What's Baby Up To?
- Her lungs have strengthened and her vocal chords have developed so she's ready to start communicating (AKA crying... good times)! ;)
- Her eyes are either blue, grey, or brown right now but once they are exposed to light they will change!
- She could already have an inch or so of hair! (I predict that we will have a little goldilocked, brown-eyed girl...!)
Symptoms: Mild contractions, very uncomfortable at night, and some cramping... During the day, I'm usually pretty good. I'm most uncomfortable once I've laid down for bed. Also, I can tell that she is sitting a little lower these days! Especially while driving, when I can feel every. single. bump in the road. Ouch! But really, even though it's not the most pleasant, I truly thought this stage of pregnancy would be way more miserable than it has been! I really don't have too much to complain about! :)
Cravings: It was watermelon yesterday... nothing yet today! But the night is young... ;)
38 Week Bump Pic:
Went to the doctor's office today during my lunch break! I have already progressed slightly in only 4 days time! I am now at 3 cm dilated and 80% effaced! Woohoo! This baby is on her way out! :) I asked my doctor how big she thought she was... she said at the moment she estimates that she is in the upper 6 lb range and doesn't think that she will be any bigger than 7.5 lbs at birth! Sounds good to me... ;)
Unless my water breaks or I start having contractions that are 5 minutes apart then I will just check back in next Tuesday. She said from there we can schedule a possible induction, but I have a feeling my little pumpkin pie will be ready to come out and see the world sooner than that!
Other than that Daddy and I are just making last minute preparations. My bags are packed and in the car! I just got word that the lady I wanted to be my long-term sub at work is available and is going to take over for me when I leave on Friday! Yay! Such a relief! :) Everything is falling into place and we are so very grateful! This has truly been a great experience and I am so happy that in just a matter of days we will have a precious baby girl in our arms as a sweet reward for all of our efforts! Feeling truly blessed...
Only 2 more weeks (or less) to go! :)