Movement – Baby girl is still really active, which is awesome. Her kicks and punches can be painful at times, but it’s great being able to feel her move each day. The end of pregnancy is scary at times because as my doctor said, feeling the baby move lets me know she’s okay. I’ve heard some scary stories, so I’m just grateful for each kick and punch, even if it’s painful.
Baby Prep – THE NURSERY IS DONE!!!! I can’t wait to show y’all the whole thing in an upcoming post. There are a few pieces of artwork yet to be added to the room (like on those shelves for instance), but as they reveal the baby’s name Neal and I are keeping them put away until she arrives.
Mommy Prep – Last week I finally got a pedicure and shaved my legs!
Food cravings – My hunger levels have “normalized” again, yay! A few weeks ago I felt like I just couldn’t eat enough. I still have to eat fairly big meals in order to not graze all day, but I feel better now than I did during week 37. Meals last week included tacos, spinach and mushroom manicotti, grilled chicken salads, cereal, and lots of eggs.
OH, and I will say, have y’all tried Vanilla Chex cereal yet?? HOLY MOLY!!! It’s so good.
Sleep – I started the week feeling incredibly uncomfortable. I slept in the recliner chair most nights, which helped. The past couple of days though I’ve been able to sleep in our bed and have been fairly comfortable. I’m just rolling with it at this point!
Symptoms – Some days I feel swollen, but my doctor said that I have hardly any swelling.
Workouts – Last week I went on a few walks and took my final spin class on Sunday. I’m still feeling really good and enjoyed my workouts.
Doctors Appointments – Last week I had two appointments which went well. The second appointment was to check a few things, but all came back great. I have another appointment this morning and am REALLY hoping my body is preparing for delivery.
Thoughts and feelings – I’m ready to have this baby! All of my emotions are rolled into that one sentence. Week 38 was exciting because I knew we were getting close to the end, but last week I started to grow anxious and impatient. It’s really hard living your life as if nothing is happening, while staying prepared for the biggest change of your life.
I personally feel like the baby dropped last week, but the doctor didn’t agree. Everything was still “closed up” if you will and the baby was comfortable. Each day I’ve grown increasingly more uncomfortable, so I’m really hoping that means we’re getting closer and closer to her arrival.