I am a few days into being 39 weeks pregnant and still feeling like my normal self. Not really sure what normal really is anymore I am so used to having a kicking baby in my belly, peeing all the time, etc.
Since I really enjoyed doing last weeks day in the life of being 38 weeks pregnant I decided to do another one. I hope you enjoy the video and pregnancy update.
39 weeks pregnant day in the life highlights.
Click here to watch on youtube.
I forgot to video everything that I did, I am still getting used to doing these day in the life videos so bear with me.
Or maybe it’s pregnancy brain that I tend to forget things around here.
baby bump at 39 weeks!
Other pregnancy week 39 updates:
Loving pancakes and donuts! I’ve made our egg-free donuts twice and practiced a new egg-free grain-free pancake recipe a few times. Loving it all!
Also loving spicy hot chocolate truffles!! I eat one or two a day it feels like. And yes I am still eating my cacao nibs too!
Besides that I have been enjoying my same typical eats – mostly real foods – a lot of healthy fats (mainly coconut oil).
I have managed to keep up with doing a few home workouts a week. From filming new purely trainings to filming new workouts for our purely fit life sisters. I wasn’t sure how long I would be working out during my pregnancy journey, but my body is still loving it.
Therefore, I continue. But this week heading into my due date I am mostly doing walking and stretching these last few days. This past Sunday’s workout (which you saw in the video) was my last true workout.
Sure some moves are way more challenging and my speed is slow, but I love the energy the workouts provide my body. I do get some braxton contractions during my workouts. And baby M usually is active before or after my workouts.
Doing lots of squats over here. Keeping my lower body and core nice and strong the best I can!
I know all these workouts and extra stretching that I try to sneak in during the day will hopefully help with labor! Plus I have been doing lots of walking!! I’m thinking baby M is going to be doing squats when she comes out 🙂
I am playing the waiting game over here. As you saw in the video our mom came into town to be here for the labor and to help out.
I am overall feeling great. My energy is great!! My bowel movements have slowed down a little and at night I get gassy. I usually go pee 2-3 times during the night as I think baby M is sitting lower and lower pushing on my bladder. There are moments where I feel I am having a strong contraction and I think this is the start of labor, but no. It goes away. I don’t have any real consistency with the contractions yet so I know they are not the real thing. I am visualizing this Friday as the day (her due date is Saturday). I have another doctor’s appointment tomorrow to see how I am progressing. I am staying upbeat and have a great support team. I do admit… I am ready not to be pregnant anymore.
For other moms out there – what do you remember from being 39 weeks pregnant? What signs did you have knowing you are in labor?
Did you do the whole spicy foods, teas, walking, etc that can help get labor going?
What are your plans for today? Any new recipes you have been enjoying lately?
Anyone else love spicy chocolate?