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38 Weeks: Bumpdates

Another week with not much news so far, but we are getting closer and closer to her due date. Baby girl is still hanging out all cuddly in my belly.

Things in the apartment are about as ready as they will be, although I could always think of something I should do. I have my hospital bag halfway-packed. The other half is things that I use every day and can’t really stuff in the bag right now, but we have a list. Hopefully we will take enough with us, but at the very least, as long as we have myself, the baby, and Greg, that’s the basics.

Movement: Maybe she slowed down a little bit? It’s hard to tell. Some days she’s really crazy and some days not. She’s probably running out of room, but she still makes a ruckus. She kicked me straight in the hipbone the other day, which actually made me say, “Ow!” I changed positions and she quieted down, so apparently she was not pleased with how I was sitting.

Size: This week’s size comparison is a lot cuter than last week’s skunk (sorry, skunks, I prefer puppies for cuddling):

Exercise: I have been walking a few times a week or so, and the weather has been slowly cooling off. Some days I feel more like getting out than others; some I could nap all day.

Cravings: Rita’s water ice, non-stop! Greg and I got some chocolate cream water ice with oreo crumbles and it was amazing. I asked him to stop the other day to get a lemonade ice. He didn’t even want anything, but was sweet enough to get me one. He knows I must have routine snackings. I am trying to get as much water ice as I can before they close for the season.

Feeling: A little more back pain than usual, but she is a fair sized baby at this point so that’s just part of the deal.

Greg went back to work today for the first time since he got home last month, and so I woke up early when he did. I was wide awake and hungry, so I got up, ate breakfast, started reading a book, and promptly fell asleep on the couch. That seems to happen when I wake up early – wake up, eat, sleep, wake up, eat, etc. After that I cleaned the bathroom and did some laundry, so I felt productive.

Cats: Are doing their part in preparing for baby, which mostly consists of sleeping, and lying on the baby dresser.

We are getting really close, and it could be at any time, but we could also have to wait a little bit – there’s no way to know. In the meantime, I am relaxing and enjoying the time while also catching up on some baby prep things to cross off my list.

12 thoughts on “38 Weeks: Bumpdates

  1. Ahhhh you are getting so stinking close!!! I keep thinking that I am going to be at 30 weeks soon (next Friday) and that it will feel a lot closer for me than it does now. Basically your baby is the size of my doggie now hehehe so cute!!!! I always think that when I pick him up, that he is about the same weight as a baby will be only the baby will get heavier and he will still be his tiny self. (He's 6) I heard that a few weeks before delivery the baby slows down on movements because they are running out of space, maybe she will get tired of being cramped and come on out πŸ™‚ Enjoy the quiet while you have it.

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  2. Apparently, my baby is not ready to make her appearance, yet! I don't know if I would have been ready at 35 weeks but I guess you have to be ready whenever they are ready haha.

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