Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Baby #2 - 39 Weeks

Let's hope this is my last weekly update :)
I am officially out of clothes to wear and am popping out of my maternity tops - yikes. Last week Robert and I both got some sort of 24 hour bug, which was not fun at all. I spent most of 24 hours with my head on a pillow feeling like death, unable to eat or drink anything, but am happy to report that all is (mostly) well this week. Every other day I seem to have lots of energy, while the other days I am planted on the couch. My doctor's appointment on Friday went well and baby boy is still happy and moving around in there.  
Don't get too comfy big boy.

Cooper knows what's up
Other than that, I am just enjoying my maternity leave with yoga, errands, visiting Robert at work, organizing, baking (!), and relaxing. Next appointment is on Friday..

What's the baby up to? 
  • The average baby is about 20 inches and weighs about 7.5 pounds. 
  • The baby has reached its final birth position. 
  • It will be cramped inside your uterus for much movement.
  •  Your baby will continue to punch and kick but lower in your abdomen, under your pelvis.
 The average baby weighs in at over seven pounds, but can be as much as one or two pounds heavier or lighter. It can vary with each baby, and there is no cause for concern. Your pregnancy is considered full term now. At birth the umbilical cord will stop working when the child takes his first breaths of air outside of uterus. The child's breathing will trigger changes in the heart that will force all blood to go through the lungs. Baby is restricted in movement as there is no space left in the womb. You should be finding it easier to breathe now that the uterus is dropping away from the diaphragm.
You may be experiencing the nesting syndrome by attempting to clean, cook, shop and prepare for the new arrival (mm hmm). This is very common, just be careful that you do not wear yourself out. You need to conserve your energy for the hard work ahead in labor and birth


  1. Any day now! Excited to meet the little guy :)

  2. Love the belly!! The end is hard - hang in there. Enjoy solo Netflix days while you have them!