How far along: 38 weeks
Size of baby: 19.6 inches and 6.5-7lbs. About the size of a celery bunch. My doctor estimates her being about 7-8 lbs. Probably closer to 7 she said.
Weight gain: 27 pounds. Gained 2 pounds again this week but guess that's ok since I didn't gain any last week. Looks like I might be staying under my 25-30 pound total weight gain. Although I have been a bottomless pit so I could quite possibly gain 3 pounds in the next week.
Progress: 1 cm and 50%. FINALLY making some progress!!
Maternity clothes: Ugh I am sssooo over maternity clothes. My maternity shirts are getting too short and I dread putting on jeans. Even if they are elastic! I live in comfy clothes.
Stretch marks: No new ones
Sleep: Usual bathroom breaks and I am usually up for a good hour in the middle of the night just thinking about things and not being tired. Maybe these middle of the night feedings won't be so bad after all. HA!
Symptoms: I am officially ready to not be pregnant. In 2 days I will be 39 weeks so I think I have done a pretty good job. But now, now I am done. There is no more room in my belly for her, I have been having some contractions since Sunday, I keep getting sharp, shooting pains and my back hurts the majority of the day. Sorry for the complaints but this girl is done being pregnant.
Best moment this week: Setting our induction date!!! I had an appt Tuesday and I had Derek go since I knew we would talk about inducing. Like I have said before, I want to be induced since Monday starts my maternity leave and I have to go back to work Jan 2. I would rather her out of my belly for my maternity leave. My doctor said it was no problem and she would actually prefer it since I am so short, she doesn't want the baby getting too big. We had hoped for a Monday the 19th induction but I guess everyone and their brother did too cause they were booked. So our options? Friday as in 3 days from now (Tuesday at our appt) or Wednesday the 21st. I wasn't expecting Friday to be an option at all so I think we were both caught completely off guard. She said we could leave and think about it but to call that afternoon. Well we start walking out to our cars and since Derek was using his lunch break for the appt. we knew we needed to decide then. As much as I wanted Friday, I still have to work that day plus we want to shampoo our carpets this weekend and just really clean the house before she comes. So we decided on Wednesday. We will go in Tuesday night and they will start me on cervidil. This usually doesn't start labor so they will start pitocin Wed. morning.
Movement: Yes. Somehow she is still finding room to move. And it doesn't feel good.
Food cravings: Anything and everything
Gender: GIRL!!!! Collins Cate Lorson
What I miss: Normal clothes and not having back pains.
Milestones: We are 1 week (or less) away from meeting our baby girl! We are both sssooo excited and can't wait to see her face and hold her in our arms. Not going to lie though, I could cry (and I might have) about how our dogs are going to react. Yes, I am crazy and worrying about our dogs but I know I am going to cry when I leave them Tuesday night. Their mommy is going to come back home with a new baby and lets face it, they probably won't get as much attention as they do now. So as excited as I am to meet Collins, my heart aches a little for my first 2 babies.