Tuesday, November 12, 2013

39 weeks!

bump watch: dropping on down! and hopefully head first. at my appointment last week, the midwife couldn't definitively feel the baby's head, and so i'll be getting an ultrasound this week to rule out breech position. i thought i had gotten pretty good at identifying baby's back and butt, but there has been so much wriggling around the last few days that i just end up more confused. plus, i think Sweetpea's getting sick of all the poking -- every time i feel what i think might be a head (or a knee! or a foot!), baby moves again! 
sweet pea: just keeps on cooking! brain development is still going strong, which will help baby with easier breastfeeding and motor skills. i'm so excited to actually meet this little one! 

Fetal Development Week 40

best moment: Mom's here! she arrived on Saturday night, and it's such a relief to have her here. and the nursery is finally done! we're ready for you, Sweetpea -- come join the party!

symptoms: still with the puffiness by the end of the day, and more lower abdominal pressure. no consistent contractions (or pressure waves, as per Hypnobabies) yet! 

cravings: not much this week. we did have an end-of-season CSA fling on Sunday that featured an assortment of acorn, butternut, delicata and spaghetti squashes stuffed with sweet Italian sausage and mirepoix  -- which, Amy Boots cheerfully informed us, is the actual term for sauteed onions, garlic and celery. so delicious! 

what i miss: fitting into my normal clothes. even some of my maternity shirts are not quite doing the trick at this point. thank goodness for camis!
looking forward to: well, there's not exactly an original way to put this. meeting Sweetpea!!! 

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