Monday, February 13, 2012

38 Weeks



How far along? 38 Weeks
Total weight gain: up 23 lbs. (lost a few pounds by my 38 week appointment.. so strange)
Maternity clothes? oh yea
Stretch marks? none yet!
Sleep: not terrible this week, I have been more tired than ever, so I'm sure that is why
Best moment this week: just soaking up every last bit of being pregnant ..laying around feeling her move & throwing back all the snacks I can get my hands on.

Miss Anything? so many things...but I know I will miss my baby belly more than all of them at this point!
Movement: oh yes she is active as ever! she's been doing this little movement with her foot ALL the time.. like tapping it on my left hip bone (similar to when a cat or dog scratches behind their ear with their back leg)... I am looking forward to seeing what exactly she is doing when she is on the outside :)
Food cravings: sweets (surprise!) this week's main menu consisted of brownies, oatmeal raisin cookies, lemon bars & apple slices dipped in cream cheese frosting.
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: Nope. A few braxton hicks lately..but otherwise I get the vibe that she is pretty cozy in there. The other morning while we were laying in bed...she was wiggling around SO much.. hubby suggests that she is packing her things and getting ready for her big debut. LET'S HOPE!
Symptoms: lots of pain in my stomach from where her head moves around plus wicked heartburn/acid reflux.
Belly Button in or out? out
Wedding rings on or off? on.. although not in this picture apparently.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy & EXCITED to say the least!
Looking forward to: D-Day! SO ready for her arrival!!!! :)


46 comments:

  1. Your stomach is very beautiful :-)
    Im 39weeks2days and im very excited to meet my babygirl who is due on feb 18th.
    Emma
    BABYBITE.WORDPRESS.COM

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  2. You look amazing! I absolutely love your blog! I'm excited to see your nursery :) My husband and I have been trying to concieve for a while now and I can't wait to be a mommy! Good luck to you and your angel I'm sure she will be so beautiful! :)

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  3. That's pretty much the most perfect baby belly ever! I can't see a single brownie on you! How do you DO that?

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  4. So fun seeing a front shot this week! Gosh you are SOOO close! So so excited for you!

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  5. You are allll belly and looking as great as ever! Can't wait to see this lil' Valetine!!! :)

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  6. Very exciting! I remember the countdown, any day now! My little girl is 13 months and is sitting next to me, staying bundled up on this snow day here in Iowa!! GOOD LUCK, you look great !

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  7. I agree with everyone, you look healthy and happy! I keep checking back daily to see how things are going now that you're near the end. I'm 27 weeks along and it's been fun to watch your journey unfold ahead of ours!

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  8. you look amazing and have handled pregnancy like a champ! How do the braxton hicks contractions feel?! Were you nervous when you felt them or did you know they weren't the real deal? Im waiting for mine to start! xoxo

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  9. you look amazing.
    Not much longer now, good luck

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  10. I've loved reading your blog as baby grows. Can't wait to see her :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  11. Can't wait to meet her! :)

    You made me hungry for lemon bars now..

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  12. You look amazing! I check back daily to see how you are doing. Can't wait for your little girl to arrive and to find out what her name is!

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  13. you are adorable! i just found your blog recently via schuelove.com. i love your chalkboard updates! i lost a few lbs at my 38 week check up as well - apparently its common. but wow, she will be here so soon...so exciting. hang in there mama!!! looking forward to the arrival post :-)

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  14. You look great! Can't wait to read about her arrival and her name :)

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  15. Congrats you look great!! Can't wait to read about her arrival and know her name :)

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  16. You look so beautiful! I can't wait to find out her name and see her adorable face!! Good Luck on a safe delivery!

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  17. I have loved following these posts! You look great! I can't wait to see the "she's here" post!!

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  18. I am a bit sad that you'll be done with your pregnancy soon because I absolutely love your creativity and posts about your experiences. At the same time, I'm darned excited for you and your hubs to meet your little girl!

    You have the most adorable belly ever. I hope I'll end up having cute belly like you do in a few months!

    Can't wait to read your delivery story and see pictures of your little girl!

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  19. You're getting so close! this is the fun part from here!

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  20. I found your blog through Pinterest and I absolutely love it! I just had a couple questions...I read your first post about your ab workout you were doing when you found out you were pregnant, have you been doing anything special for working out during your pregnancy? You look amazing!! And where do you get the inspirations for drawing on your chalkboard? They look great and I have had a blank chalkboard in my kitchen for 6 months now! I need ideas!

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  21. You have the cutest baby bump I have ever seen! It looks like a little basketball :) Absolutely adorable. I can't wait to see this little girl!!!!! Good luck in the next couple of weeks!

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  22. CUTEST baby belly ever! happy v-day week! i love the idea of all that baby movement being your little girl "packing her things" haha

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  23. What an exciting time for your little family! We have a little girl coming in May! I think the fatigue and anticipation of the last few weeks almost makes you welcome the pain of labor :) good luck you look great!

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  24. Awww your so close! This must be unbearably exciting! You still look gorgeous and I just love these chalkboard announcements so much! They're sooo cute!!!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  25. wow just discovered your blog a few weeks ago. YOU ARE THE CUTEST PREGGERS PERSON EVER!!

    ps where did you get your jean jacket. i'm dying for one just like it

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  26. Lookin' great!! Can't wait to read that it's "go time"! You've been an absolute joy to read each week!!!

    Cherish your baby belly! Before you know it, it'll be gone. I had several meltdowns after my baby girl came. I felt like I didn't get to "say good-bye" to my belly! I still miss it from time to time! :)

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  27. You are a very beautiful pregnant woman! I wish I looked that good at 38 weeks :P

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  28. You might have the cutest baby belly ever! I hope I can manage to look as good as you look throughout your whole pregnancy! Best of luck to you and your family!

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  29. I am so excited for you! I can't believe I saw "38 weeks" pop up on my reader today. :) I can't wait to meet Baby Garvin and to finally learn her name. You look amazing... all belly! You keep talking about all this cream cheese frosting you eat, but I don't see it. I think you sent those extra 5 lbs to me this week! ;)

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  30. Almost there, I love all your pregnancy outfits you look so cute with a baby bump!
    http://barnyardchic.blogspot.com/

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  31. I've been following your blog since you started & I'm so excited for you!! Cant wait for all that is in store for you & your hubby!

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  32. You are RIDICULOUS. Like ridiculous cute, ridiculous perfect belly, ridiculous glowing, ridiculous prepared haha. I am soooooo excited to hear her nammmmmmme!!!!! And now I visualize this little 5 pound newborn in there scurrying around to pack her tiny suitcase??!! Lol! RIDICULOUS.

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  33. you look so awesome!!! i can only hope when i am 38 weeks, that i look half as good as you! :) just curious, how do you look so tan? i live in germany, and i am ghostly white and getting SICK of it. just curious if you use something or are naturally that pretty color. :) good luck as you near the end.

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  34. Happy Valentines day! I hope Baby Garvin arrives today!

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  35. I love how pointy your belly has gotten. Reminds me of my first pregnancy! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  36. Pregnancy suits you as I am sure motherhood will! You look amazing.

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  37. Hi..

    I, too, stumbled upon your blog via pinterest! Love the chalkboard idea:) Just a little encouragement on the baby front. My baby girl was breech too, and much to my dismay, I had to have a C-section. C-section went great and recovery was fine. I delivered my baby boy last year via VBAC...awesome and smooth delivery! Just because you have a C-section with your first, doesn't mean you cannot deliver the other way next time if you decide to have more children:) You look beautiful...may God bless your growing family!

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  38. I'm excited for you to have your baby, but I'm going to miss all your cute chalk board art! haha

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  39. Did you get your Valentine's Day baby? I know I wanted my son (born 11/04/11 to be born on Halloween SOO badly, I too am a Holiday junkie! Unfortunately despite all of my hardest labor inducing efforts little Max was instead born 4 days later. His due date was 11/16 but I am glad he came early. Unlike you I was dying to get rid of the baby-bump because I felt uncomfortable and ugly! Now when I see cute pregnant girls such as yourself I almost miss my baby belly, he was so snug and happy inside but I am much more suited to be a hot-mom than a pregnant girl.

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  40. I have loved reading your blog...my husband and I are currently trying to have a baby and your blog has really been a wonderful push in the direction of a great blessing! Thank you for being so open.

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  41. where is that jean jacket from it is adorable!!!

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  42. You say that your bellybutton is out,but you sure can't tell it from the pics you have posted.I mean you can't see it poking through the material of your top!!!

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