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What Life Is Like At 38 Weeks

My 38 week belly.

I will be 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow, but I’m just rounding up.  Hope you don’t mind.

I can hardly believe that 38 weeks has blown by quite so quickly, but it has and as I see the numbers on my chalkboard countdown dwindling I can’t help but wonder how much more quickly our little baby is going to grow up once she’s here.  It’s a good reminder to just stop and enjoy all these moments.

As Fern’s due date approaches, I thought I’d stop to do a little update of what life is like around here these days.

Read more after the jump!

Life at 38 Weeks Pregnant…

*I still can’t wear most of my shoes. My feel are still swollen and rather resemble maple bars.  Ewww!

*I’m currently incredibly itchy.

*I am surrounded by piles of teeny tiny laundry that take me ages to do because I stop every five seconds to “oooh” and “aaaah” over the cuteness of every item’s petite proportions.

*The nursery still isn’t finished and won’t be for awhile.  We’re still working on moving.  Step #1:  house is sold.  Step #2:  buy a new house, is proving to be a bit more difficult.

*My house is probably the most regularly clean that it’s ever been. I usually catch up on tidying every couple of days, but I’ve gotten into the routine of getting everything in tip top shape before bed each night.  Perhaps my subconscious knows I won’t want to come home from the birthing center to a messy house and since I don’t know exactly when that will be, I should probably just keep it clean all the time.

*Every so often when we’re home by ourselves either my husband or myself will turn to each other and say “Guess what?”, to which the reply is always, “We’re having a baby!”.  I think we’re both pretty excited with how close it’s getting.

*I’ve collected all the items for my overnight bag, but I’ve yet to compile them all together.  Time to get on that.

*Also…I’m really ridiculously excited to meet this baby!

What is life like for you at your current pregnancy stage?

Read more from Lauren at The Little Things We Do. For more updates, follow Lauren on Facebook and Twitter !

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