38 Weeks Update

If you are really interested in this stuff, which I know not everyone is, I have a comparison shot of 37 weeks with Sugar here. I think I was bigger with her.

How far along: 38 weeks (tomorrow)
Size of baby: 6-7 pounds
Total weight gain: 33 pounds (now I’m starting to wonder why I ever posted this in the first place)
Maternity clothes: shirts are barely fitting these days. Happy that I can still wear elastic-waist shorts and skirts from non-maternity days which means my rear end hasn’t grown as much as I thought.
Gender: still no clue, but we have narrowed down names that we both like. I’m so glad that we won’t have a nameless child for a few days!
Movement: lots of knees, feet and hands
Sleep: good, just two bathroom breaks a night, but my hips are starting to complain about all this side sleeping
What I miss: not being so tired. I could take two naps a day if I could.
Cravings: just need some meat
Symptoms: tons of contractions
Best moments of the month: I have moved from busily crossing things off my to-do list, to “leisurely” waiting, which is nice. I don’t have the energy for much else these days. I also have enjoyed going to my deep water aerobics class twice a week. It feels great, and it is a good workout, too. I’m the youngest there by about 15-20 years, but it is still fun. Also, several of my students have had their babies over the past few weeks, and it has been wonderful to see all these sweet little newborns. I can’t wait to hold our baby soon!

6 Responses to “38 Weeks Update”

  1. corrie says:

    I say bigger with Sugar too….take it easy and we’ll look forward to baby Supercinski.

  2. Leslie Ness says:

    You look amazing and so tan! Is that from the sun you get in the water aerobics class? I’m excited to see the new baby!

  3. Rachel says:

    Leslie, the sun is from going to the pool a couple times a week with the kids. It is one of the best ways to burn off all their energy, and I can plop myself in the water and enjoy not feeling pregnant for an hour and a half! I’ve been wearing a hat and a ton of sunscreen, and one of my water aerobics classes is in full shade, so… I blame pregnancy hormones!

  4. Wow! So close! And you look wonderful!

    Can’t wait to see pics of that sweet baby!

  5. paige says:

    I got your blog comment and as much as I would love to try delivering naturally I am terrified and have had such good and easy hospital experiences we are sticking with what we know and like. Luckily, our hospital has a deal if you pay in full where it is only $4200 or somewhere in that range. You are absolutely precious and gorgeous and I honestly can not believe how much your belly sticks straight out at the end of your pregnancies!!!! You look fantastic!

  6. Aimee says:

    Thinking of you, praying for you, checking here all the time waiting for news!