39 Weeks- Almost There!

Size: Watermelon {20-22″ long; about 7 pounds}

Gender: Baby Boy

Baby Names?: I can’t believe we get to name our baby boy in {hopefully} 1 WEEK!

Cravings: None, except vanilla yogurt tastes sooooo good right now.  Probably because everything else gives me acid reflux.

Aversions: I don’t have any new ones, but I think I’ve eaten so many otter pops that my body can’t handle them anymore.  Plus there is SO much sugar in them that the acid reflux and heartburn I get after eating more than one isn’t worth it.

Symptoms: Back pain, small & inconsistent contractions, headaches, blurry vision {has been going on for a while}, fatigue

Movement: I love feeling Peanut move! It gets really uncomfortable at times but I absolutely love it.  I just can’t wait to hold the little guy!

Nausea/Sickness: On Thursday I felt really…weird.  After eating dinner I just felt funny and I have no idea why. Oh well…

Sleep: I’m starting to go to bed a lot later than usual {between 11 and 12} and I wake up a lot earlier than I used to {between 7 and 8}.  It’s not super awesome for me because then I’m exhausted the whole day, but I feel like I’ve tried everything and nothing has worked to help me fall asleep. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, but right now Kurt’s t-shirts have been a staple in my wardrobe because I don’t leave the house often and he has all these soft running t-shirts that are way comfy. Thanks, Husband 🙂

Wedding Ring On or Off?: Definitely off

Best Moment of the Week: We got to spend a lot of time with Kurt’s family this week since most of his siblings live here in Utah.  We went up to Ogden and spent the night up there, then went straight from Ogden to Eagle Mountain for the evening.  Peanut & I are on the same page- we hate long drives.  The driving was pretty uncomfortable and occasionally painful, but it was worth it.  On Thursday, my sister-in-law brought over her 2 boys and I got to play with them and chat.  On Saturday, we went up to Salt Lake City where Kurt’s Aunt hosted a wonderful baby shower for us.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful family members who spoil us and our little boy like crazy!

Worst Moment of the Week: Finding out that I still haven’t progressed at all and my body is showing no signs of labor coming any time soon.  I’m getting so antsy and the anticipation is building so much that I can hardly handle it.

Looking Forward To: HAVING OUR BABY! The countdown is 1 week, but it could be shorter or longer- who knows?!  My doctor is out of town during my last week of pregnancy, so if the baby comes early a different doctor will be delivering the baby.  If Peanut arrives on his due date or later, my doctor will definitely be there.  I love my doctor and I want this baby to come early- but I can’t have both.  Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.

How is it that Kurt and I are possibly going to have a baby by the end of the week?!  Looking back, this pregnancy has flown by so quickly.  In the moment, some of the days and weeks drag on and the pain and discomfort can make it even worse, but I can’t believe this journey is coming to an end and another is getting ready to begin.

Overall, pregnancy is exactly what I expected, but not at the same time.  I knew it would be hard, but in the moment some things seemed impossible to handle.  Looking back is always the easiest part because you know you got through all the hard stuff and if you had to do it again, you could.  The back pain, throwing up, ill-fitting clothes, lack of sleep, constant colds, food aversions, frequent headaches, inability to bend over and tie my shoes, and much more is all worth it to experience an increase in my ability to love, kicks and wiggles, baby hiccups, listening to my baby’s heartbeat, and watching my little baby grow.
At almost every doctor visit, my OBGYN says, “Heavenly Father knew what he was doing.”  And He does!  I can’t believe I’ve been given this wonderful calling of becoming a mother and that my body has what it takes to grow a tiny little body and to grow and create families.  The science behind how a baby grows and develops is so miraculous, detailed, and specific that I can’t help but know that all of what happens is because of God. My dream of motherhood will soon become my reality, and I am feeling so grateful.


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