39 Weeks

How far along? 39 weeks, 4 days.
Baby Size: 7ish pounds?? 
Total weight gain: Let's just call it 35. I'm thinking about staying away from the scale for a few weeks now.
Maternity clothes? I've gotten a lot of use out of the maternity clothes we bought (and I'm going to be happy to pack them away).
Stretch marks? Still no stretch marks on my tummy.
Sleep: I am sleeping well but waking up every 1 1/2 to 2 hours to go to the bathroom. I have loved my body pillow and highly suggest to get one early to help avoid hip pain later on.
Best moment(s) this week: A last-minute visit from Matt's mom on Wednesday!
Miss Anything? Feeling normal and being able to move easily.
Movement: Baby's movements are usually slow now - no more of those quick shocking punches. I am still feeling most pokes and rolls on the right-hand side, but every once in awhile I feel her on the left. 
Food cravings: Nope...sorry this answer is pretty boring every week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Gender: Girl :).
Labor Signs: I've had frequent Braxton-Hicks contractions (though that's nothing unusual for this pregnancy) off and on, some stronger than others. No other signs just yet though.
Symptoms: Ever-growing tummy and mild heartburn. I'm so thankful that I've had a great pregnancy overall though. My blood pressure has been normal, I've had minimal swelling (just my hands), and for the most part I haven't been too exhausted.
Belly Button in or out? Some days it pokes out all the way. Others just the top half does.
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Mood: This week has been a bit up and down. We're so ready for baby to arrive and are trying to wait patiently for her. You can pray for us as we wait - and for a smooth labor and delivery soon too!!
Looking forward to: A relaxing weekend, maybe our last for awhile. We are ok with that :).

Finally, I have to share this with you. Matt's mom sent me a photo this week that she had taken back in May when I was trying on maternity clothes with one of those strap-on bellies. At the time I was really just starting to show and couldn't imagine that round belly months down the road. I remember it feeling so foreign and couldn't imagine it being real months down the road. Now it's hard to remember not having a tummy though!

18 Weeks Actual Belly // 18 Weeks Fake Belly // 39 Weeks Actual Belly

Enjoy your weekend!
+, Lauren Aiken


  1. SO excited for you guys! I've been praying for you a lot this week!!