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39 WEEKS PREGNANT
Well Willow sure is comfy in there waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control her body temperature after birth, but it’s likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds or roughly the size of a mini watermelon. The outer layers of her skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath. And here is what she looks like this week…
About me & Willow Jean this week….
Symptoms: I’m so tired. I really don’t think I have any more energy left in this body. My calves have been cramping up a lot lately and things like walking up stairs is a huge struggle. The hubby and I went on a two mile walk the other day to try to get contractions started….. did nothing. Then the other day I went to the chiropractor for an adjustment and he did acupuncture on the points that help induce labor. That evening I was getting contractions! In fact from 7pm to 9pm they were a bit random. Then from 9pm til 12:30am they were 10 minutes apart and about a minute long. I wasn’t in any pain really so I decided to lay down and go to sleep. Through out the night I woke up to a few pretty painful contractions, but was still able to go back to sleep. And then when I woke up in the morning they were gone. I was SO disappointed. But I suppose baby girl is just really comfy in there and I am trying to gather the patience to wait for her… trying!!
Weight Gain: -2 pounds, putting me at 170 pounds total…. I started at 161, so a total of 9 pounds up.
Cravings: The other night I really wanted BW3’s sweet bbq chicken wings at about 11pm at night. And to my surprise Dustin told me to order them and he would go get them! And he didn’t even want any. Oh my gosh they were sooooo good. Definitely hit the spot. Oh and another night this week I decided to make fried potatoes at 1am. Who does that??? Yup, me.
Food Aversions: The girls were eating something that they wanted ketchup with the other day and when I opened the ketchup bottle to pour it on their plates I almost puked in my mouth. I have no idea what that was all about.
What made me cry this week: Well it wasn’t crying because I was sad… it was crying because I was laughing SO hard. Kaelyn does this crazy thing with her legs when she dances where she kicks them straight out and it seriously looks like a little Nazi walk. Well she got a hold of a pen that Dustin left sitting out and drew all over herself. Including this little smudge right above her upper lip. Picture that and her doing that dance. I just couldn’t contain myself….. and please do not take this the wrong way…. there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, but a two year old who has no idea what she is doing…. so funny I about peed myself.
Medical Stuff: My last OB appt went great…. everything is looking good. The doctor did mention talking induction at my appointment this week, but that’s not gonna happen. I absolutely refuse to be induced til I have hit 42 weeks. But I really hope she comes before that.
Thoughts from Alleigh & Kaelyn: The girls got this adorable pretend makeup set this week – which I posted a review and giveaway for – and have been playing with it all the time. They thought that Willow also needed a makeover and so here they are applying makeup to my belly. Too cute.
Oh and another thing. I asked Alleigh when the baby is going to be born and she told me “the end of August.” I was like oh no that is way too far away and asked her who told her that. And so she replies “No one…. I just know.” Oh please tell me this is not one of those things that little kids really do just know.
Something I am excited about: Well I do have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow and he told me that we could do the acupuncture again…. since it triggered contractions last time maybe it will work for real this time? I hope.