We made it! My last “official” week of pregnancy before I go beyond term. It’s truly hard to believe that 39 weeks have passed since that quiet morning that I crept back into the bedroom at 5am and told Casey I thought I was pregnant. I think that moment will stick in my mind forever as one of our most special.
Since this is the last week I get one of the “your baby is as big as a ____” emails, I thought only one thing was fitting… A pumpkin!
Hopefully he doesn’t wait until Halloween to leave his pumpkin patch, or I will likely turn into a werewolf. I had my last group prenatal appointment yesterday afternoon, and my midwife guessed that as of today Baby C is somewhere between 7.5 and 8 pounds. Yowsers!
But as big as I feel, my stomach is measuring perfectly on track for 39 weeks which makes me realize that I am exactly the size I should be for a healthy baby. And he is most definitely active and still having fun in there – so many kicks and squirms, even while trying to get a heartbeat reading at the office!
The end of pregnancy is strange. I sort of feel like a ticking time bomb that could go off at any time. At any given moment, I feel like I need to be totally ready and caught up on everything – laundry, dishes, work, etc. Doing laundry every day is pretty much a necessity anyways though since I only have a few pieces of clothing left that fit.
I’m fluctuating between feeling ready and feeling absolutely terrified on an hourly basis at this point, but I assume that is normal. This baby is already very loved, and I know that people are so anxious for news – I get texts and calls from friends and family all day long! Everyone keeps apologizing for asking for updates, but I feel like I should be the one apologizing for not having any! He seems pretty happy to stay put for at least a few more days.
No one is more anxious or excited than his two grandmas. My mom is actually flying out on Friday – I think she just can’t stand to wait at home any longer. I feel bad that I don’t have a baby here for her to snuggle, but hopefully that will change over the course of her week in Seattle. Casey’s parents will be out to visit the following week, and my brother and sister-in-law the weekend after! We feel very lucky and loved, and can’t wait for Baby C to feel it all too.
I also cannot WAIT to finally get to call him by name! The anticipation is driving me nuts!
Odds and Ends
- Total weight gained: 30 pounds
- Today’s blood pressure: 110/73
- Baby’s heart rate: 145 and beating loudly!
- Next appointment: Tuesday
- Massive house project done this week: two
- Days left until due date: three
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