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39 Weeks

by Christa on November 4, 2013

in Baby Gins,Pregnancy

Don’t worry, the baby is still the size of a watermelon.

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I honestly didn’t think I’d make it to 39 weeks.  Very surprised. Yes, my doctor predicted I would go into labor within 48 hours last Wednesday – right. I’m sick of being pregnant these days – come out, baby!

Total Weight Gain: Still at 26 pounds. Think I’ve reached my plateau since I’ve been here for 3 weeks.

Weekly Workouts: Lots of walking. 3 mile walks are my jam these days.

Maternity Clothes: Still getting too tight.

Sleep: Still waking up once per hour, can’t get good sleep these days.

Best Moment of the Week: Hard to pick. It was fun spectating at Oilman – wish I could have been out there racing. And we got even more done in her nursery – it is ready for her.

Food cravings: Basically anything I can get my paws on. Sweets and treats! Oh, and this delicious Vietnamese dish at Huynh – they have awesome vegetarian dishes and really know how to cook tofu. Yum.  Shane and I went there over the weekend; he had never been and liked it too!

Food aversions: Nothing right now.

Symptoms: Now I have to sleep sitting up because she is literally getting on my nerves – my body falls asleep if I lie down. Yay, sciatica! Lots of contractions…

Movement: She can’t move around as much but still has super sharp kicks!

“Your baby’s weight and height have probably increased only a little from last week (and your overstretched skin at 39 weeks pregnant is probably grateful for that). But his or her brain is still developing rapidly (a pace that continues during the first three years of life), with changes you’ll be able to recognize firsthand as your baby’s skill-packed bag of tricks expands almost daily.

Heard that babies cry a lot? There’s definitely truth to that rumor — as you’ll find out soon enough (and usually during the middle of the night). But what you may not have heard is that tiny babies don’t produce tiny tears when they cry, since their tear ducts aren’t open for business yet. While you’ll be consoling your crying baby right from the get-go, it won’t be until sometime after the first month that you’ll be wiping tears off those chubby cheeks.

Your baby’s skin has now finally changed from pink to white (no matter how dark-skinned he or she will be eventually; pigmentation will occur soon following birth). That’s because a thicker fat layer has been deposited over the blood vessels (making your baby’s cheeks — both kinds — pinchably and kissably round).”– What to Expect (

Gender: GIRL

What I’m Looking Forward To: HAVING A BABY.

What I Miss: Everything. But mostly running. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t look at runners in my neighborhood when I’m driving or walking through. Lucky bitches.

Next Appointment: November 6th

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Estimated due date is November 11th

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori November 5, 2013 at 6:51 am

Hang in there Sharks–Baby Gins is almost here! And I have no doubt that you will be back to running in no time (try not to run over the runner bitches in the meantime :) ).




Christa November 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks Lori! hahahah I will TRY not to run them over. So hard! ;)


Brittany November 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

I think you’re a rockstar for just going to Oilman! Hope some of the race vibes motivate her to come out :) I’ll have to try that Vietnamese restaurant – love Vietnamese food done well, esp if they do vegetarian dishes!


Christa November 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

It was so fun spectating, and you did awesome! Yes, definitely check out Huynh, it is delish!


Jess November 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

The first time Jack cried real, honest to god tears, was absolutely heartbreaking! Now I’m used to it…

Instead of doing a rain dance, I’ll try to do a baby dance and send labor energy your way…you’ll be back to running before you know it!


Christa November 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

I guess I never gave the real tears thought before – but now that I think about it, it’s so funny!! Poor babies.

Thanks for the baby dance, I need it!


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