Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The FINAL Post! - 38 Week Pregnancy Update

38 weeks and my final pregnancy post! I have 6 days until my scheduled c-section UNLESS I go into labor on my own early. Needless to say, I'm trying every self-induction technique possible! Anyone got some? This pregnancy has flown by and I'm over the moon to get this little guy here sooner rather than later! Not only is this my last pregnancy update, this is my last blog post for awhile (keep reading, I'll explain!) Thank you to everyone that has followed the journey of this growing bump!

I feel smaller, if that's even possible!
Weight Gain/Loss: 30 pounds.....I've lost a couple over the last week. 
How Far Along: 38 Weeks 1 Day
Fruit of the Week: Baby is the size of a watermelon. 
Baby Buys: Nothing for the baby, but my husband got to have a mini shopping spree at the Polo store. He was in need of some new summer clothes, and I'd like for one of us to look nice in hospital pictures! So he got some shirts and new shorts, only to have them packed into his bag!
Movement: Constantly and it's come to the point that they aren't so cute anymore. Every movement is like, "Shit that hurts!"
# of Centimeters Dilated: Haven't gotten checked since 36 weeks, so who knows!
Position: Head down and apparently he's dropped some. I haven't really noticed, besides the fact I can't cross my legs and my waddle is becoming pretty epic!
Cravings: Nothing much. I've lost most of my appetite, but force myself to eat. I don't think crushed ice fills any food group! 
Shit that Sucks: Where to begin! I'm constantly symptom checking for, "Is that a contraction!?" I've had constant cramps when I do anything that isn't laying down, apparently that is because he is lower now. I can't get comfortable in bed/on the couch/in the recliner. Bathing other children with a watermelon in your stomach is the most exhausting thing ever!
Struggles: Touching my feet! When I was pregnant with Layne, I never measured more than 36 weeks (hints why I was induced and he was just a peanut!) and he never dropped.  Well now I'm measuring 38 weeks (yay for a bigger baby!) and he's dropped so I literally can't touch my feet. Putting lotion on feet or socks on, is now requiring the assistance of my husband. It's pretty pathetic! 
Successes: I have several things to celebrate! I've stocked my freezer with all sorts of things, so that is a huge check mark on to-do list! I also prepared myself! My hair got colored, eyebrows/face got waxed, fingers and toes were scrubbed, massaged and painted and finally I got a full hour and half massage! It was seriously amazing!
Mood Swings: I'm snapping (yelling/screaming) a lot! I feel guilty about it afterwards, and I think some of it is hormone based and the other is just being tired. It's mostly aimed at our 2 year old who is on this rampage lately and wants CONSTANT attention! I get it, and I know why he is acting the way he is, but I just don't have the energy to entertain him the way he would like (playing chase, wrestling, etc.) I've promised him lots of wrestling, chasing and snuggling after the baby gets here and I'm healed up!
Milestones: Last doctor's appointment was yesterday! It was sort of weird not booking my next one as I left!
Inside the Hormonal Brain: I've decided that I'm taking a break from blogging for awhile. Considering it my "maternity leave." Not because I don't love it, but because I'm so unbelievably tired, and that is only going to increase in less than a week. I MIGHT post some announcement pictures on here once he arrives, but I will just have to play it by ear. Not making any promises. I feel guilty about not getting my Freezer Meals: Breakfast and Sides post not put together. I made them, and even took pictures, but the effort it takes to put it all together and post it, makes me tired even thinking of it. I apologize to anyone that I was looking forward to it. Maybe I'll get to it later! So for the next month or so, my consistent blog is on leave!  

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