A rapidly growing brain makes your baby's head weigh more and that means more pressure on Mommy's bladder.
Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues his steady weight gain (he's about 5.5 pounds). While he won't get much longer, he will continue to pack on the pounds - including large amounts of baby fat - right up 'til delivery day. Something else that's moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There's a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal.
Another fantastic week of being pregnant....NOT! I am really REALLY getting miserable at this point. The heat is KILLING me...and on top of that, I am now having contractions every single day. Tuesday I thought FOR SURE he would be her sooner rather than later. I seriously had contractions all morning. I was so sore by the time I made it to my doctors appointment. I had her check me....NOTHING! Talk about disappointment. Everything else was good news though. Didn't gain too much weight the last two weeks, blood pressure was great, and we're back to measuring a week early. I'm hoping when I go again in two weeks I can convince them to schedule me another ultrasound. :) I'd just like to be able to see his sweet face again before D-DAY. Speaking of D-DAY I have a new game plan if he isn't here by the date of my last currently scheduled appointment....which is Wednesday August 4. I am going to BEG my doctor to induce me Monday August 9th. Which is NOT that early...considering I'm due the 14th...but I would really really like that. Then we'll go to the hospital Sunday night...probably late...and they'll get me all hooked up and started on drugs, tell me to get some sleep, and then break my water at some point I guess.
Even though I"m SUPER excited for him to get here, it makes me a little bit nervous too. We have just about everything set up for him to come home. Pack N Play is in our room and ready to go...bouncy seat is set up in the family room....swing is set up and currently in his room, but I'll probably move it into the family room too. I want to get everything where it's going to be when we bring him home so the dogs have time to get used to all the new stuff. I just keep reading about how it is better for your animals if you get everything positioned how you want it BEFORE baby comes home so they can adjust to the new pieces of furniture, and THEN adjust to the newest member of the family. :)
This weekend my goal is to finish up Ben's laundry, get the house organized, and car seat bases installed in both cars. Quite a lofty list....but I'm hopeful that I can make it all work. :) I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and I'll talk to you soon! xoxo