How far along: 38 weeks - EDD 09/10/15
How big is baby: The size of a pumpkin - She may have up to one inch of hair by now, and is slowly shedding the vernix caseosa from her skin.
What are we having: A sweet baby girl
Symptoms this week: Pressure and general discomfort. I'm actually starting to feel like my symptoms are slowly disappearing.
Weight gain/loss: Up another pound for a total of 25, but it fluctuates.
Food aversions/cravings: If it's a carb, I want it. I feel like I'm back in first trimester with my carb craving.
The baby belly: Some days it's low, other days it looks high. Size-wise, it's pretty consistent at this point: Massive.
Movement: She still moves a ton, and gets hiccups very frequently. I still have the feeling of her trying to claw her way out with her fingernails, which makes me wonder if she's facing out, instead of facing my back.
What is freaking me out: While my loss of symptoms is great, it's also mildly unsettling. Just how long is she planning on staying in there?
What I'm totally loving: Being able to walk again. Wherever she is in there, she's off of my sciatic nerves and it makes all the difference in the workforce.
What I'm looking forward to: As usual, my next appointment... which will be at 39+6 and one day before my due date. At this week's appointment I was up to 2cm and soft, but baby still wasn't fully engaged.