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39 Week Bumpdate

39 Week Bumpdate

I officially made it to 39 weeks! Only 7 days until my due date and who knows how many days until his birthday. Chloe was born at 39 + 5 and I’d be okay if he follow suit and came a little early like his sister. Overall I’m feeling good. I’m in a good headspace and really looking forward to labor and bringing my son into the world. Now we just wait and see what happens!

How Far Along?
39 weeks today! Houston, we have a full term baby!
Size of Baby:
Little man is the size of a watermelon, mini skateboard or pumpkin depending on who you ask.
I feel like he’s going to be bigger than Chloe, but my doctor seems to think that he shouldn’t be much bigger than her! At this point babies weights range from about 7-9lbs and lengths from 19-21 inches. Now we just have to wait and see how big he’ll be!
Weight Gain:
Somewhere between 30-32 lbs. I was just shy of a 32 lb gain at my appointment yesterday. 
Holy pelvic pressure! This week baby has dropped…finally! He’s been all up in my ribs and at some point on Tuesday I could just feel him descend. I’m also having Braxton-Hicks contraction every single evening for a couple of hours. They’re all over the place and never get more intense which is why I’m obviously still pregnant!
Peanut butter and jelly, ice cream, sno cones, carrots, 
Depends on the time of day. Mornings are great! I’m usually in a pretty good mood and feeling my best. As the day goes on I get more irritable and uncomfortable. I’m not particularly proud of my attitude in the evenings! I’m so uncomfortable and just over the day. The BH contractions are uncomfortable and frustrating, and I’m usually just achy and tired. God bless my husband for being one of the most patient men on the planet. He ignores the fact that I am kind of a jerk and even rubs my feet and back!
All done and I am completely in love. Check out my full nursery post to see all of the details!
He is the most active kid ever! He is constantly rolling and kicking and punching. His movements have gotten much bigger over the past couple of weeks. He’s so strong!
Hit or miss these days. I’m still falling asleep with ease and waking up between 2-5 times every night for potty breaks. My bladder is just preparing me for those middle of the night feedings! Sometimes I fall back to sleep with no problems at all, and sometimes it takes me an hour to actually fall asleep again. The nights where sleep is rough makes for an interesting next day chasing around a toddler!
Last Monday was my last class at the Health Club where I taught for almost 5 years. It was so bittersweet! I’m happy to have been part of such a great place, but I know it was time to move on. Driving into downtown Houston just won’t be as reasonable once we have two kiddos and JP is working in the office again.
As for my workouts, I’m all about the walking! Last week I walked 2 miles or more 6 different days! This week I’ve already racked up 4 walks, so you could say that I’m determined to stay active, keep moving and walk this baby out. I’m also trying to do lots of squats, but I’ll admit, I haven’t done any upper body since my final class last week!
What I Miss:
My body. While part of me loves this baby belly, another part of me misses feeling like myself. I want to be able to tie my shoes and lounge on the couch comfortably!
Labor Signs:
I’m currently 3cm dilated and 70% effaced. My cervix is still pretty high, but baby boy has dropped! Baby steps. My body is doing what it’s supposed to so now we wait. I did have a membrane sweep at my appointment yesterday to see if that would help give him an extra push!
Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nothing in particular. I get nauseous randomly and its usually in the evenings on days that I do too much. 

Best Moments The Past Weeks:
Just doing as much as we can as a family of three before baby boy comes!
Check out our “maternity shoot” that we did on my iPhone in my parents’ backyard!
Looking forward to:
Going into labor
Experiencing labor
Meeting our little boy
{And yes, I’m excited about labor. I know it will be hard, but I’m really looking forward to it at this point!}

Missed a bumpdate or want to compare stats?
We’re Pregnant | Gender Reveal | 1st Trimester | 18 Weeks | 20 Weeks | 22 Weeks | 24 Weeks | 26 Weeks | 28 Weeks | Traveling Pregnant | 30 Weeks | 3rd Trimester Must Haves | 32 Weeks | Baby Shower | 35 Weeks | Nursery Reveal

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