39 weeks

Total weight gain/measurements: 28 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Yes, I am wearing only maternity clothes and filling them out nicely! Feeling big, but the dress that I choose for the maternity photo shoot turned out great!
Sleep: I am tossing and turning more and more. It is uncomfortable…I wake up with neck and arm  pains because I don’t like lying on my sides.
Best moment this week: My best moments was our maternity photo shoot. We got some of the pictures back and they turned out really good. I also had a OB appointment for baby where they did a non stress test. NST is when the doctor monitors the babies heart beat for 20 minutes. What they are looking for is acceleration and deceleration patterns. If there aren’t any or very few that can mean the baby is in distress. Baby’s test was normal, however, he was very uncooperative for the test. He was moving all around…the 20 minute test took me 45 minutes because he wouldn’t not sit still! Haha, it made me laugh and the doctors were so impressed with all of his movements!
Miss anything? Abdominal muscles and bladder volume, hehe!
Movement: Tons of movement, he is getting so strong!!
Food cravings: Smoothies….been obsessing about smoothies?
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Symptoms: My fingers and feet are swollen which is not that much fun, feet hurt almost daily. It makes being on my feet for work a little difficult but everyone at work is working with me and letting me take breaks! Love my coworkers!
swollen-feet
Belly button in or out? Pretty much an outie now!
Wedding rings on or off? I am wearing my wedding band only.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and moody. The photos turned out great! Well, a few of them did. I wish I wouldn’t have waited until I was 38 weeks to take them because I look pregnant and swollen! In saying that, there are some really good ones!
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Looking forward to: Meeting my little man! Time has flown bye! Rick and I finished our birthing and labor classes this week. I feel much better about the birthing process! What was really nice is that we got to tour the labor and birthing suits so I know where to go and what to expect the rooms to be like. I have a few more appointments this upcoming week. They will be doing NST on each visit to make sure baby is happy and healthy. My doctor explained to me that they will not induce labor unless he is over due. Lets not hope for that!
Days to go: 7 days to go!
Baby development: Baby is the size of a mini watermelon. He weighs around 7 pounds and is 20 inches long from head to heel. He is officially full term this week and I can’t wait to meet him! He will continue to build layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth. His lungs are now fully mature as well. The outer layer of his skin is sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
Love,
Amanda

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