39 weeks


I’ve come up with various songs to sing to baby boy now.  Most are centered around “hey, wouldn’t it be way more fun out here than in there?” and “I bet you would really like milk way more than the absorbed food you’re getting right now.  Want to try it?”  So far he’s not biting.  Nothing like a little parental pressure while still in utero, right?!

Bit of a round-up for where we’re at this week:

Baby’s size: The doctor estimates he’s about 6 1/2 pounds, probably fairly long, but also said he could be psyching us out and come out 8 pounds.

Weight gained: 20 pounds

Energy: Comes and goes.  Some days I feel perfectly fine, other days I’m tired (and nap before 10am).  Regardless, by 8pm I’m generally really ready for bed.

Walking: Still 4 miles almost every day (not generally more than that or I get too tired), but my pace has slowed considerably.  In the beginning I was doing just under 15 minute miles.  Now I’m more like 16 or 16:30, even though it feels like I’m walking fast!  I’ve also added 1 minute jogging intervals in with my walking – every 10 minutes I jog for a minute.  So far it hasn’t bothered my hip and it makes me happy to be running!

Foods: Still love goldfish crackers.  And mac and cheese.  And carbs and salty.

Sleeping: Most nights I sleep great, although I wake up to turn over (it requires a bit of effort).  About once or twice a week lately I’ve been having my 2am wake-up-can’t-fall-back-asleep deal, which doesn’t thrill me.  Generally I’m awake til about 5am, then sleep from 5-7am.  Awesome.

Things to do: Honestly, not much.  I have my hospital bag packed (and baby’s!) and a list of things to add to the bag when it’s time (things I can’t pack now because I need them).  Dave hasn’t packed his bag yet, but his bag will be considerably smaller and less detailed.  I got the carseat base installed.  I’ve left 3 messages with car seat inspection people in our area to get it checked, but none of them have called me back (eye roll).  However, I’m feeling confident about my installation, so I’m not really worried anymore if they don’t call me back.  I followed the video for our carseat (here) and it’s pretty simple… not much I can do to mess it up.

Now all we need is a BABY!  (I know I sound like I’m really high-pressure on him and I am impatient for him to get here… but honestly, if he doesn’t come for another 2-3 weeks, it’s okay.  I want him to come when he’s ready and to be healthy.  So while I talk about it a lot and act like I’m deadset on him being here NOW, I’m really more talk than anything.)

What do you have going on this week? 


12 thoughts on “39 weeks

  1. You are so stinkin’ cute! Love the pictures! I hope the time flies by quickly for you until baby boy decides to grace you with his presence. These last few weeks are the hardest, but he WILL come… eventually. This week for me is all about organization (and canning) before school starts on Monday. Then I will have 5-6 hours a day devoted to schooling making me adjust and scale back my expectations of what I can truely get done around the house. I’m learning!

  2. i’m looking forward to:
    1. a dance performance by a good friend tomorrow.
    2. a trail run with a different good friend tonight.
    3. stopping to see another bestest friend on my way to michigan thursday.
    4. picking up my favorite sister at the airport on thursday.
    5. seeing my other favorite sister friday morning (let’s face it, you’ll be asleep on thursday night)
    6. seeing two mierau boys…one may still be on the inside, but that’s ok.
    7. a wedding on a boat for a friend i’ve known since high school.
    8. home again, home again, jiggity jig.

  3. Ah!! I’m so excited for you!

    This week? Trying to motivate my boot-ay to get things done. Lately I just want to be lazy!

  4. So close!! I can’t wait to hear that you’ve gone into labor. You’re going to do great!
    This week, I am excited to get a haircut. I know it’s not the most exciting them but I’ve been putting it off since before Emitt was born and it’ll be nice to feel a little more pulled-together. 🙂
    Have a great day!

  5. I love hearing that you are still walking that much each day and running! 🙂 I think you should be able to go to your local police department and have them check the seat. I know it’s that way in most communities. Just call and go in.

  6. you are so beautiful!
    you can drive your car over to the local police station and just walk in and say ‘hey, come check out my carseat please’ and someone will be able to ‘ok’ it for you!
    PLUS the postpartum nazi nurses will probably go with you to the car and make sure everything is perfect before they allow you to leave……..

    p.s. dreamt last night you have boy and came home 2 hours later!

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