Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hopefully the final update!

How far along: 38 weeks (on Monday)
Total weight gain: 34 lbs
Maternity clothes: I'd be naked without em!
Stretch marks: Almost overnight I exploded with stretch marks.  They're everywhere (especially the underside of my belly) and it's very depressing. 
Sleep: I'm actually sleeping really well considering.  I still move from my bed to the recliner by 1am, but I'm getting quality sleep.  I don't feel tired during the day. 
Best moment of this week: Finding out at my ultrasound this week that this guy has lots of hair!! :)
Miss anything: I miss my old clothes and shoes.  I miss being able to lay down and get up quickly.  I miss enjoying driving (speed bumps and turns are just no good at this point).  I miss being able to give Steven good hugs and being held really close.  I miss being able to do the dishes without my lower back killing me because I have to bend over a little, or do the dishes while I stand sideways haha.  I miss a lot of things right now.  
Movement: Still moving just as much as ever.  Whoever said that babies slow down during the last month because they're all squished is a big fat liar.  He still moves constantly.  The only difference is now he's huge and very strong.  The only thing that's changed is now the movement is very painful sometimes.   
Food cravings: None.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Have you started to show yet: Hahahaha
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: The braxton hicks are becoming a part of the daily routine.  I have them intermittently throughout the day, and by evening they're accompanied by menstrual-like cramping.  Still not rhythmic enough.  Still no patterns.  Still not getting stronger….come on, come on!  No other labor signs.  At my appointment on Wednesday I was dilated to a big fat 0 and was 0% effaced...
Belly button in or out: Outish

Wedding rings on or off: The rings came off at about 35 weeks.  My feet are chronically swollen, but my hands are on and off.  Sometimes they're back to normal and I could put my rings back on, but I don't just in case.  
Happy or moody most of the time: I'd say I'm pretty happy.  I don't feel moody or depressed.  I was kind of having a break down after my appointment on Wednesday, but overall I'm doing well.  I'm really not in that much pain.  
Looking forward to: My last week of student teaching before I take off for spring break and maternity leave! :)

--Amber and baby


  1. The last few weeks are so exciting! So much anticipation! The good thing about the stretch marks is that they fade away over time. I got some my first pregnancy but they are hardly noticable now. Good luck with your last week of school. Can't wait to hear about the delivery!

  2. Hahah you have to stand sideways to do the dishes?!?! Dang i'd like to see that.