Saturday, December 15, 2012

38 weeks

38 weeks pregnant with Reid

37 weeks and 4 days pregnant with Jack and Lucy (delivered the next day)
Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 38 weeks

Size of baby: 19 inches from head to heel — and weighs around 6 lbs- size of a cantaloupe

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 30 lbs

Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses

Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name: Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal's late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)

Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! There are no longer flips, I can feel him pushing and turning and I can almost discern what body part I am feeling. We have been trying and trying to get him to flip out of the breech position. I have laid upside down on ironing boards and stood on my head, but the boy will not move! I really think he is too big at this point!

Sleep: Sleep is still better with sleeping aids :)

What I miss: um... still miss WINE!!! (and being able to pop up off of the couch and bed easily)

Cravings: I have been ravenously hungry lately. I think I have eaten more Mexican and every kind of dip in the world during this pregnancy.

Symptoms: still have tons of braxton hicks... they are really starting to get uncomfortable... but there is no pattern to them and they aren't changing anything, so I am not worried with them!

Best Moment this month: I am just so grateful to have made it a few days longer than I did with the twins. I had them at 37 weeks and 5 days. They were full term and healthy, but I know that the longer he stays in there the better! :)

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