39 weeks with Baby O!
(S)he is almost here! This pregnancy has flown...ok... until the last few weeks it has flown by! The last few weeks have been rough but they have still gone by quickly. I went to the doctor yesterday and was still a 2. I am really, really hoping this baby decides to come out this weekend! I went and had a massage today...amazing. Thinking a pedicure may be on my agenda tomorrow! I am still scheduled for the induction but am really leaning towards just waiting. Chris and I
sort of totally don't see eye to eye on this. I'd love for it to just start on it's own before then so I don't even have to worry about it! I am so excited to see what it is!! The doctor guessed the weight between 7.5-8 pounds already so looks like another chunkster! Heartrate was 135. Oh and I should add we still don't have definite names! This poor baby will be named brother or sister if we don't start agreeing on some things...you know, like a name ;)
Here is what (s)he is up to!
At 39 weeks pregnant, your baby is fully formed and ready to be delivered, however some babies may want to stay in the womb for one or two additional weeks. (After 42 weeks pregnant, your baby is considered “post-term” and your doctor will induce labor, or perform a c-section, to get your baby out.)
Since your baby is fully mature at pregnancy week 39, he or she has reached his or her birth weight and length. Your baby may weigh anywhere between 7 and 7.5 pounds, though some babies may weigh more and others less. Your little one is likely to be between 19 and 21 inches long at this point in your pregnancy week by week.
Your baby’s eyes are fully developed by pregnancy week 39, but the neural networks continue to mature. As a result, your baby’s vision will be fuzzy in the first few weeks after birth.
Were you a hairy baby when you were born? If so, there’s a possibility that your baby will be born with a full head of hair! But you never know, your baby might only have a few wispy strands, or no hair at all, at 39 weeks pregnant and when he or she is born.
Since your baby is situated low in your pelvis during pregnancy week 39, you probably have relief from any upper abdominal discomfort. However, in its place, you may feel lots of pressure on your bladder . . . that means, lots of restroom breaks!
Still feeling those kicks? All of your baby’s movements at 39 weeks pregnant are helping build his or her muscle strength, as well as helping with coordination.