Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Pregnancy Update // 38 Weeks

How far along?  38 weeks, 1 day.  I am officially considered full-term at this point.  The thought that I could be holding my baby girl in my arms in 2 weeks or less thrills me beyond explanation!  I feel so blessed!
Total weight gain:  37 pounds - I'm definitely feeling the weight of the extra pounds these last few weeks!
Stretch marks?  Over the past two weeks I've noticed the slightest, miniscule stretch marks on my hips.  I always heard of gaining stretch marks on your abdomen during pregnancy, but I was never warned about the few other places where stretch marks tend to deviously make their appearance. . . oh well, I really cannot complain because I've been so fortunate to not have gotten any on my enlarging bump.
Sleep:  Sleeping still remains to be difficult, although it hasn't been as bad lately since my body has been letting me sleep in for a change.  However, getting out of bed has appeared to be nigh impossible these days.
Best moment this week:  Feeling the baby drop.  It's a rather uncomfortable sensation, but I know it means that I'm getting that much closer to meeting my baby. :-)
Miss anything?  Sleeping comfortably and having the energy and gumption to get things done.
Symptoms:  Same as before, although I'm a lot more exhausted now and feel extremely weighed down.  It has gotten harder and harder to breath with this growing babe inside me, as well.
Movement:  All the time, and I never tire of her movements. :-)
Food cravings:  Mostly peanut butter flavored treats this week. . .  but I crave anything sweet, really.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Really strong fragrances (such as perfume scents).
Looking forward to:  Meeting my baby this month!
This week has been rather nostalgic for me.  At this point, Baby Faulkner could make her appearance any day.  The hubby and I couldn't be more anxious to meet this little life that so sweetly indwells me.  I knew I would love being pregnant; every flutter, kick and hiccup brings overflowing joy to this soul of mine.  My heart floods with excitement to meet my precious girly, yet I know these priceless moments of being pregnant are going to be greatly missed. . .
This may just be my last pregnancy update before you all see a post on the birth of our dear baby girl.  What a thrilling probability that is. ❤

May you all have a blessed week!