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.
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What is baby up to at 39 weeks?
- 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?
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
Really horrible. Takes an hour or so to fall asleep and then I wake up most nights to contractions.
BOY! Porter Killian
Starting to slow down – he’s running out of room.
- LOTS of contractions and cramping.
- Restless legs before bed
- TMI – lost my mucus plug last week!
Nothing new or interesting. Still snacking all day long.
QUESTION: BTDT mamas…did your water break before labor started? <-no to both previous pregnancies – it’s been broken for me.