Tuesday, October 13, 2009

38 weeks + update

How far along?: 38 weeks today

Total weight gain: approx 30 lbs total

How big is baby?: over 7.5 lbs

Maternity clothes?: absoultely....and I'm really beginning to enjoy comfy elastic and large shirts!

Stretch marks?: none

Sleep?: Tolerable with the exception of numerous potty breaks!

Best moment this week?: getting to see baby Owen in ultrasound yesterday

Food cravings?: Nothing in particular, but I'll eat just about anything....and I'll finish everything on my plate :)

Labor signs?: just a few...

Belly button in or out?: far out

What I miss: breathing normally and having enough energy

What I'm looking forward to: Owen's birthday next week :)

Milestone: we finally finished the nursery (there are a couple more things to do, but it is ready!)

Update: Yesterday I had another weekly check up. After determining that I still hadn't progressed past 1cm and 25% effacement, Dr Wang decided to do an ultrasound to detect Owen's approximate size. She studied the screen for quite some time then told me that he is at least 7.5 lbs and has "very broad shoulders". The only concern about an early induction is the lungs. Initially she scheduled to give me a two series shot to ensure the maturity of the lungs, but this morning she called to tell me it wasn't necessary. Apparently she discussed my case with the head of NICU and Owen's lungs should be just fine at this point (yay)! On Tuesday late afternoon I will be admitted to the hospital. On Wed AM the actual induction will begin. If all goes well we should be able to go home on Thursday. Prayers are certainly appreciated and we will keep you posted!


  1. So excited for y'all. If you need any induction advice email me. heatherb@hot.rr.com

  2. So great to know about his lungs. We'll be praying for ya'll. xoxo

  3. Yay for Wednesday the 21st! Great day for a birthday :)