Monday, September 12, 2011
Here's this week's update....perhaps the last?
How far along? 39 weeks, 1 day.
Total weight gain: A little over 21 pounds.
How big is baby? About 7 pounds.
Sleep: The best sleep I get is during the day when I take a nap. At night I am either full of thoughts and excitement, waking up to use the bathroom, dreaming strange dreams, or I can't get comfortable.
Best moment of the week: The best thing to happen this week was the wonderful birth course that Ramon and I attended. It definitely exceeded anything we may have expected. Such a wonderful bonding experience with one another, focusing on this final part of the journey so intensely; It was the perfect 'ending' to the pregnancy experience, and we both feel prepared (and excited) about the birth.
Movement: He's still kicking and wiggling around like a champ.
Food cravings: Anything with butter and salt: popcorn, toast, young potatoes...
Belly Button: Flat.
Stretch marks: Inner thighs, breasts, and tiny ones on my hips.
Labor Signs: Have been experiencing bouts of false labor at night, mainly in my lower back; a kind of pulsating pain. Also have a lot of braxton hicks contractions.
What I miss: Honestly I'm not thinking about what I miss or about the past....much too concentrated on the future!
What I'm looking forward to: Sharing the incredible experience of labor and birth with my husband, and meeting our son.
Milestone: We're one week away from Rafael's due date. Will he come early? Late? Right on his due date? No way of telling! Though, since today is the full Harvest Moon, I am especially curious if I will go into labor today...