I honestly didn't think I was going to make it to 39 weeks! Last week I was really contracting well and Cody and I both thought Emma was going to be here any minute. It was a blessing that she did not actually come since Reese came down with a very contagious virus on Friday. Emma's movements have drastically slowed down since she dropped this last week. She is officially out of room!!
Today I had my last OB appointment! Total weight gain: 33#. I am 3cm/75% effaced and got my membranes stripped!! Induction is set for this Thursday at 5:30am :)
39 Weeks (Emma):
39 Weeks (Reese):
Your baby's crown-to-rump length at this time is approximately 14.4 inches and the total length is approximately 21.5 inches. The average baby weighs a little more than 7 pounds now and is preparing for birth. You are probably as big as you are going to get and may be uncomfortable now. Most women gain between 25 and 35 pounds during their pregnancy.
Although your baby continues to grow and develop inside of your uterus, there is not much room for him to move about. All of your baby's organ systems are now complete and the lungs were the last to fully mature.
Most of the lanugo on your baby should be gone by now. Your baby still may have some on his shoulders and in the creases of his body. Your baby's toenails have reached the end of his toes. The umbilical cord is about a half inch thick and may be wrapped around him. The umbilical cord still supplies the baby with nutrients that he needs. After delivery, your baby's umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. After it is cut, he will be an independent human being and must perform all of his body functions on his own. Your baby will get antibodies from your body that give his immune system a boost.
Reese decided to catch one last virus before Emma's arrival. She was diagnosed with the Coxsachievirus but recovered from it fairly quickly. She had a fever, sore throat, pain in her mouth and tummy for 2 days. She is now back to her peppy self just in time for Emma's arrival! The thought of not being able to let Reese kiss on her new baby sister if she arrived over the weekend absolutely killed me! I prayed Reese would recover quickly and that Emma could hang out a few days more!