Thursday, November 29, 2012

38 Weeks

It's been almost a month since I did one of these!
Weight Gain: I don't want to talk about it anymore.  I thought I was getting a single stretch mark on the bottom of my belly so I started getting crazy about applying cocoa butter again.  I use The Body Shop Cocoa Butter and it smells amazing.  I'm using so much of it when I get in the shower, water beads up on my belly. I have to scrub it off and reapply when I get out but it's working wonderfully!
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Body Shop


Baby's size: We have reached Watermelon status.  6.5 lbs. approx.

Sleep: I want to sleep ALL. THE. TIME.  I don't sleep terribly at night but I wake up every hour and switch sides because my hips get sore.  Once I've sat up and rolled myself over, I go right back to sleep. I felt so bad about 3 weeks ago I overheard Aidan telling Adam all I do is sleep on the sofa when we get home from school.  That was a little bit of an exaggeration but I didn't want him to think of me that way so I've stopped napping and we are doing a lot more in the afternoons. Even if I just sit on the front stoop and throw the ball to him.
Maternity Clothes: I wear the same pair of maternity jeans almost every day.  I've never dried them and they still look great. Love my maternity tanks and a cardigan.

Food cravings: I was dying for Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving. I made it and ate the entire casserole over about 4 days.  Besides that I can't think of the last time I craved something.

Food aversions: The thought of all fast food. And I just want small meals.  

Symptoms:  My ankles stay swollen for the most part.  And I jinxed myself getting excited that my sciatic nerve wasn't going to bother me this pregnancy.  He's on it and it hurts!  

Doctor’s Appointment: I'm now seeing my Dr. every week.  Last week Adam joined me and we were hoping to hear I had made some {ANY} progress but no dice.  Not dilated or effaced at all. No big deal.  We did my Strep B test which is always pleasant.  Adam asked a million questions.  He has to know why they do everything they do.  My Dr. and the nurses love him for being so interested.  Baby's heartbeat was 156 and I go back this Friday. 

Gender: BOY. Sweet Kellan Adam.

Movement:  He moves.  Mostly at night when I'm just laying down trying to get to sleep.  I love it.  

Belly Button: Half outie, Half innie.  Hurts like crazy. 

Favorite Moment This Week: Finally getting to hang the fourth Christmas stocking I've had socked away with my Christmas decorations for years!  Watching Aidan decorate his Christmas tree that we put in his room was so much fun too!

What I’m looking forward to: Meeting this baby!!! Seeing Aidan with him for the first time. I get chills thinking about it!

What I miss: Holding Aidan. He still asks when he's really tired and if Adam picks him up first and hands him to me, I'm fine.  It's the whole bending over and lifting him that is not a good idea.   My girlfriend Amanda asked me today what food I am most looking forward to and hands down it's sushi. I can't wait.

38 Week Photo
I put Aidan to bed and bundled up to help supervise Adam hang some Christmas lights on the house. At this point I had come in for a minute to try and warm up.  I loved the time we got to spend together.  We joked about how useless I am (it was taking me five minutes to walk a hammer across the yard to him) and how cute I thought his bum looked from afar while he was on the roof.  Ah the glamorous life.

1 comment:

Kate G. said...

I love it! I need to read your updates before I do mine because you always remind me of things I forget... I hear you on small meals-- feels like I had gastric bypass or something. Stinks because I love eating... You look great, I can't believe how close you are!!!