? Oh yes
stretch marks? Oh yes
Sleep: Better this week.
Best moment this week: It’s now January, we get to meet our little girl this month!
Movement: All the time still. Maybe slowing down a little but not much.
Food cravings: Nothing, I’ve cut out the apple juice, hopefully we’ll see my weight gain slow down with that.
Gender: A little girl!
Labor Signs: I had some period like cramping on New Years Day, it lasted about half an hour or so.
Belly Button in or out? Still half and half.
What I miss: Being able to leave my house, hahaha.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting Ella, hopefully sooner then later if I have to stay on bed rest. At this point I’m not thinking we’ll make it to the due date anyway. (Now that I’ve jinxed myself she’ll be 2 weeks late, haha.
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t get stressed out!
Milestones: I’m only a week away from full term! Hang in there for one more week Ella, then you can come whenever you want!
And the websites say:
Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She’s shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she’s in a head-down position, but if she isn’t, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where she’ll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly. (Ella’s head is locked and loaded where it should be!) Baby’s skin is getting smooth and soft, her gums are rigid, her liver and kidneys are in working order, and her circulation and immune system are basically good to go. Her lungs are the only organs that still need to fully mature, but every day she gets a little closer to breathing on her own.
? Oh yes