Well guys, with only two days until my due date I’m almost certain that this will be my final pregnancy update. Thanks so much to all of you for following along on this beautiful journey. I hope that my next blog post brings you a recap of a healthy delivery and sweet pictures of my new baby girl.
These past few weeks have been filled with burst of energy along with exhaustion towards the end of each day. Brett and I have both been getting the house prepared for our new arrival while also taking care of our daily responsibilities. My real estate career has also been keeping me quite busy. Last week, I told Brett that I was packing my laptop for the hospital in order to work in between contractions. What can I say – I’m dedicated to my clients ya’ll!
These past nine months have certainly been amazing. I hope to experience pregnancy again someday, but for now I’m so completely over the moon about finally meeting my little girl. I know without a doubt that she will completely fill Brett and I’s heart with so much love that we never thought we could endure.
Here is what happened during weeks 37, 38, and 39 of my pregnancy.
37 Weeks: Baby is the size of a Swiss Chard.
38 Weeks: Baby is the size of a leek.
Didn’t take a bump picture.
39 Weeks: Baby is the size of a mini watermelon.
I thought it would be fun to show you guys a comparison between Week 10 and Week 39.
37 Weeks: 33 pounds.
38 Weeks: 33 pounds.
39 Weeks: 34 pounds.
37, 38, and 39 Weeks: Zero workouts – but still on my feet for most of the day. I’ve also been continuing to live actively by parking further, taking the stairs, etc. I told my mother-in-law yesterday that I’m so beyond ready to get back to my regular workouts…especially swimming.
37, 38, & 39 Weeks: Because I’ve been on my feet so much, I’ve noticed swelling in my feet every night for the past three weeks. I’ll also start off the day fully energized, but by the time 9 pm rolls around I’m ready for a bath and bed (or to be relaxing on the couch while working or watching television). By bath time I’m normally experiencing a bit of pain in my lower back – so epsom salt baths have been an absolute lifesaver. I also noticed a bit of heart burn right before bedtime during week 39.
37, 38, & 39 Weeks: Still waking frequently to urinate. When I do wake up to pee I’ve been experiencing loads of pressure due to my growing baby.
Looking Forward To…
37 Weeks: My weekly doctor visits. They actually start this week. It will be nice to know whether or not I’m progressing.
38 Weeks: Revealing the nursery to you guys. We are so, so very close to finalizing the room. I’ve leaked a few pictures to some close family and friends within the past week or so. So far, I’ve received positive feedback. I will share as soon as we finish and have taken pictures.
39 Weeks: Getting this show on the road. My due date is Friday, but I have not had any contractions nor am I dilated. During my doctor’s appointment tomorrow I will be scanned once more to see what is going on in there. We are definitely getting extremely excited, but I sort of hope that Allie stays put a little while longer since I’m hoping to make it to my parent’s closing on their new home this Friday.
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases
37, 38, & 39 Weeks: I purchased another rug for the nursery since I didn’t love the first one I bought. I also bought a night gown and toiletry items for my hospital bag. And within the last week, I purchased a few decor items for the nursery: decorative pillow & frame.
37, 38, & 39 Weeks: Still none. I actually need to purchase another jar of Utterly Smooth cream. I thought for sure that my body would be covered in stretch marks since I have so many from my growth spurt as a teenager. I’m so happy that I fell into a routine of moisturizing every single night since the beginning of this pregnancy – it truly paid off in the end. And I know it won’t end here, so I’ll be continuing my daily moisturizing after giving birth too.
37 Weeks: Yes, this week I saw her move beneath my skin while standing in front of the mirror. It was a little freaky and absolutely amazing at the same time.
38 & 39 Weeks: Yes, she loves hanging out on my the left side and often pokes her butt out to the right. Brett poked around my belly a bit during week 38. He noticed that the right side of my uterus is completely hollow since she is camping out towards the left.
Belly Button In or Out?
37, 38, & 39 Weeks: In when I’m sitting, but most definitely out when standing. I’ve had several people point out my belly button through my clothes lately.
Thank you guys so much again for following along and supporting me throughout this amazing journey. Brett and I will do our best to keep everyone updated. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and healthy delivery.