An update: The 39 week check up was this morning – my blood pressure was perfect – 108 over 72. Lady B’s heart rate was in the 140’s. There was absolutely no change from last week in my progress, so that was a bit disheartening to hear. I know I’m still not to 40 weeks yet and that’s all good, but I was hoping for another cm or something. Doc said everything looks good, said he suspects I will go into labor before this time next week, but if not, I have a 40 week appointment scheduled next Thursday and they want to do an ultrasound just to check on Lady B’s size and fluid levels and all of that jazz. So here’s hoping the next time I see her isn’t on a TV screen.
Lady B’s Size: She’s officially the size of a watermelon. It feels like she’s the size of a watermelon. Anywhere from 6 to 9 pounds (please be closer to 6…please…) and 18-21 inches long.
Lady B’s developments: She is ready! Her brain is getting stronger every day, getting smarter and smarter 🙂 and bigger and bigger…
Currently Craving: Cupcakes. And watermelon.
How’s the belly looking: Last week, 38 weeks:
And this week – 39 weeks (and 1 day):
Uh. I have a lot of striped skirts. So. Whatever.
How I am feeling: So. Ready. Between the contractions I’ve been having, wondering if the next time I stand up if my water will break, wondering if ‘today’ is my last day of work, keeping the house clean, and staring at all the baby stuff in the house, I’m pretty tuckered out. Not to mention hoisting this watermelon around with me everywhere I go…I’m just trying to stay busy and keep doing things to take my mind off of the waiting game.
Sleep & Dreams: Hahaha um no. Sleep sucks. No dreams because I can’t stay asleep long enough to conjure up a dream. So. That’s pretty awesome.
Exercise: At this point, I consider getting up and down from sitting to be exercise, and stairs? That’s like big calorie banking right there. I made the short trek from our house to watch Robert’s kickball game last night (which is typically a 5 minute walk) and I made it in about 10 or so. I gave myself props for that. This end-of-pregnancy thing is no joke. I know they say walking will help bring on labor, and I do plan to do that, but it has been really hot the past few days (and is supposed to be back in the 90’s today through Sunday) which makes the thought of taking a long walk pretty unappealing…
Stretch marks: I guess I should be glad that Lady B has been sitting so low this whole pregnancy, as all the stretch marks are on the underside of the belly, but there are more this week than last, which makes me sad. Oh well. Battle scars, people, battle scars.
Rings on or off: Both still. My band is still on at the moment, even though it is the smaller of the two, but I have to remember to take it off if I get too warm.
Maternity wear: Stretchy stretchy stretchy. Everything I wear now is stretchy and I do not care. I did have to change black tank tops this morning because the first one wasn’t long enough to cover my gigantic watermelon-belly. It wasn’t maternity so I shouldn’t be too annoyed but I swear I just wore that same tank top last week…
Baby related purchases: Nothing new to report here…waiting until she comes to do anymore shopping. With my luck, she won’t fit into any Newborn size stuff so I’ll need to go buy her some other outfits.
Days until due date: 6. Yeah, I know.
Fun stuff: The nursery is DONE. I have pictures but need to take a few more since I got pictures hung. I absolutely LOVE it 🙂 I will post very soon! Yesterday was Robert’s birthday, and Friday was my beautiful friend Ashlyn’s birthday, so we had a fun celebration at the bowling alley! I shamelessly stole many of these from Facebook, so thank you to Melissa, Ashlyn, and Stacy for posting 🙂
The birthday girl and boy!
Me and the birthday boy <3
Me, Lady B (making herself VERY obvious) and Stacy!
Meghan, Me, Mel, and Kristy!
Ashlyn, Melissa, and Christina!
I’ve seriously got the most beautiful group of friends ever. And the most handsome husband ever 😉
Oh. And guess who beat the crap out of everyone (in the first round…)??
Yeah, that’s right, the 10 month pregnant chick! 🙂 129 for the win!!
Ok Lady B. Please come out now!!!! We ALL desperately want to meet you and love on you and get your feet out of my ribs 🙂