Thursday, October 13, 2011

39 weeks!

I don't have a lot to report at 39 weeks.  I wake up every day and think to myself, "is today going to be the day??"

Size of baby: Baby girl is waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control her body temperature after birth, but it's likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, like a mini watermelon!

Sleep: I get my best sleep when I take naps.  I'm only working mornings this week and it has been a life saver! Nights are still a lot of tossing and turning, getting up to go to the bathroom and not being able to fall back to sleep.

Movement: Same as last week, her movement has slowed down a bit, but she still has her active times during the day and right before bed. 

Food cravings/aversions: I've been craving fruits and veggies a lot more and of course, still sweets.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our daughter! I keep telling her she has so many great people out here that can't wait to meet her!

I have been feeling pretty good.  My hips are very sore but I'm taking this as a sign of progress and hoping that she is moving down to where she needs to be (although I hear every day at work that she hasn't dropped).  At our midwife appointment last Friday I was 80% effaced but not dilated at all.  We go back again tomorrow and I hope there has been some progress!  My bh contractions aren't as frequent as they used to be and when I do have them, they are a little stronger but still not anything super painful.

That's about it folks, I'll try to update with some belly pictures and info from our appointment tomorrow!

P.S.  I just want to say good luck to my blog friend Kelly, she is being induced today :)


  1. Yay! Hoping for some progress tomorrow! Keep on napping, girl!

  2. So excited for you, I can't wait for you to get to meet your daughter!!!

  3. Hopefully she makes her appearance soon! Hope your appointment goes great!

  4. can't wait to hear all about the appointment tomorrow and so glad that the half days are helping!

  5. Enjoy any nap you can! Wow, I can't believe you can say "any day now!" Awesome.

  6. 39 weeks! My oh my! I hope the day is soon! although you don't seem super impatient to have the baby out yet!

  7. 39 weeks....she's almost here! I'm so excited for you. I will be stalking your blog a lot in the days until she gets here!



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