Saturday, May 12, 2012

39 weeks

How Far Along: 39 weeks
How Big is Baby: Around 6 lbs. or so.
Weight Gain: 30 pounds.
Sleep: Always trying to get comfortable.
Health: My swelling isn't as bad this week. It's actually much better. Blood pressure was 120/80.
Clothes: All maternity except for dresses and tank tops that I've bought a size up in.
Best Moment this Week: My third graders and assistant threw me a baby shower for my last day at work yesterday. It was so sweet!
Food Cravings: Salty soft pretzel with mustard and an Icee!
Movement: Very strong movements but a little less movement. I'm pretty sure she's run out of space.
Gender: She's a girl.
Name: Olivia Grace
Labor Signs: I've had some real contractions, about 15 minutes apart but then they stop completely. At my appointment yesterday, I was 2 cm dilated and my cervix is still very soft. My doctor stripped my membranes to see if that helps get things going. I'll be going back on Tuesday for an ultrasound to check fluids and growth. My doctor will determine our next steps then. I'm trying to avoid pitocin all together so I'm hoping that just breaking my water will be the trick. The doctor isn't going to let me go past 41 weeks, so little Olivia will definitely be here by May 20!
What I Miss: Sleeping through the night.
What I'm Looking Forward To: Meeting Livi!
Milestone: Yesterday was my last day teaching. I'll still have to pop in here and there until the end of the school year but I won't be going back to teach. It was a really bittersweet day knowing that I'm not coming back next year either but I am so very excited about the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom to my two girls! I also can't believe my due date is tomorrow! Happy Mother's Day!

39 weeks
39 weeks 5 days


  1. What a beautiful belly! I love staying at home with my girls so I know you will have a lot of fun once Olivia's here!

  2. I had my membranes stripped both times around-I had Syndey within 48 hours and Griffin within the week. Hang in there, praying for a safe arrival.