39 weeks and 6 days
(Carter at 40 weeks)
I'm a day early, but I went to the midwife today and had time to update, so I thought I should probably act on that :) Due date is tomorrow....our girl still has the day to be early :)
Weight Gain: +20 pounds
Sleep: Up a lot to try to shift Ella off some uncomfortable spot...or to use the restroom again...or to pick up a little boy's thrown pillow...but I don't feel exhausted. I've slept a lot less in this early parenthood season, so it's not so bad. Such good reasons to be up in the middle of the night. (Though yes, full nights of sleep one day will be kind of amazing.)
Gender: Carter was right...we're having a girl!
Name: Ella Kennedy
Feeling: Full. All the time. Like I have overeaten every single moment of the day. And heavy. But not terrible. I am super grateful for air conditioning and helping hands with the boys that make daily tasks much more manageable. I truly am able to enjoy these last days with just two boys, and I am so grateful for that.
Cravings: None at all.
Health: I finally decided to let the midwife check at this visit. It just doesn't really mean anything and can mess with your head...but I needed information this time to be able to keep up a good attitude about still rolling pregnant these days :) I was 5 cm, 80% effaced and -1 station. She told me to run and not walk when real labor actually starts. Hopefully that means it won't be long and that active labor will not drag out. We'll see what actually happens...
Movement: She's still poking out her little foot in that crazy way she does, but she isn't moving with big, huge moves anymore. There's no space for all that!
Next Appointment: July 2nd with the midwife. Maybe we'll go to the hospital before then...but maybe not. We'll just see what our little lady decides!