As of Friday, I am 39 weeks pregnant. Wow!
I decided to include a naked belly pic this time. Sorry to those of you out there who don't like them. But I don't mind them. Check out my outie. It's pretty weird to have one after having an extreme innie my whole life. The outie is not a new thing, by the way - it's been around for awhile.
I have managed to avoid getting stretch marks up until this point. However, I am definitely not home free. I could still get them, even after Charlie is born. I am really surprised I don't have any yet. My mom got them, and they are genetic. But hey, I'll stay stretch mark free if that's what ends up happening.
This week something notable happened. My feet are now so swollen that they don't fit in my shoes anymore. That's hot.
I saw my OB again, and here are my stats.
Weight: +2 pounds in the last week, +28 total
Blood pressure: good (can't remember the number)
Charlie's heartrate: strong and healthy
Labor signs: still no dilation or effacement at all - but plenty of pelvic pressure, Braxton-Hicks contractions (and even some real ones!), and stabbing pain in my lady bits
I am now going pee once an hour at night. It makes getting any amount of good sleep freakin' impossible. Supposedly the increase in needing to go pee is a sign that the baby has dropped, but as far as I can tell, he hasn't.
I keep having this feeling that I'm going to end up being induced. But I will gladly eat my words. I don't really want to be induced, but I'll do it if I have to. We'll see what happens.
This week I thought I'd share my absolute favorite baby products that we've either bought or received as gifts. By "favorite" I mean super cute, not necessarily the most practical. Most of this stuff was not on our registry, although I so appreciate that people were good about sticking to the registry when buying us gifts. (Sometime in the future I'll write a post about the best and most useful baby products out there. For now, I have no practical experience.)
Anyway, on with the cuteness!
Babylegs - It took awhile for these to grow on me, especially since I'm having a boy baby. I mean, really - what boy wears leg warmers? But I seriously love them now. I can't wait to put Charlie in them.
A hilarious onesie Roy received at his work shower - You may have seen these cartoons circulating the internetz. I sure have. But I don't have a link for them.
I like this one just because it has bugs all over it.
My absolute favorite diaper cover - Note the skull and crossbones on it!
A gift from my mother-in-law - This onesie has a special place in my heart because my mother-in-law picked it out with Roy-as-a-child in mind. Apparently he loved dragons.
I love this pirate onesie. Like, love.
I bought these two T-shirts off babysteals quite awhile back. It'll probably be awhile before Charlie will fit into them, but I know he is going to be so cute in them!
I can't remember who bought us this onesie, but it's adorable.
The most awesome baby socks, gifted to us from Amber - I had seen and given the girl version of these socks as gifts before, but I had no idea there were similar socks for boys until these showed up in the mail for us. Yet another thing I can't wait to put on Charlie.
I want to marry these shoes.
We are planning on this being what Charlie wears home from the hospital if he's big enough. I love this onesie so much.
A gift at our shower, this is probably my favorite blanket of Charlie's.
A co-worker let me pick out two baby blankets from a gigantic stack of blankets her mother made, and these were the two I chose. I particularly love the Snoopy one because I had (and adored) a Peanuts blanket as a child that I lovingly referred to as my "Snoopy blanket."
I truly love this blanket. It's so soft, and the animals are so cute.
I love my Bebe au Lait nursing cover that I got for 50% on Amazon.
Wet bag from my friend Lynn - I love the pattern on this. So flippin' cute. And I can't wait to fill it up with stinky diapers.
Mobile we received at our shower - We love, love, LOVE it. And it's from Ikea!
Charlie's piggy bank - I saw this on Hautelook and fell in love. I just had to have it!
And last but not least, a children's book that makes me weep, a gift to Charlie from Angelina.
One last bonus picture, the result of swaddling practice:
The nursery is complete! Or as complete as it's going to get at the moment. I am waiting for two things: 1) Charlie's quilt, which won't be done until after he's born (most likely), and 2) the disc of photos from our maternity shoot so I can get some printed and hung up. I'm going to go ahead and share pictures of the nursery in my 40 week post, though. I'm pretty sure there will be a 40 week post, even though I've been having a lot of contractions.
See you then! (Well, I'll probably be posting before, but see you then for sure.)