Travis’ pregnancy on the left and Baby #2 Pregnancy on the right
Weight of baby: a bit over 7 pounds
Length of baby: about 20 inches from head to toe
Baby size: a mini-watermelon
Cool baby changes: At this point, she is continuing to gain layers of fat that will help regulate her temperature after she is born. She also is shedding the outer layers of her skin!
Mommy changes: We made it through the snow storm without baby girl being born, which was a huge relief! I have had lots of cramping off and on this week, and we thought that Sunday night might have been THE night! Thank goodness that it wasn’t! I am still hoping to keep her in here as close to my due date as possible, since her daddy is very busy at work until the day AFTER she is due. :) I am sleeping alright, waking up a bit here and there. Nothing terrible though!! I still feel very comfortable throughout the day, which I am so lucky to be able to say. I think that she has dropped quite a bit in the past few days, just because my belly is really sitting on my lap at this point.
I got a pedicure this week, so that my feet and toes will be pretty for the labor and delivery nurses. :) I did this last time at 10 days out, and I went 8 days out for baby girl’s pregnancy. What a nice treat before the big show!
At my 39 week prenatal appointment today, I found out that I am 2 cm dilated and about 60-70% effaced. My doctor asked if I wanted a membrane sweep, to which I declined. She said that things are looking/feeling really good down there, and she is relatively confident that if she does the sweep at my appointment next week (Monday afternoon-Tuesday is due date), that I will go into labor within a day or two. She is on call at the hospital tomorrow night and Monday night. Maybe I will be lucky enough to have my own OB deliver my daughter, just as she was able to do with my son!
I have been on overdrive to get things checked off of my pre-baby to do list. My mom has been staying with me while Brian is working such long hours, and she has been such an incredible help with Travis and everything in general. We are working hard on a long list of busy bags for Travis to use when baby girl comes. I hope to pull them out to entertain him while I am nursing and can’t give him my immediate attention. I am really proud of all of the crafts that we have created for him, and we are just about done with that list! It has been a really fun project for the both of us, as well. I made a huge batch of lactation cookies this afternoon, in preparation for baby girl’s arrival. I also sanitized my pump parts and bottles, in case we need those!
I hope to make it until at least Monday, so we will see how the next few days go!!