How far along: 39 weeks
How big is baby: Feeling quite big these days!
Total weight gain: 30 lbs
Stretch marks: Nope. Thank you lotion and apparently good genetics.
Best moment of the week: Celebrating hubby's birthday! Of course his birthday happened to be on his 13-hr day, so I barely got to see him, but I got to make him a nice dinner and chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake dessert that he tells me was wonderful. :)
Gender: Little man.
Movement: Well, it's official. My little man's a break dancer. I can't believe I have no stretch marks. Seriously, he's been shoving his foot and booty out FAR lately. And he's recently discovered my rib cage. Ouch ouch ouch.
Have you started to show yet: Much more than I'd like in fact. But apparently still measuring pretty small according to the doctor.
Belly button: Awkward outie.
Mood: Happy and excited for baby's arrival. Tired and achey from all things pregnancy.
What I miss: Feeling like a human and not a ticking time bomb. Seriously people, baby will come when he comes. I promise I won't keep it a secret. *sigh* Perhaps pregnancy has made me more moody than I thought. Just a reminder for everyone though: my due date is just an ESTIMATE. Nothing concrete. I promise he's coming people. :)
Achy-My body has been hurting a lot more lately. Not terribly bad, but my whole pelvis and stomach are done with this pregnancy business. It seriously feels like I'm carrying around a bowling ball on my front. The whole area is just sore. Hubby tells me it's gotta weigh more than a bowling ball. Thanks for that hun.
Nesting-Is this a real symptom? I've been doing laundry and cleaning like crazy. Not to mention there was a day this week that I baked cookies...and muffins...AND whole wheat biscuits. All in one day. Just so I could freeze some stuff. And another day I organized, did laundry, dusted the whole apartment, vacuumed, made freezer pizza crust, and multiple snacks. Ay yi yi I'm running out of things to do in my small apartment. Honestly, I can only rearrange baby's dresser clothes so many times. Any experienced mamas have suggestions to keep me busy while I anxiously wait for baby??
Tired-I'm SOOO restless at nights now. I get my best sleep from 5am-8:30am. Anything before 5am is mostly just tossing and turning these days. Oh, and I've upgraded from sleeping with 3 pillows to 4 or 5. Yep, our queen bed now accommodates hubby, me, and my 4 or 5 pillows. Two pillows behind my head, one between my legs, one behind my back, and one tucked under my belly/between my arms. It's a miracle we all fit in one bed.
Sciatic Pain-Still happening. I've come to terms with the fact that there's not much I can do to avoid it. I've just been stretching a lot to help relieve it and I change positions as needed. Can't wait til this symptom in particular goes away.
Signs of labor: Had some major cramping/contractions the other day, but nothing really tell-tale since then. At the doctor yesterday, the midwife said everything is looking good with baby and me. They'll let me go to 41 weeks before they begin doing NSTs and monitoring me more closely. And they'll let me go to 42 weeks before inducing me (which I'm praying doesn't happen).
Looking forward to: Baby's arrival! And my 40 week appointment next Monday.