Update and Giveaway - Week 38

I'm going to leave the giveaway open until Wednesday, April 25 at noon.  So, that means you still have time to enter and/or get more chances to win.

The last two Mondays I have had to go to the doctor for my regular check up and then he sends me to the hospital to be monitored because of the diabetes and high blood pressure.  Everything is fine.  We got to see the baby today.  She's cute and she has Matt's lips.

Last week, we scheduled the baby's birthday.  It will be April 30th.  Yes, I'm having a c-section.  No, I don't want any grief about it.  It's a decision that was made between Matt, my doctor, and myself.  It's what we all think is best for the baby and myself.

So here is my last pregnancy update.  Yay!

38 Weeks

Baby is the size of a : baby?

Belly Button : Stretched out more than imaginable but it hasn't popped out.

Wedding rings : I was able to put them on with soap and water for the baby shower.  I haven't worn them since.

Stretch Marks : Only on my boobs.

Maternity Clothes : Yep.  Some I have outgrown.

Weight : I've gained about 35-37 pounds.

Sleep : Excuse me, say what?  You mean that thing that happens between me peeing and whining cause my hips and back hurt?  Very little.

Movement : She still moves like crazy.  I think she wants out.

Food Cravings : Carbs.  All of them.

Anything making you sick or queasy : People that are quick to judge and pass along unwanted advice.

Symptoms : I've had a few contractions.  It's not all that fun.  My hips hurt like a son of a gun.  And my hands hurt.

Well, I'll be back Thursday morning to announce the winner of my giveaway!


Furry Bottoms said...

If anyone gives you grief about having c-sections, they don't understand how the world really works. They might not have had to have a c-section for themselves before. So I say phooey to them. All that is important is that you and baby get through this healthy! :)

MiMi said...

Is someone giving you grief?? Lame!

Jessica said...

Wooooo you are so close!! I can't wait to read your first post after having her :)

Don't listen to anyone giving you grief. I don't care if you have one for medical reasons or just because you feel like it. The baby will get here either way and that is ALL that matters!

Poekitten said...

Mama, you gotta do what's best for you, your baby and your husband. Stay focused on what's best for you guys and forget what everyone else says. It's ok to have a c-section. As long as you and button are ok and healthy, that's all that matters!

Impulsive Addict said...

You are almost to the finish line! Unwanted advice is always fun, isn't it? Who are they to judge?

You're doing so good! Just think, if you think you aren't getting sleep right now, just know that you'll at least get 2-3 hours of uninterrupted sleep after she gets here. That makes you feel better, right?

Carbs. Mmmm. Who doesn't love carbs!?

I have stretch marks on my boobs and thighs. Unfortunately, they weren't from Emma. =(

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with c-sections. Ive had two myself.

The one thing I don't think I'll ever miss about being pregnant is the constant peeing. I hated getting up a thousand times a night to pee.

Natalia said...

So close! Can't wait to hear about your experience and see photos of the new arrival! I've received some strange advice from random people, usually I just laugh and tell them that I'm doing exactly opposite :-)

Date Girl said...

I'm so excited for you and Matt. I'm looking forward to the updates and hopefully seeing pictures of your sweet baby girl. Enjoy every minute of it. And I don't blame you about the C-section. As long as your baby gets here safe and sound, no way would I judge you!