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Pregnancy Week 39

Wow… one week until my due date! Not sure if I will make it or not. I had both my older girls at 39 weeks so it will be interesting to see when this little one comes!

I am trying not to be one of those pregnant moms who complain about everything, sure I get a back ache, yeah my ankles started swelling this week, I can’t see “downstairs” anymore, it’s hard to put on my shoes… but…. every little thing is so worth it in the end for this sweet little baby.

I had my midwife appointment and all is good. I finally gained some weight so I am up around 6 or 7 pounds total. And my midwife noticed the start of swelling, which was normal for me in both my other pregnancies at 39 weeks.

Shelby still loves to sit high up in my ribs but I still love feeling her body slide around. I will miss her movements. But I am ready to move on with the next stage in our lives… we all are!

Your Baby in Week 39 of Pregnancy

Coming down to the wire, your baby weighs around seven to eight pounds and measures 19 to 21 inches. Those measurements won’t change much from now on, but her brain is still growing at an astonishing rate, a pace that will continue for the first three years of life. Her pink skin has now turned whitish (even babies who’ll eventually have darker skin appear whitish now — they haven’t yet developed pigment). Her head may have dropped into your pelvis by now, which makes your breathing easier but walking harder.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

8 Responses to “Pregnancy Week 39”

  1. Heather says:

    I’m excited for you and can’t wait to be this close to delivery myself!

  2. Eileen says:

    Keep checking in to see how you are all doing. So excited for you mamma! Miss Shelby, we are all waiting to meet you!

  3. Anytime now!!! I can’t wait to see her! I swell really bad too. Make sure to put those feet up!

  4. Debbie Stanton says:

    very happy for you and wishing you the best over the next few weeks.

  5. Marcie W. says:

    Aww hooray for full term! If you don’t hold on until 40 weeks, easy labor vibes & hugs!!

  6. I am so excited for her to make her grand entrance! I keep checking on Facebook 🙂 I hope everything goes smoothly.

    You look FANTASTIC by the way!

    Good luck mama!

  7. Vickie Couturier says:

    Congratulations ,,not long now,,,,I swelled with my kids too,,low salt an feet up,,,

  8. Cassie says:

    Oh my gosh! So close! Wishing you the very best over the next few weeks!

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