April 11, 2012
38 week update!
How far along: 38 weeks!
Total weight gain: As of today I'm up 25 pounds. I really pack on the pounds in the last few weeks!
Maternity Clothes: Yes! And most of my shirts don't properly cover my belly! I'm down to just a few things that are actually comfortable to wear and appropriate to leave the house in.
Stretch marks: Yes. I'm super sad about this but I have a handful of stretch marks on my lower belly. I'm realizing just how lucky I was to make it through Kate's pregnancy without any.
Best moment this week: Seeing Will on ultrasound today - it was my last OB ultrasound ever! He looked great - and big! Measured in right at 8 pounds!
Movement: Any movement hurts so badly. He has run out of room and his stretches make me feel like my body might split in half at any moment.
Food cravings: Food is not really my friend these days. My stomach is so squished that eating just makes me feel sick.
Labor signs: I have timeable contracts several hours a day but they always fizzle out.
Belly button - innie or outie: It's an outie. Not a super outie but it does stick out some.
What are you looking forward to this week: Meeting our sweet boy! I am ready to see his face and not be pregnant any more!
I can't believe it's actually baby week! This week has been a bit stressful - lots of appointments, lots of emailing with Will's specialists, and lots of planning but I think we finally know who is doing what, when and have a plan in place!
I had my pre-op Monday morning and got the official word that my blood levels look great, as does my heart, and I will be able to have a spinal and be awake for my c-section! I am so excited, and a little nervous, about being able to actually be a part of his birth! This is definitely an answer to prayers!
We had a wonderful last weekend as a family of three and a great, low key Easter. Kate still isn't able to be in places like church or around a group of kids so we couldn't attend services. We tried to make Easter special though! She had a blast with her basket, loved hunting for eggs in the house, and listened to a bit of the Easter story before moving on to something else! I have no clue when I will get around to posting all of our Easter pictures so here is a peek! She was so excited every time she found an egg!
I'm fairly certain the next time y'all hear from me I will be announcing the arrival of a certain little boy named Will!