Thursday, October 13, 2011

39 Weeks + Final Baby Bump Collage

Pregnancy Highlights
I'm really hoping this is the last week I have to take this picture.

How Far Along: 39 Weeks

Size of Baby: He weighs a bit over 7 lbs. now (the size of a mini watermelon) and measures about 20 inches long from head to heal.

Total Weight Gain: 38 lbs total.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes, and I'm even growing out of most of the maternity clothes I have! I will be so happy to wear regular clothes again.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes, I'm still feeling him move around in there. Not quite as much as before as I'm pretty sure he's run out of room.

Food Cravings: Not really craving anything in particular.

What I miss: I miss a lot of things, like just feeling normal again. But its all worth it and at least I don't have much longer to go! :-)

Sleep: I've slept a little better the last couple nights, however, I think its because I've been sleeping on the couch and taking a benedryl before bed. The bed was just getting too uncomfortable for me with the dogs and Jake and having to get up so many times in the middle of the night. So I've been sleeping on the couch and that seems to be working out better. I've also been taking benedryl before bed because I have a rash on my stomach called PUPPS and it had been keeping me awake at night because it itches so bad.

Symptoms: This PUPPS rash on my stomach is so itchy and driving me CRAZY! My feet and hands are swelling too. :-( I also, occasionally, have a stabbing pain in my pelvis, which the Dr. said is just the pelvis widening to get ready for childbirth. I'm also having some Braxton Hicks Contractions occasionally and a little bit of cramping.

Best Moment this week: There are a couple... First, my baby nephew Mason was born on Saturday. He's so sweet and cute.
Second, I found out at my Dr. appt. this past Monday that I was 2 c.m. dilated and 50 % effaced. She also said he had moved down and she expected him to be here very soon. She said if he wasn't here by my next appt. on the 17th, that we'd talk about scheduling an induction date for after my due date.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting baby Jackson in just 1 (+/-) more week. I can't believe we're so close to meeting him. Come on Jackson, Mommy can't wait to meet you!!

 And just for fun, here's a collage of all of my baby bump pictures throughout this pregnancy!