39 weeks, with only 5 days left until Jr. estimated due date. At my appointment yesterday I was only 1.5 cm dilated. Contractions are starting to occur more frequently and are about 15-20 minutes apart when they occur. I find that I experience the most contractions when I am in a resting state.
Today, I indulged in a iced coffee with hopes that it would stimulate some consistent contractions while at work. However, I didn’t notice a major change.
I have been following doctors orders and walking to encourage dilation and the onset of natural labor. Each morning at 6 am I walk for a minimum of 1 mile. This morning I burned 139 calories from walking 1.09 miles. Around lunch time I took another stroll and walked 1.52 miles and burned 227 calories. Walking is such a relaxing exercise and has really helped to loosen up my tight muscles in my lower back and hips. Walking is going to not only condition me for labor but also condition me to get back into the swing of my fitness routine once I am cleared to workout with no restrictions after delivery.
Take a look at my stats from today: (Logged via Fitbit)
I am proud to have met and over exceeded my daily step goal of 5,000 steps and my 30 minute exercise goal. I also nailed my 250+ step goal between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. The hourly tracker is a great reminder for me to step away from my desk and take frequent breaks as needed.
39 Week Milestones & Current Events:
- Baby is the size of a small Pumpkin
- Baby is considered full-term
- Old fetal skin is falling off and replaced with soft baby skin
- Baby is fully developed, measuring about 19-21 inches long and about 7-8 lbs in weight
- Mommy has been nesting to the fullest
- Frequent bathroom breaks on the hour at night is still a thing
- Cravings: Chocolate Milk, Lunchables Pepperoni Pizzas, Chocolate
At 39 weeks, today I weigh in at 180.6 lbs. My weight has hit a plateau as baby as reached his optimal weight. I really anticipated him arriving earlier based on his measurements at my last two ultrasound appointments but apparently my womb is comfier than MTV cribs and baby is content just where he is. Maybe this is a indicator that he is going to be a Mommy’s boy. I wouldn’t mind this at all since Abby has been a Daddy’s girl from day 1. Hence, the reason why Andrew named her Abigail (meaning: My Father’s Joy).
Continue to follow me on social media for updates as we near Jr. big day!