I am writing this blog post as I am timing contractions. So it'll be short because there will be a birth story post that will be more detailed.
How far along: 39 weeks 4 days
How big is baby?: According to the APP, I'm Expecting: Started the Week 38 as the size of a Mini Watermelon and is about to be a Small Pumpkin.
Weight gain?: 1 this week, 34 total
Stretch marks?: Still lucky - none so far
Sleep?: Sleep has been good but I wake often. I get uncomfortable sleeping on my side...my shoulder goes to sleep and my hips ache, so I need to change sides.
Best moment?: Spending our last evening as a family of 3.
|Aidan eating apple sauce and watching Elmo|
Worst moment?: None this week!
Food cravings?: More salty foods
Symptoms?: RLP, some morning sickness, acne, exhaustion, getting up to pee, some swelling, pelvic pressure
Exercise?: walked at least 3 miles that I tracked plus some extra walking for work. No weight lifting this week - also, my gym membership expires September 15 after 7 years.
Movement?: Lots of kicking...apparently Owen was not a fan of contractions.
Belly button?: 100% outie, but almost non existent.
What I miss?: Being able to put on my shoes easily. When Owen dropped a little lower, he made it difficult to put on shoes (or pee in a cup or wipe).
Labor signs?: On Tuesday, I had sporadic contractions that tapered off in the evening, then disappeared. However, per my doc, I was dilated 2 to 3 cm on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, sporadic contractions started and as the day went on, they became closer and stronger.
What I'm looking forward to? Meeting Owen!