Friday, October 26, 2012

Progress pics & pregnancy updates...@ 38+ weeks!

How Far Along? 38+ weeks. I am now less than 2-weeks to "full 40-week pregnancy".

Size of Baby? She has reached her full birth length (19 - 21 inches). Now all she is doing is packing on the pounds!

Maternity Clothes? I am still able to alternate maternity clothes and pre-pregnancy clothes. Not sure if the pre-pregnancy clothes will still fit after though since they are sometimes being stretched. But we'll see.

Stretch Marks? No new stretch marks. BUT I did get some bio-oil on advise from my sister in law to use after just incase. 

Sleep? I wake up MULTIPLE times each night to use the bathroom! 2 nights ago, I got up SIX times!!! And then was up for 2-hours cause I couldn't get back to sleep. Not fun at all.

Food Cravings? Still nothing. Appetite hasn't changed. As of my appointment on Monday, my total pregnancy weight gain is +18. I didn't lose any weight from last week's appointment but I didn't gain anymore either so my OB thinks I have maxed out as far as weight gain goes. 

What I'm Looking Forward To:  We are now more prepared for our little one's arrival so J & I are looking forward to welcoming her into our family and just basking in the glow of being new parents. Notice I skipped the birthing process??? :-).

Symptoms/Movements? She is definitely lower. I used to feel her close to my ribs. Now, I feel her closer to my belly button. I think she's slowly but surely, making her way down the birth canal.

Belly Button In or Out? Still in. YAY!!!. 

Labor Signs? I had a couple last Saturday but they were 12-hours apart so it doesn't really count. It wasn't painful per se. More like very uncomfortable. My cervix will be checked again at my next appointment and I have a feeling the OB will definitely see more progress as far as things go. Plus I now have LOTS of Braxton Hicks!!!

Best Moment of the Week? Having my mom tell me about her birthing experience with me and praying for a similar one for me. It made me teary eyed.

Weekly Wisdom: No one knows everything. Not even you. Take time to listen and learn from others and your surroundings.

Pictures? Yup. Here's one from 37-weeks (taken last week) and 38-weeks (taken yesterday) for progress comparison. Yup...the week to week comparison makes me realize how much she really is growing!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.


  1. OMG, 38 weeks?! so amazing! i can't wait for the post when you say baby girl is here!

    i loved that your mother told you her birthing experience and praying for the same for you, so sweet!

    1. Yup...almost there. Thought she'd moved down a bit last week but then as of this morning, she appears to have moved up again. Not sure why. Hopefully, OB will see some progress today.

  2. Awww...also can't wait for the baby is here post! You look great!

  3. Wow, you've grown a lot in that week. It definitely looks like you've dropped. It is so nice to take pictures often because you can really see the changes.

    YAY baby girl, can't wait for your safe arrival.

    1. Yup. It seems like for a few weeks, I looked the same and then in the last 2-weeks, I have grown significantly. I guess baby girl is really putting on the pounds. I am also glad I took the pics. You're shows the changes.
      Thank you!

  4. Almost there...aww at your mom sharing her birthing experience...I cried whenever I spoke with my mom before really is an emotional time!!

    1. Glad I am not the only one who feels that way. I am more emotional about things whenever I talk to my mom. Guess maternal hormones are kicking in :-).

  5. You're coming down to the wire!! Can't believe how fast time has flown! :) You look fantastic!!

    1. Thank you! I am definitely at that point where I just want to have the baby already :-).


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