Bumpdate: 38 Weeks!

How Far Along? 38 Weeks! Almost there!

Weight Gain? 31 pounds total, per my doctor’s appointment on Monday.

Size of Baby? Still a watermelon – 19-22 inches and 6.5 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?  Yep.

Stretch Marks?  Yep, and I’m starting to get them on the sides too…baby girl is running out of room!

Gender? Baby Girl!

Sleep? I wake up about every hour or two to go to the bathroom and have been able to get back to sleep pretty easily…changing sides in bed is getting more and more uncomfortable though!

Food Cravings? Sugar. Baby Girl has a sweet tooth…

Symptoms? Heartburn, Swelling, general discomfort. I’m at the point that I’m pretty much ready to be done being pregnant!

Movement? She doesn’t seem to have much room in there! Most of what I feel is her pushing…to which I usually yell at her that there’s more room out here if she wants to do that! Lots of hiccups too.

Belly Button? Ugh. Still weird looking. I’ll be glad when I have a normal one again!

Wedding rings on or off? Cheapo is on!

Labor signs? Nada. At Monday’s appointment, I was still completely closed. Baby is head down (as she has been for weeks), and I have some tightening that I assume is Braxton Hicks, but that’s it. I think she’s too cozy in there to come out for a while…it won’t surprise me if I have to be induced to kick her out!

Best Moment of the Week? Finding out today that my friend Sarah is expecting a sweet baby BOY! Chris called it immediately when she told me she was expecting, and the moment he said it I knew it was true. Now I get to look at boy clothes too!

What I Miss? Seeing my feet. Being comfortable. Regular shoes (all I can currently wear are my flip flops…in November. Unless Chris is home and he can help me put sneakers on.) Regular coffee. A whole host of other things I can’t think of…and a beer.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our daughter!

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Jess Beer is a full-time working mom of two girls who writes about motherhood, wellness, easy meals and style.

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I’m Jess! I’m a working mama of two sweet sisters living in the DC area. This is my space to share inspiration, real stories of working motherhood, recipes, style, and more! I can’t start my day without coffee and always try to show the real side of motherhood – the good and the challenging. I’m so glad you’re here – thanks for following along on my journey!

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