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Friday, August 31, 2012

38 Weeks

How Far along: 38 weeks

Little Man joined me for the "photo shoot"

 Baby's Size:  Baby weighs approximately 6.8 pounds.

Sleep: Not going well.  My allergies keep me up half the night even though I've been taking the 24 hour Claritin twice a day, including once right before bed.  My doctor is a little concerned about the severity of my allergies since they can quickly go from making me miserable to cutting off my air supply. 

Best Moments This Week: Crossing the "big" stuff off my to-do list (see bottom of post)  Everything left would be nice to accomplish before Baby comes, but if it's not, that's okay with me. 

Miss Anything?: Being able to move.  It's uncomfortable to move, bend, stand, sit, lay, etc.  I miss being able to walk without bumping my belly into something.  Little Man is short enough that he fits right underneath my belly, but Princess is just the right height to get knocked over by it if I turn around too quickly and she's standing by me.  Oops.  I also miss my feet, but the few glimpses I have gotten of them have made me glad I can't see them most of the time since they've been replaced by Fred Flintstone's feet. 

Movement?: Yes, but he's running out of room so the movements have slowed down a little.  When he moves around, it hurts! 

Food Cravings:  My cravings change from day to day. 

Things That Make Me Queasy: Being around my sister.  Haha, that sounds awful, but she's 10 weeks along with her 4th pregnancy (congratulations!!) and sick as a dog.  Being around her reminds me of the first trimester and just thinking about that makes me nauseous.

Gender: Boy!  I'm ashamed to admit that Hubby and I still have not picked a name.  We have it narrowed down to 3, but we just can't get past that.  We'll probably pick one off the list when I'm in labor like we did with Princess.  We do have the middle name, David, picked out which was easy since it's my dad's first name and Hubby's dad's middle name.

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions which are so painful that they feel like the real thing, cramping in the stomach and back almost every day, and the baby's dropped.  

Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue, exhaustion, crazy hormones, allergies, etc...I'm sure it's a joy to be around me right now.

Mood Most Of The Time: Happy for the most part.  Around 36 weeks, this whole pregnancy finally became real to me and I'm finally feeling excited about meeting this little guy soon! 

Looking Forward To:  (Hopefully) going into labor naturally!!  I do NOT want to be induced again.

I've been following a few other bloggers who are due around the same time as me or shortly after.  Now that I'm 38 weeks, I'm really wondering who will have their baby first :)

Jenni From the Blog-Jenni is due with her third baby on September 16th which means that we share a due date :)  You can read her announcement post here.

The Windle Family-Kristen is due with her second baby on September 15th which is one day before me.  You can read her announcement post here.

The JoyfulChaos-Suzanne is due with her sixth baby on September 17th which is one day after me.  You can read her announcment post (posted on the same day I found out I was pregnant!) here.

Growing Up Geeky-Melissa is due with her second baby on September 23rd, exactly one week after me.  You can read her announcement post here.

Smiles 'n' Snuggles-Victoria is due with her second baby on September 25th.  In her 36 week post, she has a to-do list like mine which automatically makes her cool in my book :)  You can read her announcement post here

Here's my to-do list before Baby comes.

  • Get cradle from in-laws and put together
  • Pick up the dresser from my parents' house
  • Pick up the baby clothes from my sister's house and drop off the boxes of clothes that Princess and Little Man have outgrown
  • Make at least 6 freezer meals (lasagna, meatloaf, meatballs, etc) and stock up on groceries.  In the freezer update: 2 pans of lasagna, 1 pan of deep dish pizza casserole, 2 pounds of pre-cooked hamburger meat/pork sausage, 4 doz. cookie dough balls, 24 muffin sized meatloafs, 1 chicken pot pie
  • Organize freezers (we have a regular one and a chest freezer)
  • Pick out a baby book (I ended up getting this calendar)
  • Pack my hospital bag, the diaper bag, and the kids' overnight bag
  • Get the newborn essentials: a few packs of diapers, pacifiers, etc
  • Rearrange kids' room so the new dresser fits
  • Rearrange car seats in the van and install infant carseat
  • Unpack baby clothes and gear.
  • Wash and sanitize baby bottles and pacifiers
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  1. Look at that tummy lol.. Love it,
    Cannot wait to see you guys this weekend!!


    1. Not me! I'm staying home where it's cool and my parents are taking the kids :)

  2. It seems like you are organized and ready for that third baby to get here!

  3. Wow! Not long now hey! Curious of the three names you have in mind too..

    1. I'm still debating on sharing the names since I've always used pseudonyms for my kids up until this point.

  4. Wow, you are super organized with your list. I remember when I was pregnant the only things on my list (which was actually just a mental list)were Buy Crib and Buy Car Seat. And those didn't happen until around 36 weeks. I definitely regretted my lack of organization when my husband had to run around the city buying a ton of stuff right after the baby was born.

    1. This is my third time pregnant and my first time being this organized :) With Princess, I had no idea what to expect or prepare for and with Little Man, I figured I'd done it once before so I would remember what do the second time around without any problems. Apparently, I forgot I was pregnant and unable to form a complete thought at the time...

  5. How fun that there are so many of us so close! It will be fun to see who 'pops' first for sure!

    1. I'm really hoping I'm not last, but my first was 2 weeks overdue and my second was 1 week overdue so we'll see :)


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