10.04.2012

38 (Almost 39) Week Update

How far along?: 38 weeks and 5 days! We are in the home stretch now!

Weight gain/loss: It's been more of a weight seesaw during the 3rd trimester and I am retaining water at a rate that would make the Water Boy jealous, but still a total loss of 15lbs during the pregnancy...though I am sure that if you cut off my incredibly swollen feet that number would drop even more...

Maternity clothes?: Nope, wore regular clothes the whole pregnancy!

Stretch marks?: Gained about 4 new ones in the 3rd trimester, but they'll just blend in with the rest.

Sleep?: What is this sleep that you speak of?

Best moment this week?: Hard to pick one, it is all getting incredibly real for us. We've been driving around with the carseat all week and it is weird to think that in just another week or so, it won't be empty!

Food cravings: If you can envision a baby with a Chocolate Poptart body, Twizzler legs, and Tootsie Roll arms, that is what we are likely to get based on my pregnancy cravings...
Gender: Still a Baby HerFace!

Belly button in or out?: Still in...but it won't hold out much longer!

Movement?: Yep, unless it is time for one of our twice weekly Non-Stress tests (we're being monitored since she is a little underweight--they think this is due to my age and the way that the placenta functions in us older gals) and then she wants to go silent. You have to lay there all hooked up until they record so many movements in a 20 minute time period, our shortest visit has been 30 minutes, our longest was just under 3 hours!
What I miss?: Walking without waddling and the ability to do anything with any amount of speed or grace...

What I’m looking forward to: Finally meeting her...and the epidural, of course.

2 comments:

LeeLu Creations said...

Can't wait to meet Baby HerFace!

Karrie Shew said...

so happy for you!! praying that that all goes well :) you are going to be a wonderful mommy!