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Baby Girl - 38 Weeks

I can't believe it but this will be my very last, EVER, pregnancy update!  This has been the longest 10 months ever - time seemed to drag on and on.  February was a long time ago!  But here we are, days away from meeting out sweet little ******.  That's the only hint you'll get about her name, but I do have to say, I've almost spilled the beans about a dozen times. Andy and I call her by name when it's just the 2 of us, and I'm getting very used to calling her that, so when talking about her to others I've just about let it slip.  I can't wait to share it with you next week!

How far along: 38w 3d
Total weight gain: 19lbs.  Yep, gained 2 this week.
Sleep: As great as sleep was for the majority of the pregnancy, these last few weeks it has really stunk.  I wake up 2 - 3 times every night to use the bathroom, or just because I wake up.  This usually happens later in the night, about 4 a.m., so I never get back to sleep before it's time to wake up at 6.  Then, around 9, I doze off on the couch while Tate is playing tractors on me.  I am tired quite a bit and just think, it's just going to get worse next week.  That worries me more than anything - being so tired all the time that I'll be worthless for Tater.
Best moment of this week: FINALLY getting the Princess's room decorated!  Everything is hung but I am not quite done with it.  For one, I have a picture frame that needs painted.  I have a friend who's going to paint it with chalk paint and distress it for me.  Not sure when she'll get it done so the big reveal post of the nursery won't be done til that's back. Also, I am making a bunting of sorts for one wall, and haven't even bought the fabric for that.  Hopefully Wednesday I'll get that stuff and start working on it right away.  But besides that, everything's hung and I love it!  I didn't do a gallery wall like I had originally planned, partly because Andy told me he though they looked cluttered when I showed him some on Pinterest, and partly because my vision just didn't pan out.
Miss anything: I miss getting close to my Tot and my husband.  Tate tries snuggling on my lap, which I love, but I can't pull him in close enough and then he presses too hard on the baby bump which hurts, so I have to move him to my side.  I just miss being able to be close.  Soon!
Movement: Yes, she's still moving.  Not like 10 weeks ago, of course, she's run out of room! But she must be laying on her side facing my right side because she likes to push a foot (I think that's what it is) out my right side.  I love to push back gently on it, she'll play with me sometimes.  There are very few actual 'kicks', mostly it's rolling or moving an arm/leg along my belly or pushing out here or there.  
Gender: GIRL GIRL GIRL!!!    Have I told you before that I'm afraid she'll be born and she won't be a she anymore?  Or, that she never was a girl??  One of my many fears.  *Sigh*
Labor signs: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions.  I'm calling it early labor - they are often, very intense - although not painful - and usually come fairly regularly for a good 2 - 3 hours.  It's mostly in the evenings, too, but I do get them here and there throughout the day.  Some are strong enough they almost take my breath away, in a good way!  And, this might be too much info for you, I lost my mucus plug last week.  It freaked me out because when I lost it with Aiden I started contractions about 30 minutes later and he was born that night.  I never saw it with the other two, so this time I was in full on panic mode.  But excited, too. :)  Also, this weekend I was in full on nesting mode!  I cleaned the oven, washed windows, did laundry, cleaned the couch (cushions off, vacuumed under them, Febreezed the whole thing, washed the pillows, etc), cleaned the garage and got it all winterized, moved everything in the front living room and vacuumed the heck out of it, took the rug from in there out to the clothes line and beat the dust off it, packed up the cushions on the deck chairs and put the tables and chairs against the wall and out of the way, emptied out and organized the corner cabinet in the kitchen, organized and swept/cleaned the furnace/storage room.... what else?  I know there was more.  It was just non-stop.  It felt good to get all of that done, though.  Most of it was stuff I wanted done anyway so it worked out that I had the burst of energy to get it all done.
Happy or moody most of the time:  Mostly moody this week.  I just didn't get the humor in most things.  Yesterday was much better - lots of laughter, probably because Andy and I were together all afternoon for my appointment. :)
Looking forward to: SUNDAY!!!  D-Day, our induction and the day we for sure meet out sweet little girl!  I just can't wait!  Not just the meeting her part, but the whole experience from the second we wake up that morning!  It's going to be so great, I am so excited.  To finally see Andy a daddy to a little girl!!  He is so beyond thrilled for this.  The things he says about her already, makes my heart pitter pat.  She is going to be the luckiest little girl on the planet - Daddy's already smitten with her, to see him lay eyes on her for the first time is going to be one of the most magical moments of my life.  I can't wait. <3
Dr. appointment:  I am still only at 2cm, thinned to 75% thought, so that's a tiny improvement.  She still hasn't really dropped or lowered into position yet, going to need to do some walking this week.  We discussed what to do if my water should break, or real contractions should start, and also what time to arrive at the hospital Sunday morning (between 8 and 8:30).  We are forecasted for what could be a nasty severe storm outbreak Wednesday, so I mentioned that and asked how often weather fronts really bring on labor.  The nurse said she thought more than my dr did.  So we'll see if it helps us.  That was pretty much the extent of my very last appointment.  Oh, she stripped the heck out of my membranes, it was super pleasant.  ;)

Unless I get a wild hair, or something fun happens around here that I want to blog about, you won't hear from me until next week after  Baby Girl has arrived.  I can't wait to introduce her to you all!  See you soon!

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  1. Aw. I'm sad we won't hear from you for awhile but I cannot wait to see that precious girl's face on the next post you do!!!! I'm so excited for you and your family!

  2. I've been thinking of you and can't wait to see pics of her and you and allll the boys with her! <3 And I thought for sure you slipped and mentioned her name on the blog a couple of days ago!!

  3. Sending you lots of prayers for easy and safe delivery! I hope I'm on the short list for texts when that little lady arrives!
    I'm so, so excited for your family (I'm tearing up just thinking about this addition)!
    Lots of love and hugs to you all!

  4. So very exciting! Hope you have a smooth and safe labor and delivery! I can't wait to hear her name and to 'meet' her!!

  5. Wishing you LOTS of luck and praying everything goes perfect!

  6. I still can't wait to hear this name. I am so excited for you... I will be checking all social media Sunday. I am praying for a safe L&D and that everyone is healthy.
    p.s. Tim and I said the last baby EVER and then the Tuesday after I came home with Evan I started balling because he is going to be our last blah blah blah... Tim said we would but a pin in it and revisit it next year. SO, I guess we will see.

  7. Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, bloglovin, Twitter?.. :)