pregnancy by week

Week 39


Still waiting… and growing fingernails, toenails, maybe hair. The brain and lungs are still developing, but they would be out of the womb, too.


It takes time to recover from childbirth, even if it goes off without a hitch. Your body has been working really hard for nine months! Try to lay low this week; you’ll be glad you did once the baby arrives and sleep becomes a luxury.


If there’s anything left on your to-do-before-baby-comes LIST, get it done now. (And if baby comes before you’re done, well, you’ll survive.) Make sure there’s gas in the car and that your cell phones are always charged.


Get lots of help lined up for baby’s first week (at least). Use the JOURNAL tool to write a letter to your baby to describe how you’re feeling as you await the birth.


Moms reveal what they would’ve done differently (2life blog)
What to pack in your diaper bag (2life blog)
You might like to share the following with your friends and family; just tap on the “share” icon at the bottom when you open the link:
5 unexpected ways to help a new mom (The Happiest Home)
20 things you can do to help a new mother (Mother)