Saturday, March 22, 2014

{Pregger Update: 38 Weeks}

How Far Along: 38 weeks

Size of Baby: She's still the size of a watermelon - 19-22 inches long
and weighs about 7 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes.

Stretch Marks: Fingers crossed... still no...

Sleep: Sleep seems to be deteriorating by the night. Seems unfair, no?
I mean, I know I'll be getting zero sleep once she arrives, the least
my body could do is allow me to get some shut eye during these last
precious weeks! (days?!)

Best Moment of the Week:  Getting the car seat installed. This pregger
may or may not have started crying as I drove away with a car seat in
my back seat. Whoa, this is feeling very real.

 Movement:  There were a few days last week where she wasn't her
feisty self. I'd be lying if I said it didn't make me worry a little
bit. I know the bigger she gets, the less room she has, so she's bound
to slow down on her movement, but I missed it! Happily, she's back to
her active self now!

Cravings: Nothing in particular this week...

Gender: Little Lady!

Belly Button In or Out: I think we're officially in the outtie club.

Wedding Ring on or Off: On! My massage therapist (oh yeah, I've been
treating myself to weekly prenatal massages as of last week -
best.idea.ever.) even commented how I wasn't swollen at all. I credit
that to good genes (thanks, Mom!) and not being pregnant in the
summer. Whatever it is, I'm happy about it!

Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Not really. Except all of a sudden
eggs sound disgusting to me, when I've been eating them a ton this
whole pregnancy. Weird!

What I Miss: We've had a couple incredibly beautiful days the last
couple weeks in Portland. I miss sitting outside with a crisp glass of
white wine or a delicious IPA. Soon enough!

What I am Looking Forward to: Living my birth story. I can't get
enough birth stories, I love reading them. I always have, but now
especially. And every one I read makes me think.. What will my story
be?? How will it all start? How will it end? Birth is such an
incredible and unique thing. No two births are alike. I am dying to
find out how mine goes down... Praying for a healthy baby and safe
delivery. That's all I want!

Labor Signs: Lots of Braxton Hicks still. Found out at my appointment
this week that they're doing their job. Could be any day! But I could
also go past my due date. The anticipation!!!!

Nursery: The rocking chair is done and we got a lamp! I need two more
picture frames and some drawer organizers and then it will really be
done. It's done enough now that I took photos that I'll be sharing on
here soon!! I LOVE the way it turned out :)

Emotions:  Had a rough day yesterday, today I'm feeling good. It's
really a daily thing. Overall feeling really great, happy and excited.


  1. Liz, so excited for you two! You look amazing and I can't wait to read about your birth story. I am 32 weeks pregnant so your updates have been so helpful to me in navigating my own pregnancy. I also have so many fears/anxiety/worries about becoming a mom, so I really appreciate your honesty in your posts. It makes me feel better knowing I'm not alone in what I'm going through :) Thank you!

  2. You carry pregnancy SO well! You make me want to be pregnant again!

    I, too, LOVE hearing everyone's birth stories - I will never share mine on the blog because I would rather keep hat personal, but I do love reading everyone else's!

    Wishing for a fast and easy delivery for you! <3

  3. Beautiful photo! I loved reading birth stories too (still do) and I think it's wonderful how each one is so different, but no less beautiful. Make sure to write yours down as soon as possible (even if you don't post it) because those first few weeks of sleep deprivation are a killer and you don't want to forget a moment of that amazing day. Best of luck and wishing you a safe and speedy delivery!

  4. You look great!!!
    I coldn't be happier for you!! You deserve this little lady!and she's going to arrive in a very good family!
    I keep my finger crossed for everything!
    A kiss from Italy!

  5. I've been meaning to send you a message for quite a while now - reading your posts it's like reading my thoughts! I'm also 38 weeks at the moment and I'm going through pretty much the same stuff as you. The deteriorating sleep, the BH contractions, installing car seat... Reading what you've been up to and what you have got planned makes me so excited not only for myself but for you, too. I've been cheering for you since I found out you were pregnant (although I was a regular reader before you announced the news) and I can't wait for the Little Lady Denfeld to arrive now! I also share the same thoughts on the birth story - you keep on hearing so many from everyone, but it's exciting to see what YOUR story is going to be, how it's all going to work out.

    I can't believe you (we!) are almost at the finish line. I wish you and your husband all the best for the next days (weeks?) and that you truly enjoy and appreciate your last moments as a twosome!

  6. When I was pregnant I was obsessed with reading birth stories, I just couldn't get enough. I had terrible swelling in the last two weeks of my pregnancy. Not only did it look bad, it felt even worse. So you are very luck not to have any! Hopefully these last few weeks will go by quickly for you! (Attached my birth story if you're interested)!

  7. you win cutest pregnant lady, ever!
    seriously, that bump is perfection

  8. This is such a gorgeous picture. You look radiant!

  9. You look gorgeous my friend, and cannot wait for your little lady's arrival - not long now x

  10. Oh my gosh, you look amazing! Can't wait to the arrival of the little lady! :)