According to the Bump, Carson is about the size of a Pumpkin! The Bump also says that baby may have "an inch or so of hair already"! I do remember the ultrasound tech showing us Carson's hair back at 33w so I'm very curious to see how much hair he comes out with! (Not to mention what color?!) Baby Center tells me that Carson is about as long as a Leek. Their size estimates say about 7lbs and more than 19.5" long. I'm very curious to see how big Carson is going to be!
How far along? 38 Weeks!
Total weight gain: Last week I was up 26lbs and now I'm up 27lbs....seems to be a 1lb a week pattern!
Maternity clothes? Yep! I feel very lucky to still be able to wear a lot of my non-maternity tops. I didn't want to spend a TON on maternity clothes since I don't know what time of year I'll be pregnant next time (not to mention what will be in style)! (scroll down for my newest bump pic!)Stretch marks? no. Nick mentioned that he was surprised I didn't have any the other day and I yelled at him to run and go knock on wood! If I get any now, it's his fault :)
Sleep: Not so great anymore and it drives me BONKERS when people say "get sleep now while you can!" I can't because I have a huge belly in the way and I have to pee every hour! I guess my body is just getting me ready for Carson :)
Best moment this week: Getting more things done at work just in case I go early. I also feel fairly satisfied with everything that is done at home. We made another trip to Babies-r-Us (we need one closer to home!) and bought a second changing pad cover and boppy cover just in case. I had 20% off coupons so why not! I also got to go to one of my best friend's weddings and it was gorgeous! I was supposed to be in the wedding but I backed out back in the fall since I didn't know what life would be like at 37 weeks pregnant. While I'm sad I wasn't able to walk down the aisle for her, I'm thankful that I was able to attend and see how pretty she looked!
Miss Anything? Still missing having a tan and I also miss having a DESK JOB. My job as a teacher (a traveling teacher at that) is becoming very very exhausting as this pregnancy goes on! I envy those of you who can sit at a desk and go to the restroom or grab a snack any time!
Movement: Sooo, after our little mishap last week (read: Carson teasing us), I was very attentive of his movement and I did kick counts just like Dr. G said I should. After our appointment Friday I counted for 4 hours and only once did I get 6 kicks. I usually got 4-5. At this point, the office was closed for the weekend so I decided to eat some dinner and see if food would help wake Carson up (I had already tried ice cold juice, peeps, and carbs). After dinner I still wasn't getting enough kicks so I called the after hours # and the on-call doctor called me back and said becaues of his lower heart rate at my appointment, she wanted me to go into L&D for monitoring. I had a quick freak-out session, but we got our things together (luckily everything was ready) and headed to the hospital. They hooked me up to the same machine as I was on earlier that day to check on Carson's heart rate. Luckily he started moving around right away (such a punk)! The nurse and the on-call doctor both said that Carson looked "amazing" so they let us go home and told us to continue doing kick counts but try for 5 instead of 6. They said that this late in the pregnancy sometimes the babies just get into sleep cycles or run out of room! I also found out that I had a few contractions while I was there. I had no idea, but they showed up on the machine alright!
Food cravings: I'm still loving ice in all of my drinks. I'm very thankful that we have a fancy icemaker at my afternoon school so I can re-load my Tervis tumbler!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Gender: Baby BOY Carson! <3
Labor Signs: I had some contractions while at L&D but I couldn't even feel them. That night I woke up several times to pains but they weren't really timeable and they went away by morning.
Symptoms: My back pain has gotten pretty bad. It hurts a lot after I sit or lay down for a while. I don't like using the heating pad b/c it's been hot in Ohio and I don't want to overheat!
Belly Button in or out? Halfie, haha!Wedding rings on or off? On and not really loose anymore. If I was going to be pregnant for another month (or through the summer), I'd probably look into buying some fake bling to hold me over. My rings still come off easily enough though so I'll stick it out for a few weeks!Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and excited to meet this little boy of ours!
Looking forward to: Meeting Carson!
Here is my bump at 38 Weeks!