Today marks 38 weeks with baby girl, our third little blessing. Today means we have exactly 7 days (or sooner!) before meeting her. She’s still nameless, but we have a short list of options we’ll be taking up to the hospital. As of yesterday, she’s growing healthy and weighs approximately 6 pounds, 11 ounces already.
How far along are you? 38 weeks.
Best moment(s)? I love how excited the kids get to talk about her coming! They’re counting down the days & it’s so sweet to see their excitement.
Food cravings or aversions? Breakfast foods (specifically all the carbs), Chick-fil-A, and Dr. Pepper, very similar cravings to my first pregnancy with Joy Belle.
Symptoms? I feel exhausted most of the time, but all in all – I feel amazing. I’m actually surprised at how well I feel to be having a baby in one week.
Sleep? Between Joy Belle and Britt waking up in the night (recently) and trips to the bathroom, I’m not getting a lot of consecutive sleep. But, I’ve come to assume that’s just my current state of life for this stage – of pregnancy and life.
Gender? Baby Heape is a girl!
Movements? She’s a very, very active baby. Not too sure if I can blame it on her or the coffee and Dr. Pepper I want to drink all day. Her movements are strong though, and you can usually see her feet poking out of my right side. (Seriously!)
Cranky or happy? Happy. I’m in full-on nesting mode though, so don’t get in my way of organizing or washing all the things.
Maternity clothes? Yes and no. I’m still wearing a lot of my normal shirts and dresses, just a size up. The only “maternity” clothing I’m wearing are my favorite GAP shorts and some black dress pants for work.
Miss anything? Not really. It’s definitely harder to breathe at this point, so maybe that? But overall, I haven’t been limited on much.
What are you looking forward to? Meeting baby girl! At this point, that’s all that’s left – to see her face and hold her in our arms. I’m very excited!
Only 7 days…
Here is a 38 week, bump comparison from my pregnancy with Joy Belle.