Today we have reached 39 weeks and this baby will soon be getting her eviction notice!!! 😉 I know, I know… the longer she ‘bakes’ the better for her health and growth. But damn!! I’ve pretty much had enough at this point. I just want the little lady in my arms already!
What Baby Is Up to:
“Your baby is waiting to greet the world! The average baby is about 51cm (20in) long from head to toe and weighs about 3.4kg (7lbs 8oz) at birth. Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls but if your baby is anywhere between 2.5kg and 3.8kg (5lbs 8oz to 8lbs 6oz), that’s a healthy weight. Your amniotic fluid, once clear, is now pale and milky. This is because your baby has been shedding the greasy, white substance (vernix caseosa) which has been protecting her skin. The outer layers if skin are also sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
And if the week passes and there’s still no baby? Don’t panic — only 5 per cent of babies are born on their scheduled due date. Most doctors wait another two weeks before considering a pregnancy overdue.” From Baby Center
How I Am Feeling:
Physically: Exhausted, heavy and sore. Thank goodness I am able to nap whenever I want these days because I’d be a complete wreck if I were still working. The physical state I am in now makes me SO look forward to getting back into shape once the baby gets here. I never thought it would be THIS HARD to carry around all of this extra weight.
Emotionally: SO VERY READY. It’s becoming harder and harder to relax and be patient at this point. I’ve been off work for just over a week now and have finished the majority of my ‘to-do’ list. I just want to hold the wee one in my arms now vs. feel her banging around in my belly.
How My Body Is Changing:
Although it’s not completely evident in the photo, my belly has definitely begun to drop in the past week. I can feel this mostly when trying to walk around as the belly seems to be hanging lower and putting more pressure on my pelvis. I’ve definitely got a waddle going on here. LOL I’m also getting a bit puffier all around. I did take my rings off a few weeks ago and was noticing some swelling in my legs/feet during my last few weeks of work, but these days, I tend to stay puffier most of the time. Hopefully this all means labour isn’t too far away!