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 I’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.