Pregnancy Week 38: Baby #2

I was right when I said that the month of October was going to fly bye. I swear I blinked and then it was over. Last week flew bye, which I am thankful for. I am officially on maternity leave and can finally take the much needed rest that my body has been craving for. We celebrated Trevor Dear's birthday and of course Halloween the last week of October. Amari had a blast carving his pumpkin or should I say scooping out all the guts from his pumpkin while I carved it and going trick-or-treating. Unlike last year, he was able to say, "Trick-or-treat" and "Happy Halloween" to those passing out candy. We kept our holiday simple by taking him to a few houses and visiting one of the local churches in the area that were hosting a Harvest Carnival. I am glad that I decided to start my leave this week. My body feels like it has been hit by a semi truck of late between back pain, pelvic pain and pressure (which is way worse than when I was pregnant with Amari from little boy engaging deeper into my pelvis), and sore feet; heartburn has been pet peeve the entire third trimester. I just have to keep reminding myself that little boy is going to have a lot of hair. No bald babies for me! I think it Bummer, I know. It must be from the Colombian in me. Yesterday I had my 38 week check-up with my actual doctor (thank Goodness). My belly measured at 39 1/2 weeks, T's heartbeat was 142, and we will be meeting him next week. I cannot wait. I am ready. I have been ready. I forgot how intense pregnancy can be. I am trying enjoy my last week of being pregnant no matter how uncomfortable I am cause I know I am going to miss feeling little boy moving about and kicking Amari's toy cars off my bump. Amari gets a kick out of it and will line every one of his cars across my stomach but I don't think T likes it very much. So far baby T is 18 to 20 inches tall, weighs in around 6 to 9 pounds, and is the size of a pumpkin.