Tuesday, April 19, 2011

38 Weeks

I honestly never thought I would be doing this post!!  I can't believe we have made it this far!  We did a darn good job at keeping this little boy in... now he's refusing to come out!!  At our appointment today we were told that I am 4.5 cm dilated and 80 % effaced.  If I keep going at this rate, this boy will just be able to climb out on his own without me doing much in the labor department!!  I guess we'll see.  We have had a few false alarms and I think that maybe Skeet's nerves ( who am I kidding... mine too) can't take much more.  We are so excited to meet this little guy and at the same time I think we are both so scared to finally become full time parents. 

How far along: 38 Weeks

Size of baby: Only two more weeks before your baby makes his or her appearance. And what an adorable appearance that will be! Your little one isn't so little anymore — weighing in at close to seven pounds and hitting the height charts at the 21-inch mark (or less).

Weight gain: Ugh... 30+ pounds!!

Maternity clothes: Yes and running out of even those!!  If I could live the last part of this pregnancy in sweats I would be such a happy girl!!

Gender: BOY!!

Movement: Holy cow does this kid move!! I really think he is just ready to get out and stretch!! He pushes so hard sometimes it takes my breath away! I love it!! It is the most amazing feeling ever!

Sleep: My bladder seems to need emptying every 5 minutes, add to that some irregular but very uncomfortable contractions and sleep is getting more and more difficult by the day!

Symptoms: Contractions, back pain, swelling, heartburn, cramping... I think we're getting close!

Cravings: I still want to eat everything in site but the heartburn has been getting worse and so occasionally I'll think twice before eating something that will make the heartburn worse!

Best moment this week: Seeing my little boy twice in less than a week!! We had an ultrasound on Thursday and one again today!  He is so dang cute!!  I can't wait for everyone to see him!

What I am looking forward to: Holding my little man!  I can't wait to finally meet him!!


Rae said...

Wow! 4.5! That is crazy. I'm surprised they haven't just sent you to the hospital cause I bet once you are in labor it is going to go fast! So no waiting around at home! :) Good luck!!

JenJen said...


Enjoy these last few days (or so!) with him completely to yourself! Pregnancy is the only time that we could be truly "selfish" (maybe, not the right word) with our babies :) Enjoy every kick and jab!

Being a full-time parent is so rewarding and beautiful and I know you're going to be an awesome mommy!

Jenell said...

So exciting! At 4.5cm, I'm going to guess he'll be coming soon. I was 3cm at 37 weeks and then Benjamin came at 38w3d and I never thought I would make it that far either! I can't wait to check back and see pictures of your little miracle. :)

A.J. and Tristen said...

i got to your page through another. my heart aches over Avery, as we just lost our first baby in Jan to a lethal skeletal dysplasia at 37 weeks. Avery was so beautiful!! i am so sorry for the birth experience you had with her- i cried tears over you not getting to coo over every little part of her adorable body.
i am praying for your little boy and that it will be such a sweet day for you.

i would love to chat with you sometime. you can read our story--


Miche said...

I can't wait to hear about Avery's little brothers arrival :)

April said...

I have been following your blog for over a year now and haven't commented before as I have just been silently praying for you and your husband. Well, each week I looked forward to your new weekly post. Well, I'm just hoping that by not seeing a post this week that things went smoothly as you brought your little boy into the world. May God bless you during this happy time. You deserve it.