39 Weeks

39 weeks pregnant

Dress: Old Navy

How far along: 39 Weeks. One week from the “finish line.”

How big is baby: 7+ lbs. A mini-watermelon. Well that explains why I look like I’ve shoved a watermelon under my dress.

Total weight gain: +25lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Nothing maternity (though I need some nursing bras…) but that dress I’m wearing is new. Size XS non-maternity. I may or may not have bought it just because I was stoked to still fit in an extra small.

Sleep: Still good. I’ve been waking up to pee lots, and usually have some cramps or contractions when I come back to bed, but aside from an hour at 3:30 one night this week, no loss of sleep.

Best moment of the week: Downton Abbey Season 3 premiere!

Food Cravings: Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate.

Food Aversions: Nothing.

Symptoms: Okay, this is the week of symptoms. Braxton Hicks contractions are getting more intense and more frequent. I’ve had a handful of real contractions every day, but they are so spread out and still two + minutes long, so not labor yet. Some cramping. Still losing mucus. I had a gnarly nosebleed yesterday morning, I mean seriously crazy. Lots of movement in the bowels (we’ll leave it there). And lots and lots of hormonal emotions. We are getting close to the end people.

Movement: Same as the last few weeks. Not as much, but when he moves, he moves. I think we’re both to the point where we’re a little frustrated with the lack of space in there.

What Iā€™m looking forward to: Baby. I woke up yesterday thinking (for the first time this whole pregnancy) “I’m ready. Any time he wants to come from here on out, I’m ready.”

What I miss: Control over my emotions.

xoxo, Mallory

4 thoughts on “39 Weeks

  1. bartlettchapters

    I am so excited for you Mallory!!! I’ve loved keeping up with you blog and seeing how you’re doing! My sister is pregnant now and I’ve told her some of the things you’ve said in your blog. It’s fun to compare two totally different people šŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see pictures of your beautiful little boy! šŸ™‚

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  2. Wendy

    Not nursing bras, but they work like them and they’re on sale: http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1328250/barely-there-customflex-fit-striped-lightly-lined-wire-free-bra-4742.jsp

    I love them!

    Peace: the goal I set for myself going into L&D knowing that I didn’t have a clue as to what would happen during the process. I/we felt and experienced it, and gave it!

    Our time in the hospital was nearly one big party even with all of the changes: pitocin at 32, husband working on finals and a neurologist apt., not being able to sit up without searing pain, shock at post c-sec swelling, etc.

    The hospital staff was shocked at our approach and how we handled it all. Yet, I knew our goals of health, safety, and peace were key. Believe me I kept those emotions in check because it was one of three things to focus on. It helped a lot, and I chose that last word the morning of the induction.

    Peace: also what our little girl is showing right now as she sways to music in my lap as I write this.

    You are doing wonderfully! Keep it up! šŸ™‚

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