38 weeks–counting down in the teens now!

That’s right, only 14 days left until my due date! I’m so excited and so ready to meet this little girl. I know I keep saying I want her to stay put until after the 20th, but boy am I eager to meet her! I want my baby girl *stomp foot* hahaha.

Since it’s my birthday today, this post might fall a little bit shorter than usual, because as soon as this game expansion I got from my dear sweet husband is finished downloading, guess what I’m going to indulge in?! Yep, we’re back to playing Skyrim. What a fantastic game. Very sad that their next installment is going to be an MMO. Okay, I’m veering off.

I got a sweet gift from my little girl this morning, too. Look at this:

What’s inside is only for me to see šŸ˜› let’s just say I’m an “amazing” Mom. Being addressed as Mom like this is very new to me. I must confess it took me by surprise. It was a nice surprise, even though it felt a little strange. I’m sure I’ll get used to being called “mom” rather quickly though. To me there has always been the feel of some higher wisdom, protection, and care, when thinking of my Mom. She was/is my go-to-girl for all the questions. And she almost always had/has the answers. I sometimes wonder how I’ll do in that role. Will I almost always have the answers?

Savina also got me a box of chocolate, but Peter and I think she really got it for herself hahaha.

So let’s see, how are we doing on the preggo-front? My weight gainĀ peaked at 180 pounds this week, but is now back down to 178.6– overall average weight gain is 34 pounds so far. And really, I don’t know where all the weight is lol

I’m so grateful that October has been so mild, almost summerish, this year so far, especially since I own not a single fall/winter maternity shirt! Combined with my hormones keeping my body temperature up a little–perfect.

I now know why women experience so much backache late in pregnancy. It’s not because of the additional and shifted weight. I’m telling you, it’s because of the loose bones! That’s right. Loose bones! Sometimes I wonder if there is any cartilage left in my sacrum and my tailbone! So for a few weeks now it felt like my bones should crack. You know, that uncomfortable feeling, that “crack already, I’ll feel better afterwards”-feeling. But it doesn’t crack. Well, since a couple days now it’s been the other way around. I’m almost afraid to move the wrong way with all the cracking that’s going on in every step I take!

Let’s talk about cramping. I’ve been cramping for a few weeks on and off, just slight menstrualĀ type cramps. Well, yesterday morning I got a real rough one, one that actually hurt. So yay for my body finally figuring out that we’re close. Then, last night I got another level up in cramping. I’m actually wondering if it was a contraction rather than a cramp. It was close on the edge of me having to breathe/relax to make it through that one. I got another similar one this morning. Things are moving, yay! I’m guessing by this time next week I’ll be having more frequent cramping and maybe some actual contractions.

I’m also feeling pressure more and more often in my pelvic area, and on my butt–yes, you read that right, on my butt! lol Savina must be going lower and lower. I do feel her 90% of the time in my lower abdomen now, whereas I used to feel her mostly in my upper abdomen. I also think she may have dropped some more, which may not be reflected in this week’s belly shots as they are from Friday and much has changed since then. BHs are coming a heck of a lot more often these days. Sometimes I feel them, sometimes I don’t unless I touch my rock-hard belly.

Savina got her Gdiapers on Monday, woohooo! I washed them and put them away. It was so much fun! Check it out:

I must apologize again. I still have not finished the move/kick video. I’m so so so sorry. I promise though, I’ll get it done, if not today, by tomorrow afternoon. I’ve already gone through 80% of my video footage and am finding I have some neat stuff, actually.

In the meantime, here is another comparison picture of my belly:

To finish this week’s post up, let me tell you a brief story of some random stranger at a grocery store, who totally made my day Friday before last. We were grocery shopping as every Friday and while searching the shelves in one of the aisles, this random guy comes up behind us with his littleĀ girl (she looked like she might be six or seven years old), and he says to me: Excuse me. I have four kids, but I’ve never seen a perfect belly like that.

Wouldn’t that make your day too? Damn, that felt so good šŸ™‚

Enjoy this week’s belly pics, while I enjoy the rest of my birthday. Thanks for reading and thank you to all my friends and family who wish(ed) me a happy birthday today! Love you all!

 

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4 comments on “38 weeks–counting down in the teens now!

  1. Marcia T. says:

    Being called Mom is fun, especially when it is the initial “Waa, ah waa, ah waa!” which later morphs into Mommmmmmm!!!! – imagine a hint of whine towards the end. Its fun, maddening, and totally awesome, even when you are about to lose it with the charming child!!! You don’t have to have all the answers right away, you won’t ever really, just figure it out as you go along – that’s what everyone else is doing! LOL! You are a great mom already so no worries!!! Enjoy your last few days of pregnancy… I hope Pete is getting plenty of sleep now while he can!

  2. Maccabros says:

    Mom – that sound good and you will be a verx good mom, be sure of that…!

    Answers?

    DonĀ“t bother – the Questions are legion, but you and Peter and your little girl will do it

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