Baby #4: 38 Weeks

How many weeks pregnant: 38 weeks, last Saturday

Which trimester are you in: Third

Bump photo:



How big is baby: "Your baby's the size of a pumpkin! Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. His/her head is now about the same circumference as his/her abdomen."

Pregnancy symptoms: I measured a little less this week - 36 instead of 38 weeks - which *could* be from baby dropping or more likely due to the different furniture I was measured on since we were at home for our visit instead of our midwife's office. (Our home visit was today.) Midwife said she didn't feel like this baby was quite as big as my last one which is totally okay with me. ;) Not as much heartburn for the past few weeks.

Belly Button - In/Out: Mostly in, but slightly poked out. It's kind of creepy.

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings - ice. No real aversions but my sense of smell has kicked up recently like WOAH. I can smell everything and it all smells STRONG.

Sleep: Meh. My sleep has been really crappy. And really, why?! Here towards the end I should be getting as much sleep as I can, because who knows when I'll be getting more than 3-4 hours at a time! Every night I feel like I'm constantly rolling and moving around, trying to get comfortable and failing. Hubby is back to work after vacation and that helps some. He doesn't really bother me, I'm just able to spread out more and I don't have to worry about whether I'm keeping him up or not.

Nesting: I've been in a cleaning mood which always pleases my husband and generally means I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy. This week and next I'm planning on laundering the baby clothes and getting them put away. I've gotten out all the neutral stuff I have and am going to put it in the top drawer of Zac's dresser. (His dresser has the changing table on top.) I've also got a select amount of boy and girl clothing that is going to stay in a storage box in his room until baby is born. I'm going to finish prepping my cloth diapers and be on the lookout for disposable diaper sales. (My MIL brought me over three packages she got on sale today - 2 newborns & a size 1.) I'm also going to find a spot for the baby items I'd like to get out. (Not a bunch really, just the bassinet and bouncer. I have a swing and a few other things too but we won't need those for awhile.)

Maternity Clothes: OF COURSE.

Weight Gain: I got weighed at my home this week and it's quite a bit different than the scale at my midwife's office so I'm not positive on weight gain for the last two weeks.

Movement: It's slowed down some more. But still very active at times. Mostly punches and jabs.

Gender: Only a few more updates with no answer here....

Concerns: Baby is posterior. This isn't a *huge* issue since my last one was as well but if he/she could flip over that would be great. If not, I guess I just need to prepare for back labor!

Best moment this week: Finishing up preparing my birth kit. I don't know why but it's very satisfying to have everything in it's place and all together. I only have one or two more items to get which I'm going to pick up at our appointment next week. (We're on weekly visits now!) Plus I loved tucking baby's first little outfits in there.

Looking forward to: My mother blessing, given by my friends! It is going to be on my due date, since I tend to go over, and that's definitely giving me something else to look forward to.

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