Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Pregnancy Journal: 39 Weeks

Happenings of the Harper Household

I've been linking up with the “My Pregnancy Journal” meme over at Happenings of the Harper Household. She has since had her little girl (Yay!), but I still wanted to continue to keep a pregnancy journal. I'm excited to keep  sharing and journaling some of my weekly symptoms and photographing my growing belly!

  39 Weeks!

 Today is my official "due date"! I'm at the end of 39 weeks! I made it all the way to my due date and our little guy seems as snug as a bug. At  39 weeks, our little boy is still growing and should be somewhere around 6.2 to 9.2 pounds and measures about 18.9 to 20.9 inches. Fruit-wise, he's about the size of a watermelon...and it definitely looks like I have one smuggled under my shirt! Our little guy is probably still able to flex his limbs, especially since my midwife said that he still has plenty of room to move around! He is still rolling and kicking too...goodness he sure is active when he's awake! His brain is also still rapidly developing and he's just getting smarter and smarter! Keep cooking little boy, mommy's just playing the waiting game now!
 About me & baby boy this week….
Symptoms:  I am still having Braxton Hicks contractions (or are they just contractions at this point?) that and they make my whole stomach tighten up. But, they aren't strong enough or consistent enough to start counting yet. I'm also getting a crampy feeling occasionally (mostly in the evenings), but it comes and goes. I had a major nesting burst this week and we got the nursery almost completely done! 

Weight Gain: I am at 165.1lbs - I lost 3lbs from last week!  

Cravings: Not too much. Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers have been a nice treat! I definitely still reach for foods higher in protein first. 
Food Aversions: No food aversions. 

What made me cry this week:  Hmmm... nothing! 

Medical Stuff: We went to the midwife's again this week and I had another great check-up. I tested negative for GBS! Hooray!!! I need my next test to also come back negative, then I won't have to have the antibiotic IV treatment during labor. I'm definitely praying for another negative test result! I didn't have the midwife check me at my last appointment. I figured they could check me again if I passed my due date. My midwife said that everything is progressing nicely. We got to hear our little guys heartbeat again and I know it won't be long before I won't be getting to do that anymore! I'm definitely trying to enjoy these last stages of pregnancy while I can!     

Thoughts from little man:  Little man talks more about his little brother as his baby! :) We also let little man pick out a small gift for his little brother - a onesie that says "baby brother" on it. Then we wrapped it together and set it aside to wait for when we bring his brother home and he can give it to him. :)

Something I am excited about: It is so nice to feel like the big pieces in the nursery are all set up! I definitely felt more relaxed. I still have some frames to hang and some "finishing decorative touches" to add...but I'm happy with where it's at if our little guy comes before I'm 100% done. I'm also so excited that I tested negative for GBS! Yay!  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah,I LOVE your maternity pic because you're such a BEAUTIFUL mommy-to-be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!