Monday, April 29, 2013

week 38: full term

april 13 - 19, 2013
Week 38
pregnancy journal:
     Once I hit 37 weeks, which was Saturday, I am now considered full term.  I can deliver at any time now and he will be fully developed and no longer considered premature.  The real countdown is on.  After this week, I will have two weeks left until my due date and I know it is going to fly by. 
     I went to the doctor again on Monday.  Just another regular check up.  Heartbeat sounded good, no questions and I was on my way.  Be back next week for another visit.
Total weight gain: 23 lbs
(1 lb since last appt)
     Throughout the rest of the week, I continued getting things ready for delivery.  My mom and I put a lot of things together that I got from the shower.  We set up the Pack and Play and put it in my bedroom.  This is where he is going to sleep, at least for the first couple of weeks or so.  The Pack and Play also has a changing table on top of it which I stalked up with diapers, wipes, diaper cream and changing pads.  I think Loyal was a little overwhelmed when he finally took a break from work and saw the Pack and Play set up in the bedroom.  Next, my mom and I got the stroller and car seat out of the box and put together.  I am so excited to take him for a walk in the stroller!  It’s one of my favorite baby items.  Loyal helped me install the car seat in the car, which was a lot harder than I expected.  After that, my mom and I washed all of the baby clothes, packed his hospital bag now that the clothes are washed and put the rest back upstairs in the baby closet.
     I have been walking so much lately.  I usually go to the park beside my mom’s house in the morning and walk about 2 or 3 miles a day, but no less than a mile and a half.  I really enjoy it.  The weather is amazing right now and especially in the mornings.  It gives me a chance to clear my head and have some time to myself.  Some days I spend the entire walk thinking about how my life is going to change very soon and other days I spend with my head phones in and signing out load since there I am normally by myself.  My morning walks are making me really excited to take the baby on walks in the stroller.  Hopefully it can be part of our daily routine and I won’t embarrass him to much with my singing! :)



  1. You look great!!! I used to do the exact same walks my last month! And now I take my daughter! Love it!

    Good luck. :)

    1. Thank you! I can't wait for the upcoming walks!!!


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