Monday, May 4, 2015

39 Weeks

How Far Along: 39 Weeks
Size of Baby: About 7 lbs and 20 inches long
Gender: Girl!
Maternity Clothes: A mix of anything comfy, loose, or airy, with a style that just says, "hopefully only a few more days of dressing this belly!"
Movement: She's balled up tight and out of room but somehow finds ways to completely stretch out defying all spacial odds of my abdominal cavity.  
Cravings: It's fitting that pregnancy websites estimate a 39 week baby being about the size of a mini watermelon. But a mini watermelon would only hold my cravings over for let's say, an afternoon ;) 
Symptoms: My goal was to get to May. All through the end up April contractions were picking up and getting more intense making us wonder if the midwives were indeed correct about not making it to May without a baby. But now May has come and nothing, nada, zero signs of anything. Even the contractions have slowed down. But she's definitely worth the wait and it will make finally seeing her beautiful face even more sweeter.
Best Moment of the Week: There were several little moments that just made her finally being here more real. We planted our garden and Matt mentioned that the vegetable seeds we were sowing would one day be processed into baby food for her and that was an exciting thought. We also got her bassinet set up in our room and baby bottles washed and ready. At my midwife appointment last week she sounded great, is growing great, and I was dilated 3-4 and completely effaced. So there's proof that she'll be making her debut soon, and until then we eagerly anticipate our little lady!

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