38 Weeks and I'm hoping he"ll come any day now ;) Baby boy is roughly 6.5lbs ( I think) and is the size of a "watermelon". He's still head down ( GOOD JOB BABY!) and hopefully he'll stay that way. I think hes been head down for a while because I've been getting a lot of kicks in the ribs. ;)
My doctor talked about inducing me at my last appointment. Which is so crazy to me, that were at that point. But I really want Baby boy to come on his own, so we will wait as long as we can.
This week was a winner for me! I'm still feeling pelvic pain, but I'm able to modify exercise (or just not do them if it hurts) Walking hurts the most, but I was able to get in a nice long hike yesterday without any pain!
I also did a lower body HIIT and 3 resistance workouts. I've already gained more weight with this baby than I did with Sawyer, but I'm pretty sure its mostly muscle! I mostly just did long walks and hike when I was pregnant with Sawyer and no resistance workouts. And honestly I can totally tell a difference and see it in my arms!! I know all this preparation will pay off and help me be so strong during labor.
Yesterday I noticed that just my right leg and ankle are swollen. Not both legs, just the right haha. I think its so funny and weird that its only one leg! I didn't have any swelling with Sawyer, so it just goes to show you how different pregnancies can be! I'm noticing my back is sore a lot more these days and I'm chalking it up to having a 38 week belly.
Eating was great this week, Jeff made it a whole week without eating any sugar. I'm so proud of him because he starts this kind of "challenge" a lot but never gets past a few days. I also decided to do no sugar, and went 5 days, but gave my self a treat because it was my baby shower today. I've said it before, I don't believe in totally going off sugar forever, but I do like to do no sugar cleanses every once in a while just to liven things up.
I had braxton hicks contractions twice this week, not for very long but they definitely happened! Bodies are so incredible, in that they know what to do to get ready for birth!
My sister Sierra, threw me the sweetest shower today! I felt so spoiled and loved for myself and baby boy!
We also ran to the big city this week, Grand Junction, Co (its about an 1.5 drive) so we could go to target to get a few things. Were now stocked up on diapers and wipes and of course I bought some new baskets. because you can never have enough baskets... am i right?
My bags are packed, baby boy's basinet is set up and Sawyer asks were baby brother is everyday. It's safe to say we're ready for you little buddy!
Clara lives in Utah with her husband Jeff and her two sons. She found her passion for health and fitness shortly before becoming a mama, and now loves to safely train other moms & help them live their happiest, healthiest lives.