38 Weeks with Baby Brit

How far along: 38 weeks

Total weight gain: +16 lbs from pre pregnancy weight. +4 lb from my last appointment - um what?!?! That's the most gain in between appointments EVER. The doctor came in and said "your weight gain looks great!" And then I proceeded to question where he got his medical degree. Kidding. But we have (at the most) 3 weeks to go and as long as that baby did not gain 4 lbs all on her own then we are good.

Maternity clothes: Duh. I am getting sick of wearing the same stuff every day.

Stretch marks: Sigh. Yes. I really thought I would get them on my sides, but no. I have like 4 right in the front of my belly around my belly button. They need to fade. Like now.

Sleep: When I am asleep I am knocked out. I haven't heard J get ready for work or leave the house at all. Granted there is still a party in the bed with pillows, pillow pets and live Foos crawling around.
Best moment of this week: My office threw a surprise baby shower for me! Very sweet. Yummy food and funny stories. It was great.

Miss anything: Running, sushi, proactiv face wash, getting out of bed without rolling over or pulling up on the headboard for assistance, shaving - oh I am still shaving, but it is much more challenging these days! For the first time in (maybe forever) I missed being able to drink. I could have used an adult beverage this week.

Movement:  LOVE the movements. It is absolutely mind blowing to know God has this little person moving around inside me.

Food cravings: Sweets!

Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm not getting queasy again, but I do get fuller faster. If I feel too full then I start to feel a bit sick.

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes....Surprise! I'm pregnant!

Gender: Baby Brit!!!

Labor signs: Nope.....And this plays on my fears that I won't know I am in labor. Or I will think I am in labor and I'm not. I pray this sweet baby stays put for the next 2 weeks! She is head down, but I am still not dilated.  According to the doctor, his "gut" is telling him that nothing will happen in the next week - fine with me!

Belly button in or out: In, but it's trying to come out and is VERY close. It's disturbing.

Wedding rings on or off: On - I do take them off at night. And they are tough to get on in the morning sometimes, but I'm still rocking them. Weird question - do you wear jewelry when you are in labor?

Happy or moody most of the time: Anxious. I am very excited for us to meet her.

Looking forward to:  The nursery is pretty much done! Almost everything has been washed. My parents are coming for the night on their way to Auburn for the game on Saturday so Woman and I are going to get the closet ready and maybe hang some things on the wall since the wall is bare. And we may pack our bags for the hospital. Yes it's mind blowing that my OCD self has not done that yet. Pregnancy has mellowed me out.

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