Happy Monday! We had a busy weekend over here just working around the house. Nothing too exciting. What IS exciting was hitting the 38 weeks pregnant mark yesterday!
What is baby up to at 38 weeks pregnant?
- Baby is roughly the size of a leek – or 6.8 pounds and 19.5 inches long
- Her grasp is firm and ready to hold on to a finger
- Her organs have matured and are ready for the outside world
How is mama feeling?
Weight Gain: I actually lost weight this week which is not unusual at this point in pregnancy. Many women see their weight go down before labor begins. That being said, I am at +20 lbs this week.
Fitness: I am pretty much sticking with walking and chores at this point. I am trying to walk at least 30-40 minutes everyday. We also have 17 stairs in our house that I am up and down all the time. Lugging a 34 pound toddler is exercise by itself too 😉
Prodromal Labor: I had a pretty bad bout of it on Friday night. Contractions were every 5 minutes and painful. After several hours of that and some decreased fetal movement we decided it’s better to get B checked out then wait. Contractions were regular the entire time we were there but not causing change yet. Fun times. They ended up stopping around 3:30AM (6 hours after starting) which made for a fun night … NOT.
When will she come? I am fairly convinced this little girl is going to be late just to spite my doctor. I have mentally prepared that she’s coming December 8 so not to be disappointed every day. The 8th is pretty much the latest they will have me go so it’s nice to know there is an end date and I won’t be pregnant forever. To be honest – I’m not really in a hurry this time around. Maybe it’s because I am selfishly soaking up these last days/weeks as a family of 3. Maybe it’s because I am a second time mom and I know she will come when she wants … and if she’s anything like her big sister she will make it known when she is ready 😉
Sleep: Sleep is pretty bad right now which is kind of to be expected. I am up several times a night and can’t stay comfortable. Thus is pregnant life 😉
The 38 weeks update was the last one I got to write with Em. We will see if little sister follows suit 😉