March 12, 2015

Weekly Update: Week 40

I did actually write this on Tuesday (3/10), I'm just late on actually posting it because I haven't gotten a picture ready for it. I still don't have a picture, but that will just have to wait. (Spoiler alert: I am still pregnant and not in labor. Boo!)

Edit: Here's the added picture! Though technically the only pictures I have that are actually 40 weeks are in my underwear. This was taken 3/14/15 so I was 41 weeks + 3 days.

How far along? 40 weeks. I really didn't want to make it through the whole week, but it looks like I'll probably make it to 41 tomorrow. 

How much weight have you gained? 33ish pounds

Any cravings? Chili cheese Fritos and BBQ

What are you wearing? I keep thinking each time I put on a maternity shirt for work that it could be the last time! and then it's not.

How are you feeling? Symptoms? Most of the week I was feeling great. The excitement has been real and all week I kept thinking, "Maybe tonight's the night!"... and then it wouldn't be. I've started trying all the wives tales. Eating dates, walking, riding in a bumpy vehicle, bouncing on the yoga ball, drinking raspberry leaf tea, eating spicy food, and eating pineapple. I've visualized, taken relaxing baths, tried acupressure points etc. etc. etc... But so far nothing has coaxed her out of my womb. Last night though, my contractions started picking up! Not anything too exciting, they're still the painless kind, but I've been getting them ever since. I woke up a lot throughout the night and each time I was having a contraction. Then this morning after I started moving around I had 5 or 6 within the hour. I decided not to go in to work to see if this was it and to see if I could get them to progress into a more active time-able labor. I've still been trying all the labor inducing things and even though the contractions have continued (having one now as I type!), they haven't really progressed. I'm not sure if this is actually the beginning or if this could go on for days still...

Stretch marks? Nope, but I've been forgetting to mention that I do have a really light, skinny linea nigra going. I don't remember when it first showed up, but it's been there for quite a while now. It's very skinny and kinda goes around my belly button (not through it).

Belly button in or out? Out. 

Sleep? I had one really awesome night of sleep! and a few that were pretty bad. 

Best moment this week: The gorgeous weather warm-up. It feels like spring and we were able to get out and go for a nice walk. I trimmed a bush in our yard that I've been meaning to cut back since last fall. I see daffodils and crocus tips peaking through the earth. It's a great time to bring a baby home!

Worst moment this week: All the waiting!

Miss anything? Having normal conversations with people that don't revolve around giving birth. Don't get me wrong, it's about all I can talk about and I know that everyone is excited and waiting like we are, but I'm ready to get it over with and move on to other topics! 

Movement? Still feeling her moving and a grooving, but she's doing it a little lower in my belly now. 

Excited for anything? We have a doctor appointment tomorrow. Hoping to get some great news, like that all of these contractions have been working on my cervix even though they don't hurt! Even though I don't want to be induced, we'll probably have something set up for the latest they will let us go. So at that point, we'll at least have a date that the waiting will end!

How’s dad-to-be? Anxious, and ready as ever. He was really sweet to me yesterday. I was at work and feeling pretty blue and he sent me a beautiful basket of flowers to cheer  me up!


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