(June 23 – June 29)
Well, we are officially past the due date! I’m glad I prepared myself to be late (since it runs in families…also, my pregnancy has been very similar to my mom and sisters’), as I know it can be very frustrating to people to see their due date come and go. Honestly, as of today I am 40 weeks and 6 days, and I still feel great. I truly can’t believe it. Sure, there are little annoyances, but nothing that is crazy uncomfortable. That being said, I finally feel like we are truly ready – mentally and physically! – to meet this little one. I’m extremely thankful to have had this last week off of work to get things done and also just to relax a little bit. You know…the calm before the storm. 😉
Weight gained: 21 pounds
- Braxton Hicks contractions throughout the day.
- It’s pretty obvious, but this week my belly just feels verrrrry large. 🙂 Getting out of bed and off the floor is pretty entertaining!
- Some heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. My stomach definitely can’t hold the amount of food it used to…and yet…I can’t stop eating all.the.food! Typically I eat too much and then a half hour later find myself regretting it.
- Emotional. I think I’ve been pretty even keeled with my emotions throughout my pregnancy overall. I mean, sure, I cried sometimes over things that normally might not upset me. But this week takes the cake, by far! I had 3 people ask me on Wednesday (when I was out running errands) when I was due. When I told them 2 days ago, my eyes just starting welling up with tears! Talk about embarrassing. The good thing is that I’m pretty sure pregnant ladies (especially towards the end) get a pass with this kind of thing. 😉
Movement: Still a little wiggle worm! I can’t TELL you how excited I am to see how wiggly he or she is once they are here.
Food Cravings: Admittedly this was probably the worst week of eating during my pregnancy. I’ve tried hard not to have the “Well, I’m pregnant so who cares?!” mentality too much, since I know my body only needs 300 extra calories a day. But this week? Oh…this week that went out the window! No regrets at all, either. I thoroughly enjoyed my Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts, Ice Cream, Pizza, M&M’s, Candy, and more ice cream.
Sleep: Still no trouble at all sleeping, aside from a couple of nights when I was up for an hour or two after going to the bathroom. I’ve truly appreciated my sleep this pregnancy and have not taken it for granted!
Stretch marks? Not yet! Looks like we might be in the clear on this one?
Miss Anything? Overall I’ve loved being pregnant, and I would do it again tomorrow in a heartbeat. It’s really hard to come up with things that I miss. I guess at this point, if you had to ask me the most annoying thing from my pregnancy, it would be trouble with breathing/the feeling of suffocation at times. But even now that the baby has dropped, that isn’t really an issue!
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: We were able to see my OB this week at our appointment! I was still 1 cm/50-60% effaced, but I guess I wasn’t too surprised at that. We talked a little about induction and decided to head to the hospital on Sunday, June 29, at 6 p.m. They’ll give me something to soften my cervix in the evening, and the plan is to start the pitocin on Monday morning. This is really happening!
We also had a little bit of a false alarm on Friday. Now, I know pregnant women can pee themselves without knowing. I’m prettttty sure that’s what happened, but the idea of my water slowly leaking (and the risk of infection) scared me a bit. When I called the doctor they encouraged me to come in and get checked just in case. I had a gut feeling it was nothing, but I’d rather be safe than sorry! Turns out it really was nothing. But, like Brian said, it was good (and kind of fun!) to have a trial run.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, nervous, excited, anxious, emotional…you name it!
New Baby Items: My mom and I picked up a few last minute items from Target (thanks, mom!), so I think we are all set!
Looking forward to: Meeting our son or daughter!