Friday, September 7, 2012

38 Weeks

Well I decided I should post because this will probably be my last pregnancy post EVER!  Sad huh??  It seems such a shame to finally be able to get pregnant on our own and just stop after 2! But we always agreed we'd have 3 kids and Cooper makes #3 so this is it.  I guess I never did tell Skeet that is had to be 3 kids in our home.  We are so fortunate to have 3 beautiful and perfect children so I am not complaining at all... it's just a little sad to accept that we are done.
 At my prenatal appointment today (38 weeks 2 days) I found out that I am dilated to a 5 (almost 5.5) and 80% effaced. The baby is very low and Dr. S said he'd be very surprised if I didn't go into labor this weekend.  I have been so ready for Cooper to come (physically and emotionally) for the last couple of weeks now. I think it's because I have been so tired and my body just feels worn out.  I am still not really prepared to bring another baby home but maybe making those preparations over the weekend will get things rolling in the right direction. I am so worried about how Sawyer will react to a baby in the house and having to share the attention of his parents.  He is such a fun, spirited little boy but he's also a little bit spoiled and really doesn't like it when he doesn't get his way!  Tantrums have become a daily occurrence in our house!  (By the way... I should add that Mr. Sawyer started walking about 3 weeks ago and it's been quite the adventure! ) I will try to do a Sawyer post soon with some fun pictures but here is my update!! The next one will hopefully be of Cooper's arrival!!

How far along:32 weeks.

How my baby is growing: Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Weight gain:Too much to say at this point! :)

Maternity clothes: Well I have grown out of a lot of my stuff now and have a very limited wardrobe.  I will say however that the "regular" shirts that I bought to wear during pregnancy are still fitting better than the maternity shirts!

Gender: Boy

Movement: This little guy moves like crazy!!  Maybe he takes after his big brother and is practicing his dance moves!  I have never experienced this before but his movements actually keep me up at night...

Sleep: What sleep?  There's not much of it going on for me that's for sure! 

Symptoms: Contractions, back pain, pelvic pressure, swelling (occasionally, it comes and goes), heartburn, dizzy spells, oh and did I mention contractions??

Cravings: Nothing much lately although my diet mostly consists of baked goods and sweets! 

Best moment lately: There's too many to choose from but it was exciting to hear today how close we are to meeting Cooper!

What I am looking forward to: Holding my 2nd little boy in my arms!! 


Jen said...

I can't wait to see pics of your Cooper very soon!

Rae said...

Good luck! Oh, and I felt the same way before I had the worried about Sammy. But everything worked out! You will find the time for both of your boys and Sawyer will love his baby brother!