Originally written 5/07:
How did we get to 38 weeks? Seems so crazy. I have one week of working left (give or take) and I ended up staying home today. I caught a cold last week and we did too much this weekend and I am seriously worn out. So even though the clock is ticking, for me its more important at this point to rest when I need it.
Having said that, I'm going to do some things today that I've been putting off. Like, I need to buy a Big Sister present for Addy from Baby Sister that we'll take to the hospital with us. I ordered a nursing gown/robe set today to take to the hospital. I want to pack the hospital bag too since that needs to be done.
I have zero signs that we're close at all (no bloody show, no mucus plug, I don't even think she's dropped) but I'm still hopeful that she'll come early. As of next week when work is done it's really just a waiting game.
How far along?: 38 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Last week's appointment was NO gain! Yay! However, after that I swelled up so bad and I don't know why. Water retention is a serious issue now that we're in the end. I have another appt. this week and I'll mention it because I was pre-ecclamptic last time and this could be a sign though my BP has been spot on this entire pregnancy.
The Bump: Sometimes I forget just how big the bump is. It's hard to do almost anything including just bending over.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Just seeing her!
Maternity Clothes: Sorted through them since I won't be needing many work clothes after this week. After this week I plan to live in t-shirts and capri pants.
Symptoms: Pretty much just heartburn. It was horrible again yesterday.
Belly Button in or out?: In. I don't see this changing.
Food Cravings/Aversions: I don't seem to have either, in fact I would take a craving right now. I'm having issues coming up with dinner ideas for the week.
What I miss: Sleeping comfortably. I'm so tired but I don't feel like I'm actually getting that much rest.
Milestones: Any time now!