February 24, 2010

38 Weeks

What's Happening with Joycelen?

  • Joycelen now weighs over 8 pounds is probably approaching 20 inches in length.

What's Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 25.5 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Yes, although they are getting quite old very fast. I am ready to wear normal clothing again.
  • Best moment this week: I had two great moments this week. The first was experiencing my first contractions. Although they were in no regular pattern and my cervix still has not dilated -- it was exciting nonetheless. The second was the baby shower thrown by my Aunts (my Mom's sisters). It was not a traditional woman's only shower - instead all of my family was there. We ate lots of yummy food, shared family stories, and played a few games. Joycelen was given lots of beautiful and thoughtful gifts.
  • Food cravings: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate
  • Belly button in or out? Still in.
  • Stretch Marks? Amazingly, there are still no stretch marks.
  • What I miss: I am starting to think about how much I am actually going to miss being pregnant. Up to this point, Joycelen has pretty much been mine exclusively. I know that once she is born -- I'll have to share her, and I am not sure I'm ready for that yet.

What's Happening with Daddy?

  • Daddy has focused his efforts on keeping Mama as happy and comfortable as possible. This means he has taken over most of the cooking duties and done lots of cleaning in preparation for Joycelen's arrival.

**When this entry posts, I will be 38 weeks and 4 days. I have a doctor's appointment at 3:15 p.m. Hopefully, we will receive the green light to go ahead and either induce - or if my cervix is still not favorable schedule a C-section, so that we can meet Miss Joycelen. Although I do not want a C-section, I also know that Joycelen's size may present complications if we went to my due date. I am going to trust the advice of my physician and will post an update as soon as a decision is made.


S said...

I'll be thinking of you today! I was just thinking about when I started reading your blog. I'm pretty sure it was around the time when you were just a few weeks pregnant. My how time flies!

Jennifer said...

I will be checking later on today to hopefully see some good news!