23 November 2017
39 weeks, 2 days
39 weeks. How did we get here? And at this point, it doesn’t matter anymore. I’ve officially entered that very weird stage of the end of pregnancy where you’re just in this unknown. When will the baby be here? Will my house stay clean until I go into labor? Will she even come this week?
All in all, it was a very good week, Jordan had off for 4 glorious days for Thanksgiving. I was crossing my fingers that this girl would at least wait until her due date so that we could rest. Thankfully she did just that and we were able to eat some yummy food, decorate for Christmas, and relax. We had a big cleaning and organizing day Sunday. I still have a list, of course, but am totally ok if this girl wants to join the world soon!
baby is the size of a…
French grain sack (so that means she’s big)
how i’m feeling
I’m feeling pretty good for 39 weeks, definitely hurting, especially by the end of the day, but I can’t complain. I know I felt more miserable than this with Ruby, which makes me think this baby may keep me waiting.
This maternity dress is courtesy of PinkBlush and it’s on sale TODAY for 40 percent off (their entire site is, and I’d suggest grabbing a cute dress of theirs!) I picked this out for the holidays and thought that with being at the end I’d need to size up, but I would have been better with my normal size. These boots are another favorite and I’m so thankful my feet aren’t swelling up and I can fit into them!
I’ve fully gone into nesting mode. Jordan just reminded me that Sunday we cleaned and organized for 8 hours straight, and I’m sure I kept going. We opened drawers, went through things in the attic, and cleaned the house. I loved it all. And every moment there’s something else to do, it’s like I’m suddenly noticing every single thing. I keep reminded myself to slow down that I need to bottle some of this energy, but I’m a little surprised that I’m so active right now. I haven’t been sleeping well, my mind is racing until 1 am every night, but I still have the energy to keep nesting like crazy.
No big update to report at 39 weeks. I chose not to check to see if I’m dilated or anything, I know I probably am a little and I don’t want to get my hopes up that baby will come soon.
weight gain & self-image
I didn’t’ gain any more weight again and seem to be staying consistent. I’m feeling pretty good about that and feel like I’m loosely keeping within my goal of staying in a healthier range. And I’m feeling pretty good these days and giving myself a lot of grace.
Stay tuned to see if I’ll be able to share a 40-week bump update. I hope that I don’t, but maybe I will get out and take some photos actually on time or earlier so that I can. 🙂