Week 38

Today I hit 39 weeks, so I guess it’s time for another little pregnancy update. If you’re getting tired of them, this should only be the second to last one, since our little guy is coming this Friday!

For the last few days I’ve been feeling really good about my size — feeling totally small. Then I put on this fitted dress and realize how ginormous that bump really is. It’s cracking me up.

This week I treated myself to a little pampering and got my hair done. I’m still getting used to it since it’s a bit darker than I expected, but it’ll fade a bit, and it’s fun to have a little change as we head into winter.  Mostly I just enjoyed sitting in the chair getting my head massaged for two hours. I’m almost fell asleep multiple times in the middle of conversations with the hair dresser. Pure bliss.

Philip was out in California all last week, looking for a place for us to live. I was under strict instruction to lay low and not go into labor while he was gone under any circumstances. I had my neighbors on call just in case, but fortunately I was still big and pregnant when he returned, with hardly a contraction to speak of. And happily, we found a great place, and spent the entire weekend figuring out where we would put furniture and picking out said furniture. We’re both giddy with excitement about playing interior designer over these next few weeks and months.

Since my induction date is this Friday, I’m spending the entire week in preparation mode. I have a lengthy to-do list, and hoping to get through everything by Friday, including running last minute errands, making a few food items to throw in the freezer for the next few weeks (and stocking up the fridge and pantry), getting all the laundry done, and deep cleaning the house one more time. All of those are enough to probably throw me into labor — so maybe come Friday I won’t even need the pitocin. We shall see!


  1. Ash says:

    How exciting to have found a new place! When we moved a few months ago I definitely heaved a sigh of relief when that was taken care of, so I'm sure you're feeling great! πŸ™‚ Oh, and looking great too… Hope you have a wonderful last few days before Baby comes! Praying you have a smooth delivery πŸ™‚

  2. Jenni says:

    You're so close!!! Enjoy this last week with your little guy…he'll be an only child, no more. So glad you found a place to live…huge relief! Have a great day!

  3. Lins says:

    You look darling! And I still think you look tiny. Can't wait to meet the lil guy!


  4. Sarah says:

    I think you still look small and fantastic! Good luck with all the preparation before baby! Can't wait to see pictures!

  5. Brooke says:

    It's funny that you say you look huge because before I read anything and was looking at your picture, I thought, "She's tiny for 38 weeks." πŸ™‚

    Such exciting things happening your way. Congratulations!

  6. I am a new follower to your blog. Congrats!! Is this your first? Hope everything goes smoothly and quickly. As someone who works in Labor and Delivery, just be prepared for anything and go with the flow. You look amazing for 39 weeks. Love the dress.



  7. Rachel says:

    You still look tiny! I get twice that πŸ™ Congratulations- Can't wait to see his little face. Hope everything goes well!

  8. Brittany says:

    I'm so glad you guys found your place! That's the first hurdle. The second will be cross-country moving with two littles, but by then Philip will have gotten the place all {almost} ready, right?! haha This is so exciting!!!

  9. Marsa says:

    you've gotten so big! but still so beautiful πŸ™‚
    good luck with your errands!


  10. Seriously adorable for 38 weeks—you are almost there!!!!!


  11. Janssen says:

    I can't wait to see pictures of your new place when it's all done! I'm sure it'll be amazing!

  12. You are still radiant and still skinny…bump or no bump. You will knock that to-do list right out of the water. Good luck! Stay blessed!

  13. Sayaka says:

    Oh my gosh you look amazing for being 37 weeks!! I bet the only place you gained weight is your tummy!! Is that a maternity dress? It's so cute!! And hang in there…one more week!!

  14. Kacie says:

    I can't believe this Friday is the day! Very exciting! Good luck getting everything done before then πŸ™‚


  15. You seriously look great! I'm so excited for you!

  16. Kelly says:

    I love your hair, and you look amazing!!!

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  18. The Angles says:

    Your hair looks fantastic dark, very striking! I hope you don't have to be induced! I was induced at 41weeks with my first (no epidural or pain meds) and I swear that I will NEVER do that again. Ever. The worst way (aside from c-section) to have a baby. Run up and down stairs, bounce on an exercise ball and avoid that pitocin because IT HURTS!!! Natural labor is sooooooo much better/healthier. I will send good vibes your way!!

  19. newpetite says:

    Cant wait to meet the little one! You look absolutely gorgeous!

  20. Hi Merrick! Looking forward to the photos of the little one! Wishing you some fabulous last days of your pregnancy! Post-Maternity dress on its way!
    Zoe xxx

  21. beverly says:

    congratulations on the little guy! I'll be delivering my little guy in february!!

  22. Crrc says:

    Where is that dress from? It’s beautiful.

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