Friday, February 20, 2015

40 Weeks!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015
How far along? 40 weeks!  Happy due date baby!
Total weight gain: I've gained 32 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Ha.  Obviously
Best moment this week: My brother and his wife had their sweet baby girl on Monday evening!  We are so excited for them and it's so fun that Little B will have a girl cousin so close in age.  They'll be good little buddies. :)  

On Valentine's Day Matt wasn't feeling well so we just got take out and had a relaxing night at home.  It was actually really fun.  We got treats too and watched shfows together.  It was a great night.  

On Monday night we went to Tepanyaki with my parents and then came back to our apartment to watch something and have treats.  It was a really fun night.
Movement: She's still moving around in there and I can tell sometimes that she is trying to stretch out because I feel her poking out on both sides.  Then I tell her, "If you want more room, you'll have to come out." ;)  It seems like she has been moving even more over the past couple days.  I've heard that they usually start moving less right before labor so we may be in for the long haul!
Waist diameter: 31.5 inches at waist (or the most narrow section since my waist is gone), 42 inches at the widest section of my belly.
Food cravings/Aversions: I had lemon water again this week and started craving that again.  I still love fruit and vegetables.  Of course I balance that out with my cravings for oreos, ice cream, donuts, and cheese bagels loaded with cream cheese!
Labor signs: Still lots of Braxton Hicks!  They seem to be getting a little stronger sometimes.  Nothing else really!
Belly button in or out?  It's pretty much a full outie but doesn't poke out that much.
What I miss: NOTHING!  We are just so grateful for this little miracle.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing our baby girl!  We are so excited to meet her and hold her!  Matt is having a hard time focusing at work because he is so excited!  My birthday is on Monday so Matt and I are planning to celebrate this weekend. 
Milestones:  40 weeks! The baby is approximately 20.16 inches long (from head to heel) and weighs approximately 7.63 pounds.  Approximately. ;)  Of course these are just averages.  Matt thinks we'll be having an 8 lb baby because my belly is just SOOO big (he means this in the best way possible ;)).  My mom thinks she'll be 6ish lbs because I look small to her.  I think she'll be right around the 7 lb range.
Realization of the week: As excited I am to meet Little B, I think I'll really miss being pregnant.  I've loved it.  So I'm trying to spend the next week (or less) just enjoying my time being pregnant.  I still feel pretty good except for the carpal tunnel which I can't really complain about.  It's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
Other things: I had another doctor's appointment yesterday.  He says I'm STILL 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced and he thinks I'll probably stay there until I start active labor.  Matt went with me to the appointment and it was great to talk about next steps.  Our doctor recommends that we wait until 41 weeks to induce because it's so much better to let labor start on it's own.  So we are going to schedule the induction for next week sometime if she hasn't come by then.  In the meantime we are trying to get this little girl to come on her own!

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

You were so good at taking weekly pictures so you should make a collage of all your shots together to see the progresion! I only did mine monthly, so not as cool ;)

Katie George said...

I'm so excited! I'm guessing she'll come on the 25th, and be 7 lbs, 4 oz.

Katie George said...

I'm so excited! I'm guessing she'll come on the 25th, and be 7 lbs, 4 oz.