Thursday, August 9, 2012

My Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 39

Week 39

 
     Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
 From BabyCenter
Random Thoughts:  Well, baby boy has been trying to climb up more lately.  He is climbing up in my ribs and it HURTS!!  Jayden would kick my ribs and do that too, but I have not had that issue with baby boy until now.  Its so uncomfortable laying down and sleeping.  It has been super hot here.. record breaking heat.  I along with everyone am dying from all the heat.  It is the worse time to be at this point in pregnancy for sure  Oh and in visiting some of our preschool classrooms I have received mixed reviews.  Yesterday I went to one classroom and a little girl moved to sit by my and was excited to talk because her mom is pregnant.  Then like 5 little girls in the class felt the need to come rub my belly a little.  It was cute.  I went to one of our afternoon classrooms and the welcome was a bit different.  I got lots of looks at first (first week of school they don't know me yet) and then one little girl says, "Tu Pansa es BIG!"  I told her, "yes, there is a baby in there."  She responded with, "WHOA!!!!"  It made me laugh.  Kids are so funny.  I expect she has not really been around someone that is pregnant.  BTW.. Pansa is tummy in Spanish.  She is one of our Spanish speaking children.  

Symptoms/Medical:  Still have those horribly swollen feet.  They are getting worse.  I have to wear closed toe shoes in the classroom and since I am in classrooms all week that is what I am wearing.  My feet are not fond of close toe shoes.  I puff out the top and look like Miss Piggy.  I have had a few contractions here and there, nothing even close to consistent.  I have had some back pain too.  Getting tired quick and just all around uncomfortable.  I went to the doctor last Friday.  She went ahead and checked me.  I was not dilated any, but I was getting soft.  So it has started... I am measuring right on and baby is looking good.  The doctor asked me if I wanted to be on the elective induction list.  I guess the hospital that I am going to has an elective induction list that you can be added to.  I guess you can be on as early as 39 weeks, but it is 2-3 weeks out.  Well, why add myself cause they won't let me go past 42 weeks (BUT PLEASE DON'T LET ME GO THAT LONG!!)  I of course opted to not be added.  Doctor also said that she can strip my membranes next week if I want (which is this Friday). I will probably do that.  I did with Jayden and it didn't start labor right away, but every pregnancy is different.

Weight Gain: 2 lbs up... 47lbs over all.

Cravings:  Still super thirsty.. also wanting lots of Peanut Butter.  I'd love some good Mexican food too.


Food Aversions: None as usual.

What made me cry this week: I cried when my cat kept crying and having accidents.  I realized she needed to be put to sleep. Its not an easy decision, but I knew it needed to be done.  She was hurting and I couldn't let it keep going.  Now we have no more pets.  Jayden is not happy, but we will add to our family again when the baby is a little older.

Thoughts from Jayden:  Jayden continues to hug and love on me lots.  He talks to Baby Boy all the time.  He is excited and just ready for him to be here.  He is having a hard time with deliveries being for the baby and not for him lately.  He was super happy the other night because his sister came to visit and he loves her.  He doesn't know her very well since she has lived in TX up until now, but he gets supper happy when it comes to her.  She is moving back to AZ to start a business with her mom.  So he may be able to see her more.

Something I am excited about:  Almost done and meeting baby boy~!!  I can't believe the time is here.  He will be here anytime now.  Also, very excited that Friday is my last day of work.  I am dying at work.  But working up to the end helps me have just that little more time with my baby boy and little man.

Happenings of the Harper Household



In case you missed it you can read My Pregnancy Journal Week 38

19 comments:

  1. I love the pregnancy journal! It is so nice to go back later and read what you were thinking .. life gets so busy we tend to forget some things!
    Soo sorry about your cat.. Our animals are def. part of our family!
    thanks for a great post!

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  2. I want some Mexican food too :( So sorry about your kitty.

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  3. I'm sorry about your kitty!
    You are so close, but, having had four of my own, I know how endless those last couple weeks at the end can seem. I hope your doctor stripping your membranes helps move things alone.
    ((HUGS)) and Good luck!

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    1. Thanks.. so far nothing.. but still hoping its soon.

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  4. So sorry too about your kitty! Love reading your pregnancy journey and Congrats. Babies bring so much joy!

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  5. You are almost there, so excited for you!!

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  6. Sorry about your kitty :( that's never easy. Omg last pregnancy and this one all I want is peanut butter and Mexican food (not together lol).

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    1. Thanks Darcy! Peanut Butter and Mexican food are both so yummy... but never together.

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  7. We are SO close!! I just hit 39 weeks today and am so excited to meet this lil girl. Can't wait to see pictures of your little bundle of joy as well.

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    1. I can't believe it.. seems like just last week we both announced our pregnancies! Good luck for Willow to come soon.

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  8. I cant WAIT!! So sorry about your sweet kitty! :(

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  9. Aww, I'm sorry about your kitty :( That's never easy.

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  10. It is so funny what kids say (I used to love the Bill Cosby show "kids say the darndest things). I wonder if that girl would have commented on the big pansa of a fat man, lol :)

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  11. Your pregnancy journal is great, I need to start one! I'm so sorry about your kitty.

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