Baby Update | 36-38 Weeks

Hi babes! Sorry to mash all the weeks together but the weeks have been flying by and I can't keep track of anything lately! In two weeks, I will have a handsome baby boy in my arms and it's pretty mindblowing. I'd be lying if I said that it all felt real because in all honesty, it feels more like a dream. Like it's happening to someone else and I'm just watching from afar.

In other news, my hospital bag is finally packed and I'll have a post on it up soon! Procrastination at it's finest. Packing took about three weeks to do because I like to have everything covered and kept reading different lists. I like to have all the bases covered but HATE overpacking. It's a conundrum, people.

My last appointment was last week. I met with a new doctor (I swear, there's like twenty!) and he asked if the baby moves a lot. I was like, "Eh. Yeah. He has certain times but nothing crazy." It's always been like that and he's always been fine. I have an anterior placenta so sometimes he'll be moving and I just don't feel him. It's been like this almost my entire pregnancy. Apparently, the doctor didn't like that and had me undergo a stress test for about an hour -_- I mean, better safe than sorry; I didn't mind that at all and everything was absolutely fine but good Lord, I was starving and so aggravated. So yeah. That was my first stress test. Good times.

How far along? 38 weeks.
Total weight gain: 28 pounds although I feel like I've gained WAY more.
Maternity clothes? Abso-freakin'-lutely. I've also been wearing Target stretchy capri leggings that I've fallen in love with almost every single day.
Stretch marks? Yup. All over my belly. 
Sleep: Tuesday night, I didn't wake up once to pee. Calm before the storm?
Miss Anything? Not feeling little aches and pains all the time. I miss having energy and feeling like "me", if that makes sense.
Movement: Yes but it's definitely changed. No more little pokes and kicks but more rolls and waves. Also, there's more movement in my pelvic region.
Food cravings: Pretzels and iced coffee! I swear, this has been my jam for months now. Oh and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! OM NOM NOM. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nadda.
Gender: It's a boy! 
Labor Signs: Lightening crotch, pelvic pain, sore back, tiny loss of mucus plug (but not a lot), leaky boobs, period-like cramps (yeah, didn't miss those!) and swollen feet. I feel like I rode a horse for a year straight.
Symptoms: Mostly the above.
Belly Button in or out? In but it's starting to flatten out. It's a race against time!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super cranky, actually. Whenever I'm anxious, I snap and that's totally me right now. Between closing on the house the same day at my due date, I feel like everything is happening all at once and I may or may not be freaking out a little.
Looking Forward To: Meeting our sweet baby! 

2 comments

  1. So excited for you, Noelle!! Wishing you ALL the best!! <3

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  2. Omg! Any day now! Can't wait to hear all about and see your sweet baby! <3

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