I’m 38 weeks pregnant today! I wonder how many more of these belly updates I’ll be sharing with you?!
Kind of a blurry pic, but maybe that’s better at this point?!
And, from the front. There’s that watermelon.
How am I feeling?
I feel pregnant! Ha! I do feel big, like that belly is protruding even more from my body. However, I don’t feel awful or uncomfortable. I haven’t gained weight in the last month (not sure how is possible based on my size), but my belly is measuring on par, so no worries. One of my co-workers said I still look “light on my feet”! At this point, I’ll take it!
Now, that we are only 2 weeks away, I’m feeling more anxious.
When will I know I’m in labor?
Will my water break or trickle?
What will contractions feel like?
Will I be induced?
She’s still a watermelon, but we know those vary in size quite a bit. She’s likely at 19-21″ and over 6.5 lbs–again just estimates.
Her skin is turning from pink to white (pigmentation will occur soon after birth). She’s still adding fat, but not at the rate she was weeks ago (thank goodness–there isn’t much space in my belly!). Brain development is in high gear and will continue at that pace for the next 3 years of her life.
My doctor seemed to think we’d have a 6.5 – 7 pound baby two weeks ago. However, at my last appointment, she said, “Well, I still don’t think you’ll have a big baby, but you could be hiding her more than I thought since you are tall.” Gulp.
Personally, I don’t think I’m hiding much at this point!
Exercise: Good news, bad news
I’m really enjoying long walks with my Cooper daily.
Over the weekend and early this week, I was trying to be as inactive as I could tolerate because Spencer was over 7 hours away at the conference tournament. No need to exercise her out! Unfortunately, the team didn’t make it to the finals, so the season is over. The good news: I have my hubby back in Omaha. To be honest, I was pretty nervous about him being so far away–it was something out of our control just like labor. With that being said, now I don’t feel like I have to be such a coach potato!
Though his job as a college baseball coach never really slows, he can at least recruit locally till we have her.
Wedding rings on/off?
Still on easily. I don’t have any swelling issues thankfully. My mom had edema when she was carrying me, but I think I’m in the clear.
It’s officially an outie. So, weird–I keep feeling it. It’s literally a button.
Still love a vanilla soft serve cone every once in a while! I don’t even need the cone really, just the soft-serve.
But, someone is usually more than willing to help me out with the cone…
I know I may shock many, but I have not bought her any clothes. Gasp!
Of course, we have clothes for her both gifted and donated, but I’m more focused on other baby essentials. But I have to admit, this jumper my mom found is pretty cute.
She even saved several of my baby clothes and toddler dresses which are in surprisingly good shape considering how old they are! Look at this little number:
And, my aunt and uncle, both avid golfers, got her her first pair of golf shoes.
The future Tigress Woods.
Blog Friends Rock!
Ashley, who I think of as my twin: we are both blonde, love CrossFit and running, and have beautiful goldens (Cooper has a HUGE crush on her pup Olivia), sent us the SWEETEST care package. Ashley & her hubby are expecting a little boy this fall!
Cooper promptly investigated…
And, selected what he thought was his toy…
We got him straightened out though!
Thank you Ash! So excited for you too. I know Olivia will be the best big sis!
My next doctor’s appointment is Tuesday, so I’ll keep you all posted.
Hoping next week, is my last belly update!
1. Any plans for the long weekend?
2. Dog parents, were your pooches ready for the addition to the family?