Saturday, February 04, 2012

Pregnancy quiz: 39 weeks

How far along: 39 weeks. Or 40+ weeks depending on which due date you are looking at! Awesome!

Sleep: Better. I asked my doctor if I could take Tylenol PM at its full dosage every night. She said yes and that it was perfectly safe. This has made this week's sleep much much improved.

Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 23 lbs since the beginning of the pregnancy. On the small side, but still on target.

Belly button in or out: Out. As you saw in the photos below. Bellybuttons that have popped look kinda weird.

Movement: At 9:30 each night Baby Girl has a dance party. One night this week she didn't have her dance party and come to think of it, I hadn't felt a lot of moment that day at all. I freaked and started trying to wake her up. I lied in bed for over an hour and finally felt a few wiggles. The next day she was back to her active self, so I wasn't too worried, but for awhile, I thought I'd have to high-tail it to the hospital. (But James's movement slowed at the end too, so I wasn't too worried).

Size of Baby: 20" and about 7 lbs. We'll know the final height and weight soon!

Pregnancy Symptoms: Everything. I can't take baths anymore because the hot water doesn't "sit" well. My tummy feels heavy and tight, and dare I forget to take my heartburn meds, my stomach is on fire. My feet are still mostly unswollen, as are my hands and face. Yea!

Labor Signs: A couple of stronger braxton hicks contractions, 2 cm dilated, and 50% effaced. But nothing other than that.

Food Cravings: FRUIT FRUIT FRUIT. This entire pregnancy has been all about fruit. One night I woke up at 3:00 am and needed OJ. Good thing we had some, because after I drank a huge glass I was easily able to go back to sleep.

What I miss: Not feeling totally and completely wiped out all the time. I stay semi active with James when he's awake (who am I kidding, he's two years old, I stay very active) but by the time he's down for a nap or in bed I hardly have enough energy even to eat (today I ate lunch with my eyes closed). No energy for blogging, finishing Baby Girl's room, digging out the car seat, or even packing a hospital bag. I should do that soon...

What I am looking forward to: I WILL BE HOLDING MY BABY DAUGHTER IN UNDER A WEEK!!!!!

Weekly Wisdom: I am wise. And awesome. I can do this two kiddo thing. Even when I think I can't, I can. :)

Best moment this week: Naps nearly every day.

Milestones: I reached my official due date. Hello! I rock!

Per my goal on taking more day to day photos, I grabbed my camera the other morning and took the photo above of early morning bed snuggles and this one below, of James reading his Year 2 book. It's his favorite and he sees things from earlier in the year like the tram ride or the forest in Oregon and he says "go go go please!". I agree little man, soon.


  1. You're SO CLOSE! You better get that ospital packed TONIGHT, mama! :) It's been so much fun following you through this pregnancy.

  2. I cannot wait until she's here! I am looking forward to the pictures. It's funny how anxious that I am for you to have her, I can't begin to imagine how YOU feel!

    xoxo Meghan

  3. You can for sure handle two. You make motherhood seem so easy every time I read your blog.


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