PREGNANCY WEEK 39 – October 17, 2015
Oh what can I say? We are here. Full term. Cooked. Photoshoots are done and hardwood floors are in. So that means I’d be ok with you being born anytime now. Although I do still have some work to do to finish editing many of those photo sessions…that can be done even with a newborn at home. I’m logging hours everyday working as hard as I can to complete the work I need to get done, just in case you do come soon.
At my appointment on Thursday, I was dilated 2 cm and she said the baby feels SUPER low. I concur with that. In the past day I’ve dropped even more….I really think things are pointing in the right direction. My belly measured 38 cm, up from the previous week’s 36, so there must’ve been some more growth.
Will this be my last update before baby is born? Guess we will see!
Here’s a bare belly shot taken today at 39 weeks, 1 day…see how low this baby is?!
My age: 29
How far along: 39 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a jackfruit (19-21 inches and 7.2 pounds)
Events of this week: Photography sessions, editing, play date, walking outside, enjoying the changing fall colors, life group, church, MOPS, park.
Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, feeling super low, it feels like the baby is going to fall out of me, the need to pee all of the time, but then there’s nothing, super achy when I first get up from sitting or lying down. Big belly. Like big.
Exercise/Activity: 4 days, though I’m counting walking:) I haven’t been running for fear that the baby will literally fall out of me, but I think now that I’m 39 weeks I’ll give it a go again. I’m in no big rush to give birth, but I’d be fine from anything here on out.
Sleep: Sometimes great, sometimes horrible. Insomnia hits badly at times. Like the night last week when I couldn’t fall asleep until 5:30 a.m. That was rough when I woke up 2.5 hours later and wanted to die!
Maternity clothes: Yes. Many shirts don’t cover my belly fully at this stage.
Stretch marks: No.
Belly Button: Out.
Food cravings: Swiss cheese, yogurt, sweets
Food aversions: Nothing.
Best Moment of the Week: Finishing the hardwood floors! What a relief to have that huge project done before the baby is born. Also, we really enjoyed our family day last weekend on Winter’s birthday. We went to breakfast, spent the day at the zoo and then went to church. It was a REALLY nice day where we enjoyed spending time together as just the 3 of us.
Worst Moment of the Week: My bad insomnia night.
What I’m looking forward to: Finishing up all of my remaining photo editing so that I can be ready for a baby to be born.
What I’m nervous about/praying for: A smooth and safe delivery. I am really wanting to have a drug free natural birth, so I pray that I have the strength and tools to accomplish this when the time comes! I’m a little nervous, yet excited too!
What I miss: Not being so tired.
Next appointment: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (my due date!)
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