Tuesday, September 24, 2013

~39 weeks~

How far along: 39 weeks

Baby Size:  

Weight:  Up about 1lb this week.  Total is about 36 pounds gained.


  • Restless legs
  • Braxton Hicks
  • Lots of pelvic pressure
  • I have been having a hard time with my brain functioning properly.  I took the trash out to the road last week and as I walked back to the house I had a moment where I wondered why the trash can was not in it's normal spot.  Then I was working on my quiet book and could not figure out how to make a letter N.   Finally I just can't hear properly either.  Rob said "shut off the lights please" and I heard "shocked I like these."  He was eating carrots at the time so it made sense to me. 

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing the same pair of pants most days.  They are comfy yoga pants.  I'm starting to outgrow more tops again.  I only have a few that fit.  And it's getting cold now, and I have one hoodie that zips up.  None of my jackets or coats do.

Sleep:  Insomina was pretty bad this week.  I had more than one night that I didn't fall asleep until after 2 am.

Cravings/Food Aversions:  White grape juice, potato skins, onion rings, trail mix

Belly Button: Flat to out

Rings on or off: Off

Gender:  I'll find out soon if she really is a girl.

Name:  Eleanor Rose

Movement: I don't feel her move as often and it kind of makes me nervous.  I feel the nudges of body parts, but not the big movements.  I've said this twice to Rob and naturally she starts moving right after that for a few minutes.  I think she likes him better. 

Stretch Marks: To many to count

Best moment: I was happy we got the car seat installed. 

Looking forward to:  Meeting her

Nervous about: Being responsible for another human and being on my own all the time with her.  Rob doesn't get time off. 

What I miss:  Bending forward, bending over, walking without pain

Labor signs: I thought I could be having contractions yesterday, but I don't really know if they were real ones or not, and since I'm still pregnant I guess not. 

Appointments:  Today at 2

Misc.  The car seat is installed, her room is done, come on baby!

I'm starting to understand why it annoys people when they are constantly asked if they had they baby yet or still pregnant.  I'm not to the point where it annoys me yet, but I get how it could be.  If I don't have a baby in my arms I'm probably still pregnant.  


  1. I never made it past 37 weeks so I know you must be ready for baby to be here! You look great!

  2. I made it to 32 weeks and that was it...... We delivered a very healthy 3# 5.6oz baby girl. We just had to wait for her to get to 4# so she could leave the hospital.

    I have to say that I love the name that you have picked out, it is beautiful! Old school and beautiful! Wishing you all the best with your delivery and the health of your precious gift from God!

  3. What a fun run-down of everything in your pregnancy. I hope that all goes well for you! You are doing great on the weight! I have to say that it must have been much more fun to hear "Shocked I like these" vs. "Turn out the lights please."!

  4. Fun post! Oh the wait.... I remember finding my one pair of perfect pants at the end as well :-)

  5. Reading this brings back memories of my pregnancy! I had my son at 39 weeks 3 days I think. It's any day now! Yay! Hubby couldn't really get off either. I'm sure you will be fine. I hope you have nearby friends and relatives. You could always have the, cook and clean for you :). Will be so excited to hear of your birth experience! Thanks for linking up every week to Mommy Monday! xoxo


  6. Oh your little one is on the way! How very exciting! My 6th child is the only one that made it to 39 weeks and she was the only girl in the group.

  7. Ahhh. such an exciting time! I read if you really wanted to get the little person moving- drink juice.. but I will say, my baby wasn't moving as much up at the end there-- there wasn't much space! ( she was 11 lbs 11 oz, and long and big shoulders.) She came out perfect- all natural, about 3 days early...