Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pregnancy Journey - 38 Weeks


38 weeks - woohoo!  Overall I really have not felt that fantastic the last week.  However, this morning I woke up with a (small) burst of energy.  It's amazing what a solid night of sleep will do for you.  Yesterday I had my doctor's appointment and she said at the end of my appointment, "see you next week!"  I haven't had any contractions yet, but baby's head is sitting very low.  Let's see what the next week brings!  Onto the updates.

Weight:  No change from last week.  Up 27.5 pounds total.

Hubby caught Lincoln mid sneeze in this photo - ha!

Body:  By Friday of last week I was crazy exhausted.  I woke up Friday morning feeling like I hadn't slept at all.  The thing is I did sleep at least six hours, but was up around 3:30AM for a bit.  Work was not a fun time on Friday.  I just wanted to crawl under my desk and take a long nap.  I felt more energetic over the weekend.  However, the workdays are long and I'm starting to struggle more with them.  I come home every night and just need to put my feet up and relax.   

Sleep:  Blah!  I'm very lucky that I slept solidly for so many months because sleep has become quite the challenge.  Even if I do fall asleep, there's no guarantee I won't wake up a few hours later and then be up.  I sometimes fall asleep fast, sometimes not.  I'm always up at least once in the night.  My body just feels tired. 

Cravings:  Sometimes food sounds fantastic, sometimes not at all.  Nothing really stands out this week except the dish we made twice - tofu scramble (with onion, garlic, chard, and soy sauce) over green rice (brown rice with sauteed spinach) and a raspberry chipotle sauce on top.  It was by far the best thing I ate all week.  That ice cream cone I had on Sunday night was pretty great as well.  But really, overall, my appetite is off. 

Best Moments:  Lunch date with my hubby on Friday.  I was really feeling horrible that day and seeing him made the workday so much better.  We went to Jimmy John's for lunch (had a veggie sub filled with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and avocado!) and then we strolled down to Starbucks for some frappuccinos.

Sign at Jimmy John's - I really like it because I totally agree!

 I mentioned it last week, but we've ordered our new car!  It won't be ready until the end of August.  It will be so incredible to have a new Subaru Outback to travel with baby boy and pups come fall.  Our family only lives about 1.5 hours away, but we don't have a car that's safe to travel in with the whole gang, so this will be really special.  Also the first car my husband and I will have bought together!  

Trying to be alert at work!

 I felt much better over the weekend.  Mostly because I can sleep in a bit and just relax as I need to.  My husband and I cleaned out our lower level.  We're literally making projects for ourselves at this point.  Baby boy, the house is ready for you. 

Hanging with hubby and the dogs.  The food above is tofu scramble over green rice with a raspberry chipotle sauce. 

Saturday evening we went for a leisurely 2 mile walk and I felt great the whole time.  At my doctor's appointment yesterday when the doctor confirmed that baby boy's head is really low, she asked me if I felt any pressure.  Yes!  Sometimes walking becomes very uncomfortable.

For brunch on Sunday we had a little get together with my husband's coworkers at a fantastic Mexican restaurant.  I got a curry tofu scramble with a side of vegan sausage and homefries.  Delicious!  Everyone was so generous and we received a few more gifts for baby boy - some books, bottles, bathtub, diapers, wipes, and giftcards.  Truly such kind gifts that we are so grateful for.  Then, Sunday dinner, my parents visited.  It was great to see them.  They figured the next time they'll come to visit us is when baby boy makes an appearance!

Goals:   Be patient for baby boy's arrival.  I'm so excited to meet our little guy.  I know it could be any day now, but at the same time it could be another three weeks (if I go 10 days overdue).  I just want to enjoy my big belly and every movement from baby boy.  


  1. Ooh, so close! So close! Being patient is the WORST and HARDEST thing ever, haha. But it sounds like you're staying busy which is half the battle. He'll be here soon, yay!

  2. Yaaay so close!!!! I'm 37 weeks and just started getting super tired randomly. I hope it passes--it's encouraging to hear that you're still getting bursts of energy! Good luck with the next few weeks (or LESS???). :)

    1. Thanks Kim! And yay for you being 37 weeks! woohoo =)