Okay, forgive me … the photos this week aren’t anything exciting. And I am not guessing a girl all of a sudden, I just had my sister snap these photos at her house the other day while celebrating Isla’s birthday. So this little sign is in Isla’s room, so cute right?! I’m actually almost done with my 39th week of pregnancy and about to say hello 40 weeks! So insane! The morning after this photo was taken, I had a doctor’s appointment and it was so exciting to hear that the baby dropped a ton more. I definitely can feel it and my bump looks so different. I actually measured 2cm smaller than the week before because of the babies head dropping down so much so that is nice to hear that there is SOME progress being made.
I’m totally going to miss being pregnant, but … I’m also ready to meet this little babe.
How far along: 39 weeks, 5 days
Sleep: Nadda … and the baby isn’t even here yet. My body gearing up for the long sleepless nights is what most are saying.
Best moment this week: Celebrating my niece’s birthday with friends and family [my sister is glad I made it through the party but now says I'm good to go into labor], Matthew and I got a lot done around the house … well, Matt did because I’m suppose to be ‘resting’ and propping my feet up so he did most of the work but we made a dent on my crazy nesting to do list so that made me feel so much better, we put the bassinet in our bedroom [so crazy there will be a little baby in there soon], hearing today that the head has gone wayyyy down compared to last week was exciting! I measured 2 cm smaller than last week because of that. Which I can definitely feel that I’ve dropped even more!
Movement: Lots of stretches and hiccups
Miss anything: Is it weird that I already know I’m going to miss pregnancy and I’m sad that I’m to the end?! Trying to enjoy this last few days, week, or however long I have!
Food cravings: Nothing this week. Food is just not sounding good these days … I’m to that point.
Maternity Clothes: Yes … very limited actually. A lot of my maternity stuff isn’t even fitting, even though my ‘bump’ has technically gotten smaller, I would say leggings and some yoga pants are the most common thing you’ll find me in these days! I’m over maternity jeans this week. Sounds too hard to put on haha.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’m getting some waves of nausea here and there. Night time stinks. I get super crampy and just not feeling one hundred percent lately. But still smiling!!! :) For the most part, I’m still feeling great. Just aches and pains as the baby sinks further down, and night time just plain ole stinks.
Have you started to show yet: About to pop
Gender prediction: Boy! I’m sticking with it! But would be sooo happy with a girl too! Just have a feeling its a boy. I did however have a dream the other day it was a girl! First one this whole pregnancy! Maybe because people are guessing girl lately.
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: Blown out
Wedding rings on or off: Stuck on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy/excited/anxious/nervous all mixed together!!!!
Looking forward to: I know labor is no fun, but I’m excited for it to be GO TIME. Whether that is waking up Matthew or calling him at work, I look forward to saying the words, ITS TIME! … and then the after part scares the shit out of me haha ;)
How is Zoey handling the news: We’re preparing Zoey this week by buying her a ‘gift basket’ to take home from the hospital with baby and we also had a lengthy conversation about a few things we’re going to do to introduce the two. Matthew will be taking home a swaddle blanket that smells like the baby the night before we come home and letting Zoey sniff and get used to the babies smell. Along with the gift basket and she will be staying at our house while we’re gone verses taking her away from her home and then welcoming her back with this little baby. We want to make sure she takes this baby on as her own, if you know what I mean. Excited to see the two meet. Totally going to be a photo op.
How ’bout that pregnancy swollen face?! I am soooo swollen everywhere and still on ‘light’ bedrest since a week and a half ago. Doing my best to stay off my feet but I tell ya … it is hard! And the days go by soooo fast when you accomplish nothing! haha So ready to have some energy again soon. Happy Tuesday! xoxo, Leah