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Pregnancy: Week 38

Welp, here we are. The very end of week 38, about to begin week 39. I honestly thought Adeline might have made her appearance by now, but it would appear she is quite comfy. Maybe next week!

Week 38 has definitely been the toughest week of pregnancy yet. I’m feeling completely done, exhausted, uncomfortable, and just ready to finally be at the finish line and meet our new family member. I catch myself thinking every day what she must look like, and I can’t wait to find out!

I don’t have too many notes about this week,ย so this will be short and sweet!

Our doctor’s appointment this week went well, though I was maybe a little teary eyed/hormonal at the fact that I hadn’t progressed as much as I was hoping since last week. But, that’s ok, because I’m thinking SINCE that appointment, a few changes have occurred, so hopefully that means progress IS being made! She measured right at 37 weeks, so maybe that means she’s going to be a wee little thing. At least that would be ideal! Her HR was 146, and I wondered if that would be the last time I’d hear it. Guess we’ll see!

At the home front, I’ve been trying to walk, squat, drinks tons of raspberry leaf tea, anything that might possibly speed the process along. Even though we all know that’s not even possible! She’s going to come on her own sweet time.

I’ve definitely noticed that these final few weeks have been one solid growth spurt. Every time I look in the mirror I am shocked by how big my belly is. I can’t even believe it’s humanly possible! What’s it going to feel like when this giant basketball is suddenly not INSIDE me anymore? Pregnancy is weird, ya’ll. A weird, amazing miracle for sure.

I’ve also reached the point where I have worn the same pair of leggings every day this week, and I don’t even care one bit. It’s the only thing that’s still comfortable. I think if I tried to put my maternity jeans on I would either fall over, suffocate, or rip them in half. Or all three.

On a POSITIVE note, I am SO excited to get this show on the road! Baby girl is healthy, still moving like crazy, and both our families are just sitting on pins and needles waiting for go time! I’m trying to enjoy and soak up these final days (9 left ’till our due date, ah!), and I know life is about to become a whole lot more interesting!! Come on Adeline! We are ready to meet you!!!

38 weeks pregnant

Here’s to maybe one last relaxing weekend!

What are your weekend plans? Any major fall races coming up? Chicago marathon is this weekend, can’t wait to track some friends of mine! How did you feel in the final, final days of pregnancy?

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17 Comments

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    Mom
    October 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    We couldnt possibly be more excited or more ready to meet our granddaughter ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Any day now! (says everyone but me hahaha)

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    heather
    October 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I know you are so excited!!! Pregnancy is a great time, I seriously enjoyed every minute I was pregnant, sometimes I even wonder if I should have another (44 is too old) So I guess I wait for grandbabies, not rushing. I think you look beautiful. Have a great weekend
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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you, Heather! I can’t believe we’ve almost reached the end!

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    Emily
    October 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    I’m right there with you! I had my 37 week appointment today and am starting to feel D-O-N-E. I want my feet back, because they are killing me! hopefully baby A makes her appearance this weekend!

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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

      You’re so close too! You could really go any time as well! I am trying so so hard to be patient, but I am so ready to meet her!

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    Katie @ Live Half Full
    October 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    This week was my toughest yet too! I’m so tired and so achy!!! No progress for me at the doctor yesterday, so we wait!
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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Maybe this week you’ll have made progress! We’re so close!

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    Nicole
    October 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    You’re close! Cervical checks don’t mean anything until you’re in labor so don’t let them discourage you!

    I was convinced I’d be late so I didn’t get impatient until my due date. Once it came I started to get very very restless but soon came to peace with her coming when she wanted and she did (1 week 1 day late).

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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

      You are so right, it really doesn’t mean anything! I was so convinced I’d go early, so now I think it’s biting me in the butt ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sara
    October 10, 2015 at 6:27 am

    You must be so excited! Your baby will be here soon. I know how hard it is to relax those last few days. I’m excited to cheer all my trainees on who are running the Chicago marathon on Sunday.

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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

      I am so excited! But also just ready to be done ๐Ÿ™‚ as you know! How’s your little one doing??

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    Chelsea
    October 12, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Don’t get discouraged! At my 39 week appointment, I had ZERO progress. Then I went into labor the next day. Haha. You never know when she will decide to make her arrival. You’re doing awesome, hang in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Sweet Miles
      October 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

      No way! That is definitely encouraging! I can’t believe you had zero progress and them BOOM! Babies know best ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on baby Lincoln!! He is absolutely precious!

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    Kelly
    October 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    You know the one thing I envy about scheduled C-sections is you know exactly when it’s going to happen!
    I feel that way about my maternity jeans already and 9 more WEEKS to go.
    You look great and she’s almost here!!!
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    October 13, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I’m a little behind here but I hope you are still doing ok! Looked like on Instagram last night that it hadn’t happened yet! I hope you are comfortable and good luck when it’s time!!
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    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections
    October 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Literally the same thing happened to me as is happening to you – I was 100% convinced as were my doctors that she was coming early. Claire was 2 days “early” but really full term. Looking back, it was so not healthy for me to want her to come early! Next time, I’m not even going to ask what my due date is. I’d rather have a due “timeframe” so I don’t get so fixated on it. It’s so hard not to when you know the actual due date. She will come soon!
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