrated and wrong more times than not.  She said to relax and if I had any other symptoms then to call back.  I have felt fine.  We had an appointment on Friday, 38 weeks, and they took my BP like they always do and it was 141/96...super high for me.  There was no protein in my urine so that is positive and I do not have any other symptoms.  This weekend I get to pee in a brown folded up milk carton looking device for 24 hours and then I go back on Monday morning to deliver my urine and get checked again.  Hopefully it will be lower!  
Best moment this week:  We had our 38 week appointment and the midwife said he was measuring about 6 and a half pounds and predicted he would be about 7 pounds 1 ounce.  It was so surreal to hear that because I have been imagining a 9-10 pound baby coming out!  She assured me that i would NOT be having that big of a baby unless I was hiding him somewhere.  His heartbeat was great and he is still moving around in there.  Lately it feels as though he is holding onto my right hip bone.  Very weird. 
Movement: Yes! Even though he is getting way bigger in there he is moving a lot.
Food cravings:  not too many "cravings" but I have been STARVING!!  I eat all of the time and can still pack away a TON of food! COCONUT WATER!!!  I have also LOVED having this tea that my lil' sis got me.  It's called Get Maternal by Republic of Tea.  It's so delicious and I don't need to add anything to it because it is the perfect amount of sweet! 
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope! 
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah!!
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions are becoming more frequent and intense but not painful.  Leland has definitely dropped a significant amount.  I often wondered if the pregnant mom could feel her baby sitting lower and the answer is YES.  One of my friends said that towards the end if felt like she had a watermelon between her knees.  I am not there yet.  I compared it to a cantaloupe between my thighs! Also, my new favorite pregnancy term that I have learned is "lightning crotch".  The shooting pain sensation you feel in your pubic bone because baby is pressing his head onto a nerve.  It stops in me in my tracks and is a sensation I have never felt before!!  Haha.  Weird but normal!
Belly Button in or out?  Still IN but totally FLAT!  Sometimes when I am having a braxton hicks contraction It gets a little concave cause my belly torpedoes out.  Crazy. 
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding ring is on, engagement ring is off. 
Happy or Moody: Happy!
  Looking forward to: I am looking forward to having this baby and seeing when he will look like and act like!!  I have been a little anxious this past week or so about the actual birth but I think that is normal! 


  1. Did you have your baby??


    I read your blog weekly. I'm 35 weeks and wondering why you haven't posted for a week.

    1. YES! i went into labor on Sunday night the 10th and he was born on monday at 2:59pm 3/11/13!! we are getting settled and i hope to update very soon!!

      thanks for reading!! and good luck to you these next couple of weeks!! it's an UNBELIEVABLE experience!!

  2. Congrats! Can't wait to join the club!!!