Jennifer Blake: bumpdate: week 38, 39 and 40!

bumpdate: week 38, 39 and 40!

September 13, 2017

Life has been a little crazy lately as we welcomed our sweet girl in the world just  few hours after her due date passed us by, but before I introduce her I figured I should finish the last of the weekly updates!


size of the baby: 38 weeks, size of a winter melon, 19.6 inches and 6.8 pounds
total weight gain: 23 pounds
gender: GIRL!
maternity clothes: Anything comfortable that doesn't dig into my stomach. Shorts and Aaron's t-shirts are the best once I am home from work. The nights have been starting to cool off but we also caved and put an AC in which has helped at night.
movement:Very active and has finally turned head down! Hooray! We are measuring small (a few weeks behind) so we get to see our sweet girl on the ultrasound in a few days just to check her growth.
Aaron is: Putting together the last few things in the nursery and hanging decor on the walls.
craving: I still really really want BBQ ribs. We went to get some and the person in front of us got the last of them!!! So we plan to go back soon.
looking forward to: meeting her and seeing her sweet face! I cannot wait to hold her in my arms and see what she looks like!
symptoms: exhausted and sore all over. Contractions on and off but nothing consistent.
sleep: getting a few hours here and there, but I constantly have to pee and I am not comfortable in any position while lying down.


size of the baby: 39 weeks, size of a pumpkin, inches and 7.3 pounds
total weight gain: 23 pounds
gender: GIRL!
maternity clothes: Shorts and a sports bra or one of Aaron's t-shirts. As for work I have been pretty much sticking to leggings and any shirt that fits over my belly.
movement: She is growing right on track according to the ultrasound last week, she is just very low and it is making her measurements small.
Aaron is: doing his best to keep my calm about the whole birthing process (I'm terrified)!
craving: pasta! and carbs! I finally got ribs, but I could definitely go for more!
looking forward to: meeting her! Carrying her in me has been so special and I will miss those baby kicks but I cannot wait to see her and hold her!
symptoms: Lots of infrequent contractions and just overall exhaustion. My legs have started swelling more and more, I can't wait until I have ankles again!
sleep: On and off a few hours at a time. I have really gotten to like my 5am mornings, watching the sun come up with a hot cup of coffee, it has been very relaxing.

size of the baby: 40 weeks, size of a watermelon, 20.2 inches and 7.6 pounds
total weight gain: 24
gender: GIRL!
maternity clothes: Anything that fits!
movement: Less active, still kicking my ribs but definitely can tell she is running out of room.
Aaron is: Hanging up decorations in the nursery and putting together our glider! The nursery is officially done!
craving: chocolate. Small snacking here and there is about all I have room for. We had a potluck at work this week and it was so good.
looking forward to: Seeing her, meeting her, holding her and never putting her down.
symptoms: Tired and swollen!
sleep: Not really sleeping between the anxiousness that comes with waiting for her and just overall uncomfortableness.

Stay tuned to meet Eloise <3
XO

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