26 June 2013

37 & 38 Weeks

Here's the bump at 38 weeks with Max

and at 38 weeks with Baby Brother:
(Sorry, we missed week 37.)

How far along? 38 weeks and 4 days. Eeek!

How big is the baby? At my past few appointments,
the midwives have said that this baby is measuring ahead of schedule -
either that or I just have a really big uterus.

Are you in maternity clothes? Yes, and I'm sick of them all.

How do you feel physically? I feel stretched to the max, y'all.
I seriously don't know where I am going to put any more of this growing boy!

Sleep? I have reached the stage where I fall asleep
if I sit down somewhere for more than five minutes. Ha!
Unfortunately, however, it does not seem to apply to the bed -
I'm surprised Clay can get any sleep with all my tossing and turning!

Miss anything? Just feeling comfortable.
And not sweating buckets!
(You can only use the "pregnancy glow" excuse for so long.)

Feeling movement of the baby? Surprisingly, yes!
It is definitely not all that comfortable when Baby Brother
decides to stretch out his legs into my ribcage - ouch. :/

Food cravings? There is just not much room for meals
AND a baby in my abdomen these days so I am not all that hungry.
I've also had nausea on and off the past few weeks,
so that's made mealtime super-fun.

Gender of the baby? BOY.

Mood/ thoughts? I am ready to not be pregnant anymore - can you tell?!!
But at the same time, I'm not so sure how I feel about getting from here to there.
Mostly I'm just questioning my ability to deliver this baby
the way I've pictured in my head
(which, if I learned anything from last time, will probably not happen exactly).
I'm also fearing possible complications and a repeat c-section,
despite all the things I've done to prevent it this time.
I know that in the end it will all be okay, 
and I'm trying not to let the worry clouds hang around too much. :)


Brittnie said...

You look beautiful! Only two weeks to go!! Woohoo!

Mary Kay said...

I still say you are glowing...in a good way! :) I can't wait to see your new little man! Max is gonna be such a good big brother...and a very cute one too! We are super excited for you all! Praying all goes perfect!!

karen said...

beautiful! that's you!
we are praying each day for delivery to be just as you desire. and for baby boy rich! we can't wait to meet him...but can only imagine how ready you are!
hope you feel the love and prayers that are surrounding you!