38 Weeks

Well, I’ve made it to 38 weeks pregnant.

I’m still feeling pretty good, but I’m definitely ready for this little one to come out and join our family.

I had my midwife appointment yesterday and were at the “any time now” stage.

Baby was doing well. His heart rate was at 160 beats per minute which is a little faster than it’s been, but still okay. He’s still head down and in a good position.

38 Weeks Front View

I’m currently measuring at 36 cm for fundal height. I was measuring at 38 cm last week which is supposed to indicate that baby has dropped some. This was confirmed by an exam where we learned that our little man is at -1 station (so almost completely engaged where he was previously very high and not at all engaged) and that I am 50% effaced and 2cm dilated.

My blood pressure was low 90/60 and i hadn’t gained any weight.

38 Weeks Side View

I’ve nothing terribly exciting to report. I’m just hanging around and trying to finish up the few things that I could do, but at this point there is nothing really left that I HAVE to do. It’s done. Today, I managed to bake a double batch of chocolate cookies that is boxed up to go in the freezer and a lemon poppy seed loaf. I also managed to clean out about half of my fridge…..still gotta get to the lower half. It just needs to be wiped out. I bet you’re just so excited that I shared that tiny tidbit of info with you.

I seem to be alternating between nights were I get an amazing night of sleep and then a night where I feel like I’m awake all stinking night long. Oh well, I’m just trying to enjoy the good nights as much as possible knowing that it’s all about to change in the very near future.

Author: Patricia Culley

I'm the ringmaster of my own circus. Just trying to stay one step ahead of the monkeys.

5 thoughts on “38 Weeks”

  1. Congratulations – you’ve almost made it to the end! I must say you look stinkin’ amazing….those pictures of you are just so beautiful! You’ve carried this little surprise very well! I hope someone is taking some beautiful *ahem* photos of you to remember this beautiful time!

  2. stunning pictures of you!! we made some gluten free choc chip cookies today in the bakery that were sooooooooooooo delicious!! thanks for all the help there!

  3. You look great!

    I will be hoping that the little one makes his appearance sooner rather than later, for you. I seem to remember being about done with the whole thing at 38 weeks myself.

  4. I think you look great! Your belly definately looks like it has dropped. When I was in labour at 38 weeks I measured at 36cm as well.

    I was wondering should you have the time do you have a recipe kicking around for soda crackers? I’ve read that you baked some on here and every recipe I google seems time consuming but maybe that’s how it is to make soda crackers…

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