Monday, July 28, 2014

Breadcrumb Weeks 37 and 38

How far along: 38 weeks! 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 21 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight as of 7/22. I actually lost a pound since my 36 week update.  

  • exhaustion 
  • loss of sex drive
  • getting winded easier
  • super vibrant dreams  
  • heartburn / acid reflux - Every. Single. Night. I made the mistake of not taking a heartburn pill before I sleep a few nights this week and I woke up with a mouth full of stomach acid. Now, I take one every night, even if I don't have heartburn at the time. 
  • I've officially had to go up a size in underwear. 
  • Gestational Diabetes 
  • General aches and pains. Hello third trimester! 
  • Increased discharge
  • Charlie Horse cramps
  • Two weeks of contractions after a bout that sent us to the hospital
  • This weekend, my fingers got so swollen that I had to take my rings off. I've been putting them back on when we go out in public, but they're off whenever we're at home. 

Maternity clothes: My shirts are so short that they're showing the stretchy part of my pants. I don't even care anymore. 

Stretch marks: I don't think the number on the underside of my belly is increasing, but they're getting darker and longer. I've also noticed a few baby ones on my sides now that my belly has dropped. 

Sleep: I'm in love with my pregnancy pillow. I may not give it up after baby comes. 

Best moment last week(s): After a preterm labor scare, we officially made it to full term, and then to 38 weeks! While physically, I'd much rather him come sooner than later, I know that every day he continues to cook is better for him. 

Also, my dad had his knee replacement surgery and is now able to travel whenever Breadcrumb decides to make his debut. 

Movement: He gave me a scare this weekend when he decided not to move for about 36 hours. Finally after eating lunch, a bowl of grapes, and sucking on a Jolly Rancher, I got him to move. 

Still feeling lots of hiccups low down and sweeps across my stomach. 

Food cravings: Water, I can't get enough! I'm also loving fresh fruit, especially grilled pineapple and peaches. 

Gender: Our little man!

Labor signs: As of 7/22, I was 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced. Breadcrumb has also dropped and I'm having contractions about ever 5-10 minutes. 

Belly button? It's almost completely flat!  

What I miss: I want a fountain Coke, alfredo, and a chocolate cupcake after delivery.    

What I am looking forward to: Our little man getting here! As everyone has been saying, it could be any day now! 

Baby Buys: Nothing these last two weeks. For my birthday, my coworkers gave me a $100 gift card to Babies R Us so we can pick up anything we need after his arrival. 

Milestones: We hit full term, and then 38 weeks!

He feels like he's dropped much lower than what this picture shows! 


  1. You guys are so close! You can see the difference in the two pics and how he has dropped. Crazy! I can't wait to 'meet' him.

  2. "I don't even care anymore" Love it! You're almost there!

  3. Hope he comes on his own and SOON! Any full moon coming up?! ;)

  4. Getting so close! Hooray for making it to full term and let's hope that all those contractions mean your uterus is getting ready and primed.