Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bumpdate 39 Weeks (A Look Back)

Obviously, Ethan has already arrived but I meant to write this post before I went to the hospital.  I decided to go ahead & do it now to help me remember the details years later.  Sadie decided to get in the photo, too.  J

How Far Along: A few days short of 39 weeks

Gender: Boy

Movement:  The boy is strong.  And he seems to be all sharp edges.  He pushes against me mainly on the upper right hand side of my belly.  Ouch! 

Sleep:  It varies - some nights are good, some are not.  It's hard to roll over in bed & to hoist myself out of bed.

Maternity Clothes:  Even some of my maternity shirts are too short.  It makes me feel like a whale!

Symptoms:  I am so ready to get him out.  I have lower belly/pelvic pain every day.  It hurts to lift my legs, which is problematic since I have to lift my legs to walk!  It's such an odd pain - like a muscle or tendon is torn.  I'm scared it won't go away after delivery because it just feels like something is messed up down there. 

Aversions: Nothing out of the ordinary.

Cravings:  I've been trying to take advantage of the end of my pregnancy by allowing myself to splurge on cravings when they pop up - Chai tea lattes, candy, muffins, donuts...  Yum!

Best Moment This Week:  Knowing my pregnancy days are numbered.  I know some people love being pregnant but I'm not one of them.  It's not the worst thing but I'm very much looking forward to meeting the little guy.  This may be my last pregnancy but I don't think I'll miss it.  We'll see.  I'm getting a little nervous about labor & delivery - I had a great experience with Alex & I don't think anyone gets two great birth stories!  But I know even if it's more difficult, it will be worth it.  I can't wait to see what he looks like!

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