Lisa’s Pregnancy–38 Weeks

38 weeks

Can you believe that I’m 38 weeks pregnant??

Only 2 more weeks until my due date!

I have a feeling he’ll be a little late, though.

My mom went in to labor about a week early with my oldest sister and both my older sisters gave birth on their due dates with their first babies. What are the chances of that!

If I follow the trend with the woman in my immediate family, I won’t go past my due date, but I’ve just had this feeling for a while now that he won’t be ready at 40 weeks.

Especially if he takes after his dad who was 2 weeks late! Eeekkk!!

Let’s see what the little guy is up to this week.


He may have about an inch or so of hair already.

He’s slowly shedding that white goo on his skin (called vernix caseosa) but you might see some of it at birth.

His lungs are continuing to mature more & more!



What’s New?

Days until my due date: 14!

Bradley Method Classes Left: We have our last class on Thursday!

Important days in August: Rinaldo’s birthday is on the 2nd, our 2nd wedding anniversary is on the 10th and our due date, the 13th, is my brother and sister-in-laws 1st wedding anniversary! When will be Roberto’s birthday???

Nesting: I’ve been in full nesting mode lately. I organized many closets, cabinets and rooms in our home.

Maternity Clothes: I’m so over wearing the same things each week. I’ve ruined a few shirts with oil stains while cooking, so I have even less to decide from! Grrr…

How I’m Feeling

I still feel great! My blood pressure remains low (very important at this point in pregnancy) and my doctor is always happy with my progress. I have an appointment later today. He probably won’t check me until next week’s appointment when I’ll be 39 weeks.

I’m feeling prepared! We pretty much have everything set for Roberto’s arrival.

His car seat is installed in my car and the swing is all set up. (Thanks to Auntie Maria for helping me with the swing!)


The pack N’ play is set up in our room for now because we’ll be using it as a bassinet for him to sleep in the first few weeks until we move him to his room.


Hospital bags are all set to go! Just have to add last minute things like phone chargers and my glasses.


I really can’t believe that Roberto will be here so soon. Pregnancy definitely wasn’t as bad as I had imagined it to be. I thought during my last month I’d just feel huge, tired and scared, but instead I feel great and ready! I do get more tired when I over do it on some days, but I really have had an amazing pregnancy and feel truly blessed. I hope this means that my labor will go by just as smoothly, but we’ll just have to see. I’m ready for all the hard work I have ahead of me and am hoping for the best birth experience possible for me.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Rinaldo & I took some maternity pictures when I was 33 weeks. I promised to share them with you so I’ll leave you with my favorite ones!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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  • Laura @ LauraLikesDesign

    This is so exciting! I bet you can’t wait to meet your little guy!

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait!! I feel like I’ve been pregnant and waiting forever!! hahaha

  • Jane

    Love the pictures! So excited for you!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!!

  • Diana B.

    Beautiful photos, Lisa! It’s so hard to believe the big day is almost here. I hope you take the time to relax, read some books, and enjoy some quiet moments while you can :-)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Diana!! I’ve been doing lots of reading and relaxing bug also lots of nesting and organizing! Haha :-)

  • Stefanie

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I love the ones of you in the blue maxi dress – gorgeous! :) And I can’t believe your due date is 14 days away – times sure does fly!

    It sounds like you guys will be having a lot of fun-filled Augusts after Roberto’s arrival! Definitely a month of celebrations. :)

    • Anonymous

      Thanks so much Stef!

  • thehealthyapron

    YOu look AMAZING momma! That glow!! Can’t get over it! :) Great job keeping that BP low! Mine has been low as well (100/60 yesterday)! NO SWELLING! I am most thankful for this!! I am 41 weeks tomorrow and READY TO GO! Just enjoy these last couple weeks! Almost there!!!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Erin!! Way to go on keeping your blood pressure low too! ;)) your baby girl will be here at any moment!! Can’t wait! ;-)

  • Heather Englund

    GORGEOUS photos!!!!! I love the one with you laying on your side and his name in blocks. Such a cute idea!

    We had the pack n play in our room for the first few weeks too. He’s be here any day now!!!

  • BalancedHealthyLife

    I am so excited for you and Rinaldo to finally get to meet Roberto!!! You look so beautiful in all your pictures! I especially love the black and white one, it is so amazing!!!
    That swing is a lifesaver! I still put Cameryn in her’s about once a day! She loves it! It is nice since it swings both forward to backwards and side to side (her favorite). We also have a Britax carseat and I love it so much!!! Our pack n play is still in our room and C still wont sleep in it or her crib! Enjoy these last few nights as just you and your husband because in just a couple short weeks (maybe even less) your whole world is going to change for the better! Honestly, I wish I could relive the day I gave birth over and over. I think the best moment of my life was seeing my daughter for the first time, it changed who I was for the better in a split second! It is the most amazing feeling in the world!!!

  • Rach

    I LOVE your maternity shots!! So gorgeous!

  • Amy-Nutrition by Nature

    your maternity pictures are beautiful! Not much longer now, it is such an exciting time!! I am looking forward to hearing about your birth. :-)

  • Laury @The Fitness Dish

    Roberto’s HERE!!!!!!!!!

    Lisa I am so excited for you and your family! The maternity photos are gorgeous! I can not wait to here about the birth if you wish to share it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take your time and enjoy each moment. It goes by quickly! I know you have a lot of support, but I am always here if you have any Q’s!

    Sending lots of love! XO

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