Friday, October 23, 2015

Pregnancy Update | 38 weeks

Technically, as I am writing this I am 38.5 weeks. And yes, I am counting. :)

Still here, still pregnant, still feeling fairly okay most days, and fairly uncomfortable other days.

Weight Gain: 30ish lbs.

Symptoms: Reflux, lots of lower back/hip pain and pressure. Up frequently at night going to the bathroom or trying to get comfortable in bed. I'm usually a back sleeper- so sleeping on my sides has been kind of a challenge for me and I'm not sleeping as soundly as I'd like. I joke that its just preparing me for the newborn days of being up every 3 hours and not sleeping soundly due to a little baby being in our room!

I've packed her hospital bag, and mine. John will probably wait until I'm in the car ready to go to the hospital to pack his (he likes to wait until the last minute for things...). We've washed the car seat and bases, but haven't installed them. And I've made all the arrangements for going out on maternity leave at work. Yay! This morning as I was putting on my scrubs It dawned on me that I only have a week or so more of wearing them- hallelujah! I've worn the same two pair of scrub pants and rotated between a black or navy maternity shirt for the past few months and I'm so ready to have a break from wearing  them. Not to mention all my other clothes- I can't wait to semi-fit into normal clothing again!

I feel like this time before delivery is such a strange mix of emotions- anxiety and excitement all rolled into one. It's just a waiting game, and as someone who's pretty impatient, its kind of a challenge. I've started having some anxiety about going into labor and the logistics of things- praying that John isn't in South Charlotte where he'd have to fight traffic to get to me, praying I don't go into labor at work and cause any drama there, and praying that we get to the hospital safely and everything goes smoothly. In the mean time, I'm also trying to use my time to get things done that I know I won't have time to do once our little girl arrives. Cleaning out the refrigerator, cleaning windows, house projects like hanging curtains, taking some fall pictures of Landon, etc.

I have such a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that we only have about two more weeks as a family of three- so this time is so precious to me even though we are so very excited to meet our little girl! Hopefully my next pregnancy related post will be introducing our baby girl!

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