The Third Trimester: Week 38

As I write this, I'm one day from my due date. Honestly, it's all kind of surreal and part of me feels like this baby is never going to be ready to come out. Thankfully, I know it will one way or another. It's crazy to be on the brink of such a huge life change and not know when it's going to happen. Anyway, back to week 38.

Week 38

How I'm feeling: Still good, plenty of energy, occasional naps required. I've said this before, but it's surprising to me how sore the belly feels when I lay down or try to switch sides in the middle of the night. The side ligaments must be more weak than the top/bottom ones.

Strangers who compliment you are awesome. Strangers who tell you you're about to pop or are huge clearly just say the first thing that comes to their mind. At this point, I've just gotta shake it off as Taylor Swift would say.

Baby: is the size of a PUMPKIN! (~18.9 to 20.9 inches, 6.2 to 9.2 pounds) and may have an inch or so of hair on its head. The midwife guessed  that Baby Moe was right around 7 lbs at the time, but it's just a guess really. Other than that, baby's heart rate was good and the kicking continues. It's fun to see and feel a little foot or hand jab out on my sides.

Weight gained:  29 lb.

Exercise: lots of walking waddling, prenatal yoga, hiking, and weights

What I'm wearing: same ole, same ole

Baby preparations: We got a rug for the baby's room, sent my mom a grocery list for when baby is on the way (in case we are out of the staples), got our car seat installed by a police officer who is certified in car seat safety (a free service here in Eugene), and ordered an Etsy print for the baby's wall.

I also got to meet Lindsey and Sonny's new baby Parker for the first time at the hospital! Part of this whole journey has been connecting with Lindsey about our pregnancies and wondering who these little guys (or girls) will be. It was so fun to see their happy little family and made me even more excited to meet our little one.

Craving: sparkling water, juice, kombucha, dessert

Random: I'm debating signing up for a fall wine country half marathon. I know it would be a stretch to train for, but it would be doable, even if I have to walk some of it. It's been so long since I've trained and run a race that I'm really just wanting to do it regardless. Plus, the views & wine.

How's your week going? 

We're having summer like weather around here so everyone seems to be embracing it. Come on Baby Moe, don't you want to come out and play?

Related posts:
The Third Trimester: Week 37
Exercise During the Third Trimester
The Third Trimester: Week 36


lisa valinsky said…
Aaaah! Can't wait til we read a post about baby...keeping an eye on my reader and Instagram.

I'm at 19 weeks, and can't get over how much my sides ache as I switch from one to another during the night. Just our bodies loosening up!
Leigh said…
Wishing you all the best in your labour and delivery! So excited for you and can't wait to hear that baby Moe has arrived :)
I hope that Baby M makes his or her appearance soon! I'm so excited to find out what you are having and what name you guys have chosen! I'll thinking of you and praying for a safe and healthy delivery!!!
Amber said…
A pumpkin??? That blows my mind!!

I am obsessively checking your instagram and facebook pages for an announcement right now. Thinking of you! xoxo

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