Sure enough, there is a lot of discomfort and pain that you are going through every moment. You really want the baby to come out now, and labor is not really scaring you anymore – at this point, you’d do anything to do away with your pregnancy. Well, that could be now, or you might need to hang on a week or two more. The baby will come only when he is ready – and no rule binds that one!
Physical and Emotional You
Eagerness, discomfort, pain and discomfort – you are feeling like you have had enough!
In the event of your baby not in a heads down position, the OB might take a call on the way you will have your delivery.
If your baby has dropped his head into your pelvis, chances are you would be breathing easy, but it will put a pressure on your bladder and you will need to pee very frequently. You still need to take in those fluids – mind this.
If you still have the “urge to nest”, get the things done by someone else – save the energy, you’d need lots of it!
Labor is setting in, cervix is getting thinner and is dilating. You could still be having false labor contractions, and you will know when real labor strikes – at the top of your uterus to the back and you will not be able to walk or talk.
Anything you feel is not normal, do not hesitate to call your doctor. There’s nothing stupid about calling a doctor each time you have a doubt.
No practitioner can tell you when exactly are you due. So rest your thoughts, ease out on the doc, and play the waiting game.
Your Baby at 39 Weeks:
Mostly at about 21 inches and 3.5 kgs, the mini watermelon has also been ripened up to greet the world.
The brain is still having an increased activity, boy, this one is surely going to be like an Einstein!
You need to watch out the baby’s movements – the fetal activity can be slow, but it has to be there. In case there is any doubt, see the doctor immediately.
He’s still packing on the weight and the fat.
Making conversations with the baby now results in better stimulus. Make a smart baby Mama!
Things to Note:
Read, catch on movies, listen to music, walk a little– pretty much you have in your kitty!
Boys are generally heavier than girls, and girls generally rest at the bottom of the abdomen – so what do you think?
Reflections – why not check out the pictures of yourself and your partner when you were babies? These are some real cute moments!