Monday, July 25, 2011

38 Weeks

I have now made it past the point all of my OB's expected me to deliver by! I delivered the eviction notice, but Nugget is being very stubborn. After months of trying to keep the baby in, he/she doesn't want to come out now that it's safe!

DATE:
July 25, 2011

How far along:
38 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
10 lbs total, and that's making up what I lost.

How big is baby? Nugget weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long. (No way-I'm carrying another 9 pounder!)

How baby is growing
: Nugget's organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. (Hear that, Nugget?!?) babycenter.com

Maternity Clothes: I never wore maternity clothes. Regular pants and regular long shirts still fit perfectly.

Sleep: I'm not sleeping well at all anymore.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
We're very anxious to meet our baby!

Movement: Nugget is still very active, and very strong. His/her bouts of hiccups last a long time. This morning we watched as a knee poked out of the top of my belly and a fist poked out of the bottom!

Food Cravings: I haven't had any cravings. I eat a lot of fruit, salad, cereal, and sweets!

Food Aversions:
Lunch/Dinner food and lemonade.

Morning Sickness:
I'm still taking Zofran everyday. Nugget better get here soon, because I only have 10 left!!! I really can't wait for the morning sickness to go away.

Gender:
It's a surprise!

Symptoms:
I've had a week of false labor now. I keep thinking it's going to happen, and then it stops when I go to bed! After months of contractions, I really hope I'll be able to tell the difference and make it to the hospital on time! I'm still sick every day and (TMI) still constipated. I drool while I'm sleeping-I'm not sure if I mentioned that before, but it's been happening for several months! I'm hormonal, temperamental, and impatient! Tons of contractions and pressure have been making me very uncomfortable.

Exercise: I've actually run a few times since the restrictions were lifted last week! I ran for 2 1/4 miles today, and it did nothing to make the contractions stronger. I am proud of the fact that I'm still fit, despite being banned from running for several months!

What I miss:
Feeling comfortable and nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Having my baby! I can't wait to meet Nugget!

38 Week Picture:

I sure hope this is the last one!!!

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23 comments:

  1. You look precious as ever!! This little nugget needs to stop being so stubborn ;)
    I've been drooling a lot too while sleeping and I never have before, so I am for sure blamming it on the pregnancy! haha!
    I cannot wait for his/her arrival. I hope you tweet!

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  2. Freudian slip...lol? You said "SHE's over 19 1/2 inches long". I know you don't know what you're having, but do you think it's a girl? How exciting! I give you lots of props for being able to wait to find out the gender. Soon you'll know...how exciting!

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  3. You are such a cute pregnant lady! Though, what an exciting time to be almost done. I'm quite temperamental and impatient too, but sadly, I have nothing to blame it on but myself. (sigh)

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  4. Come out nugget, Charlie wants to play ;) Can't wait to see you! You need to stop being stubborn and let Mama eat something without feeling sick. You look great Stef!

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  5. you are just the cutest preggo ever! can't wait to "meet" Nugget!

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  6. That's a great picture. You look awesome. Has Nugget stayed in longer than the other two at this point?

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  7. 38 weeks was my mental and emotional limit with all of them. i had to keep my last one in until 39 weeks and it was torture for me...lol. hope you make it through until the lil one makes his/her entrance.

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  8. Happy birthday to your hubby! Hang in there! You look beautiful! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  9. look at that belly :) i am so far behind you look amazing...

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  10. Congrats on making it to 38 weeks! That's wonderful. Now Nugget just needs to get out :-)

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  11. Any day now! Woohoo! Can't wait! I can't believe you only gained 10 lbs. I know you were sick for quite a bit of it, but you look amazing!
    Best wishes with delivery!

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  12. I noticed the slip too! If it's a girl she has lots of Lexie outfits to inherrit! :)

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  13. Hey hey little one! Come out now! We'd love to see you :)

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  14. 38 weeks and only 10 lbs! You're like a celeb mom :).

    So close!

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  15. Your belly looks so big now! =) Not in a bad way.

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  16. Just think how close you are to the end of morning sickness. Awesome, you cutie pie, you!

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  17. Okay, I'm stuck on the 10 lbs weight gain thing. I swear it to you, I can gain that just from a dinner at the Olive Garden. Good for you - you should be proud of staying fit and healthy through your pregnancy!

    I can't imagine running 2 1/4 miles while 9 months pregnant. You go girl - shake that baby out!

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  18. I'm stalking you like crazy now to see some blessed baby news ;). Hope you're enjoying the last few days (or weeks) as your family of four.

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  19. I'm so impressed with your run!!! I used to be a runner, but would have sadly struggled with that even without a giant baby strapped on my front now! At 38 weeks, you are super close no matter what happens :)

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  20. I remember when I couldn't find a comfortable position to sleep in. Hope your baby arrives soon.

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  21. You are such a cute little prego mama! I just started following your blog so I'm getting caught up on all the reading. I was sick with all three of my babies all nine months! I totally know how you feel. It SUCKS! Hope your little one hurries up so you can feel good again!

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