This is it…my last pregnancy update post! While we don’t know exactly when baby boy will be making his appearance, I’m not sure how much I’m going to want to post pictures of myself on the internet if he hangs out past his due date, so I have a few other posts in the works for the coming weeks instead ;) Dave and I are in this funny limbo phase of being really excited and thinking that I could go into labor any minute, but at the same time, we’re trying to be present and soak up the rest of our time alone together. Everything is crossed off of the pre-baby to do list I made a few weeks ago, so we really are just waiting at this point, which I am grateful for!
(Oh hey, Lilly After-Party Sale dress!)
How far along: 38 weeks
Baby size: A spaghetti squash
Weight gain: Fluctuates between about 35-37 lbs
Stretch marks: Still none, which I’m really surprised by–thank you, Burt’s Bees!
Sleep: So bad. I have convinced myself that lack of sleep with a newborn will be better than this, because at least then, there will be some cuteness involved, not just discomfort. At least, that is my hope :)
Maternity clothes: Still living in workout shorts and Dave’s t-shirts for the most part, plus one of three swing dresses when I leave the house. I was pretty excited to be able to include my new dress from the Lilly sale (pictured above!) in this limited line-up!
Gender: Sweet boy!
Movement: Lots! I can’t believe that in a few days/weeks, we’ll be able to see his little arms and legs when he moves. I can’t even imagine it!
Best moment this week: I finally treated myself to a manicure and pedicure, and it was heavenly! I had always imagined getting tons of pedicures when I was pregnant, but turns out, a few other things take priority in the budget when a baby is coming–who knew ;)
Food cravings: Ice water, cereal, and seemingly all things sweet. I made these cookies last week to have a slightly healthier dessert option on hand, and they’re SO good! Dave loved them too.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Missing anything: Sleep, moving around without any discomfort, all those lonely clothes in my closet that haven’t been touched in months! (Speaking of which, any thoughts on how long I should wait before trying pre-pregnancy clothes on after the baby comes? I’m nervous!)
Symptoms: Mostly, I feel like my body is just maxed out. Still having Braxton-Hicks contractions, lower back pain, hip pain, shortness of breath, and some acid reflux.
Looking forward to: Meeting our baby soon!!