Friday, July 29, 2016

BB-3 Week 39 Update

{Puffy prego face in full swing!}

Well, I made it to full term! I was really concerned those few times I had to be monitored for high BP. I'm so glad BB-3 is looking good, my body has calmed down, and that BB-3 got a chance to grow for a bit longer :) I told Dr. P on Wednesday that I am done, so she got me on the schedule for an induction! As long as nothing changes, (aka lots of women go into labor on their own like before David's arrival), then I'll be checking in at 5:30 am on Tuesday, August 2nd, and having a baby! Now to survive the next few days...

Today's date: July 29, 2016

How far along: 39 Weeks

Total weight gain: 45 pounds

Size and growth of baby: BB-3 is the size of a mini-watermelon, a small pumpkin, or a French grain sack! They are anywhere around 6-1/2 to 7 pounds, and 19-21 inches long, (we'll find out on their birthday!). Organs are ready for life outside the womb, and they are pretty much out of wiggle room. BB-3's brain is still developing rapidly! {via and via}

Baby is a: precious baby :)

Maternity clothing: Minus XXL shirts and sweatpants, it's all maternity all the time.

Sleep: Sleep is good overall. I'm so exhausted all day long, so I usually get a quick nap in during the day. When I sleep, I sleep hard and only move once. It's easier to just wake up, pee, then go back to bed on the opposite side I was laying on. Also, I can't get into our bed without having a running start, which I'm sure is hilarious to watch!

Movement: Lots of rolling around! Also, BB-3 used to get morning kick counts in quickly, while the evening one took a little longer. Now it is flipped, so mornings take a little longer. {Do we have a night owl on our hands?} Hiccups and all kinds of other movements throughout the day. BB-3 does seem to love being high up, so I'm looking forward to having full use of my lungs again soon ;)

Cravings/Aversions: Twizzlers, anything cinnamon flavored, and chocolate were my main cravings this week. No actual aversions lately, but some food just didn't sound good from time to time.

Morning Sickness: A little queasiness here and there, but nothing terrible.

Symptoms: Obvious baby bump, major heartburn, back pain, sore nipples, stretch marks, cramps, nesting, gas, painful movement, out of breath feeling, peeing lots, contractions, and tired.

Labor Signs: I was dilated 3 cm as of Wednesday with 50% effacement. I have some pretty good contractions a few times a day, but nothing to make me think I'm truly in labor. I had the option to sweep my membranes, but decided against. I never have agreed to it just because I don't think I'd like the feeling all that much. I mean, compared to labor, it's nothing, but I don't like the idea of it for me personally. {TMI ALERT: I did lose my mucus plug, and possibly also had my bloody show as of this afternoon. We'll see what that means!}

Belly button in or out: In

How this pregnancy is different than the first two: About the same for now. I feel more tired and hungry now that I'm at the end. {Seriously, I feel like a bottomless pit who needs 20 hours of sleep!} Also, I have either a cold or a sinus infection that I doubt I'll be over before delivery thanks to my compromised immune system, and I was never sick right at delivery with either Jillian or David.

The best moment of this past week: Having a good appointment, and a fun playdate with my good friend on Tuesday to break up the week.

What I miss: Nothing at all

I'm looking forward to: Our last weekend as a family of four, picking up the house, my folks getting here on Monday, and having this baby!
Bump Comparison:

{Left: Jillian 2011 Middle: David 2013 Right: BB-3 2016}

BB-3 Bump Comparison:

1 comment:

  1. I know you must be getting so tired! Can't wait to see the newest addition to your family. I would love to come visit when you are ready for visitors!

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