How far along: 38 weeks (8/12/14)
Size of baby: Around 6.8 pounds and over 19 1/2 inches. About the size of a leek. Again, what is a leek?
Feeling: This pregnancy flew by but these last 4 weeks? Snail speed. My patience is dwindling and I'm just ready for him to be here. Except I'm not looking forward to leaving Collins for 3 days in order to actually get him home. I had some contractions Friday morning and was getting somewhat excited but they went away and I was still only a 1 at my appt that day. My ob thinks I'll go fast once they start me on pitocin so I hope she's right. Doesn't look like he's coming before Thursday.
Weight gain: 24 pounds. He was measuring right on track at my appointment.
Gender: BOY!! Brooks Anthony.
Cravings: Not a huge appetite but still eating a good amount of fruit and sweets.
Best moment this week: Everything checked out great at my appointment on Friday and we are still set for getting induced on Thursday. We spent our last weekend as a family of 3 and went out for ice cream Friday night, out to dinner Saturday night and just enjoyed cuddling and giving Collins 100% of our attention. I only got teary eyed a couple times thinking about her no longer being the baby.
Movement: He's pretty low key during the day and I'm constantly nudging him to make sure he is ok. But then he's super active from about 8-10pm. I called the doctor all worried today because I couldn't get him to move much and then of course when I am waiting for them to call back, he finally had some movement. They said 3 kicks in 30 min or 10 in 2 hours and we hit the 3 kick mark so I didn't end up going in. And at this moment he has the hiccups and is kicking me like crazy.
Sleep: Back to waking up for a good hour in the middle of the night, bathroom trips every 3 hours and I can't freaking wait to sleep on my back and stomach again.
Maternity clothes: Absolutely. And even the maternity clothes are stretched to the max.
Milestones: He has a firm grasp which we'll be able to test when we hold his hands for the first time and his organs are matured and ready for life outside the womb.