Sunday, September 21, 2014

week 39

Baby’s size
Your baby now weighs as much as a mini watermelon. At this point, he has shed most of that white creamy substance called vernix and the fine, fur-like hair called lanugo that has covered his skin since the middle of your second trimester.
Baby's Length: 19.96 in.
Baby's Weight: 7.25 lbs.

How I am feeling
I'm feeling pretty good for being almost full term.  

Just because I'm hoping this is my last post and want to remember things:  things are that are not so fun right now are putting on my pants and socks, bending over to get things (which I almost always drop again once I'm standing up so I have to bend over again), turning over in bed, standing up after sitting for awhile, standing up in the middle of the night with a full bladder, and trying to walk through random pains that shoot through my girl parts.

My hands have been really swollen the last couple days in the morning when I wake up, so much so that I can't really make a fist.  Most of the swelling goes down within an hour of waking up though.  My lower legs/feet/ankles are still super swollen.  I've now got dozens of what look like little water blisters on the top of my right foot to go along with the swelling.

My belly is pretty itchy most of the time which is new.  I've also noticed a very faint linea nigra has shown up in the last week or so.

My mind has been in a constant state of "oh my God, I'm not ready for labor" to "let's just get this over with already."  I fully intended to get an epidural so that eases my mind a little about the labor pains.


Instead of the other categories, I decided to write our predictions down to see how close either of us come.

My predictions
Arrival date: September 25
Time: 8:09 pm
Weight: 9lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 inches
Eye color: blue
Hair color: dark brown

Dave's predictions
Arrival date: September 27
Time: 3:33 am
Weight: 8lbs 8 oz
Length: 19 1/2 inches
Eye color: blue
Hair color: blonde

1 comment:

Frizzy said...

Congratulations again to you and your beautiful family!