38 Weeks with Baby# 2!

How far Along: 38 weeks 5 days today!

Size of Baby: I know that it varies, but according to one of my favorite websites, The Bump, our little jelly bean is the size of a pumpkin…or about 18.9 – 20.9 inches long and anywhere from 6.5 – 9.5 pounds! (At our ultrasound this morning he was measuring 9 pounds 5 ounces.)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Iā€™m down 1 pound from my pre-pregnancy weight!

Maternity Clothes: Absolutely šŸ™‚ Anything else is just downright hilarious!

Gender: It’s a BOY! See our reveal photo here! We are 100% set on a first name AND his middle name! Woo hoo! Our little man finally has an identity šŸ™‚

Belly Button In/Out: Flat as a pancake! (And I mean flat!) 

Stretch Marks: My stomach is a lot bigger this time around, so yes, I do have a few new stretch marks.

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks like CRAZY! When I bend over, I feel like the baby is coming out, too. Baby is very much head down according to our ultrasound this morning. It was actually difficult for them to get a head measurement because he was so far down there! However, no labor progress. I’m closed tighter than Fort Knox šŸ˜‰

Movement: I am going to miss his daily hiccups and rolls and punches šŸ™‚ He is still moving great and passing all of his NSTs with flying colors!

Sleep: Sleep is pretty painful these days. I have to switch positions often and it hurts all over.

Cravings/Aversions: ICE CREAM! Even though I can’t have it šŸ™

Symptoms: Definitely in pain and uncomfortable, but cherishing and thankful for each and every moment of uncomfortable-ness šŸ™‚

Feeling: I feel pretty good, aside from the aches and pains! I can’t believe the time to meet our little guy is almost here! šŸ™‚

Best Moment this Week: Seeing him on the Ultrasound this morning was amazing, as always. My OB’s office got a new ultrasound machine, which takes 3D pictures, so that was an extra special surprise! Also, I am officially on maternity leave! šŸ™‚

What I Miss: Nothing. Except maybe being able to shave my legs, hah! 

What I’m Looking Forward To: This weekend is Jonah’s weekend šŸ™‚ We are doing everything Fall related and spending as much time and snuggling him as much as possible before his little brother arrives on Tuesday šŸ™‚

Milestones: Baby is full term, healthy, and a chubber!

Baby Milestones: Baby boy could have up to an inch of hair already!

Next Appointment: Monday, October 20th, for my final NST! Then, our baby boy is coming Tuesday morning, October 21st, via scheduled C-section. I am at peace with my decision, just terrified and nervous as all get-out!

And here is my 38 week post with Jonah šŸ™‚
Speaking of Jonah, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos. The main reason being because this little man won’t sit still long enough for me to catch anything but the back of his head! However, last night we practiced giving little brother kisses in his MamaRoo, and my heart exploded šŸ™‚

Oh, and a sneak peek of Baby Rush # 2 from this morning:

18 thoughts on “38 Weeks with Baby# 2!

  1. It's almost time! I'm so excited! How appropriate the baby is the size of a pumpkin. Hopefully your lil guy will make it in time for Halloween šŸ™‚

  2. Aw! How sweet. I keep telling my husband that I miss being pregnant. This is the longest I've gone without a baby in my belly for 6 years, lol… kinda crazy. I don't miss the sleepless nights! He will be here for soon!

  3. He is so adorable, looks like he's going to be a great big brother. That's so fantastic that you're down a pound from pre pregnancy weight!! I'm still working on getting to mine lol

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