Week 39 (February 1 – February 8)
Estimated Due Date: February 8th, 2013
Symptoms: I’ve been getting really crampy, as well as have more Braxton Hicks and the very rare (maybe two?) more painful contractions (but nothing too exciting).
Body Changes: Achey hips and pelvis, and my baby belly has dropped
Cravings: Peanut butter and chocolate, for a change; Raisin Bran!!
High Point: Continuing to have a happy, healthy baby growing inside of me!
Low Point: I’m just tired, sore, and ready for this pregnancy to be over. What’s more, I was checked again and there wasn’t any change. Again, I know it’s incredibly foolish to care this much about the status of my cervix, but it’s hard to not take it to heart.
What I did to prepare this week: Continuing to struggle to keep things organized and clean.
Paranoid Moment: Every little thing feels like it could be labor, or prelabor or SOMETHING, but ends up not. Very frustrating and disappointing and it puts me on edge.
What’s going on “in there”: The folks at BabyCenter say:
“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.”