So week 39 started off like every other week. I was pregnant and things were still going really well. I felt good and had energy to do things. I had lots of lists written up and was slowly working my way through them trying to get things done in order to get ready for baby's arrival. I was still wearing my regular jeans with the rubber band trick, which made this pregnant lady one happy camper! Pregnancy felt like a breeze and I was enjoying the last two weeks of it and working on making the most of the fact that baby was still in my belly. :)
Last bump photo...in the elevator heading up to the delivery floor.
Then on December 31st, baby boy decided to take control and remind us of who the boss is gonna be from here on out. (Check back later and I should hopefully have the birth story ready to share.)
Ringing in the New Year from the delivery room!
He made his appearance on Jan 1st, 2013....12 days earlier than anticipated! We were all taken by surprise, but couldn't be happier with his early arrival. Welcome to the world Christopher David!
All swaddled up!
Happy to escape the swaddle!
So here is the photo for week 39. There is no longer a belly bump, but rather a bundle of joy! Thank you for going on this weekly journey with us and I'm so glad we've made it to baby's birth. I'm looking forward to the adventures to come with my wonderful family of 3 and can't wait to share them all with you!
** Some Highlights **
Symptoms: Still sore from the delivery, but I'm able to move around quite easily. My baby bump has gotten smaller now that C is out, but it's not gone yet!
Gain Loss: I've lost 6kgs just from the birth. WOHOO!
Cravings: I've been enjoying some very nutritious foods and really only crave water. It seems as though I'm always thirsty!
Maternity Clothes: Sadly I'm still wearing a limited number of bottoms, but I can fit into more tops. Yay for a bigger selection of clothes!
Wedding Ring: My fingers are still a wee bit swollen, so the rings are still mostly off.
Sleep: What is sleep?!? I now wake up throughout the night to nurse C. Fun times!
Belly Button: Back to normal!
Other: C came way earlier than expected, which was quite the shock...especially since everyone told us that first babies usually come later than the anticipated delivery date.
Fun story: Matt drove the car the night we headed to the hospital. This was only his third or fourth time driving the car in Chiang Mai. He did a great job and we got to the hospital in one piece with no hiccups. However, once we got there, I had to park the car as there was only a small spot on the street between two other vehicles and Matt hasn't had to parallel park here yet. It was quite the start! :)