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How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: enough..although I haven't gained any in a long time!
Maternity clothes? Jeans, a few shirts...I live in Yoga pants and long shirts
Sleep: Horrible. I wake up coughing, puking, acid reflux, can't breathe, tossing and turning, peeing...so no sleep!
Best moment this week: My work is throwing me a shower, so I hope that goes well (since most of them are older and a few don't have any kids.....) I would say another good moment would be Molly adjusting perfectly to her bed, she sleeps in like normal and stays in her room!
Miss Anything? Bending over to pick things up!
Movement: The movement has slowed down (which is a good sign), still active, but not nearly as he used to be!
Food cravings: Fruits, sweets...I LOVE veggies, but for some reason are not appealing right now...bad I know.
Anything making you queasy or sick: My acid reflux is making me sick.
Labor Signs: Lots of pressure down there and swollen (I guess this is a very good sign according to my Midwife!) He dropped a bit more, have more frequent contractions
Belly Button in or out? Believe it or not, my 1st pregnancy ever that my belly button has popped out ever so slightly!
Wedding rings on or off? Wedding ring on, engagement ring off
Happy or Moody most of the time: Less Moody this week...but I would say more Moody than Happy!
Looking forward to: uh....going into labor...ANY DAY NOW, HENRY!!!!!!!!
So when you get to 38 weeks all you think about is, "I'm over this". I'm ready. Well I'm ready to see him, to hold him, to not be pregnant anymore. However, I'm not ready in the fact that I haven't packed my bag yet, the car seat is still in the attic and needs cleaned, pack-n-play is not set up yet, all my laundry isn't done and my house isn't fully clean. Seems like a lot to still get done, considering I can go into labor at any moment. My plan is to get it done this weekend. I got a pedicure all set up on Saturday (1 1/2 hrs long mind you!), Jimmy will be putting things in the attic and bringing down the carseat so I can clean it up. I'll finish my laundry (hopefully before this weekend, only 2 more loads!), really clean up the house, set the pack-n-play up and seriously finish packing up my bag! (there is SO MUCH more you need to bring to a Birth Center, than a hospital!)
Also, I will mention, just in case anyone cares or asks (which many have) NO, I don't know how much I'm dilated or effaced. My Midwife does not check that. I don't get vaginally checked at my visits. We hear the heartbeat, she feels him and measures me, that's it..and talk a lot about things of course! Which, I have to admit, I love so much more. I go into labor, when I go into labor. As a lot of women can tell you, they can be dilated for a few weeks with no progression, or be zero dilated and go into labor the next day. So I have no idea, all I know is, he's dropped a bit more, I'm feeling swollen and pressure down there (good sign), ahem, my body seems to be "flushing itself out" (another good sign) and everything is healthy and looking good, so that's all I can ask for.
Of course with that said...seriously he can come anytime....A.N.Y.T.I.M.E.