Saturday, September 5, 2015

39 Weeks

How far along: 39 weeks - EDD 09/10/15
How big is baby: The size of a watermelon - She is able to flex her limbs, and her nails may extend past her fingertips. Her brain is still developing rapidly.
What are we having: A sweet baby girl
Symptoms this week: Contractions and false labor. It is really screwing with my head and making me a generally unpleasant person to be around. I just want to curl up in a pile of pillows and blankets and not talk to anyone.
Weight gain/loss: My weight seems to be leveling off at 25 total gain. Some days it's more, some less, but that seems to be the average at this point.
Food aversions/cravings: I'm actually starting to lose my appetite a bit. Nothing ever really sounds appealing at this point.
The baby belly: It's lower and sticks out in front of me like a shelf. I've become quite good at balancing food and plates on it while seated.
Movement: Lots of strong kicks and wiggles, but that internal clawing feeling is mostly gone. I'm hoping that means she turned around and is really in position for birth now.
What is freaking me out: I feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever. I hate the unknown of not knowing when, or being able to control, going into labor. I'm uncomfortable and exhausted, and the false labor is extremely discouraging.
What I'm totally loving: When I do venture out of the house, I love being asked "When are you due?" and legitimately being able to respond with "Any day now." People panic. You'd think I told them I was crowning at that exact moment.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting this child out of me. Pregnancy was wonderful, and mostly easy, but I'm done. Time to have an outside baby and have my insides back to myself again.