38 Weeks

“February 22nd. You will not be pregnant after that day. If your baby isn’t born by then, we will induce.” Those were the words I heard this morning and, let me just say, it’s crazy to think there is now a definite end-date in place. I asked my midwife why the 22nd? After all, it’s only four days after my expected due date (I thought you could go at least 2 weeks after if deemed safe by your practitioner) and she backed up her reasoning with scientific research (all of which sounded good to me & maybe it’s the fact that I’m becoming more and more uncomfortable as the days wear on so I’d just as well have this baby tomorrow) as well as the fact that the 22nd falls on a Friday and Fridays are her induction days. That definitely got a chuckle out of me. Go figure- wanting to deliver a baby before the weekend. Hey, I get it and I’d probably do the same thing.

She then felt my stomach and proceeded to tell me where the head was, her bum, and so on. She then informed me that my kid has a “big butt” which I promptly replied, “Have you seen mine?!” Like mama like baby, I guess :)  She also ordered an ultrasound for tomorrow which I was beyond excited about since I had asked her early in the third trimester if I would have another one and she said no, not unless it was a medical necessity. She said that she wants to gets some measurements since she thinks this is going to be a “good-sized baby.” I’m crossing my fingers that baby girl looks healthy and isn’t a 10-pounder (sounds like a turkey!) when we see her on the ultrasound tomorrow.

How far along? 38 weeks

Total weight gain: 26 lbs.

Maternity Clothes? Of course

Stretch Marks? No. Thank you body butter and genetics! But if they happen, they happen.

Best moment this week: Getting a massage yesterday. It felt soooo good!

Miss Anything? Getting a good night’s sleep J

Movement: Yes, althoughnot as much as usual (I think it’s a tight fit in there).

Food Cravings: No, never had any. Just like to snack throughout the day.

Have you started to show? Is that really a question?

Gender: GIRL :)

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button In or Out: Out

Wedding Rings On or Off: On

Happy or Moody most of the time? Happy… with a bit of anxiety starting to set in- we’re going to be parents in a couple of weeks!

Looking forward to: The home stretch! Enjoying these last couple of weeks of pregnancy and getting everything ready for Baby V’s arrival.

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