38 Weeks

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My baby bump at 38 weeks from the side:



And from the front:



























Total Weight Gain: I am up a total of 17.5 lbs. (I gained about 2 lbs this past week.)

Movement:  Cullen is still a little wiggle worm.  Lots of squirming going on in there!

Boy or Girl? Boy!!!

Food Cravings: No cravings.

How I'm Feeling: I am ready for this little guy to get here already!  I feel huge some days...and for good reason.  At my appointment this morning, Dr. H said I am measuring at 40 weeks.  If I haven't had Cullen by my appointment next week, they are going to do a growth ultrasound to see how big he might actually be.  If he is too big, we will start discussing the risks of a c-section versus a traditional delivery.  Hoping this little guy comes before next Wednesday so that we don't have to make that decision and so that hopefully he is not too big of a baby!

Size of Baby: Watermelon (19 - 22 in, 6.5 lbs) 

Baby's Development:  With only a couple of weeks left, our little one isn't so little anymore.  As we prepare for baby's ETA, he is also getting ready.  Vernix and lanugo continue to shed from baby's body into the amniotic fluid.  Baby's lungs are continuing to mature as more and more surfactant is secreted.  All systems, almost go!

Best Part of this Week: Getting everything ready for this little boy!  Everything has been washed, organized, and put away.  Going though everything made me even more excited about his arrival.  I still can't believe we are so close!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Having this baby!  Corey and I are both super ready for him to get here already.  As much as I want Cullen to come out when he is good and ready, I hope he decides to make an early appearance!

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