Wednesday, March 3, 2010

38 Weeks :)

38 glorious (and some not so glorious) weeks of pregnancy... and here we are! I'm having the most emotional week of my life so far, with being so ready for pregnancy to be over and for us to finally meet our little girl and finding out that next Wednesday will be the latest we'll have to wait until this amazing journey comes to a new beginning. It's a little bittersweet in a sense. I've had my rough weeks, but all in all this pregnancy has been an enjoyable and easy one. I thank God everyday for what he's blessed us with so far. As much as I'd like to complain sometimes about my painful feet and leg swelling, the fact that I have to struggle to wipe because my belly is too big to manuever around, and how Jack has to help me with the simplest tasks like rolling over, standing up, or God forbid bending down if I've dropped something, I stop myself and think about the fact that God has allowed us to experience this miracle that not everyone will get to experience. How He has given us a constant reminder of His greatness. It's all becoming so surreal... we will meet our little girl within a week. Until then (who am I kidding, I'm sure this is only the beginning!) I'll cry at any song that mentions the word "baby", and every time I look in the mirror or feel her kick my emotions will get the best of me. What a wonderful feeling this is. :)

**How far along? 38 Weeks

**Total weight gain/loss: Around 43 total.

**How big is baby?: She's measuring a whopping 8 - 8 1/2 lbs.

*Maternity clothes? I have maybe 2 shirts that cover my belly. Oh well... no one has dared to say anything... they know better. ;)

**Stretch marks? They're like kudzu. I hate them.

**Sleep: It's getting a little ridiculous with the pee trips. haha - I'm up like 6 times a night now.

**Best moment this week: Scheduling baby girl's eviction date!

**Movement: She responds to her daddy's voice (and I melt).

**Food cravings: Does craving drinks count? I feel like I can't get enough to drink! It has to be something light too, not like orange juice or milk.

**Gender: Sweet baby girl!

**Labor Signs: Contractions are getting more intense, but nothing really timable yet obviously!

**Belly Button in or out? It looks so gross! It's waaaay out there.

**What I am looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl. :)

**Weekly Wisdom: I told you I'd tell you if all the old wives' tales were a joke or not... my opinion? Partially. Well, all of them except one, and I'm not going into detail about that one. I'll let you figure it out on your own. ;)

**Milestones: 3 cm's, 90% effaced... I call that a milestone! hehe

1 comment:

  1. 1. I'm a little jealous that you see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think our little girl is camping out in there for a couple more weeks.

    2. I totally agree about what a blessing it is that God chose us to be a part of the miracle of becoming mommies. I know my daughter belongs to Him. I'm glad He trusts me enough to love and take care of her for a little while. :)

    3. My maternity shirts don't always cover my belly anymore, either. I REFUSE to buy any more maternity clothes though!

    4. I like the reference to kudzu. I used to live in TN where they have a ton of it. No one knows what kudzu is out here in CO.

    5. The only thing I've craved this entire pregnancy is drinks. Slushies, iced tea, juice...

    6. Your maternity pictures are beautiful!

    That's all for now!

    Your fellow 38 weeker,