baby #2: 38 weeks

(written June 18th)

How are we here already? Seriously… time flies when you’re having fun (or working on a million projects)!_MG_2882

Baby’s size: Book value is about 6.75 lbs and 21 inches long. My fundal height is still small (34.5 weeks), but that measurement supposedly becomes less and less accurate as time goes on, since her head is dropping into my pelvis now.
Maternity clothes?: Duh. And it’s getting harder and harder to squeeze into my swimsuit…
Gender: Girl!
Symptoms: Just nerve pain here and there and some pelvic pressure, but nothing to really complain about! I remember being sooo uncomfortable by this time with Kaya, but I’m really feeling amazing this time around.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks every once in a while… but nothing too intense. I didn’t want to be checked this week again so I don’t know about dilation and effacement.
Sleep: Still pretty awesome for this late in the game! I used one of the CD tracks from the Hypnobirthing book to relax last night before bed, and Michael told me this morning that I seemed to be sleeping extra soundly (usually I semi-wake up and get a little grouchy when he comes to bed, but apparently I stayed calm and went right back to sleep… awesome)!
Movement: Hiccups and dancing to Luke Bryan 🙂
Cravings: Twizzlers, chocolate chip cookies, and ice water.
Anything making you queasy or sick?: I’m really feeling pretty great, which is awesome, because I remember being so queasy at this point with Kaya. 
Belly Button in or out?: Out. And Kaya likes to point it out to me any chance she gets!
Exercising?: 10 miles run, 10 miles walked.
Mood: Excited to meet her so soon!
Best moment this week: Getting a lot done and not being hassled about anything at my doctor appointment.
Comparison: 38 weeks with Kaya! It’s a very different belly for sure!38weekcomparisonWe’ll see how many more of these posts I get to write!