|Hopefully my last belly shot with Samantha ;)|
How far along? 38 weeks!!! If someone would have told me that I would get this far 8 months ago, I never would have believed them. Just as I never thought that I would be one of them women who would endure months of bed rest after my water broke at 23 weeks, that experience led me to believe there is no way I would have a "normal" pregnancy again. And here we are, sitting every day waiting to see if it will be the day Samantha decided to come out :)
Weight gain/loss: 42 pounds. Down a little from last week, but I have no appetite and feel like I'm constantly trying to force myself to eat.
Maternity Clothes? I was thisclose to buying more the other day. But reminded myself I have 2 weeks tops and it's silly to buy clothes that will get worn only a couple of times. I have a couple pairs of pants that fit, but nearly all my shirts are far too short, so I've resorted to borrowing from Dusty on days I don't think I'm going to see anyone :P
Stretch Marks? Nope.
Sleep? Hit and Miss. Some nights I can get a good several hours without getting up for anything, and then some nights I'm up for 4 hours in the middle of the night with back aches and cramping so bad I have to take an hour long bath at 3 in the morning.
Best moment this week? Feeling ready. There hasn't been a single day in the last week where we haven't been ready for her to come out. The house is clean, laundry and dishes are always caught up on, fridge and cupboards are stocked, car seat is installed, labor bag and camera bag are in the car. Now we're just waiting for little miss to decide she wants to come to the outside :)
Food Cravings? Milk. Still.
Belly Button, in or out? Out.
What I miss? Being able to easily get out of bed!
Weekly Wisdom? Even though time feels like it is dragging by, the days really aren't. Enjoy them!
Upcoming Appointments? Wednesday is my 38 week appointment. We'll make some decisions on what we're going to do for delivery (assuming she isn't born by then, which I'm hoping she is!!) and Dusty and I have talked. If we go the cesarean route, I think we are going to schedule it for November 11 (if we can), I know it's pushing it a little bit, and I hate the thought of waiting another 11 days to count her fingers and toes, and see if she looks more like Matthew or Kaitlyn, but it would be an ideal day for Dusty, since it's a work holiday he would get an extra day off, free, and Kaitlyn has a 4 day weekend starting that Thursday, so she would get lots of bonding time and ideally wouldn't need anyone to take her to school or anything. And while I am very, very anxious for her to be born, I would really rather her not have a Halloween birthday, of course, I'd be thrilled to meet her today, but I wouldn't want her to have to share her birthday with a holiday!