Apparently, my son does not like my predictions and has decided not to join us in week 38. So we will give week 39 a try. Being overdue is not an option so he has exactly 7 days to evict himself. haha Daddy predicted this week so we will see if I’m going to have another daddy’s boy on my hands.
How far along: 39 weeks
Baby’s size: Averaging 7.5 pounds now and is hopefully not much bigger than that. He is ready to come out and is just packing on fat each day he stays in his little balloon. He is fully developed at this point and now that I have reached the 39 week the possibility of learning disabilities or other small delays is extremely diminished.
Sleep: My sleep schedule has been all over the place. I’m up about 6 times a night to pee and then get insomnia about 4 am. Takes me about 2 hours to fall back asleep which is around the time I have to get up to get Logan ready for school. I’m usually starving the second I hit the floor so eat some breakfast, get Logan out the door and most morning have been finding myself right back in bed. I’ll feel energized for about an hour and then literally hit a brick wall. So I’ve been taking morning naps and trying to get my sleep in for labor prep. I usually run on adrenaline but having some saved up energy is definitely a good thing since it can definitely be very unpredictable.
Best moment this week: Went to the doctor on Tuesday and I am no dilated to a 3 and still 70% effaced. I’m pretty sure she is as surprised as I am that I’m still pregnant since she was pretty certain she would not see me at my appointment this coming Tuesday. However, it’s looking more and more likely every day. But progress is good and at least all these BH contractions are doing something productive.
Worst moment this week: Just not feeling well. Pain is worse and worse with all the contractions, my body is plain exhausted, I’m hungry but can’t eat much which has made my appetite all over the place. Nothing sounds very good to eat, yet, I’m incredibly thirsty all the time. I’ve always been a water girl….pretty much my whole life but definitely getting to the point where I am so sick of water.
Movement: It’s decreased again this week by a little. He is still rolling around and is more active right before bed but it’s definitely slowing down since he doesn’t have much room to move at this point.
Cravings: A slush from Sonic. They have all of these crazy flavors and every day this week I have resisted the urge to go get another. I’m pretty sure I might find myself there today but perhaps my self control will sustain. So far I’ve had the blue coconut and banana taffy. Both are delish and very refreshing in this heat. I also craved brownies and ice cream the other night which is a family favorite so I just told myself I was doing it for the family. Yea right!! 🙂
Missing Anything: Nothing in particular at this point. Really just playing the waiting game.
Queasy or sick: A little queasiness creeps up every once in a while but doesn’t hang around. Usually it means I need to drink some more even though I already feel like I drink a river every day. Once I get some fluids it usually goes away. This heat is definitely making me a little more dizzy.
Looking forward to: I have a mommy/son date today with my oldest which will be nice. We have had a goal here at home for him, in which he met, so off to the bookstore we will go for him to pick out a shiny new book. He is very excited…as am I….to spend a little bit of one on one time before Gavin arrives. Hopefully, I can make it there safely since driving is a chore and waddle myself around long enough for him to make a decision. Doctors appointment on Tuesday if he hasn’t arrived and I’m really looking forward to him being here. He is coming this week (I know it) so really excited for his arrival!!!
Baby item of the week: Nothing new this week. Everything is done and finished and ready for the big day. Now that we have all this stuff just sitting here I am definitely ready to put it to good use….so come on Gavin!!
Have a great week every body and a wonderful holiday weekend!!!
Oh and here is a little pic of me and my boy on our mini date today!! I’m exhausted now and ready for a nap. Haha