How far along: 39 weeks
Size of baby: for weeks 37 to delivery (month 9) the baby is the size of a watermelon
Average size is 18.9 to 20.9 inches and 6.2 to 9.2 pounds.
Total weight gain/loss: +18.2
Yep, that's right. 3 pounds gained in a week! Yikes. I'm not really surprised. I have begun to have some major swelling this week. What worries me is that I have gained 5 1/2 pounds in 2 weeks! It's not the number that is the problem. I just worry that means that something else is going on... or he's getting huge. Ugh. Just come already, buddy!
Gender: It's a boy!
Movement: He is back to his normal shenanigans of hardly moving.
Sleep: Bleh. I am so uncomfortable, but like usual--once I fall asleep I am alright.
What I miss: being comfortable
Cravings: anything that doesn't require ME to cook ;)
Symptoms: I am sore, achy, and sometimes just in flat out pain. I'm pretty much ready to be done.
Fun Purchases: Nothing this week. We are all set for now. We are just waiting.
Surprises: Honestly, I am a little surprised that I am still pregnant. I know. That sounds crazy because a typical pregnancy delivers between weeks 39 and 41. It's just since I knew at around 31 weeks with Olivia that I would have an early induction, I just expected that this time around would follow suit in a way. I didn't necessarily think that I would deliver as early this time, but I wouldn't have been surprised to have had a January baby. Oh well. I guess I might get to experience things both ways--planned and spontaneous.
We are pretty much ready. The laundry is done, the house is clean, and everything on my list is pretty much checked off. I never experienced the "just ready to be done" deal with Olivia, but I can now sympathize with the women who say this. It's manageable, but I'm ready to just have him here.