Alternate title: #stillpregnant
|In some serious shock about how pregnant I am…|
How far along: 39 weeks. 39 WEEKS. I have never been this pregnant before. I don’t know what to expect anymore! I’m officially full term by ACOG’s recently revised standards!
Total weight gain: Probably about 8-10 pounds.
Maternity clothes: They barely fit. I usually wear yoga pants and a t-shirt that barely covers my belly.
Sleep: It is so interrupted at night! Heartburn, prodromal labor, and getting up to pee every few hours makes it very hard.
Miss anything: Sleep, being able to wear sandals without assistance, shaving my legs without getting winded.
Movement: Yes, but it’s a different type than before – still pretty powerful, but not so many jabs. More like moving around trying to get comfortable with what little room is left.
Food cravings: Those soft pretzel appetizer things from Chili’s, milk & Oreos, watermelon, apples, avocado, mangoes.
Anything making you queasy or sick: certain smells. I’m not sure of which ones until I smell them.
Have you started to show yet: There’s no hiding it, that’s for sure!
Baby’s Sex: Still unknown. We will find out when Baby makes his/her debut!
Labor signs: Consistently inconsistent contractions, I’ve spotted a little of my mucous plug in the toilet, was told of some cervical changes as of 3 weeks ago when I got my stitches out.
Belly button in or out: Still in, but maybe it will pop! Now I know why they’re referred to as a navel orange.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, but I can go from happy to weepy in seconds.
Looking forward to: Maternity leave starting on Monday, whether Baby is here or not. My water birth (fingers crossed), learning whether this little one is a boy or girl, a baby in my arms! Breastfeeding, being a mom of two, Ethan meeting his little brother or sister. Newborn noises and gulps and smiles and smells.
Lets see if I make it to pumpkin, shall we?