39 Weeks Pregnancy Update
It’s likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds – about the size of a mini-watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.)
Your baby’s waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth. The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
My weight gain:
Water and more water
More calm now that the time is almost over. It’s more of a finality than anything; an acceptance that he could come any day now. It is both thrilling and frightening. The fact that those 9 months have already past is so bizarre. This little guy is nearly here.
Things of Note:
Random people have started asking me how much longer I have left. It’s kind of fun to reply with “I’m done!” hahaha.
We set up the nursery and things are getting organized. I still feel like there’s things I need to do. It’s hard knowing if I have enough blankets, socks, etc. I worry about the littlest things apparently. I try to remind myself that those things aren’t as important and I can worry about them as they come. I want to be prepared and I think this entire ordeal is so overwhelming that I try to take control of some of the small issues so at least I have some grip on things.
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