How far along? 38 weeks! Starting to dilate thank goodness and so swollen I can wear nothing but Uggs most days.
Weight gain: About 26-28 pounds. I'd been down while I was sick and then back up.
Cravings: Fage Greek yogurt, apples and peanut butter, milk shakes, fresh fruit
Anything making me nauseas/queasy? Not at all!
Stretch marks: Not yet. Still applying Bio Oil and Belly Butter at least twice daily.
Belly button: Still in most of the time but every now and then it will pop out depending on how she is positioned!
Wedding rings: I'm still wearing my engagement ring but my wedding ring gets way too tight by the end of the day.
Maternity clothes: Yes. Exclusively aside from a few Pikos.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty terribly. I am utterly exhausted but have little else to complain about with this pregnancy.
Exercise: Walking when I can but some days I can't even take much of a walk because of how swollen I have been. Granted I'm up moving and walking at work for almost twice the number of hours my doctor recommended so I'm still getting some activity.
Movement: Yes. I love watching her wiggle and squirm around. At night she will move a lot and then calm down with her butt sticking straight up on my right side. I love this.
Gender: Still a girl. We had to have another unplanned ultrasound last week and she is still a little lady.
Symptoms: Lots and lots of swelling. My long term substitute came in to shadow me a week early last week and I finally cleaned up my desk. I've also been having a lot of pressure and some symptoms that labor might be getting close(-ish).
Best moment this week: we had my baby shower at work and I finally packed my hospital bag. That makes it all feel more real. It's been so special to celebrate with everyone, even though I was still battling a sinus infection at both showers. Having Corey home from traveling for work this past week has been special, too. It's been very nice to just have a little time with the two of us.
Worst moment this week: The amount of swelling I am having is painful! My blood pressure was a little higher this past week so they are monitoring that but I am just so swollen that I am uncomfortable all the time. It goes away by Sunday morning each week but then by Monday at lunch time returns for the week and gets worse each day. By each Friday, it is not just my feet but my calves, hands, and face.
Looking forward to: Meeting our girl any day now! And a big glass of Cabernet Sauvignon!
A few thoughts: I am just so ready to hold her and meet her. A small part of me wants to savor these last two weeks or so of my freedom and being able to do as I please on my own schedule. But the biggest part of me is just ready to snuggle up to this sweet girl. Hurry up little one!