Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Baby Update - 39 Weeks

The dress makes me look bigger
than I am, but it is comfortable.
We have now made it to 39 weeks and I am only one week away from my due date. Which means pretty much the same thing it did when I hit full term a couple of weeks ago. Sometime in July, there will be a baby, but who knows when baby will decide to show up. I think we are as prepared for the baby as we can be, so now it is just a waiting game.

The theme for the past week has been distraction. I am still working and that keeps me busy and my mind off the possibility of the baby coming. It is also fun because everyone is always curious if I am going to show up or not. My schedule is a bit random this month, so someone is always surprised when I come into the office.

We also went to the beach on Saturday. It was really nice to just relax and enjoy the ocean and hanging out as a twosome. We spent most of the morning there and headed home just before the rain came. The water was surprisingly calm for having a storm in the area.

I also spent a ridiculous amount of time last week dealing with fun adult things like mortgages and life insurance. We are switching lenders for our mortgage which meant gathering all the documents once again. Our original mortgage person left the lender who did our first pre-approval and they have been pretty unresponsive since then. We also figured that since we are going to have a mortgage and a child, life insurance would be a good thing to look at. Ah, the joys of being an adult. 

I am still feeling pretty good. The biggest change is that I feel bigger, which I didn't really think was possible. Sitting like a lady is no longer really possible and I always feel especially proud when I put on shoes that have ties. That is a workout in and of itself and probably pretty funny to watch.

I have been having a lot of pressure and menstrual-like cramping for the past week, but I don't know what, if anything, that means. I may get some insight at my doctor's appointment tomorrow. Some days I will have a lot of what I think are Braxton-Hicks contractions and other days I will have almost none. Sometimes I have more of these after walking, but other days the walks don't do much.

The strangest thing is that I have been really weepy lately. I don't feel sad, but the smallest things can make me cry. Normally they are happy tears. Sometimes it is just because of how much love I feel for my husband and this little baby right now. It normally takes a lot for me to cry, so this has been really strange.

I think the baby is running out of room. I am feeling more and more baby body parts and movements in random areas. This is especially true if I am not standing or sitting up very straight. The baby lets me know if I lean too far forward.

Operation get the baby out is still in progress, with the goal of going into labor before my induction date. A huge thanks to Michelle and Katy for their tips. I have integrated most of them into my plan. 

I am hoping that Baby Marron arrives before my 40 week update.