Hump Day Bump Day: 38 Weeks (A Day Late! Sorry)

Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she’s over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you’ll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
Wondering what color your baby’s eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she’s born with brown eyes, they’ll likely stay brown. If she’s born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she’s 9 months old. That’s because a child’s irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she’s born, but they usually won’t get “lighter” or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)
What a week! I feel like I’m finally getting things accomplished! Brad got the new dresser put together so I have a place to put all these adorably small baby clothes. So, a lot of laundering has been going on in our house. Haha. I am quite excited to say that this is my last week of work before the baby comes. I’m in for a little bit on Monday morning to go over some things with a couple of people but then I’m off for about 9 weeks. Woo hoo!
Ella will be 2 a week from today, I’m excited that we’ll get to have a small party for her before her little sister makes her arrival. And then on her actual birthday (the day before the C-Section) we’re going to take her down to the Zoo, if the weather permits. As of today it’s saying “Possible showers” but a high of 58. If we could keep the high of 58 and lose the possibility of showers, I would be one VERY happy Mama. And oh yes, I will be waddling around the zoo at 39 weeks pregnant. Haha.
How Far Along: 38 Weeks, crazy!
Total Weight Gain: Not really sure what to say here. The scale at the Dr.’s office had me at +34, but I had just scarfed down a HUGE lunch (We were running a little behind on Monday) so I’m going to say +32. We’ll see on Monday when I’m back to my normally timed appointments.
Sleep: Better, I’m so exhausted I don’t have the energy to wake up. Haha
Stretch Marks: Some of the old ones are starting to get a little longer/darker at the ends. Oh well, battle scars!
Best Moment This Week: Spending time with Ella, one on one. And her first haircut (yes, at almost 2 years old) She did AMAZING!
Movement: Still pretty much constant!
Food Cravings: Steak N Shake! Man, it’s so close (compared to missouri, ha!) but we still haven’t been. And when the woman who was cutting Ella’s hair said her husband was the manager there, I almost cried I wanted to go so badly. Haha
Gender: Another amazing girl!
Labor Signs: a couple contractions, but nothing really to speak of.
Belly Button: Still a half and halfer.
What I Miss: Nothing!
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing my girls together for the first time!
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