How far along? 38 weeks and 6 Days in this picture.
Total weight gain: +28.5lbs.
Maternity clothes? Nope. But I am wearing my husband’s shirt.
Stretch marks? NONE!
Sleep: It’s been pretty terrible, but last night was nice.
Best moment this week: Hearing baby girl’s heartbeat, learning that I am 4cm dilated and 80% effaced. My Dr. said that he would be very surprised if she isn’t here within the week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miss Anything?: Not really
Movement: This is from last week, but I’m so happy I was able to capture it! She moves whenever she wants to.
Food cravings: Nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick? Not really.
Labor Signs:Other than being 4cm dilated (yes I’m excited about this and yes I know that I can stay like this until 42 weeks, but even if I do I’ll still only have 6cm left to go!) and having some consistent contractions a few times this week, no. But don’t think I’m not trying.
Belly Button in or out? In for the most part. The bottom part of it sometime pokes out like a pouting lip.
Rings on or off? Off. I took them off because it’s hot, and I do not want to risk getting them stuck.
Happy or Moody:BOTH.
Reading: Just the Bible. Romans 8:18 has gotten me through this week. “For the pain that you’ve been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming.”
I have tried everything but caster oil to start labor. If it is listed on the internet or in any major pregnancy book – I have seen it and tried it.
Here is my latest attempt. My husband and I went on a steep hike in our Blue Ridge Mountains earlier today – I didn’t leave with my water trickling down to my ankles like I had hoped, but it was so, so nice to be outside breathing in that sweet mountain air.