39 Weeks 1 day today
Belly is huge and pretty hard. Not too much room for the little one to move anymore. I feel feet in my rib cage and hands squeezing my bladder.
This week my belly button has changed from being in to out! I’ve popped, turkey’s done baby girl, cookin’ times over and I’m ready to have you OUT
I haven’t any crazy cravings, breakfast has been oatmeal and egg whites lately, on and in festive bowls and plates of course
Saturday I had carrot cake for lunch
Over the long weekend I walked 5 miles everyday, but these past 2 days I took a break. I feel her moving lower and lower slowly. It doesn’t look it but I feel it. My bladder seems even smaller then before and I’m able to eat a little more now.
I’ve been cleaning the house, keeping up with laundry, stocking the freezer with Raymond’s turkey pies and Napoli’s meat pies for quick meals when the babies born, and relaxing as much as possible.
I’m still using the evening primrose oil and occasional raspberry leaf tea will be consumed. Walking and bouncing on the yoga ball. Eating some spicy foods and taking warm baths.
Not sure when she’s going to get here but my guess all along has been on the 18th, this Friday. I guess we will have to wait and see. It’s the full moon and I hear lots of babies are born around that time because of atmospheric pressure.
I have a Mexican food date with my nephew this Friday to eat some spicy food, partly because spicy food is said to bring on labor but mainly because I lovveee Mexican food.
The past week I bought 2 new items that I heard and read amazing reviews on for newborns. The Fisher Price Rock and Play Sleeper and the Infant Boppy Lounger. I also picked up a really cute holiday dress at Gymboree’s $16.99 and under sale and ordered a custom Patriots onsie on Etsy (and matching bow). I’m trying to resist the urge to shop until she’s here but its so hard!
This past week has been totally different. I’ve had every symptom from my entire pregnancy all in one week: cramps, nausea, tiredness, bursts of energy, moments I don’t feel pregnant, happy, moody, full nights of sleep, and sleepless nights? oh and a new one- Hot Flashes, I feel like I’m going through menopause!
I ended up going to acupuncture today on my lunch break. I didn’t go last week like I had planned, I wanted to hold off until after 39 weeks, even though my midwife said it was fine, I’ve heard that babies are much more prepared after 39 weeks and I didn’t want to push it. The session wasn’t relaxing by any means and wasn’t supposed to be. She told me that she was stimulating certain areas and the reasons why. Then every so often she would come back to stimulate the areas again. She said that my body was very ready and ask if there was anything that might be holding me back about the birth. I discussed some of my concerns and it felt more like a therapy session for me and if nothing, the talking was helpful! I do have reservations about the birth because I don’t know what to expect. I’d love to have a natural birth but all in all whatever is best for the baby is what will be done. I’m also not winning a medal or going to be judged for how my birth turns out so I feel better about everything already.
I’m so ready at this point to have her, I feel mentally ready more then ever too!