38w1d

Monday, June 20, 2011

And we're really getting down to it now folks.

38w1d with Baby Love vs . . . nothing. I don't have any more comparitive shots, they stopped at 37w with Isaac.
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And clothed.
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ON cardi, F21 tank, ON mat jeans [which I put a hole in today!]

From my weekly email: Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old.

How far along?: 38w1d
How big is baby?: 19 1/2 inches with legs extended and 6.8lbs.
Weight gain/loss?: Fluctuating around 30-31lbs.
Stretch marks?: Nothing additional, just the flecks from last week
Maternity clothes?: Bottoms, hope to make it to the end with the tops I have.
Sleep?: My lower back is definitely giving me issue now and I'm a certified insomniac.
Food cravings?: Anything fresh and light or from home. My stomach seems to be somewhat sensitive right now.
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: Enough to keep me happy.
Belly button?: Oh it's out.
What are you looking forward to this week?: Hopefully finishing up all projects and really being in a comfortable "We're ready for your Baby Love." stage.

Notables: I kind of buried it in my MishMash post, but as a follow up to my 37w appointment there was absolutely no progress or suggestion that Baby Love is in any hurry to make his arrival. I certainly know that this has no bearing on how quickly things can change, but it was hard to not be disappointed, which is really interesting to me because I feel like we have so much to do before he comes!

Yesterday, for the first time, I resorted to doing kick counts. While it is true that Baby Love is running out of room to move, I did not feel him for almost two hours Sunday morning after waking. Not a single push. I ate fruit for breakfast, plus a cup of coffee and nothing. Finally I grabbed a half of a doughnut, downed an ice cold glass of water and laid down on my left side with Tony anxiously awaiting my update. It took an eternity, but finally I started to feel some tiny movements. As the day went on the little guy made his presence more strongly known, but it was not a great way to start the day.

On Friday my team at work had a potluck, which I didn't even think twice about. Tony asked me what the event was, but I just shrugged it off that we hadn't had a potluck in awhile. Imagine my surprise walking into this.
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I honestly don't think I've ever been so surprised in my life! It was so sweet of my team to have a baby shower for me, even though they felt terrible that I brought a dish to my own shower. I just laughed it off, because I'm still just floored that they had one for me! The food was fantastic and Tony and I got another jogging stroller! We'd just been discussing starting running after Baby Love and now we're actually equipped to start!
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On a projects front, all of my quilt squares are assembled and sewn! Now we just need to start sewing them together . . . Additionally, I finished a sweet onesie and my Mom knocked out the receiving blanket, so we're making progress and just in time!

As I mentioned above, I put a hole in my Old Navy maternity jeans. I am so bummed right now. I knew that they were starting to wear thin, because what do you expect when basically wearing the same pair of jeans for 2 months straight, but really? Two weeks to go and I put a hole in the panel? They should be fine, but I know that with excessive bathroom usage due to a cute little one's presence on my bladder that the hole is just going to get worse.

I've been trying to get up from my desk as often as possible to walk at work to combat swelling and encourage BLove to work with gravity. My swelling has definitely gone down and after not wearing them for 2 weeks, I put my wedding rings back on today. For some reason I'm concerned about my water breaking at work this time, even though it only broke 17 minutes before Isaac was born last time.

I want to swear, a lot. As an FYI, I don't swear, ever.

12 comments:

abby said...

I love that outfit, you look lovely! What a fun surprise at work - and such a thoughtful gift.

I know you only have a couple weeks to go, but if you need to borrow any mat jeans/bottoms just let me know - now that you're at the tail end some of mine might actually fit you ;)

Julia said...

I love that your co-workers surprised you, what a fun treat. And I seriously cannot believe you are 38 weeks along now. Amazing.

So excited for you!

Cassandra Louise said...

Where did this time go?! I am so bad at this waiting game, I am getting anxious for you:)

d.a.r. said...

What a sweet surprise from your coworkers!!

And seriously. I feel like you were JUST announcing your pregnancy with Isaac. How has time moved this quickly?!?

Andrea said...

You know now that you're near the end, whenever you're "silent" on the Internet, we're all going to be wondering :) I have a hunch BLove [love that nickname by the way] will come quick and without much notice. And I have to agree with the others....I feel as if we just found out you were having another boy. Makes me panic a bit knowing our day is getting closer and closer - with NO progress done on our part!

Bekah said...

I had Jack at exactly 38wks 1 day, so I am hoping it is soon for you!! Also, I am going on vacation for two weeks at the end of this week, and I would REALLY like to see your sweet new baby before I go! Haha just sayin!

Molly said...

Awwww, that is so sweet of your coworkers!

We're all waiting right along with you. Although some of us are a little more, um, comfortable I'm sure ;)

anotherlifeloved said...

That's so sweet! I'm very glad you received a surprise baby shower. You must have awesome coworkers. :)

And I also put a hole in my maternity bermuda shorts the other day. It was quite saddening since I don't have much else that fits anymore! Hopefully they hold up for another 2 or so weeks.

I hope the walking works for you! :)

ourhomeinprogress said...

I love your belly!! Makes me miss mine!!!

That was so sweet of your co workers! Thats awesome.

:)

Valerie said...

I am so excited for you and already a bit jealous. Cole is turning one next week and I'm already broody. I'm doomed.

Kier said...

Beautiful Leah. So, do you have plans for the 4th of July weekend, because I just might be in town. :)

That is awesome that your co-workers surprised you with a jogging stroller! So, are you going to run TCM with me?

Abby said...

Leah, you look awesome, I mean seriously awesome! You should carry babies for a living!

 

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