Week 38 & Week 39
How far along? 38 weeks 6 days (Which is actually 39 5 days or 6 days… remember I got off on my counting… oh well)
Total weight gain/loss: We’re not going to think about this….
How big is baby? Week 38: Your baby’s the size of a pumpkin! Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. Her head is now about the same circumference as her abdomen.
- She may have about an inch or so of hair already.
- She’s slowly shedding that white goo on her skin (called vernix caseosa) but you might see some of it at birth.
- She’s probably able to flex her limbs now.
- Her brain is still rapidly developing — she’s getting smarter by the week!
- Her nails may extend past her fingertips.
Maternity Clothes? It’s crazy… some of my maternity shirts are showing the lower part of my belly. Yikes!
Stretch Marks? I mentioned last week that I found this stuff and I think my lines are getting lighter even though they are there.
Best moment this week? Does eating purple icey thingy count? If not, then to be reminded that no matter what, people will judge the way I’m raising my baby, but it’s my baby and I’ll do what is best for my baby :). Thanks for that reminder Earl!
Movement? I seriously think this is what I will miss. But at times I think I upset her or cramp her style… she tells me I have bad posture (which I do!)
Food Cravings/Aversions? Nope… nothing more than usual I guess.
What I miss: Sleeping well. Yup, that’s probably it… and I hear that won’t get any better which makes me sad.
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing what this baby girl looks like.
Nausea/Vomiting? Yesterday morning I choked on tooth paste which I haven’t done in a while.
Labor signs? You know, I think I might be starting to feel contractions but I have no idea what they feel like to actually confirm or deny it.
Gender? We have had them verify it’s a girl 4 different times. I’d say she’s a girl 🙂 I guess we’ll know for sure shortly
Belly Button in or out? Oh we should all know this answer, right?
Wedding rings on or off? I tried my rings on this week for a picture and I couldn’t get it past my knuckle. I almost started crying, but I didn’t.
Weekly Wisdom: I think I’m out of wisdom at this point.
Due Date: Thursday June 26 but she’s measuring about a week ahead of schedule… by golly I do believe she’ll come when she wants :). Wonder if I make it through Summer School before she comes…. Today is my last day/final… think I’ll make it?