38 Weeks Pregnancy Update – Getting So Close!!!

38 Weeks Pregnancy Update

I can’t believe I am officially 38 weeks! We are getting so very close to meeting our little guy, and I am so ready! Or at least I think I am, haha! I know babies take so much work, and being a first time mom and dad we have to learn how to do things! The best advice I have received, is every parent is once a first time mom or dad, you learn as you go, no one knows it all in the beginning! When I was told that, I loved it instantly! They are so right, so I can’t worry about things I don’t know, and just go with the flow and do the best I can!

So here is my 38 weeks pregnancy update, I hope you all have enjoyed this journey we are on! I can’t wait to share pictures of our little guy when he decides to enter the world!

What happened at Last Dr. Appointment: At my last appointment I got checked and I was dilated to 2 cm and 60% effaced. I ended up getting a flu shot as well (first time ever) to try and keep me healthy the last few weeks and through winter to hopefully keep him safe from getting it. We talked about getting induced, and at this time we are going to hopefully go into labor on our own. If you induce before your body is ready he said there is a 60% chance of getting a c-section, if you go in on your own you only have a 5% chance. But, if I start to go over-due then at that time we need to induce, because it can be harmful to the baby. So, I go Monday to get checked again to see if I have progressed and to ensure he is still doing good!

Size of Baby: This week he is the size of leeks! When I had my ultrasound a few weeks back it showed he already weighed 7lbs 4 oz, but they did say that can be off by a whole pound up or down. They say the farther you get the harder it is to truly know his size. Either way he has been measuring ahead this whole time, so it was good to still see he is on track!

Movement: This little guy loves to wiggle and move around. He has certain times during the day where he is more active than others. If I am up through the night he tends to be up moving around then.

Body and Changes: My belly has dropped, and I am feeling him a lot lower. My hips and pelvic area have been extra tender, and I for sure have been waddling around a ton! I have been getting a lot of cramping and braxton hicks. It has been a rough few weeks for sure, I am just exhausted and not feeling well. I have been getting super nauseated, having major heart burn, not sleeping, and in pain a lot. BUT I know I am so close to being done and soon it will all be over!

Sleep: It depends on the day. Some nights I sleep pretty good and other nights I have insomnia and will be up most of the night. I just never know how that day will go. Taking naps is something I am not good at, I try but can’t ever get to sleep. I just lay there, or get text or phone calls keeping me from sleeping. I have had a few successful days though and those days are nice!

Emotions: Oh boy this has been and up and down event. Some days I just feel super emotional from the moment I wake up! The other day for my appointment I was just a mess, I was having a really hard day, and was super emotional. With all my hormones changing and getting so close they say it is normal to have more extreme emotions. I am really feeling it the past week!

Morning Sickness: It has come back hard core. It never fully went away for me, I have been sick this whole pregnancy, but it had let up some. Now it feels like it did when I was first pregnant, which is hard! You just feel so sick and nauseated non-stop from morning till night some days. I am doing a lot of lounging on the couch for sure, and sipping on ginger ale to help!

Cravings: Anything pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin! I also am loving Apple Cider, Nacho Cheese Bugles, and back to wanting a lot of meat and cheese!

What I Miss: I miss being able to being able to get around normal. I am just hurting and slow at getting around. Thinking of doing a lot of walking some days about makes me want to cry. My body just hurts.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Just being a little family! After this long wait for him over the past nine months, I am just ready to finally meet him and start becoming a family and living life all together doing regular daily things! I can’t wait to hold and love on him! We are more than excited for this new chapter to start!

Next Doctor Appointment: October 12th!

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36 Weeks Pregnancy Update

36 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Woohoo, we are getting closer everyday to meeting lil Baby Clay! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law just had their little girl earlier this week, Sterling, and she is beyond precious! It made it that much more real holding her, knowing that in a month or less that will be us holding our little boy!

Not a ton has changed over the past few weeks, but a few new cravings, of course my belly size has grown! Here is my 36 weeks pregnancy update for you all! Thank you for following my journey, and I can’t wait to share pictures of our little guy once he arrives.

Size of Baby: Little guy is the size of romaine lettuce this week. He is still packing on the pounds at a rate of an ounce a day! He should be weighing around 6lbs and is 18 1/2 inches long or so, from what I have read on the baby app!

Movement: He is moving around a good amount. Some days I think he is a bit more tired so the movement is less. You can tell he has grown over the past few weeks by how strong he is moving around in there!

Body and Changes: Energy level is low, they are not kidding when they say third trimester really wears on your body! Belly is growing bigger, and I am pretty sure he has dropped. I noticed my belly has been a bit lower than normal. I asked my sister and husband and they agree. I feel him a lot lower, so I am wondering if he is engaged or not. I am excited to get my ultrasound next week to find out more. I will get my cervix checked for the first time, so I am anxious to hear if I have dilated or effaced at all. I also have a lot of aches and pains in my stomach and pelvic area. I am moving a bit slower these days!

Sleep: It has been a bit of a struggle. I tend to take forever to finally get to sleep, and when I do I am up multiple times going to the bathroom through the night. When I do actually get to sleep, I sleep decent. I wake up when I move just cause my hips and pelvic area hurt a lot.

Emotions: They are hit and miss. Coming up so close to our due date, I find myself thinking about becoming a mom. It is crazy to imagine what our lives will be like, we are very excited to meet him. I get nervous hoping he is perfect and has no troubles once he enters this world. I know he has the two vessel cord and there are complications that could happen, so I just pray he is okay and healthy!

Morning Sickness: Still going on, unfortunately! I have found the past few weeks I have become more nauseated here and there, so that is a bit sad. I have dealt with morning sickness the whole pregnancy, it would have been nice for it to finally go away.

Cravings: Chocolate milk, which is weird cause I am not a big milk fan. Apples is a new one this week as well. I bought some today to munch on. Lastly sausage, I have been craving it a lot. Normally I don’t eat it very often but I just want it all the time!

What I Miss: Not hurting all the time. Just thinking of walking to get groceries or shop is a major task. I am very slow at moving around, I just have a lot of aches and pains. You get so wore out, in such a little time.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Having Clay here, and just enjoying our little family. I can’t wait to do our first family pictures with our little guy. I have dreamed of that for a long time! I am so excited for the day to arrive for him to be here, get to see who he looks like, learn his sweet personality and give him lots of hugs and kisses!

Next Doctor Appointment: September 29th. I have an ultrasound first then doctors appointment right after!

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31 Weeks Pregnancy Update

31 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Another week has come and gone, I am just shocked at how fast time is going by! Here is my 31 weeks pregnancy update, on what has been happening and the changes I am going through! I will say this past week has been a bit of a bumpy road. I haven’t felt the best and with packing and getting ready to move and all the added stress has been a bit much, but by the grace of God I am getting through it!

Size of Baby: This week the baby board says he weighs as much as a coconut, and measures over 16 inches long. It also said I should be having more Braxton Hick Contractions lately as my body prepares for labor, and I will say I have been having a lot!

Movement: This little guy has been pretty active, I can tell he is growing away as the movements are stronger and really moving my tummy more. You can see his huge kicks, and movements, which is so neat. Some days he moves so much and other days he is a little less on the movement.

Body and Changes: My bump is growing more and more. I wish I had the energy to take time for pictures to show you, I am hoping next week I can! It has been a rough week with all the Braxton Hick Contractions, aches and pains so I have been a bit lazy. It seems like everyday my tummy gets bigger. My hips have been hurting a lot more, I know it is just the stretching and such it needs to do for labor and delivery. My feet and hands have gotten swollen here and there more often.

Sleep: What is sleep?! Hahha just kidding, sleeping is a bit rough for me lately. I wake up a minimum of 3-4 times a night. It is taking forever to get to sleep and then it isn’t good sleep through the night. There are times I am up for a few hours through the night with either not feeling good or unable to sleep.

Emotions: This has been the worst week I have had so far this whole pregnancy. I have cried a lot, got very emotional and just struggled a lot. I think moving and all that goes with closing on a house, hoping to sell the current house we live in, preparing for labor, is all overwhelming me. Hopefully I can get my emotions a little less of a struggle soon!

Belly Button In or Out: Still in, but super stretched!

Morning Sickness: My morning sickness is coming back a little stronger the past week, which is a little disappointing! I have read your morning sickness can come back in the 3rd trimester and I am feeling it. I have had morning sickness through my whole pregnancy but it has peaked a bit more this past week like how it was in the 1st trimester.

Cravings: Fresh fruit, orange juice, lots of protein, and sweets.

What I Miss: Having energy! Trying to get stuff packed and ready to move is really hard. I wear out super quick and just don’t get much done at a time. BUT I am getting there so it is all ok!

What I Am Looking Forward To: Holding Clay for the first time.

Next Doctor Appointment: August 24th! We have a sonogram in the morning and then doctor appointment right after!

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27 Weeks Pregnancy Update

27 Weeks Pregnancy Update

Man this week has been a bit busy! I had my Glucose Test on Tuesday to see if I have gestational diabetes, and it came back I am good to go! No gestational diabetes, which is a HUGE relief, I was so worried I had it. We have my 28 week ultrasound next Wednesday, I am looking forward to seeing Clay, and I really am praying he is growing good and healthy! My sister is going to get to go with Adam and I, so that will be fun! I can’t believe it is time for me to share my 27 weeks pregnancy update, these weeks are truly flying by!

I will say the really extreme exhaustion has kicked in, man I am just tired as can be! I can’t even seem to get motivated some days. It takes all I have to shower, and do daily tasks! I can’t believe I am so close to the third trimester! time is just flying by!

Size of Baby: Clay is the length of a cauliflower this week! Man he is really growing in there! His immune system is becoming a lot stronger. His lungs are still practicing breathing amniotic fluid. He will start filling out a lot more in the next few weeks.

Movement: He moves around a lot, mostly in the mornings and mid-afternoons. Sometimes after dinner he will start moving around a lot. When we talk to him, it is so fun to feel him move around, it is like he is responding to us talking to him!

Body and Changes: I am growing more and more. I would have taken a picture to show you, but I couldn’t build up the energy to get around for it! Terrible I know! I have starting having a lot more back pain, pelvic aches and pains, and charlie horses. As my tummy is growing the pain is starting to kick in, I heard around third trimester you will begin to have a lot more aches and pains.

Sleep: I have been really tired lately. I am sleeping a lot harder through the nights. Still waking up multiple times to go to the bathroom or having a little tummy ache. BUT I am starting to think soon I am going to take naps more. I try but can’t fall asleep, despite feeling so tired.

Emotions: Doing pretty good this week, I do find I am getting a little anxious about delivery and labor portion. I find I am having more dreams about it. I have been a bit emotional here and there but we are in the process of buying a new home, a baby on the way, and life continuing so it is a lot all at once.

Belly Button In or Out: It is stretched pretty good but still an inny!

Morning Sickness: Still having moments throughout the day where I have some morning sickness! I think I am one of those women who might have some sickness through the whole pregnancy.

Cravings: Shredded Mini Wheats, is a HUGE one this past week. I can’t seem to get enough of them! I am also wanting orange juice a ton, so I got the lower acid one to help my tummy and been drinking it here and there. It is SO good!

What I Miss: Feeling like I can do normal tasks and not get wore out as soon as I start. I feel like I am impaired a little bit, and can’t do the things I used to. I wish I could paint and such. BUT, I know I am  growing a beautiful baby and it is All worth it!

What I Am Looking Forward To: Going to my sonogram next week. It will be so nice to see our little guy, and see how he is doing!

Next Doctor Appointment: July 29th for  sonogram, and August 10th for Doctor appointment!

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25 Weeks Pregnancy Update

25 Weeks Pregnancy UpdateAnother week has went and gone! It is so nice to be 25 weeks, getting closer and closer till he is here! We are starting to buy stuff here and there, so it is beginning to make it that much more real! It is just so crazy to think in a few months we will be holding our little guy. I can’t wait to meet him and see who he looks like, learn his personality, and just cuddle on him!

Here is my 25 weeks pregnancy update, full of symptoms, how I am feeling, and more.

Size: This week Clay is the size of a Rutabaga. I had never heard of this before, it is a bit bigger than the size of a turnip! I had to look it up! I read that his hair is growing, developing color and texture as well. He is continuing to grow, and get baby fat to fill in his little wrinkled skin. They said over the next few weeks he will start to plump up.

Movement: I have read over the week of 24-26 you might feel your baby a little less. I had been experiencing that, but finally starting to feel him move more. They say week 28 you will feel him consistently, so I look forward to that.

Body and Changes: My uterus is roughly the size of a soccer ball right now. I have really felt my tummy having more stretching pains and such happening, at times I get itchy on my stomach. I have noticed I have gained a lot more weight this past couple weeks than normal, but I read that with Clay growing you tend to gain a bit more as you get further along. My nails have been growing really strong and fast. My hair isn’t falling out as bad this past week which is super nice!

Sleep: Past few nights I have been waking up with a sour stomach. I just don’t feel to good, and end up sitting up watching tv for awhile. I also get really hungry around 3 am, to where I have to eat or I feel like I will get sick.

Emotions: I have good and bad days with my emotions. Sometimes for no reason I just feel down or sad, other times I feel level and good, it is just a hit or miss on how I will feel.

Belly Button In or Out: It is stretched pretty good but still an inny!

Morning Sickness: I so wish I could say it is gone, but it is still here. Most days I feel pretty good for the most part, but I still have bad mornings or afternoons here and there.

Cravings: I was craving maple donuts pretty good for awhile. I have been wanting more carb type foods, and still fruit. Fruit has been one thing I have craved the whole time. I also crave cold sandwiches but I know you can’t have cold lunch meat, so that makes me sad. Eggs have been one thing I have been eating more of. I have yet to crave a weird food combo, but if I do I will share!

What I Miss: Having full energy. I had been cleaning on the house and over-did it, and I realized my body is so different. I get tired a lot easier, and can’t do near what I could before.

What I Am Looking Forward To: Having my 28 week sonogram, to check up on Clay. I am praying he is growing good and is healthy. I know with having SUA, their is a higher risk of him not getting the nutrients he needs, so I just pray he is perfect!

Next Doctor Appointment: July 13th!

 

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