Friday, October 12, 2012

Pregnancy Update #9

How far are we: 38 weeks and 1 day

How big is baby: Connor is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. He is the size of pumpkin.

Total weight gain: 27.6 pounds. I feel much bigger than 27+ pounds. But the end is near and I'm happy to have gained a little less than 30 pounds. And I'm starting to gain some weight in my face. I already have a large head so adding a little baby fat into it, is just fabulous, really! Let's see what happens in the next 12+ days. 

Maternity clothes: All maternity other than what I wear to bed. I can still wear some of my regular pj's and night tank tops. 

Stretch marks: None! Which makes me one happy pregnant chick!

Movement: Lots of it! He is a mover for sure.

Sleep: It's been better. I've been sick this week so it's been rough but overall, I usually get up 2-3 times a night to potty. From time to time, I wake up and am wide awake for a couple hours. Overall, I think I'm just preparing myself for the lack of sleep that is in my near future.

Best moment this week: Knowing we can be parents at any moment. It's a bit overwhelming because you just don't know if today is the day. I just carry on like usual. My coworkers, clients and students can't believe I'm still working full time. I don't know what else I would be doing if not working. I can only lay around and nest so much, you know?

Food cravings: None, which makes me feel like I've really missed out on one of the most common pregnancy perks. Oh well, my ass will thank me when the weight comes off easier because I passed up ice cream for breakfast.

Labor signs: No action whatsoever. I am having some more pressure in my hips and I'm a little more sore than usual. I feel like he has really dropped.

Belly button in or out: In and I am hoping it stays that way!

What I miss: Being able to shave my legs without being totally winded and exhausted afterwards. Shaving is a pain in general, but especially when you have a pumpkin for a stomach in your way.

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting Connor. The labor part I can do without but I know that he is going to be worth every moment of pain.


  1. Wow! I can't believe you are 38 weeks! My face got fat near the end too, and then I got ll swollen. It SUCKS but it comes off pretty quickly. Just keep drinking water to keep swelling away.

  2. I'm so excited for you! He'll be here so soon!

    I never had any fun cravings either which disappointed me.


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