One more week… literally seven more days until I am officially due, and I was really hoping not to have to post my 39 week post, but here I am still pregnant. The last few days have been very achy and uncomfortable for me and I am hoping that means things are moving along down there and he is getting ready to come out!
yuck my face is soo puffy…I have my 39 week appointment this afternoon, so we will know if all the pain has paid off… haha. I really do not want to be induced if I can help it, but I am trying to keep an open mind. Obviously if I need to be induced I am not going to refuse it, but I would reallllly like to go into labor on my own, you hear that Liam!?
Last Friday, I thought we were going to have a baby. My Braxton hicks contractions were soooo intense I thought for sure they were going to turn into real contractions. But obviously they didn’t…. I am trying to remain as relaxed and patient as possible, but it’s getting really hard. To make matters worse.. it’s snowing here today. I’m sorry to those of you who like snow, I hate it, there is nothing good about it, especially in this area. People don’t know how to drive in it, and it causes all sorts of traffic and accidents.. Not to mention even though Erik shoveled the driveway this morning, I will probably have to do it again before I leave for my appointment… which will probably send me into labor and I will have to drive myself to the hospital.. Okay so maybe that is a little over dramatic, but it could happen!
I am also ready to be off bed rest. My blood pressure readings at home have been really good, so I am hoping when I go in today they will say I can go back into work and go about my normal routine…I never thought I would say this, but I miss going into work and being around my goofy coworkers 🙂 I can only have so many conversations with Ella..
According to babycenter.com, ” 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!
Maternity clothes? yes and I am sooo ready for normal clothes
Stretch marks? just on chest still
Symptoms: braxton hicks contractions like crazy
Best moment this week: getting out of the house!
Miss Anything? beer, normal clothes, sleeping, being in shape, not having a puffy face
Movement: yes and they hurt sometimes.. pokey little limbs
Food cravings: Five guys burger.. yup we ate it 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: baby boy
Labor Signs: Last Friday I thought we were going to have a baby… my bh contractions were so intense.. but it turned out to be nothing.. boo
Belly Button in or out? still IN
Mood: pretty good considering I am stuck in the house all day
Wedding Rings on or off: off
Looking forward to: Meeting Liam
Days till next appointment: 3:45 today
Things left on to-do-list: 5
Baby books read: 1 out of 4, I need to get on this!
Days left until due date: 7!! wow
I hope everyone has a great day!