How far along? 38 weeks and 0 days
Baby’s Size: 19 1/2 inches
Baby’s Weight: 6.8 pounds (probably more in my case)
Development: Baby is getting plumped up and his organs are ready for outside life. He has a strong grasp now, and I can't wait to feel him grab my finger! My internal exam this week showed I wasn't dilated at all yet (again), so I won't be meeting him for a while.
Weight gain/loss: Up over 40 pounds already. Damn.
Best moment this week? Honestly, it might have been the ice cream I had yesterday...(see cravings below)
Symptoms: Stuffy nose, back and hip pain, Braxton Hicks contractions, fetal movement, indigestion, swollen feet and ankles
Food cravings/aversions: I had the strongest craving for Cold Stone this week. This was the first specific craving I've had that wasn't a result of seeing a food or hearing someone mention a food. It came out of nowhere...I was driving and just HAD to have Cold Stone right then and there...so I searched on my GPS for the nearest Cold Stone. It was delicious!
What I'm looking forward to: Contractions! Bring 'em on...I'd like to make some progress this week!
What my baby and I look like this week: