39 Week Bumpdate
We are officially full term!
I cannot believe how quickly time flew by. I cannot believe we get to see our sweet little girl this month. I cannot believe we're almost at the end of my first pregnancy journey. I cannot believe this! The past few weeks have been dedicated to preparation of Baby Suarez's arrival, and is the reason why the bumpdates didn't come as regularly as I had originally planned.
Nesting is real, and to be honest, I enjoyed it.🐦 I loved making room for her little crib in Jorge and I's bedroom. I enjoyed washing, sorting, and organizing all her tiny clothes. I enjoyed shopping for last minute things, building whatever's left to build, and just making sure we had everything we need.
Today, I went for my 39-week doctor's appointment and got my cervix checked. Didn't know it was going to hurt as much as it did, but boy, that hurt, and I discovered that my cervix is still closed!!! Baby girl has not cracked it open yet, but I'm very hopeful that she does very soon because I'm not trying to stay pregnant until the 41st week! But I'm glad she's in the correct position, her heartbeat's good, and she's pretty much ready to come out. Everyone's excited!
PS: We finally have a name for her! ♥️
39 WEEK BUMPDATE
HOW FAR ALONG: 39 Weeks (8.9 months)
HOW BIG IS BABY: OurLittleSuarez is as big as a pumpkin (approx. 19.9 inches 7.23 lbs)
MATERNITY CLOTHES: Maternity clothes are a scam. The maternity stuff I bought myself are bras, leggings, and a nursing robe. That's it! I just kept wearing all my looser clothes, and once in a while borrowed Jorge's shirt.
SLEEP: Sleep is sooooo difficult! Imagine having a 7lb. pumpkin on top of you at all times. Positioning myself at night and trying to fall asleep has been challenging, especially now that my crotch feels super sore. Also, I pee every ten seconds now so that's been awesome. 😂
MISS ANYTHING: I miss being smaller. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. I sometimes feel sad about how much my body has changed. I miss the good ol' wifey bod days. When I look at my body in the mirror, I see dark squiggly lines across my belly, hips, and butt. My armpits are dark, my neck changed color too. It's just not the same, you know? And I know I'm never going to get my "normal" body back, but when I snap out of the body funk, I realize how amazing my body is. I'm just so thankful that I have a body that's healthy enough to grow a child. I have a strong body that has kept my daughter alive for 9 months. I have a body, period. And in a few days (or weeks), this body is going to work even harder to push life out of itself, literally. Women's bodies are God's miracles, and that blows my mind.
MOVEMENT: My doctor said that because my belly is getting a little cramped, I should expect less movement, but oooooh no no no... this little girl loves to move and keep me awake at night! Haha. I had to google whether it was normal at 39 weeks, and I'm glad that it's a common thing. :)
CRAVINGS: Breakfast food, all day everyday if I could.
HOW I'M FEELING: Feeling extremely excited. Baby girl, we're ready for you. :)
PS: Got this post format from Courtney Shields.