Meet the Sullivans: 39 weeks 5 days!

January 6, 2012

39 weeks 5 days!

39 weeks and 5 days, only two more days until TB is due!
Here is a collage showing how TB has grown. The first picture I took is 3 in from the top left and the
most recent is in the center on the bottom. I wish I had remembered to take weekly or even monthly pictures, but I'm glad I have these.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 39 Weeks and 5 days, but who's counting?!

Size of baby: We had an ultrasound earlier this week that estimated that TB is about 7lbs 8 oz. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've lost a pound or two actually. 

Maternity Clothes: Still living in yoga pants, although I feel best when I get dressed in normal looking clothes.

Gender: Its going to be a surprise! We can't wait to meet him or her! 

Names: We have names for a boy and girl ready to go! Emily Elizabeth or Owen Edward. 

Movement: TB likes to move! At the ultrasound we got to find out where all the little baby body parts are. The head is down, the spine and back come up along my left side and the little baby butt is at the top. TB's legs and arms are curled up along my right side, which confirms all my guesses about feeling little feet over there. 

Sleep: Sleeping at night has become my least favorite thing. I wake every few hours having to go to the bathroom or sometimes I just wake up completely awake for no reason. I've been told this is my body's way of preparing me for having a baby at home who will need me to feed them every few hours in the night, which will be better because at least there will be a purpose for waking up all the time! 

What I miss: I miss all the things I haven't been able to enjoy or participate in for the past 9 months, but mostly I miss being able to work out and eat without being worried about harming my little one. 

Cravings: Yesterday I was doing our grocery shopping (loving being able to do it in the morning during the week when it is so quiet, btw) and I had a sudden craving for Ambrosia salad, which I don't even like much. So I looked up this Southern Living recipe, bought the ingredients and whipped some up when I got home--it was delicious! Diet 7up with lots of ice or vanilla milkshakes are still common cravings. 

Symptoms: I've told you previously that my wedding and engagement rings are stuck on my finger, right? The doctor told me they should be okay, but I decided to go ahead and have them removed. I went to our jeweler this yesterday and he cut them off. We'll have them fixed after TB is born. I hate going around without them on, but I'm happy to not worry about it. 

Best Moment this week: Seeing him / her on the ultrasound again! We got to see the spine, profile and heart and it was just amazing!

I finally got at least two dishes cooked and in the freezer. I made the Pioneer Woman's Beef Stew with Mushrooms, which I altered a bit by adding a few potatoes and carrots. I also made my favorite Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde, which I froze in two disposable square casserole dishes.

I'd like to make something else, but I'm running out of space in the freezer and time to get it all done. Who knows, today could be The Day!

We also finally committed to a glider. We've been talking about, researching and hunting down the right one for over a month and last night we finally just picked one. I really wanted something that would match the rest of the room and I think this will work pretty well! It should be here early next week!
Now I'm off to get a pedicure! Can't wait! 


Natasha said...

you look great my dear!!! you're so close and cannot wait to see pictures of the new little one...the names are perfect, too!!

Leigh said...

Love the picture collage! Will be fun to look back at one day. Can't believe that your little one is almost here

Colleen Sullivan said...

Thanks! I'm hoping this baby like to be on time as much as his / her mommy and daddy do!

Anonymous said...

So adorable!!!!! I miss my belly :)

Colleen Sullivan said...

I think I'm going to miss mine a bit too, although I'm going to be happy to have the extra breathing space, be able to shop for normal clothes, and feel cute again (in a non-pregnant way). BUT I will miss feeling all the wiggles and kicks from him / her. Its the sweetest feeling :)