40 Weeks

How your baby's growing:

It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.

How far along: 40 weeks (as of 5/21)

Total weight gain/loss: 32lbs still

Maternity clothes: Yep, since about month 6!

Stretch marks: Same two that I had last week!!

Sleep: Trying to get as much as possible. :) I know it's just a matter of days before I forget what sleep is. But that's okay with me!

Best moment this week: Hearing Masons heartbeat, seeing him on the sonogram, and having somewhat of a plan in place!!

Movement: Mason is still very active. Although he's running out of room he is not letting that stop him! He makes room :) Most of the time I feel like he's pushing outwards against my backbone. You can feel his little booty and feet poking out of my belly at just about any given time of the day!! And as of this weekend, he has started to drop...so it's kind of different feeling the movements in my lower belly!!!

Food cravings: Mashed Potatoes, Gatorade, fruit, sandwiches.

Food aversions: Not really

Gender: Still a boy. :) Can't you tell by his stubborness? At this point we are 3 days past due!

Labor Signs: He's dropping!!!

Belly Button in or out: Flat and sometimes out!

What I miss: my ankles!!!

What I am looking forward to: Tuesday's appt. We'll get a better idea of when Mason will make his debut!! We have a sonogram at 1:30 and an appt at 2:00 pm. Afterwards we are going to Pinkberry for frozen yogurt/fruit. YUMMO!!!

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