hello hello! in case you've been checking my blog after the craziness of this weekend, you now know that i am STILL pregnant. which makes perfect sense because i'm only 38 weeks along. i will also probably enlist my sister to post a blog for me saying that i'm in labor or had the baby. so don't worry, you will all know when it happens, i won't disappear for weeks and leave you hanging! you know, since i'm sure everyone's life revolves around this pregnancy. jk ;-)
how far along: 38 weeks
how big is baby: according to babycenter, leila is around 7 pounds and 19 1/2 inches long. BUT i had an appointment this afternoon and my little girl does not appear to be so little- she is measuring at 8 pounds 2 ounces!!
weight gain / loss: i'm now at 176.2, an increase of exactly 2 pounds from 2 weeks ago and a 32 pound overall pregnancy gain. my rings still fit and i can still shave my legs, so i feel good about this weight gain lol
symptoms: all sorts of braxton-hicks contractions and continuous spotting since friday. however, i haven't made any progress since last week and am still 2cm dilated. that surprised me, but it is what it is!
cravings / aversions: veggies have sounded soo good lately. fresh salads, a side of peas, sandwiches chock-full of spinach and tomato. mmm! what does not sound good is fried food. yuck.
movement: she's running out of room in my belly so i don't feel her as often as i used to. sometimes i wonder if she's even in here because i feel contractions, but not her. then she does something cute like get the hiccups and i know she's biding her time to arrive.
belly button: outtie, and i sincerely hope it goes back in after i have leila. it creeps me out
sleep: sleeping is going just fine
what i'm looking forward to: having my baby this week or scheduling an induction next week. can't believe the time is already here.
what i miss: being skinny. sorry that sounds vain, but it's a sad day when you realize you are as deep as you are wide and you can't squeeze between two tables the way you used to. i miss my pre-pregnancy body
highlights this past week: honestly, having the spotting thing happen this weekend got me really excited for the baby. like i was almost convinced she was coming this weekend. after all, labor is usually imminent once that happens. several friends shared their stories of how they had the "bloody show" and went into labor that day, the next day, few hours later, etc. i'm a bit bummed and surprised that labor hasn't happened yet, but at the same time i'm glad it all happened because it prepared us a bit for how ready we need to be when the real deal takes place. and ya know what, the real deal is going to take place soon! :-)