How far along: 39 weeks. (From the Bump) Baby keeps growing, despite being so crowded in there. He probably weighs around 6.2 to 9.2 pounds and measures about 18.9 to 20.9 inches.
- He's probably able to flex his limbs now.
- His brain is still rapidly developing -- he's getting smarter by the week!
- His nails may extend past his fingertips.
How big is baby: The size of a watermelon. (This makes you feel really great... your baby is the size of a watermelon and you're carrying it around. Good work, mom!)
Weight gain/loss: According to my last appointment, I'm only up 1 pound from the previous week. So my total gain is 25 pounds, not counting any weight that I might gain between now and Monday, but let's pretend that's not going to happen.
Maternity clothes: You wouldn't believe this, but just a couple of days ago a friend of mine gave me an ENORMOUS bag of maternity and nursing clothes. A little late in this pregnancy, but like we've said, we aren't done yet. But, the best part is that these clothes are that they are actually maternity clothes and fit me really well. I've been having so much fun dressing my bump where before these clothes arrived, I was starting to loose interest in dressing myself and was reverting to sweats or yoga pants just about every day. These clothes have given me a little pick me up... and I love it. Thank you W, you're the best!
Stretch marks: Yes. I'm over them.
Sleep: Monday night and Wednesday night, Coen was up and down all night making noise. Monday was only really in the early am. I was up at 4am rocking him because he was just a crying mess. We eventually fell asleep together in the new nursery on the day bed. It was tricky because he moves a lot, but we got comfortable and worked it out. Wednesday, we just let him moan it out, but unfortunately, he was up much earlier and had the hardest time getting back to a good sleep. It was at 12am that we first heard him and he was up about every 2 or 3 hours just screaming and moaning. That morning, I realized that a tooth had poked through on the bottom and that was what all the moaning and broken sleep was about. Boy do those things really rock him! I'm just glad we didn't have to co-sleep together because that was rough on me Monday. We just didn't get good sleep together, like we used to and that made for a hard day (for me) on Tuesday.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing new here. Just enjoying food, when I can and that's about it.
Exercise: Our walks have slowed down because our evenings are so slammed with projects and spending time with Coen.
Gender: A little baby girl.
Movement: Movement has slowed down significantly. She makes these huge movements that make for an immense amount of pressure that is usually pretty high. That and I've had some severe cramping and contractions happening, but nothing that I can time. I've had a couple contractions that have come along that have taken my breath away, but nothing that is consistant enough to time or anything. My evenings are really painful and I don't know if that is just my body catching up with all the sitting I do during the day and hating me for it, or if it's just her stretching out and getting comfy. Either way, these last few days or weeks have been extra painful and I'm looking forward to not experiencing that much more.
The belly: Tight. Stretched to the max and ready to pop out a baby!
What I'm loving: Spending every second I can with Coen and loving on him. He's my joy and my life. It's so fun to watch him and be with him. I love him so much.
What I miss: All of my one-on-one time with Coen. I'm going to miss that, a lot.
Symptoms: Just ready. Nothing new, I'm just ready.
The nursery: As done as it's getting. We got some new sheets for the bed, a mattress pad some more details done and now, it's just going to be as good as it is for when she arrives. There will be a few other things added but they will take some time. I also ordered the 20x30 canvas for the room, but it hasn't arrived yet. We will have to wait on that one for a bit. Thanks again, W.
What's different/thesame this time: I'm really emotional about Coen. I'm worried about him. I'm worried how our relationship will change and it makes me really sad. When I wake him up in the morning, I spend time rocking him because I know that I'm going to have to go about 2 weeks without doing this and that just breaks my heart.
It's going to be a rough couple of weeks, but I'm hoping to get back in our rocking swing without much hesitation.
What I'm lookingforward to: Meeting our new baby, bringing her home, healing and being a mom to my two babies.
Best moment of theweek: Getting Coen a new sippy cup that he loves and just listening to him giggle when I close the straw cover and pop it back open. He loves it! It's hilarious.
Last appointmentdetails: My blood pressure was good (120/70), my proteins were fine, my infection is finally going away, thanks to the last prescription and I now understand how the run-down of the labor is going to work and I feel better about all of that. I didn't have her check me because I just didn't want to know. I assume that if I'm moving along, I will know sooner or later. Either way, I'm going to end up in the OR with a c-section, so I'm not worried about it.
Next appointment: Monday, August 27th at 7:45am to meet my little girl. Crazy.
What's left to do? Spending time with Coen. We are going to have a family fun weekend and we still have to get him his little gift from his sister. We are doing a family dinner on Saturday and aside from that, we are pretty much good to go. There are a handful of things to do on my to-do list, but if they don't get done until I'm home, it won't be the end of the world.
Coen's going to be spending some quality time with my sister and our family while we are in the hospital, so I'm glad that's all planned and working out. I couldn't be less stressed about how that's playing out. It took a little time to get the plan together, but now that it's there, it's perfect!
We have a few grocery items to pick up and a few other purchases to make, but we are waiting for a few things to play out before we do those things.
Outside of that, we're ready.
Can't believe this will my last update for a few days...
Next time I write, I will be a mom to 2 children under 14.5 months.
Can't wait for you all to meet her!
Wish me luck!