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 :)

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

    *woohoo*

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