Pregnancy Update – 1st Week of Maternity Leave

Here’s a baby bump picture from 2 weekends ago, when I was 38 weeks.

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This picture was taken this morning…39 weeks and 6 days! One day away from due date!!!

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39 weeks – Pregnancy Update

How far along: 39 weeks 6 days. One day away from my due date!!!

Maternity clothes: At this point, I’m wearing maternity clothes exclusively. Since most of my maternity clothes were for work, I’m having challenges with maternity wear that I can use to lounge around. I’m down to a few comfortable pieces.

Stretch marks: Yes, but I’m fine with them. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t get anymore. It’s odd, because they actually look lighter this week.

Sleep: I’m surprised that I’m still getting good sleep. I usually go to sleep listening to my Hypnobabies tracks and it has helped me relax and get some good sleep.

Miss Anything: I miss being comfortable and just to sit normally. The only place I can sit comfortably is the rocking chair in the nursery. I just feel so huge and awkward these days, even my walk is more of a waddle now.

Cravings: Ice cream. I’m not sure if it’s a craving or more of self soothing and emotional eating. I’m just enjoying being able to indulge during this last weeks of pregnancy.

Symptoms: I haven’t experienced any Braxton hicks yet or any contractions, but there are other signs that things are progressing (it’s tmi, so I’ll spare you the details).

Mood: I’ve been going thru a lot of emotions lately. One moment, I’m sooooo done being pregnant and then the next moment I’m anxious and nervous for the delivery and anticipating the moment it happens. It’s a little nerve wracking that it can happen any moment now.  I wake up each morning, look down and say something funny to my husband like “Looks like, I’m still pregnant“.

Best Moment this week: Celebrating my nephew’s 2nd birthday and also my husband’s birthday. We have a lot of March birthdays in our family. We have been focusing a lot on the baby lately and I wanted this week to be a special celebration for my husband. He will be sharing his birthday month once the baby arrives.

Looking forward to: The first sign of active labor and for my water to break. I am so excited meet our baby and start this next chapter in  life!!

 

Here are some pictures from the past week.

I made special pancakes for the hubby’s birthday. Sprinkles and chocolate chip pancakes.

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Sleeping in and breakfast in bed during my first week of maternity leave.

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This blueberry oatmeal bake is so delicious, i’ve made 3 batches already. I’ve frozen 1.5 batch for when baby arrives. Recipe coming soon.

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I wear contact lens, all day every day, except for when I’m sleeping. Since I’ll be nursing,  I got a pair of eye glasses so I don’t have to deal with contact lens during night feedings.

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These beautiful white/yellow flowers were from work. I am hoping they will last until after I deliver. They brighten up my day and I love seeing them in the baby’s room.

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Chocolate cake for the hubby’s birthday and my current favorite ice cream.

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Early signs of Spring season….our tortoises are out from their winter hibernation. I fed them some lettuce and arugula on their first day out.

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The nursery is almost complete. I just have to hang some pictures and frames. I love the neutral colors of grey and yellow, it’s modern but at the same time calming and cheerful.

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Comments

  1. Happy maternity leave! You’re so close, so exciting! You look so beautiful! 🙂

  2. You’re so close! I’m so excited for you. You look fantastic. 🙂

  3. itzyskitchen says:

    Nursery is looking great! So excited for you 🙂 Those pancakes you made for the man look AMAZING! Hang in there

  4. You look so amazing and so beautiful! I hope I look like this when I am due! So excited for you and your whole family! I am sure everyone is just excited as ever knowing he can be here any day!!!

    Love the nursery! We are doing grey, yellow, blue, and white!

  5. Any day now – how exciting – cannot wait to hear that your little bundle has arrived:)

  6. I love the chevron print bedding! So cute! He will be here in no time! The best day of your life is just moments away! Enjoy this amazing roller coaster of a ride with your little one and family!

  7. You look incredible! Wishing you a speedy and safe delivery.

  8. Thinking of you!

  9. This comment is way late, but better late than never! awww thinking of you – the nursery pics are adorable and you look fabulous, little mama!

    My nephew turned 2 in March as well – LOVE IT!

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