How Far Along: 39 Weeks
Size of baby: Little one is almost 7 1/2 pounds and about 20 inches head to heel, about the size of a small watermelon. *However, my doctor estimates she is definitely in the 7 1/2 lbs. range already and I think she's longer than 20 inches. My doctor also estimates she'll be an 8+ lbs. baby by delivery. Jay and I were both born before our due dates and we were both 8 1/2 lbs. babies. He was 21 inches long and I was 21 3/4 inches long. I guess we'll see how Mary measures up soon enough!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 33 pounds. I have only gained one pound in the last 6 weeks (which is fine). It means Mary is stealing all of my calories and then some. :)
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing all maternity clothes, except for a couple of shirts and pajamas. There are so many cute clothes out this summer- I am ready to not be pregnant so I can wear cuter things!
Movement: Mary has less and less room to move around these days so when she does it tends to hurt! I keep telling her she would have a lot more space if she'd just come on out. :) I can feel her rubbing her feet together (before she kicks me!) and I swear she's just saying "there's no place like home." Sooner or later, dear child, you will be evicted!
Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours, however, the pain seems to come and go depending on my daily activities.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back! I cannot wait to lay flat again!
Cravings: I am over the apple craving. I am not craving anything in particular right now.
Symptoms: Heartburn/reflux, pelvic discomfort, lower back pain, puffy feet, ankles, and hands, nesting (that might be the only good one!)... your typical late pregnancy symptoms.
***In other good news, Jay was accepted into the nursing program at this school and his classes start July 2nd. Yes, 3 days after her due date. Come on sweet Mary- make your debut a little early!
The picture on the left (below) is this morning... the picture on the right is this afternoon after a big thunderstorm came through- I think she dropped a little more! Yay!