The Belly Project: 38 weeks...

38 Weeks...
Front...
...and side (Thanks to my trusty and sweet 5 year old photog)

Baby Size:  Size of a a pineapple and over 7 lbs.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 22 lbs (lost 2 lbs this week)
Gender: Most guesses these days are for girl but we will know SOON!
Movement: Still quite active especially at night after kids are in bed and get the hiccups every.single.day at least once if not more!  Likes to stick one body part out of my left side, looks quite interesting and weirds Scott out.  Still like to kick up and when they do so pushes the acid from my stomach up...
Fetal Heartbeat:  145-155 
Sleep: Struggling to sleep, not sure if its excitement, annoyance that I am still pregnant, or just tossing and turning.  Normally get some shut eye between the hours of midnight and 6:30am.
Cravings: Nutty bars, fruit, celery with peanut butter, trail mix, fountain soda, lemon water, mini muffins.
Symptoms: daily emptying of the intestines - TMI sorry!  nerve pain from baby's head moving on them, cramps down low, lower back pain, and just feeling nauseated and crabby for no reason (and sometimes for reasons!).  I have so enjoyed this pregnancy but as my sweet SIL Raquel said, "I have enjoyed this pregnancy but it's okay now to be done!"  When I sit at home, I grow crabby so we have been trying to be with people who get late pregnancy and are encouraging, go to the pool, run errands and eat out more than we should be ;).  I keep saying next weekend we are having a baby...repeat, repeat, repeat.
Exercise: We are busy nesting, doing a once a week water class and chasing after the kids.  
On My Heart: I am so ready.  The last weeks of pregnancy are uncomfortable and the symptoms of nausea are hard to take given I have been dealing with them since about 5 weeks.  I am anxious to eat without the fear of puking or having raging heartburn.  I try to have  quiet moments to enjoy this little one moving within me and I do enjoy those but then there are times I am just so done I could cry, I seriously wanted to at the OB when my contractions were just little hills on the monitor :( and had not helped me make much progress in dilation.  There are a few things I want to remember though so bare with me...
We are having this baby SOON and our lives will never be the same in all the perfect and right ways! We cannot wait and thank you so much for joining us on this amazing journey.  People I have been pregnant with are all having their babies, I am just waiting for our number to be called.  I pray we can go naturally but if its not God's will, induction is a safe, tried and true way to bring our baby into this world too!  Thank you Lord for the gift of motherhood, the good, the bad and the hard...it has refined me and grown me and I am so thankful they call me mommy!