How Far Along? 39 Weeks!
Weight Gain? 33.5 pounds as of today’s doc appointment
Size of Baby? A 19-22 inch, 7 pound watermelon. No wonder I’m so tired.
Maternity Clothes? Yep, and I can’t wait to be done with them.
Stretch Marks? Yep, and they’re now spreading from my front to my sides. Lovely.
Gender? Baby Girl!
Sleep? Still the same. I get about every hour or two for the bathroom, but can usually get back to sleep pretty easily.
Food Cravings? None really.
Symptoms? Heartburn, crazy swollen feet, general discomfort, exhaustion…all your typical end of pregnancy stuff.
Movement? Yep, mostly pushes on my right side.
Belly Button? I can’t wait until I don’t have to look at it’s weirdness anymore. Can I have my normal innie back?
Wedding rings on or off? Cheapo ring is still on, but gets tight when my fingers swell…
Labor signs? Ugh. NONE. Doctor did a cervical check today and I am still completely closed – no dilation, no effacement. I get random pains occasionally that I think must be practice contractions because they’re different from anything else I’ve felt, but they’re no pattern at all – I’ll get one at night and then one like 18 hours later. It’s really strange. I can’t help but start to get frustrated – I feel like I’ve been pregnant forever!
Best Moment of the Week? Chris’ friends threw him a new dad get together on Sunday, and he had such a great time with them – I love that they did something so nice for him, unprompted!
What I Miss? There’s a long list. Tops on it right now? Sleeping on my stomach, and for more than 2 hours at a time.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting our baby girl!
I have to confess, I’m getting really tired of being pregnant. I know I should be thankful that she wants to stay in and get stronger and healthier, but I’m too type A for this. It’s frustrating not having any sort of end date, and I really feel she’s going to be late, and I’ve felt that way for months. It’s getting increasingly difficult to get up and go into work each day, and I can’t help but wonder every day if this will be the day…