39 Week Pregnancy Update

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It’s so strange; I had a feeling all along that I would go into labor early, and yet here I am hanging out at 39+ weeks with no baby! I know a lot of first-time moms go late, but for whatever reason, I assumed I would go early. Still though, I’m not complaining. I’ve had two glorious, work- and baby-free weeks to run errands, do fun stuff, and relax. God only knows when I’ll have down time like this again, so I’m just trying to enjoy it. I’ve also been sleeping pretty well, so hopefully I’ll be well-rested whenever labor kicks in.

We’re trying to keep the house as clean and well-stocked as possible in the event that Baby Girl makes sudden moves. Ben made four loaves of bread, and I made a few crockpot freezer meals. I even remembered to special order Rocket’s prescription food, which was almost gone, and stock up on kitty litter and other grocery basics. The co-op in Burlington offers an extra 10% off bulk foods on Thursdays, so I grabbed a ton of rice, spices, grits, and popcorn (one of my favorite snacks that I’ve eaten SO MUCH during pregnancy).

Ben finished the school year this week, so we are both officially in “waiting for baby” mode. It feels kind of like we’re on vacation. We’re spending tons of time together, doing lots of stuff around the house and generally having as much fun as we can while living under the shadow of impending and unknown baby arrival. We are only meal planning and grocery shopping a few days at a time, rather than a full week, because we don’t want to have a fridge full of perishables if we end up stuck at the hospital for more than a few days. And I’ve started loading my hospital bags into the car whenever we’re going to be away from home for a bit, cause you just never know!

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Trying to walk baby out

We had some lovely visits with friends this week. I feel super spoiled that my friends Lizzie and Megan drove all the way out to the boonies to spend time with us on Thursday. Lizzie brought her adorable dog Nora, and we hung out for a while, basking in the sun in our yard. On Friday we had lunch at Burger Barn with our friend Merlin (yes, that’s his REAL name!), which is always a treat. Merlin is currently a stay-at-home house husband, so I’m sure he and I will be spending lots of time together once Baby Girl is born. And Ben’s older sister and her boyfriend were up from DC for the weekend, so we got to spend some time with family as well. It’s been great to have quality time with people, as I know that the first few weeks with out little one will be hectic.

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The Nutty Goat: caramelized onions, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and bacon

Do you ever buy bulk foods? Such a great deal!

 

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8 thoughts on “39 Week Pregnancy Update

  1. txa1265 says:

    Yeah, I saw your ‘due date’ IG pic and Lisa commiserated about how her ‘belly shelf’ became frequent home to a bowl of ice cream and container of Mrs. Richardson’s fudge sauce the 2+ post-due date weeks until the scheduled c-section. Fortunately the temperatures have not been TOO sweltering!

    We definitely buy in bulk … back in Mass. we had BJ’s Wholesale club membership even before the kids, but it was really as they got older that it came into play. We still shop that way – now we only have a Sam’s Club locally, but it is great for loads of bulk items! I think that even when it is just Lisa and I we will still do some bulk shopping …

    • Rae says:

      Bulk shopping is the way to go! It saves so much money and time. If you’ve got the storage space, that is.

      Speaking of belly shelves, Ben balanced a beer bottle on my belly yesterday, so that was fun. May have to share that on IG for a laugh!

    • Rae says:

      We are on the induction schedule for next week, hoping she comes on her own before then, though. Waiting is such a mind game! Good luck to you!

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