My pregnancy: 39 weeks

I’m posting my update my later than usual–did you think I was having the baby?  No such luck.  What kept me from posting was not giving birth, but just a busy, non-stop kind of day.  I’m still pregnant as ever, as you can see.

How I’m Feeling

The obvious answer is very, very pregnant.  You’ve heard people say to really pregnant women that they look “ready to pop”?  That’s how I feel–like I’m going to pop any minute.

Other than the obvious, each day brings something different.  I had a few nights of terrible sleep, and the next days were awful because I was so tired.  Then I had a decent night’s sleep and felt much better.  I don’t think I have the same energy level that I had last week, but I can’t say I am completely miserable either.  I’m hanging in there.

What’s Happening with my Body

My weekly doctor’s appointment was anti-climatic.  I somehow lost 2 pounds this week, though, putting my total weight gain at 29 pounds. Other than that, all signs are pointing to go.  I have remained dilated to 3 cm for 2 weeks now.  I have contractions daily.  The baby seems to have dropped quite low.  It feels like he could come out at any time.  I’m just waiting.

We are still praying that he decides to come either this weekend or Tuesday so we can have my regular doctor.   It is weird to think I could have another child so soon, though!  You’d think after having one it wouldn’t feel so foreign, but it’s still hard for me to wrap my head around bringing another baby home.

This picture is mostly unrelated, except that it may just be the last picture taken of me while pregnant as it was taken just a few hours ago at a local Christmas light display.  Here’s to hopin’!


  1. Meagan says

    Go to bed!!! :)
    Juging by those photos this baby is ready to make an appearance any minute! Get some rest and good luck on the big day!

  2. says

    You definitely look different! I noticed you’ve dropped before I started reading. Yay! Getting closer and closer. Don’t they say losing weight can be a sign of labor too? I never noticed that with myself, but I have heard that. Wishing you all the best! :D

  3. Tammy Root says

    I know I have said this many times, but you look great!! You are the cutest pregnant woman I have seen!! You are all belly. :) And, yes, you look like you are ready to POP! I pray your baby comes when your doctor is available, but those little buggers will come when they are good and ready. ;(

  4. Jennifer says

    You look great!! I love your maternity jeans, what brand are they? Well, he’ll be here before you know it…hang in there!

    • Maryea says

      I’m sorry for the late reply–with a new baby in the house I’ve gotten behind on my comment replies. The maternity jeans are liz lange maternity from Target. I wore them almost everyday during my 3rd trimester! :-)

  5. Shannon says

    You look AMAZING! So beautiful. Enjoy the holiday… Who knows… Sometimes these boys just get comfy. He’s enjoying all the good eats you’re giving him. :) Best wishes!

    • Maryea says

      Hi Jess-sorry for the late reply. I didn’t think of bringing my own food to the hospital. I just dealt with the hospital food. I wish I would have though to bring a few things though! I haven’t made lactation cookies. So far I haven’t needed any help in that area. Even with such a big baby, my supply is holding its own. :-) Hopefully it continues. *fingers crossed*

  6. Catherine says

    You look gorgeous! I keep checking your blog to see if you’ve had your baby yet :) I’m so excited for you and your family just from following your blog. I hope everything goes wonderfully for you all!

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