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Week 38 Bumpdate

How far along: 38 weeks…but feeling more like 200 weeks pregnant.

Baby Size: A watermelon {20 inches, 7 lbs}!

Weight gain: 30 lbs…according to the docs scale.

Maternity clothes: So ready to be done with maternity clothes!

Stretch marks: We’ll see post baby…


Sleep: GREAT! I am so thankful for these restful nights. Matt told me over the weekend that he is counting down the days until the Bump Nest goes to the attic.


Gender: Caroline Grace Marcellino!

Movement: Yes, but a totally different kind. Instead of punches and kicks, she stretches out, moves to one side of my belly (making it look extremely lopsided) and sticks her little booty out all the time. My belly constantly looks like it’s changing shape.

Best moment this week: Celebrating our first (and last) Easter as a family of two.


Looking forward to: Our doctor’s appointment today to find out if we’ve made any progress and my last prenatal massage from the package that Matt bought me many months ago.

Food cravings: Still on the pineapple kick…


Anything making you queasy or sick: No.


Labor Signs: Last week we found out I am only 1/2 cm dilated. Today we’ll find out if we’ve made any further progress. I really want to hold out until at least May 1st, only because May is one of my favorite months. That sounds silly, but I really would love a May 1st birthday for Caroline!


What I miss: Not having abdomen pain.


Symptoms: The symptom I complained about last week, abdomen pain, is still here and is worse than ever. I have officially turned into the whiniest person but this pain is absolutely awful (and I’ve had lots of weird pains throughout the pregnancy that I could tolerate)! After reaching my breaking point last week, Matt called the doctor and learned that my upper abdomen muscles are literally tearing apart at this point and that is what’s causing the pain. I am using a heat pack right under my bra line now (and on my back still) and also taking Tylenol. The doc says the pain won’t really go away until delivery and that this pain is common in first pregnancies.


Nursery: Complete! You can find all of the details {here}! And since I am out of “projects” now I decided to make little treats this past weekend for our hospital nurses. After all, who doesn’t want to be the nurses’ favorite patient?

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Wedding rings on or off? On and no swelling at all.

Mood: Ready and a bit whiny (sorry, Matt).

Workouts: Walking seems to help my abdomen pains so we’ve been trying to be diligent with our neighborhood strolls after work this past week. Also starting a serious squat routine in hopes that it will shorten my labor.


Prayer for Caroline: 

Dear Lord, I thank You from the bottom of my heart for giving me this baby. Only You know the exact minute Caroline will be born. Please help me to be patient and get through this time of waiting. I am so anxious to see her and hold her in my arms that I can barely wait another day. Please be close to me and surround me with Your love and presence at the birth. Help the labor go smoothly and the birth to go just right. Thank you, Lord, for Your great love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Be strong and courageous. Don’t be terrified or afraid. For it is the Lord your God who goes with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. He will be with you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. – Deuteronomy 31:6,8

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Thursday 24th of April 2014

I love that idea for treats!! So sweet! And I remember with my first I had the worst and craziest pains towards the end - it means you are sooo close! I remember I could literally feel her pushing down and you have some crazy nerves down there which was something I was not expecting. You are almost there and you look gorgeous!!