Tuesday, March 6, 2012

38 weeks

How far along: 38 weeks and 2 days

Next appointment: This afternoon

Any new aches/pains: Pressure and contractions 

Sleep: I got the best night sleep last night. But usually it's the same ole crummy sleep. 

Best moment this week: Conrad and I got to have another Saturday afternoon/evening  to ourselves. We are spoiled aren't we? 

Movement: ALL of the time. 

Labor signs: All weekend I have been having contractions but they weren't anything constistent. Sunday night as we were going to bed I started to have them and they were pretty intense. They were about 5 minutes apart and lasting for close to a minute. We kept timing them and as it got closer and closer to getting ready to call someone to come watch the girls while we head to the hospital ... they went away. Go figure. Yesterday after Conrad came home from work I started having them again. This time is started off slowly. So I made and ate dinner. They were still coming so we were kinda thinking that this could be it. They were coming about 3-4 minutes apart and lasting for 30-45 seconds. Then wouldn't you know as we were debating about calling someone or waiting just a bit longer... they tapered off. *sigh* so we'll see what today brings. Hopefully a child! :) 

Food cravings: Chocolate!! 

What I miss: Being able to walk without waddling. Putting on shoes/socks without needing help or being laughed at *cough Conrad cough* 

How big is baby: Leek
Average size: Over 19.5 inches, about 6.8 pounds.
 
Your baby has really plumped up. He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after he's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)


Me and my Leek. 




When I take my weekly pictures I use the tripod and set the self timer. Both girls think that this is just the greatest thing. When I push the button Allyson now runs over to the fire place and sits down and waits until the picture is taken to get up. She runs her little self back over and looks at the camera, as if she is really checking the picture. It's really funny. I'm going to miss watching them do this.