Wednesday, September 4, 2013

38 weeks

Alright, I'm about ready to get this show on the road. This week you're about the size of a pumpkin, measuring about 19-20 inches long and weighing in at about 6 to 9 pounds. So, you tell me, how would you feel carrying a pumpkin around in your stomach all day?

One of my weekly pregnancy emails that I got for 38 weeks said something along the lines of, "You know what your baby looks like? A f-ing baby! Not some sort of produce." That totally made me left because I really thought it was funny that some of these sites still compare you to produce.

But, in all honesty, I'm just ready to meet you! Obviously being super uncomfortable and tired all the time is no help, but I'm just so, so ready to be a mom and take care of you and love you.

And I'm so, so, so sick of people saying things like, "Have you had that baby yet?" and (at work) "You're still here?!?!" Trust me, I'm more ready than you know and you're dumb comments aren't helping! Sorry. Can you tell I'm crabby all the time, too? Your poor dad. It's a good thing he really loves me. ;)

Symptoms: Lots of the same...

  • Pelvic pressure, and menstrual-like cramps
  • Braxton Hicks and/or contractions (Nothing painful, but they've definitely revved up a bit.)
  • Fatigue
  • Sore feet – when I wake up in the morning is the worst
  • Lots and lots and lots of potty breaks
  • General “I’m ready to get this little one outta me” feeling
Labor Signs: Still some contractions and/or Braxton Hicks, but nothing that shows any sort of a pattern. Yesterday, I had them all day and totally thought they were going to turn in to something more. No such luck. Some people are telling me it looks like I’ve “dropped,” but who knows. I've definitely got more of a waddle going on.

Workouts: Daily walks with Jax! But, the round ligament pains are terrible the whole time. However, I figure it can only help move things along.

Movement: Same as last week

Suspicions on gender: Boy.

Sleep: I hate to say terrible, but it's pretty terrible. Most nights I'm up every 1.5 - 2 hours to go to the bathroom and often it can be difficult to fall back asleep.

Next doctor's appointment: Friday! Hoping to be checked and get some sort of sign that I'm progressing.

Otherwise, we're just spending our time waiting for you. I don't really feel like doing a whole lot on the weekends, so we just sort of bum around Tosa and get things done around the house. We went to our last Brewers game this week. We're hoping to get one more in this season once you're born. So, you better hurry up and get here! Since I've been pregnant with you, we've been to 15 games (8 losses, 7 wins). The Brewers are doing terrible this season, though. They have absolutely no chance of getting into the playoffs and Ryan Braun is currently suspended cause he got caught using PEDs, after he swore he didn't. Classy, right? It's a good thing the first Packers game is Sunday. I'm ready for some football!!!

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