*How far along?: 37 Weeks
*Total weight gain: 13.9 kilos which is about 30.5 pounds
*How big is baby?: Sparky is the size of a watermelon (Week 1 of Month 9)
Today brings two beautiful words: full-term. Now, whenever baby's born, he's likely to thrive. Baby is gaining about 1/2 ounce a day and getting his first sticky poo (called meconium) ready. He's also brushing up on skills for the outside world: blinking, sucking, inhaling, exhaling, and gripping (it's getting strong!).
*Maternity clothes?: Ah yes, I have started wearing my belly bands again as well - so that I don't have a strip of stomach showing between trousers & shirt!
*Sleep?: Still fairly good, but I can't sleep in anymore. My back gets sore from the weight after 8-9 hours of laying down, and it seems Sparky has started shifting right to the front in my sleep - that must be why my back gets sore! Sparky wakes up at about 6ish and I can feel him moving around - getting me used to early mornings I guess:)
*Best moment this week? My doctor telling me Sparky is in a great position, nice down low! Also hitting 'full term' is VERY exciting - so nice to know that more than likely Sparky would do fine being born any time from now!
*Movement?: Still quite a lot - he acutally has shifted back to my right side now (where he has been hanging out for months & months). For some reason last week he moved to the left - but he's definitely back now. It was weird to feel kicks on my right side for a week!
*Food cravings?: Just as of this week I feel like if you let me loose in a chocolate store I would eat myself sick! I'm just LOVING chocolate - have to have at least a little piece every day. Still loving fruits too - bananas, oranges & apples!
*Labor signs?: Too soon for that!
*Belly button in or out?: very much a flattie still
*What I miss: Hmmm nothing really - all is well :) I am looking forward to having some sushi & brie though!
*What I'm looking forward to: FOUR MORE DAYS OF WORK!!!
*Milestone: Moving into month 9 - wow wow wow - I can't quite believe it!
*Feelings this week:
** Definitely getting more emotional now. Sad commercials, songs on the radio, even just going to the maternity floor at the hospital this week for an appointment had me tearing up. I'm excited, I can't wait to see Sparky, and of course I'm a bit nervous about all the unknowns. But I feel ready - as ready as I can be I guess
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