Yowza.  I honestly didn’t think I’d be writing this update.

The end of pregnancy is just so interesting to me.  There’s this whole waiting game (which Type A me cannot stand) mixed with emotions of wanting to hold off the change that’s inevitably coming.  Overall though, I’m pretty miserable, feeling large and crampy and heavy and I’d gladly welcome labor at any time.  With Henry and Clara, I’ve gone into labor in the middle of the night so lately I’ve been laying down just KNOWING that tonight could be the night.  Erm…it hasn’t been.

Be sure you follow on Instagram (lindsays_list) and Facebook to stay in the labor loop! Smile

What is baby up to at 39 weeks?

(from BabyCenter.com)

  • Baby is waiting to greet the world!
  • He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, about the size of a mini-watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.)
  • The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

How is mama feeling?

 39weeks

Fitness

Still trucking along.  I’ll tell you this – People get REALLY uncomfortable working out around a third trimester pregnant woman….like they’ll have to deliver the baby themselves, on the spot, or that I’m going to keel over at any moment.  I’m pretty sure I’ll have a little more warning than that.  As long as I’m healthy and feel well, I’ll continue going.

Here’s the rundown from last week:

  • Monday:  Bootcamp
  • Tuesday: Full body strength on my own
  • Wednesday: Bootcamp + 15 minutes bike
  • Thursday: REST
  • Friday: Bootcamp + 15 minutes bike
  • Saturday: REST
  • Sunday: REST

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Sleep

Really horrible.  Takes an hour or so to fall asleep and then I wake up most nights to contractions.

Gender?

BOY! Porter Killian

Belly Button?

OUTTIE!

Rings?

On.

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Stretch Marks?

NONE!

Movement?

Starting to slow down – he’s running out of room.

Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • LOTS of contractions and cramping.
  • Pressure.
  • Restless legs before bed
  • TMI – lost my mucus plug last week!

Cravings

Nothing new or interesting.  Still snacking all day long.

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QUESTION:  BTDT mamas…did your water break before labor started? <-no to both previous pregnancies – it’s been broken for me. 

splendid…lindsay

  1. Sarah C says:

    I am definitely an A type personality too! I hate the waiting game more then anything! With my first my water broke after the epidural, didn’t feel anything. The second time my water broke at the hospital as I was getting into bed before actually being admitted and then baby came about 15 minutes later! I actually told my husband, either my water just broke or I just peed the bed and that’s going to be awkward to tell the nurse! Good luck!

  2. Shawnna says:

    I love working out beside you!! Makes me wish I had worked out while I was prego :) Not to mention I’m in awe of your agility. Wont be long now!!
    PS: Love the new page design!

  3. Katie says:

    That baby boy has DROPPED. You look ready, mama. There is nothing more beautiful to me than a big pregnant mama waiting for her babe. Just so full of anticipation and gratitude and life. I’m so excited for you.

    (and the docs broke my water with Adrienne, and it broke (exploded) on it’s own while I was in labor with Jesse!)

  4. Holly @ The Cooper Family says:

    I’m mad I never got as many odd looks as I could have! My belly wasn’t that big, so I NEVER was told “When are you going to pop?” Old men did offer to help me put my weights back (because lifting them obviously means that you can’t rerack them yourself… right?)
    I lost my ‘plug’ in the morning & contractions started that night. Hopefully those bouts of contractions are progressive ones so that LABOR-labor will be shorter :) My water broke in the bed when the nurse was checking progress. Oops!

  5. Annette@FitnessPerks says:

    Way to rock the workouts!! I’d be giving you thumbs up if I worked out beside ya ;) So true thouhg–people thought I was nuts to just keep on teaching….I’m like “I feel fine! Baby is fine! There is no need to worry!” haha.

    I can’t wait to ‘meet’ the little squirt!

    with baby L, they had to break my water–b/c she freaking would not come out. hah. hope yours is quick and soon!

  6. Tiff G. says:

    The looks that a late 3rd trimester woman gets at the gym are hysterical. I swear the poor college kids who work in the weight room think they are going to have to clean up when my water breaks mid-squat. Continuing to work out helps me feel normal, especially when the rest of the world seems to be infatuated with the state of my cervix and the fact that I’m due tomorrow. I just added your instagram, so I can stay updated with the arrival of your little one! Here’s to one of us going into labor in the immediate future!

  7. Jen says:

    You are so beautiful! And I love how you’re still rocking those workouts. I find people to just be uncomfortable around us super pregnant women in general. I was checking out at the grocery store today and the cashier said to me, “you’re not going to go into labor right here, are you?” Umm so what if I did? Babies don’t fall out. ;)

    Hoping this is your last update!

  8. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says:

    Any day, so exciting! And I love that you’re still doing boot camp, although I totally get how uncomfortable it makes people. :) My water never broke either, and it actually never broke until she was born! The nurses came in to see because it happens so rarely, apparently. :)

  9. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says:

    You look amazing! Love that side shot you posted with the skirt on. You can tell you’ve kept up your fitness in that shot. Love seeing that baby belly!

    As for my water, they broke it with Jay and it broke on it’s own with Max. Nothing like that weird feeling that you wet yourself when your water breaks.

    I can’t believe he’s almost here!!! I’m so excited for your sweet family to grow!!!

  10. Sarah Overton says:

    My water had to be broken with first three. But it broke on its own with E :) Have your membranes been stripped? That put me into labor with my two non-induced, unmedicated births.

  11. Brooke says:

    Oh my goodness, he is SO low! C’mon Porter!! I remember getting some pretty weird looks when I was working out at the end (until the day before delivery with both kids). It made me laugh ;). And my water broke during labor on it’s own with Sawyer, but it was broken for me with Norah (I was induced).

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