38/39 Weeks

I’m not one to post a picture in a swimsuit….but the belly makes everything ok!! I was 39 weeks and 1 day here.

Week 38 got away from me so I’m grouping it in with week 39. This last week was definitely one that included some pampering. I got a pedicure so my toes and feet are all pretty again. Joe got me a prenatal massage. I had never had a massage before but my goodness it was wonderful. All pregnant women need to get one. I walked out of there and my hips didn’t hurt and the pressure on my tailbone was much less. I even slept for a 5 hour stretch that night! Talk about relaxing. The last 2 weekends I’ve been able to get some good pool floating time in as well. That helps my swollen feet so much. They are almost back down to normal! At my last appt my dr said that I am dilated to a 1, my cervix is much softer but still slightly posterior, and she is much lower than she was. All good signs! I’m a bit curious if any of that will change this week. The pressure is definitely picking up in frequency so I’m hoping that is doing something. No contractions yet but I have had a few Braxton Hicks that stopped me. They don’t hurt but my belly was so tight! The current prediction from just about everyone is that we will have a baby this week. I’m guessing she is going to hang out a little while longer. I bet I get to my due date of Friday. Either way….we are definitely anxious and excited to meet our girl!


 

How far along: 39 Weeks

Total weight gain: 31 pounds

Maternity clothes: Oh yes….and some of those shirts are starting to get a little short and the stretchy band pants are not the most comfortable thing anymore either. I love my black and white maxi skirt. If I could wear it every day I could (and it isn’t maternity….woah!)!

Stretch marks: The ones on my hips have been joined by several on my belly. All of the sudden, there they were!

Sleep: Sleep is hit or miss. Some nights it isn’t bad but some nights it is just not good. Poor Joe, he has spent several nights on the couch because I’m snoring so loudly he can’t sleep!!

Best moment of this week: Pedicure, Prenatal massage, and floating in the pool are all tying for 1st right now.

Miss anything: Walking without pain in my tailbone/hips

Movement: She tries to roll around in there but she’s taking up all of the space!

Food cravings: Nothing new right now. If anything, I’m finding it harder to know what I want to eat.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing particular

Have you started to show yet: The belly is large and in charge!

Gender: Girl! No, still no first name….

Labor signs: I’ve had some really light cramping but nothing that is painful or even uncomfortable. She has definitely been applying the pressure this week as well. I had 2 definite Braxton hicks when I was in Target one day. I’m dilated to a 1 and my cervix is soft but still slightly posterior.

Belly button in or out: I would say it is poking out but not a whole lot.

Wedding rings on or off: Off

Looking forward to: My next appt on Tuesday! Hoping I’ve made some kind of progress and Friday is my due date!! I can’t wait to know we have made it all 40 weeks!

 

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