39 Weeks

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My baby bump at 39 weeks from the side:

And from the front:

Total Weight Gain: I am up a total of 18.5 lbs. (I gained about 1 lb this past week.)

Movement:  Lots!  If I'm not up and moving around, Cullen seems to be having a dance party in there.  He seems to have dropped some in the past couple of days, so hopefully things are moving in the right direction.

Boy or Girl? Boy!!!

Food Cravings: No cravings.

How I'm Feeling: For being 39 weeks pregnant, I feel great!  I could not have asked for a better pregnancy.  Usually, you hear about women who are miserable at this point in their pregnancy and can't wait for it to be over.  I have been incredibly blessed that I have had such a wonderful experience and wouldn't mind being pregnant a little longer (I have a feeling I am going to miss it actually.)  But I am super ready to be able to hold Cullen in my arms!

Size of Baby: Watermelon (19 - 22 in, 7 lbs) 

Baby's Development:  Baby's weight and height have probably increased only a little from last week.  But his brain is still developing rapidly (a pace that continues during the first three years of life), with changes we'll be able to recognize firsthand as baby's skill-packed bag of tricks expands almost daily.  Baby's skin has now finally changed from pink to white.  That's because a thicker fat layer has been deposited over the blood vessels.

Best Part of this WeekFinally feeling like we are ready to welcome a baby into our home!  With help from my parents (I don't know how everything would have gotten done without them) and Corey being the Super Husband that he is, the nursery is finally done and the house is finally clean.  It feels so good to just be waiting now!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Meeting our little one!  I finally feel like things are moving in that direction, and hopefully we will get some good news when we go to the doctor this week.  They are going to do a growth ultrasound (if I have not had him by then...it doesn't seem like he is in too much of a hurry).  I am excited that we will have the opportunity to see him one more time before he makes his entrance into the outside world, but am a little nervous that they are going to tell me he is huge and attempting a traditional delivery would be too risky.  But I know that God has a plan, and as long as Cullen gets here safely that is all that matters.  And Corey should get to go with me this week, so I will have some much needed support as we are faced with some decisions about Cullen's birth.

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