Forever going for walks in the cold.
Forever having sex everyday.
Forever taking warm baths.
… Until this baby decides to come out. Which, realistically,’ won’t be in ‘forever’ and I’ve only started getting impatient two days ago, but it sure as shit feels like an eternity of waiting already.
Seriously my only worry is that she won’t be here by Friday and I have my appointment at the hospital that day and we’ll have to talk about possible induction either beginning of next week or at 41 weeks. And knowing my luck they’d wait ‘till 41 weeks which is the freaking 22nd of December and that means Christmas in hospital + a poor baby that is born way too close to Christmas Eve.
Like. I don’t even believe we’ll need an induction, and I don’t either REALLY believe she’ll go over the due date, but damn who knows, anything’s possible. Arghh.
Of course it’s raining heavily so I can’t really go for my daily long walk (or rather, don’t want to) and that leaves me with the option “have sex to induce labor” which is so much less comfortable and more exhausting than simple walking.
But I did manage to have at least a few contractions last night.
Goddamn can we get this shit started now or what.
Changed my theme. It needed some pink.
Weekly Pregnancy Survey: 39 weeks
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, about the size of a mini-watermelon. The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
How far along: 39 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -
Maternity clothes: Still wearing them. As if I had a choice…
Stretch marks: Nothing new, seems like I could make it to the end without getting any on my belly? Fingers crossed.
Sleep: Terrible. I’m running on 3-4 hours maximum. And that’s quite little considering I should save energy for labor.
Best moment last week: I’m glad she decided to stay in for 39 weeks, it’s what’s best for her. Makes me happy. (But I’d like to be done now, okay?)
Movement: Stretches, hiccups, and the beloved pushing-her-butt-out. My belly hardly ever looks ‘even’, she likes getting comfortable in there…
Food cravings: Haven’t had any in a while now. Fruit makes me feel better.
Food aversions: Neither.
Symptoms: I’m a walking pregnancy-symptom. Constant stabs in my vagina, couple Braxton Hick’s here and there, lower backache, achey hips, insomnia.
Labor Signs: I think lightening crotch is a sign that we’re moving closer to the end. Bets are on this week.
Gender: Girl! (I’ll run up a wall if ‘she’ comes out a boy.)
What I am looking forward to: Being able to sleep on my stomach, not having to pee a billion times per night, holding my baby - basically, this to be over, thanks.
Milestones: Possibly the last week of pregnancy? Hopefully?