Monday, August 3, 2015

Bumpdate: 39 Weeks


Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 39 weeks, 4 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Name: Huston Robert  {more details here}

Total weight gain:  Holding steady at a total of 36 pounds gained.

Stretch marks?: None that I can see.

Symptoms: I am beyond happy to report that the pain in my right heel that I mentioned last week has subsided! I can put full weight on it and walk without limping...although I'm sure there's still some type of waddle in my walk these days. I think I may have had a few Braxton Hicks contractions this past weekend. They were pretty much painless {just felt like my belly was tightening} and only last a couple of hours. 

Maternity clothes?:  Only the stretchiest maternity clothes...and Ryan's clothes...these days. As of today, I'm working from home until this little guy makes his debut {so grateful for the flexibility of my job and my amazing bosses!}, so let's just say my clothing choices have become a lot more casual {COMFY!} since I no longer have to get ready to go into the office.

Sleep:  I take what I can get. I go to bed early and get up multiple times to go to the bathroom throughout the night, but I've gotten used to that by now. I woke up early this past Saturday morning and it hit me that it was likely the last Saturday for the rest of my life a loooooooooong time that I'll be able to sleep in, so instead of getting up to tackle the to-do list, I just lounged in bed all morning.

Cravings:  Nothing new here...still eating watermelon like it's going out of style. I've managed to curb the snow cone runs down to just a few times per week.

Workouts: Does floating in the pool...on a raft...count?!!?

Mood: I'm kinda all over the place: anxious, nervous, scared, excited {really excited!!!}...and the tears can {and will} fall at any given moment. Mostly just happy, emotional tears. Anything mommy or baby related seems to bring on the waterworks! I mentioned in a post last week that I've been reading way too many "birth story" blog posts and every.single.time I get to the part where they place the baby on the mom's chest, I get all teary-eyed. If you were to ask Ryan about my recent moods, I think he'd just say not to let me get overly hungry...that's not really a pretty scene!

Movement: I'm pretty certain he's outgrowing his space because his movements don't seem to be as frequent...but when he does move, it's like it jolts my entire body.  Almost all of the movements I feel are focused on the top or left side of my belly. I'm assuming the hard little ball that seems to float up and down the left side of my belly is one of his feet just kicking about...or maybe a knee???

Best Moment of the Week: Rachael convinced me a little pre-baby pampering was needed, so we treated ourselves to manicures and pedicures on Sunday. Gotta have pretty nails and toes for our little guy's arrival!


Wedding Rings:  Off. I've had them off for the past couple of weeks just because I was worried they "might" get stuck...but my fingers are now swollen to the point that I can't even get them over my knuckles. :(

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Holding our sweet baby boy in my arms for the first time. CANNOT.WAIT!

39 Week Bumpdate



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