The bump: I swear this weekend I got huge. I don't know how many times I've done double takes in front of the mirror over the weekend.
How far along: 38 weeks
How big is baby: From The Bump - The size of a pumpkin (and it TOTALLY feels like it) Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. His head is now about the same circumference as his abdomen. He may have about an inch or so of hair already. He's slowly shedding that white goo on his skin (called vernix caseosa) but you might see some of it at birth.
Weight gain/loss: I'm up 2.2 pound this week for a total of 29.6 pounds overall.
Stretch marks/Belly Button: My belly button has gotten pretty flat depending on how he's laying, but is still firmly an innie.
Sleep: I sleep less and less, but once I do I'm out. I usually get up once or twice to pee, but am always able to fall right back to sleep.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I finally had those salads from last week. Cookies are also high on the list.
Movement: All the time.
What I'm loving: Being mostly over my cold from last week? Being close to the end? Getting to meet this little guy soon.
Symptoms: I can tell I'm having little Braxton Hicks contractions. Actually I probably wouldn't even notice them except the baby completely loses his shit after each one. It's seriously like he's saying, "Oh hell no! I'm already fighting for the space I have, it is NOT getting any tighter up in here." Then he responds by assaulting my entire abdominal cavity. His violent thrashing hurts more than any tiny little contraction does.
What I'm looking forward to: Again - the end! My mom is also coming this week. We'll finish up the nursery and the stinking glider is finally coming in. After that all I'm waiting for is the rug which doesn't ship until after he's born. I only ordered it a month ago.
Best moment of the week: The blogger baby shower was AMAZING. I'm still blown away by it all and the generosity of the wonderful ladies that put it all together. Post coming soon!
How I'm feeling: My back has been absolutely killing me. My cankles are cray cray. I had at least 2 bloody noses a day last week due to the cold. I'm still stuffy from said cold. See also violent attacks from the demon child within my belly. Oh and my boobs are already leaking. Yeah. I'm a giant ray of sunshine.