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, 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!!!
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?