38 Week Bump Date

38 WEEKS PREGNANT!!! How crazy is that? I’m full term and can deliver ANY DAY NOW. I delivered Elias at 37 and Joel at 38 weeks, so it just goes to show it can happen!

Gender: Girl! We had another growth scan on Monday, so we were able to confim lol.

Baby’s heart rate: 140s at my last appointment.

Signs of labor?:  Other than occasional Braxton Hick’s contractions, nothing that gets me excited that it’s really happening lol.

Dilation and Effacement: I’m now 3cm dilated and my cervix is super thin, says my OB! Sooo the red raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose oil is working!

How’s baby measuring?: We had an ultrasound last week Monday and she measured in the 22nd percentile at 5 pounds 11 oz. So she’s teeny tiny! Thank goodness for my vagina lol

Weight/weight gain: 145 lbs. so far I’ve gained 28 pounds!

Baby is the size of a: LEEK! “Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and is over 19 1/2 inches long (about the length of a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you’ll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.“

Stretch Marks: None!

Cravings: I wouldn’t call it a craving, but I’ve been loving frozen grapes. I always have, but these last few days I’ve been eating it with like every meal.

Sleep: I’ve been waking up a lot at night mostly to pee but I’ve also just been super uncomfortable. Every way I lay I end up hurting.

Movement: Very active!! Mostly at night though. So hoping she changes once she’s born, mama needs some sleep lol.

How am I feeling: I feel okay. I’ve had a strange burst of energy lately. Some people call it nesting, but I call it “If I were to deliver a baby today, and come home from the hospital tomorrow…would I be happy with how the house looks?” So I deep clean the house every.single.day…just in case. All day today my husband and I have been cleaning the house. Me, the inside. My husband, the outside.

Any exciting updates to share: Nothing too exciting, I’m just playing the waiting game. At least every hour, I question myself “Is today the day?” It’s kind of taking over my mind lol. But Laila will come when she’s ready…if not the 29th lol. Also, last Friday night was my last shift at work. It was definitely bittersweet. As much as I will miss the ladies I worked with, the bonds we’ve made, and all the memories I’ve had at Winnie Palmer, I am so happy and ready to just be home with my boys. They need me more right now than ever. So I’m 100% at peace with my decision. I’ll write a full blog post about this later.

Anyways, this very possibly could be my last bump date EVER! If she doesn’t come before her induction date I’ll share one more next Saturday!

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