Maternal Musings.

It’s hard to believe, but the calendar reports that I am actually 38 weeks and 5 days along.  According to our latest ultrasound, the babe is one big boy.  Especially his head.  Three days ago it measured one day shy of 42 weeks .  That’s how heads in my family come, so it really wasn’t too much of a surprise.

It seems to be going by so quickly.  I’m sure a huge part of this is due to the fact that it’s been such an easy pregnancy.  Praise the Lord for that.  So incredibly grateful.

I’ve done an extremely poor job of keeping track of the this and that from the last 34 weeks, so I thought I would jot down a few things to remember this experience.

Cravings:  Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and Multi-grain Club Crackers have been the one constant here.  It’s what I eat for lunch almost every day, along with some sort of fruit.  Lest you think I’m some sort of health nut, I’ll also confess the delight I take in Dr. Pepper in a can and homemade snicker doodles.

Foods that gross me out:  Salads and chicken, but only if made in my own kitchen.  Not sure what the deal is with these, but they’re both things I normally love but just can’t take in my current state.

Weight gain to date: 30 pounds.  Here’s to hoping I drop it quickly.

Favorite maternity clothes:  Gap’s Pure Body t’s are pretty much what I’ve lived in.  They’re sooooo comfortable and I doubt I’ll stop wearing them even postpartum.  I’ve pretty much just layered my regular cardigans and jackets over the top of these in order to feel a bit more “put together.”

I have one pair of Gap boot cut jeans that I wear with heels and a pair of Gap skinny jeans to wear with flats.  I look ridiculous when I wear the skinny jeans, but I’ve just learned to deal with it.

Really though, I only wear the above when I’m out and about somewhere that requires me to look somewhat decent.  Otherwise I absolutely live in black velour yoga pants and the matching hoodie my parents gave me from A Pea In The Pod.  It’s the most comfy thing I own and I LOVE it.  I’m sure Trav would love to burn it after I give birth.  He has to be so sick of seeing me in it.

Thing I’ve loved most about being pregnant:  Feeling the little guy move.  It’s the most incredible thing ever and I adore it.  I especially love it when Trav or Arle feel it, as well.  So amazing.

Things I’ve liked the least about being pregnant:  I had a brief bout with prenatal carpal tunnel syndrome at 32 weeks, which was totally bizarre.  It lasted five days and my doctor said it probably would last until delivery.  It was horribly painful and I was not looking forward to 8 more weeks of it.  Trav prayed for me that night and I woke up feeling 100% better.

Again, praise the Lord.

The only other pregnancy thing I’m not a fan of is my ginormous “booms” (as Arle calls them).  Wowzers.  I know some girls dream of hitting it big in the chest department, but that’s something I’ve never desired.  I’ve always been happy as a clam with my average-sized set and don’t really know how to handle the large and in charge pair I’m toting around these days.  They’re seriously on the verge of obscene.

Thankfully, though, those are my only complaints.  I’ll take my carpal tunnel and big booms and thank the Lord those are the only things I have on the list.

Nursery status:  Stay tuned.  Hoping to post pics of the room tomorrow.

Here’s a belly pic from 37 weeks that my sweet, sweet, sweet friend, Bethany, took.



13 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    maeghan said,

    So happy for you! Yoga pants were my staple. Food was cheezits and Coke:)

  2. 2

    Carolyn said,

    Thanks for the updates! I’ve been wondering how you’re doing. I’m glad to hear things have gone smoothly. As far as the “booms” go, just wait until your milk comes in post-partum. Yikes… :( Hopefully that wasn’t TMI. Looking forward to nursery pics!

  3. 3

    Rhonda Phillips said,

    You look beautiful!! Don’t worry about the big head thing-they grow into it! Just ask Cammie!! So happy you are feeling well and everything is going so good!! Can’t wait to see pictures of the new little gift!! Love you!

  4. 4

    I love that picture! And I disagree, you look fab in your skinny jeans.

  5. 5

    kathi said,

    Love the update….love the pic….and love y’all…. :)

  6. 6

    Laura Carrion said,

    So, so happy for you, i enjoyed reading about your pregnancy, you made me laug with some funny stories :D Are you having a c-section or will it be a natural birth? I know at week 37 baby is already cooked :) I am 5 1/2 months today, belly is huge and yes booms are a pain!! Well keep us posted, i´m so excited everything is ready for you to be a mom again. Love.

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    Your Mother said,

    I love you, big booms and all, you have made me laugh out loud and tear up all at the same time with this post. I am so excited to meet our little guy, even though he’s been known since before he was in his mother’s womb.

  8. 8

    Nancy said,

    Love the picture…and all the sweet thoughts!!! Getting close…keeping you in all my prayers!

  9. 9

    Jenny said,

    Oh friend, I am so thankful that this has been such a joyous experience for you! As for the “booms” that is the thing about pregnancy that has stuck with me. UGH! After Jefferson I was a 34 G. G! G. I didn’t know there was a size G! They have gone down to a less circus freak size, but I will never be a nice C again. :( (I hope this post is not to revealing but since most of your friends don’t know me I am not to shy.)

  10. 10

    Jami Nato said,

    cutest preggars ever.
    i heart your booms. it makes me feel normal because i get porn star booms too. except with a giant belly which cancels the cool factor out.

  11. 11

    Suz said,

    Ditto what Carolyn said about your milk booms! Holy cow (pun kind of intended)! :) So glad to see the beautiful maternity shot! You look great! So super excited for your little growing family!!

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