Week 38

Lindsey Koetje —  September 30, 2013 — Leave a comment

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How far along?  38 Weeks
Size of Baby:  pumpkin
Total weight gain/loss: 22lbs according to dr. appt.; lost a lb!
Size of belly: 38.5 cm.
Baby’s heartbeat: 135 bpm
Best moment this week: I loved this past weekend!  It was the first weekend that we didn’t have anything planned and we were able to just spend time together at home.
Miss Anything? Being able to walk without hip pain and breathing easily 🙂
Movement: Lots!  I finally got some of it on video!
Food cravings: Sweets and fruit are such a constant craving all the time!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender prediction:  Nothing too specific
Labor Signs: uncomfortable contractions, cramping, shooting nerve pain, and baby is engaging (causing the nerve and hip pain)… I am also beginning to dilate
Symptoms: achy shoulders, can’t get comfy, achy tail bone, swelling, constant need to pee, contractions, linea negra, nerve pain, and hip pain
Belly Button in or out? Still an inverted outie 🙂
Wedding rings on or off? Off.. I will probably just keep them off even though I could probably get them back on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Holding and cuddling up our sweet little one!  It is getting so close and I am so looking forward to meeting our gift!  At the same time, I don’t want the pregnancy to end since I am enjoying it so much but I know the next part is going to be so much better!
*Side Note:  This week we had out first official day of fall and it hit me that I have now been pregnant all four seasons this year!  It has been such a joyous time that I have truly enjoyed.  I know I will miss being pregnant and feeling my baby’s movements within me which is the most fascinating feeling!
Dr. update: Again, this is serving as my pregnancy journal for now, so read on if you wish but this is mostly for me to remember later! 🙂
I am doing great again this week.  My blood pressure is staying low at 90/60, my weight is good, my belly is measuring on track and my body is starting to show signs it is getting ready for it’s job.  I have been having contractions and apparently they are doing something!  I am dilated to 1cm but still no thinning and just becoming soft.  The baby is starting to engage into the birth canal and dropping.  The dr. is pleased with how I am looking for a first time mom.  I still think I will go late and am definitely okay with that since I am still enjoying pregnancy and not over it at all!  It needs to slow down a little! 🙂

Lindsey Koetje


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