How far along: 39 weeks!
How big is baby: Watermelon, still.
Maternity clothes: Yes.
Sleep: Actually not too bad. If possible, it seems like I haven’t been getting up quite as much, probably closer to 4 times a night. I wake up feeling rested too. I’ve been try to nap whenever I feel I need to. I never know when she’s going to decided to come, so I might as well try to be as rested as I can be.
Best moment of the week: We had a great weekend! Took a walk in the woods, got the house cleaned up (again!), Mike took care of the window air conditioners, and lots of time together. It was great!
Food cravings: Chocolate.
Food aversions: Nothing really.
Symptoms: Back pain, some heartburn. I’m still getting over my cold, so I’ve been coughing quite a bit but it’s getting a lot better.
Movement: Still pretty quiet, not slow enough to worry though. Dr. Taylor said that if I start to worry about her, to drink something and lay down with my hands on my belly. I should be able to feel at least 10 kicks in an hour. I’ve only done that once, but as soon as I laid down, she started moving around. ; )
Gender: Baby Girl!
Labor Signs: Some contractions, and a lot of pressure.
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing my baby girl! Grandma S is coming to stay with us on Wednesday for a couple of days. I’m looking forward to having a little help during the day, and I know Garrett is going to love the extra attention.
What I miss: I’m trying not to miss too much and enjoy my last week or so.
Next appt: Oct 5th
Notes: Last night I was having pretty strong contractions about every 5 minutes for 45 minutes, then nothing! Sigh.