39 Weeks – Baby Watermelon

Your baby matches up to a mini-watermelon, weighing a bit over 7 pounds. (Length: about 20 inches, head to heel.)

Your baby’s waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it’s likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

How far along? 39 weeks 3 Days
Total weight gain/loss 38 pounds total. Gulp.
Maternity clothes? I’m running out of things that fit!!!!
Stretch marks? UGH. Yes. ALL OVER my hips, and some on the underside of my stomach.
Sleep *thumbs down*
Best moment this week My husband got a full time job!
Movement She’s getting cramped. All her movements are squirms and pushes now.
Food cravings None really.
Gender Girl!
Labor Signs 2 cm dilated. 50% effaced. Baby’s head is at -2 station.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss Being comfortable, and feeling rested.
What I am looking forward to meeting this little girl!!!
Weekly Wisdom Relax and sleep!

Doctor’s appointment went well yesterday. Blood pressure was 128/78. I had some ankle swelling in the evening – I didn’t even recognize my fat little cankles. The doctor says that she predicts she’ll see me at my regular appointment next week… Which is disappointing, but anything can happen. I’m really, REALLY hoping that Nellie comes this weekend so daddy doesn’t have to miss any orientation at his new job and have to make it up. I am starting to feel like she’s never coming out of there!


  1. Oh, Natalie! I know how you feel. ian decided to wait until 6 days after his due date to come out and I was beginning to wonder how long he was going to stay inside!! I'm sure Nellie will come out soon!! You look fantastic by the way!! :)

  2. You're hu…. no, no… You look wonderful! :-) Seriously, though, you do look great. You wear pregnancy well.It's funny, isn't it, that the books are just now saying she'd about the size of a small watermelon, when it feels like they are watermelons from, oh, about 20 weeks on…

  3. Teresha@Marlie and M says:

    look at you! just glowing! beautiful! I know you're ready to get that bun out of the oven, but try to enjoy these last few days of pregnancy. it's one thing to loose sleep cause you can't get comfortable and another when you have a crying, hungry, poopie new baby and are dying to sleep, but can't. take it from someone who gave birth at 39 wks 1 day. I would go back and get that extra time if I could.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Youre looking good! I'm predicting 7 to 8 pounds of baby there. :)

  5. Natalie, go get your pressure points massaged! For real! I know so many people who have gone into labor from that. That's what I plan on doing! Nellie get outta her belly!!

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