How Far Along: 39 Weeks (1 week or less!)
Since this could be my last update before the baby comes I thought I would finally show a bare belly shot. Enjoy! haha
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is the size of a mini watermelon! Mini my ass, this kid is huge!
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds (my doctor is predicting bigger) (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +35 pounds approximately. I haven't gained any weight since last week which is good.
Maternity Clothes: All maternity and those are running small. I have very little options nowadays.
Movement: Still movement though he seems to move mostly at night now rather than all day long like before. When he does kick it hurts. I predict this kid has huge feet like his father.
What I miss: feeling normal.
Sleep: Sleep? What's that? I actually hate bedtime because it's just frustrating for me at this point.
Symptoms: If it's a pregnancy symptom I pretty much have it. I feel like crap 24/7 and I'm just over it, pregnancy was cool but I'm done. As scared as I am of labor, it's inevitable so let's just get this thing over with already.
Cravings: Nothing. Anytime I eat I feel sick and if I don't eat I feel sick. It's like the first trimester all over again with about 30 other symptoms now thrown in the mix.
Doctor's Appointment: As of Monday at my 39 week appointment there had been no change or progress. Still only a fingertip dilated which is basically nothing. He did offer to induce me this week so that I could be home by Christmas but after hearing I still wasn't dilated I decided to hold off. I really don't want to be induced and if they try to before I even start dilating it's a longer process that I fear will likely end with a C-section. As much as it sucks I'm going to try to wait it out and continue to hope my body at least starts the process before my induction date to help things move quicker. The doctor is also predicting this kid is in the 8-8 1/2 pound range! Just a reminder I'm 5 feet tall and weighed 105 pounds pre-pregnancy so yeah that huge for me. If I can make it through the weekend I'm going to really ramp up the home induction techniques Monday (i.e. spicy food, walking, sex etc.)
Best Moment this week: Finally finishing Christmas shopping (though we still need to wrap everything) and being days away from having my little guy.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting my son at some point in the next week!