Nothing new happening here, I’m still pregnant (as expected) and just waiting on our little one’s arrival. All signs point to her taking her sweet time getting here, but we’ll see in the coming 9 days left until her due date. She’s head down and butt up just as she should be thankfully, but beyond that I’ve had none of the classic signs of impending labor.
I can’t do much of anything anymore because my belly is so enormous and I get so tired so easily. I can’t even remember what it was like to be able to skip and bend over easily to grab things, or not knock things off of counter-tops. After birth I’ll be so happy to have my body to myself again but I will miss having my little girl with me all the time and seeing her little bum slide across my stomach.
How far along? 38 Weeks.
Trimester? 3rd!!! Wooo final phase. 9 days left till my due date, we made it to June!
Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained 30 lbs, no gain since last week. I measured my belly and it’s 42 inches, crazy!
Baby size: Leek (I swear these comparisons make no sense at all), 19.61 inches from head to toe, 6.61 – 6.83 lbs.
Maternity clothes? The maternity leggings from Motherhood and Target are heavenly. I didn’t really buy maternity tops, a few but mostly just larger tanks, my enormous belly has finally outgrown my normal shirts (which I was still wearing all the time). I also got a couple t-shirt dresses from Target and they are so comfortable.
Stretch marks? Unfortunately genetics have won, I have developed stretchies and they have grown. I was really hoping to escape this fate and religiously greased myself up (and continue to grease) at least 4 times a day with many products, but alas, as I had previously read creams are nonsense. Genetics determine all. There’s no secret preventative tool, if you escape stretchie hell, you’re just genetically blessed (and I hate you lol).
Sleep: Sleep sucks right now. I can’t sleep on my sides anymore because it causes too much pelvic pain. I have to sleep on my back with a pillow under 1 side (to tilt me away from lying completely on my back), with the bed elevated. It’s not the best. I wake up to pee once a night and am just generally miserable. I do sleep though which is nice, some people don’t get any sleep.
Best moment this week: Spending time with Brian, even when we don’t do anything. I like just absorbing his essence and enjoying the last few days of our life just revolving around us (we will still always make us priority number 1, babies are an amazing gift but we are each other’s forever).
Have you told family and friends: Yes! We announced on Christmas with a surprise reveal which was really fun.
Movement: Baby has started keeping me up at night with her hands playing near my hip bones and her kicking my organs. She’s getting really strong! She can’t roll around anymore but she makes her presence known through her limb jabs.
Food cravings: No cravings, I just hate my testing days and love my free days. Pregnancy cravings haven’t really been a thing for me.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just smells as usual, mostly Cashew’s fish whispers and the smell of human breath which I swear I can smell from a mile away.
Have you started to show yet: Yes! Feeling enormous and disgusting!!!!! I officially waddle.
Leakage: Yep pretty much every day a couple times, but only a little.
Gender prediction: We are having a lady, confirmed via anatomy scan at 18 weeks. We also did a Sneak Peek blood test at 10 weeks.
Labor Signs: Not really, just Braxton Hicks and mild cramping every day. Still have my plug and all that good stuff.
Belly Button in or out? I have a full flatty. My inny wasn’t super deep so it’s as “out” as it’s going to get.
Wedding rings on or off? Off, at the end of 34 weeks swelling started. It’s mild but enough that when combined with the humidity here, I just don’t like the feel of my ring anymore. I got an Amazon silicone ring, I don’t like wearing nothing.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m so happy but I do have weepy spells every few days.
Weekly Wisdom: Whatever happens just roll with it. You can’t control what goes on in your womb-sack so just be happy, calm, and hope for the best!
Milestones: Less than 10 days left till baby! We’ve entered the single digits and June!