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Week 39 Pregnancy Journal


How Far Along? 39 weeks

Size of Baby: A mini watermelon, hot dang (20 inches)! Our baby weighs approximately 7.25 lbs now according to the BabyBump app (just for a point of reference, I was 7.1 when I was born ... Ian was 7.11)

Gender: Our sweet little girl, whose name we decided on a few weeks back ... and I can't wait to share it after her birth! Not even our family members and closes friends know -- just her Daddy and me. :)

Weight Gain: Up two pounds from last week's weight, so up a total of 21 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight, or 24 pounds from my lowest pregnancy weight. Doc said right on target.


Maternity Clothes: Yep, heavily favoring the few maxi dresses I have as well as the one maternity maxi skirt I own. Fun fact, I've owned it for almost two years. It's the chevron knit maxi above, from Old Navy. I purchased it before kids were even in the cards because I just loved the style of it. You can actually see me wearing it in this post. Man, I was slender back then. HA!

Nursery: Done and done. Thank you all SO much for the love on it!

Movement: I feel like it's slowing down just a bit, but she's definitely still active.

Symptoms: Just some stomach discomfort which basically feels to me like I've overeaten. And when I have overeaten ... whoo lawdy. Not a great feeling. No swelling -- still wearing my rings and, occasionally, wedge heels (yes, I know I'm crazy). Random hot flashes. Getting a little tired and generally slowing down in every aspect. Per the doctor at Monday's visit, no major progress ... effaced but 0cm dilated (hence the photo below), sorry for the TMI.




Sleep: Sleeping well minus the nightly shuffle to the restroom, and it's sometimes difficult to go back to sleep after that.

Cravings: Fresh fruit and Honey Nut Cheerios. 

What I Miss: New Zealand's best export, a crisp sauvignon blanc. Come to mama.

Best Moment This Week: On Sunday, I got together with some girlfriends for brunch at one of their houses. We had the best time just chitchatting and relaxing over quiche, coffee cake, and fresh fruit. Later I had a pedicure with Christina who is always a joy to catch up with!



Looking Forward To: Seeing our daughter. Will she have Ian's blue eyes? My long fingers? Will she end up with a widow's peak like both of her parents?

Also ... MATERNITY LEAVE which starts promptly at 5pm today!


29 comments:

  1. You don't even look pregnant in the last picture… guess black really is the most slimming color! ;)
    Also… don't worry about not being dilated… it will happen when it is supposed to happen. On average first time moms go 41 weeks 1 day (hope that isn't discouraging for you) if their doctors let them :)

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  2. You look wonderful! Can't wait to see pictures of your baby girl and learn her name. How fun that you've kept it to yourselves - it will be an exciting announcement for everyone.

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  3. You look fabulous and I can't wait to hear the name you've chosen! (Even though I don't know you .... I read your blog every day so I feel like I do!)

    Laughed at "New Zeeland's best export". And I happen to agree with you!

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  4. I have to agree with first comment! You don't even look pregnant! You're glowing!! :)

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  5. is it totally strange that i love seeing christina and you together? like…knowing its totally possible to really enjoy and be friends with someone you met through blogging? just the cutest.

    #1. tell me you're on maternity leave already and that you're being as selfish as humanely possible?

    #2. if you're not…treat yourself to anything and everything your heart desires…like dates. eating out. clothing for after baby arrives…etc.

    #3. gobble up as much ian time as you can. i totally have to share my farmer now.

    lots of thoughts that you didn't ask for, so i'll leave you with a compliment. you're an absolute doll!

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  6. eek! I'm so excited to hear her name! so thrilled for you and Ian! sending lots of love your way xoxox!

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  7. I love the white top you're wearing at the doctor's office - where is it from? So cute!

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  8. Holy cow! Any day now! Can't wait to see pics of the little nugget!

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  9. You've looked adorable all the way through :)

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  10. Yay for a NAME aaaaand MATERNITY LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. SO exciting :)!!! Can't wait to hear that your baby girl has arrived. Maternity Leave = SO REAL! Xx.

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  12. you seem to have healthy cravings! so thats good :) youre getting closer!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. YAY maternity leave!! Now you can focus on walking the baby out, lots of pedicures, and spicy food! :)

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  14. I love both of your outfits but, the polka dots & skinnies is just too cute!! Hope you start progressing soon!! So excited to find out her name!! I really think it's Allison!

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  15. Can't believe you're still wearing wedges!! Props, Mama! Excited to meet your sweet babe!

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  16. The end is in sight! You are looking so cute (as always). That polka dot top is just adorable.

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  17. Yay maternity leave!!! That must make it feel so real. Cannot wait to hear her name!

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  18. Also, can I give you just a teensy piece of advice that someone shared with me? Enjoy and soak up your time with her in the hospital. I know that seems like silly advice, but I'm so glad I mentally prepared myself to do this. Your hospital stay will be crazy and probably painful, and there will be doctors and nurses and lactation consultants constantly coming in and out of your room, and she will likely be up off and on all night and you'll be exhausted, but those first few days before you get home and the world starts to come see her and shower her with love, just enjoy her and soak it all in. Take a million and one pictures at the hospital, because I promise you, you will look back over them over and over and over. It's so special. So excited for you :)

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  19. You look fantastic as always!! I can't wait till I click on your blog and see the exciting news!!!

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  20. Yay for maternity leave! I can't believe you are only going out a week before your due!! I am taking off July 18th-Jan 1st and cannot wait!!

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  21. Oh my God, you are so cute pregnant and I can't even handle it. I'm going to miss these posts but I can't wait to see you with your "mommy" hat on.

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  22. Can't wait to learn the name. Will it be a family name, or a derivation of one? Will it be something completely new? Your AK is dying to know!

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  23. Don't worry about not being dilated. When I was pregnant, not only was I not dilated, I had a high and unfavorable cerivx...I not even dilated when I walked into Labor and Delivery, and 12 hours later, Sophie was born and I had a really smooth labor and delivery.

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  24. You are so cute!!! Any minute now :) Can't wait to hear her name, I'm sure it's adorable!! And enjoy maternity leave.. It is wonderful! Wishing mine never had to end!! Are you going back to work?

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  25. Gah, I am so excited for you!! And I am totally jealous of your still sleeping well. I slept just fine until about the last 7(ish)weeks and the extreme acid reflux and discomfort kicked in. I might as well have just stayed up all night. :P Looking at your weeks in review (the pics) makes me so teary eyed. It's corny, but once you've been down that road yourself, you can just relate so much better to ladies going through the journey. Your nursery is beyond gorgeous!!! Such thought put into every detail. That is one lucky lady to have you as a mommy!!! <3 I wish you all the best in these very exciting days ahead, lady!!

    Cheers,
    Samara

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  26. Oh my goodness...you are the cutest pregnany lady ever! I'm so excited you are in the Charlotte area. So am I! I've been searching for other bloggers around this area.

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  27. This is my first time visiting your blog and you are seriously such a cute pregnant lady!! I love your outfits, when I was that far along, I just stuck to dresses all the time (or yoga pants lol). Enjoy your maternity leave!!

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  28. i cant wait to hear her name- i love it when people wait to announce it when the baby arrives!! and i agree, don't worry about not dilating yet... it could still happen very quickly when she decides that she is ready to come and i sat dilated at three for OVER three weeks- so it doesn't really mean anything :) good luck, mama!!

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  29. Love that skirt! And New Zealand DOES put out some excellent Sauvignon Blancs! I'm counting down to July when I can enjoy them as well...hello, Nobilo. Or maybe Kim Crawford. Or maybe...

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