{pregnancy} 38 Weeks

Baby Guster is 38 weeks and six days and the size of a pumpkin (how appropriate!).

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Here’s what Baby Guster has been up to this week:

  • Coming in at 18.9-20 inches in length and 6-8 lbs, this little one is ready to make an appearance!

Days until due date:  10 days!

Number of OB appointments left: 1 (one per week). I had an appointment on Thursday and all is well. The doctor felt the babies head (it was a very up close and personal appointment) and told me I have started to dilate and am already 60% effaced. All good news!!

Nesting or resting? The nesting has pretty much ended (the to-do list is at 99%) so I have been resting. On Tuesday I never left my pjs. Enjoying some quiet down time while I can. At this point it is just a waiting game, we are ready!

Ravenous or Nauseous? I eat every couple of hours, but small meals. No real interest in food – just a means to an end.

Shopping or saving? Back to saving.

Calm or cranky? Calm until the symptoms set in (see below). Then a bit of panic, fear and yes, some crankiness when it doesn’t subside or the pain gets to be overwhelming.

Baby names: We have our names!!!!

Workouts: Same as last week:

Still doing 2-3 days of weights/toning, 2 days of cardio and trying to stay active in between.

Stretch marks? Nope and no real line either.

Symptoms: Still having Braxon Hicks, charlie horses and some back pain. Hanging in there, though.

Sleep: Sleeping like a log. More than ever, actually. No more naps, just long nights of sleeping (minus the one or two trips to the restroom).

Random Thoughts and Musings:

Ok, so I know I have ‘”two weeks” but honestly, I am not hanging my hat on September 30th. The more reading I do on due dates and the percent of babies that arrive on their predicted date (only 5%!) has me learning to let it go. This baby will come when it does (believe me easier said than done), but at this point there isn’t much I can do.

So, until the day, I’m trying to relax, prep and enjoy some time with my friends, family and doing the things I love. Best I learn now that things are about to be out of my control, right?! Haha.

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13 Things to Do This Weekend

Happy Friday!

Do you ever feel like the weekends fly by?! Two weeks ago Phil and I lost power for over 24 hours and we were AMAZED what we accomplished sans power. It really showed us that by disconnecting and doing things we enjoy (not just the ‘have-tos’) our weekend felt more relaxed, productive and way more enjoyable.

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAV WAYS TO HAVE A FULL, FUN, RELAXING WEEKEND!

Do a {social media} detox

Sip fresh green juice

Buy yourself flowers

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Sweat it out with a good workout, run or at a yoga class

Enjoy a cocktail of choice

Send a note by snail mail or reach out to a friend

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Go for a walk or a hike

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Sleep in and/or take a nap

Raid your farmers’ market

Enjoy some down time of your choice (I love to paint my nails)

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Call a family member or friend

Treat yourself to your favorite pancake

Watch some college football or catch up on a Fall show

My weekend plans include some more meal prepping/freezing, walks with Mr. H to enjoy the beautiful changing season, quite time with a few books, cheering on my alma mater and (hopefully) some news on my nephew’s arrival!

Also, don’t forget you can keep up with me on Instagram, my new Facebook page or through my new Newsletter. So much happening ‘round here!

What are your weekend plans?

What are you currently reading?

Are you a football fan?

XO-

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