Monday, January 12, 2015

38 Week Update

We are officially on baby watch! I'm 2 weeks away from my due date and ready to go. I've knocked a lot of things off of my 35/35 list and am essentially only "waiting" until our family gets into town. And by "waiting," I mean keeping fingers and legs crossed as long as I can! Either way though, I can't wait to meet this baby!!!! I guess I can go ahead and make my own predictions, although I fully anticipate being just as wrong this time as I was with Isaac. I was certain that Isaac was a girl and that "she" was around the 8 pound mark.... and then 9lb 6oz Isaac comes out and shocks us all. This time around, I think I'm having another boy and that this baby won't be as big as brother Isaac.

We will find out soon!

I got this shot with my sweet high school small group girls after Sunday School. Check out that bump action!
Total Weight Gain: I've exceeded thirty pounds. Insert crying emoji.

Fetal Size: Full size baby. If this baby comes close to Isaac's size, it's already in the 8 & 1/2 pound range. But like I said earlier, I don't feel quite as "big" this time around as I did when I was pregnant with Isaac.

Movements: Lots and lots of movements all day long, much of which feels L-O-W. My fundal height had dropped at this weeks appointment, and I can totally understand why!

Symptoms: I've been battling a cold all week which has overshadowed any pregnancy-related complaint. Other than that, all the typical 38 week feelings are there: some occasional contractions, insomnia, fatigue, etc. Some days I'm starving and some days I can't fit more than a bite or two in my stomach. Some days I feel like I pee every 15 minutes. By the end of a 12 hour shift, I can no longer see my ankle bones for all the swelling. Nothing too exciting or terrible.

Gender: A surprise!!! We have names picked out for either sex: Ian Michael or Natalie Anne. Just like Isaac's middle name is a family name, both Michael & Anne are family names. Ian is the scottish variant of John, which means "God is gracious," so my husband gets to fulfill his desire for a meaningful, Biblical boy's name (just like Isaac). And then we just like the name Natalie. For no fancy reason other than we just plain like it. Ha!

Cravings: Nothing in particular, although cheese usually always sounds good.

Aversions: Ugh. Water. I try to keep up with the amount of water I should drink each day and it's getting SO old. Not only that, my heartburn/reflux seems to get worse with a stomach full of water. Oh well, bottoms up!

Next Up: If I don't deliver in the next few days, I have some last-minute appointments to take care of. Also, my doctor will check my cervix on Friday. Also, my GBS swab last week was negative! Hurray!


Kathy said...

It's getting close now. The next blog post I expect to see a beautiful baby in your arms.

Erika said...

Love your names!! Natalie was a top contender for us, too! So was Natalia. Just love them. You are looking SO cute!!

Casey B said...

Hold the baby in a few more weeks! I'll be there soon!

Emily Gentry said...

You look great! The exciting!

Whitney Lane said...

Love these updates, even though I've just delivered. :) It's always so fun to see similarities and differences in other pregnancies... and predictions. I do think you're having a girl, but I have a pretty terrible guessing record. So excited for you guys!

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