39 weeks pregnant and still baking baby Monster Truck!
I seriously didn’t think I would make it here, but I don’t know why I thought I wouldn’t. My hubs and I both are stubborn, and I think this little man is just going to do things on his own schedule!
I must say, I am really happy I took all these pictures! Mostly in similar shirts, but regardless, it is hard to tell looking at yourself daily how much you actually change. I thought things were feeling heavier this week, and by the looks of it, I did get bigger in just one week, and much lower!
I am actually still feeling pretty good. Lots of Braxton Hicks, a little less patience by the end of the day, but overall, I really can’t complain. I just can’t believe I am less than 1 week away to holding my second son in my arms.
I can really see the drop in the last week. My chiropractor told me today I looked to be in excellent position. I wonder what my OB will say tomorrow!? The only “natural induction” I am really actively pursuing is acupressure from my Chiropractor after she adjusts my hips. I hate spicy food, and castor oil just seems like a bad idea to me. I may ask my OB to strip my membranes tomorrow as it will be my last prenatal visit.
I couldn’t leave this post without giving a little shout out to the soon-to-be big brother! He has been such a trooper lately. With hubs working 6am-2pm, and me having no less than 4 doctors appointments per week, he has been dragged to quite a few appointments lately. Usually, he is pretty awesome and just hangs out playing the iPad while mommy gets monitored.
I try and schedule appointments during preschool, but even then it doesn’t always turn out as planned. This week I went in during preschool, but they didn’t have an Ultrasound room available, so after monitoring, I headed back to pick him up, and then back to the doctor’s office. As much as he drives me nuts, he is a pretty great little boy!
I can not wait to see him meet his baby brother!
I figured I should probably do another journal update since I haven’t done one since my 36 week journal. Plus for 100% sure this time next week I will be holding a little baby Knight in my arms. Whether he comes on his own or waits til his scheduled c/s only time will tell. This will be my last journal entry for baby Monster Truck while he is still in my belly!
How far along? 39 weeks 1 day
Total weight gain: When all is said and done I will have put on just over 40 lbs for this pregnancy. I would have liked it to be a smaller number, but I am okay with it as it is less than my last pregnancy!
Maternity clothes? I am actually almost too big for some of my maternity clothes… :O
Stretch marks? In the past two weeks my old stretch marks have turned some pretty shades of red…
Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia has kicked in full force! Lying down is pretty painful. I do still take my almost daily naps though…
Best moment this week: Seeing my belly has dropped!
Miss Anything? While I am still dreaming of Lemon Danish… I am pretty much not eating too much these days… I have no room left for food!
Movement: My belly is now a complete alien takeover zone!
Food cravings: Mexican Pizza’s from Taco bell without beef have been a bi-weekly craving (boo!), and hummus. I love hummus.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken and too much of any food.
Fitness: Does watching my son swim at Lifetime Fitness count? LOL. Just daily walks at this point.
Labor Signs: A LOT of Braxton Hicks. Baby has certainly dropped.
Symptoms: Heartburn, Sciatic, SPD, Gestational Diabetes.
Belly Button in or out? Half in half out.
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Depends on the day!
Looking forward to: Meeting my son!
NOT looking forward to: Wondering daily if I am in labor!
STILL NEED TO DO: Pack hospital bag! Name this baby. Install Co-Sleeper.
WISH ME LUCK!
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