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Thursday, February 4, 2016

38 Weeks

I was really good about blogging my first pregnancy, but haven't blogged much about this pregnancy and I've taken so few photos to document the bump. So why not record a few things at 38 weeks? This is in no way a "style post" since I have a very limited wardrobe at this stage of the game.

A current pregnancy update: 
  • How far along: 38 weeks 
  • How big is the baby: as long as a leek (19.5 in., 7+ lbs) This makes me laugh because three weeks ago I had an ultrasound that estimated the baby was already over 7 lbs. And they say babies gain 1/2-1 lb per week in the last 4-5 weeks of pregnancy. Oy.
  • How I'm feeling: I'm just excited about how mild of a winter we're having. Wearing coats and so many layers is one thing, but being pregnant in winter is another. I would say, I'm firmly in the uncomfortable phase of pregnancy. 
  • Sleeping: I wake up a few times per night. Getting back to sleep seems to be getting more challenging.
  • Food cravings: Sweets. I am loving this recipe for cookie dough but I don't go to the trouble of dipping them in the chocolate (don't worry there's no egg in it). I've also been on a soup kick...I guess it's a comfort food thing. 
  • Food aversions: Not really. 
  • Doctor's appointment: I had one on Tuesday and she said I'm "progressing."
  • Movement: Lots of movement! He's been pretty active, especially in the evenings.
  • What I'm looking forward to: Introducing Maggie to her little brother.
  • What I did / got for baby: I picked up the boring stuff last weekend at Target (wipes and diapers). I've also done several loads of baby laundry (clothes, sheets, blankets).
  • What I'm wearing: I have about 2-3 pairs of pants that are work worthy and I rotate them with a few tops and sweaters. My favorite combo is a long cardigan with leggings and boots. 
  • What I learned this week: There's no surefire way to get baby to cooperate for a non-stress test (NST). I was told to eat a little snack on my way to each appointment and I've done that, trying various things, but it doesn't always he'll pass the NST. On Monday, I had my first one that called for more tests. Thankfully, the further tests showed he's doing well.


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