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41 Weeks

July 16, 2009 Sarah Coggins

How far along? 41 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Down almost 2lb from last week

Maternity clothes? Of course! 🙂 And very few of those cover the belly these days.

Stretch marks? Same ones on my belly from last week. I don’t think there are any new ones. The marks themselves don’t bother me – it’s the itching that has come up in the past week that I could do without.

Sleep: Not too well. I wake up a lot from hip pain and need to switch sides. I have started taking daily naps for an hour or two each afternoon.

Best moment this week: This week was the first time Trent had been with me to an OB appointment since the ultrasound at 19wks. It was nice having him along and both getting a chance to listen to the Baby’s heartbeat. Trent later commented to me how cool that was to hear it again.

Movement: Lots of stretching and hiccuping still. Of course, the Baby initially played possum when we started the nonstress test on Tuesday and needed him to move!

Food cravings: None in particular.

Labor Signs: Plenty of Braxton Hicks.

Belly Button in or out? Flat.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our little guy soon! One way or another, he’ll be here in the next 7 days. 🙂

Milestones: Watching our due date come and go. LOL

Energy Level: Lower than past weeks. Maybe it’s a prelabor sign? Maybe it’s just me settling into a relaxed routine now that I’m on maternity leave?


  • jillconyers July 16, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Love how you're documenting your pregnancy.
  • Janet July 16, 2009 at 9:16 am
    Your updates are so fun to read! You'll be so glad you documented all of these feelings.

    You're doing great! Enjoy the waiting and keep us posted on baby news! :-)
  • Tere July 17, 2009 at 1:01 am
    Sarah, can you explain me..why am I crying? LOL!!!
    maybe because I'm looking at Seth right now eating a cookie at 11:00pm, after I told him not to do it
    :{ and in my mind I remembering when i was so anxious for him to be born!:)

    I'll be preying for you and your baby and Trent, love you!
  • Laura July 17, 2009 at 9:38 am
    Right before Cam was born I started nesting like crazy. I'm talking clean the stove and floors on my hands and knees crazy. And then the week before he was born, I got really tired again. In fact, the night before he was born I slept like 10 or 11 hours. So it is still possible he might come on his own! Come on, Baby C! :)
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