How far along: 39 weeks
Fruit-size comparison: Watermelon
Length is: Somewhere around 20 to 21.5 inches.
Weight is: Somewhere around 7 to 7.5 pounds.
Developmental milestones: You won't have any additional developmental milestones until you are born. No big deal... this just means you are as grown as you will be before arriving into this world. Once you are here, you will grow and grow and grow and then I'll probably cry wondering how you have grown so much. It will be bitter sweet for me, but eventually you will want to be 'a big boy'.
Weight gain: More than enough, unfortunately.
Sleep: Still having issues sleeping, but now let's add in my right hip has been hurting since either the 24th or the 25th and I wake up more often thanks to it and have a hard time falling asleep when it hurts. I have been getting in bed a little earlier which helps me feel a little more rested opposed to going to bed at my usual time. I am just assuming this is preparing me for when you are here.
Best moment of the week: Just knowing we are getting closer to meeting you. November is almost here which means you will be here any day now. We will be having a 40 week ultrasound if you haven't came before then. It will be nice to have some more pictures of you. You will look SO different from the last time we saw you.
Movement: You are still moving, but a lot less. I guess with you are running out of room meaning you don't have as much space to move into and stretch. Made me panic a wee bit when I first started feeling you less. I'm glad I have weekly doctor appointments to check on your well-being. Makes me feel better when I hear your heart beating. The doctor told me after I eat or drink, to sit still and I should feel you move at least 5 times in an hour. If I don't, I am to call them. Haven't had any issues thankfully.
Cravings: Same as always - I want junk food with lots of sugar. Candy and cookies are major winners in my book. If you end up having a major sweet tooth, go ahead and blame mommy.
Gender: You're our baby BOY!!!
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding ring: On (Amazingly my hands haven't swelled this entire pregnancy. I am NOT complaining!)
Anything making you queasy/sick: Just being overheated which hasn’t happened too often now that the weather is getting a little cooler.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night and not having mild pain when I move around in bed. It will be nice when I can turn over without feeling pressure all on my belly. You (and the extra pounds I have packed on) are extremely heavy feeling.
What I'm looking forward to: Meeting you! Holding you! Kissing you! Counting all your fingers and toes!
Labor signs: None - cervix is still high and I have no dilation. As far as I know, You are still head down at least.
Symptoms: Swollen feet, frequent need to pee, heavy stomach, stretch marks galore on my stomach, easily winded and hard to get comfortable in bed. Have I also mentioned the additional hair growth on my face and belly? I think I have been too embarrassed to mention that part. I hope to have it removed ASAP (when money allows it).
Nursery: I think we are done. I do want to add some decorations, but I am all talk and will probably never get around to this. You won't notice though. And once you decide what it is you like, mommy promises to decorate your room in that theme. Assuming your theme is easy to find at the store. I'm hoping you love animals... that would be an easy and fun theme to decorate with, but you will probably like cars or sports or something else.
Emotions: Getting very excited! Your due date is exactly a week from today and even though I think you will be late, this is the day we have been counting down to from the beginning. I have my own guesses on when you will make your big debut, but I will keep those to myself since I am probably wrong.