Tuesday, July 30, 2013

39 weeks


Thoughts: Never would I thought I'd be so calm about being 39+weeks pregnant (okay I really never thought I'd make it to 39 weeks!) but we are patiently waiting! The days go by fast and I know that in 2 weeks, our baby boy will be here! We have fun plans this week so we're not sitting here twiddling our thumbs. This is also my first full week of being a stay at home mommy which I am really enjoying! I thought I'd just sit around and watch TV but I am so behind on DVR! I am enjoying the quietness and getting lots of rest.

Doctor appointment: unfortunately no progress from our 38 week appointment (2cm dilated and 70% effaced) but doctor is still proud of me as a first time mom to be so progressed considering many women are in full labor at 2cm dilated. We've noticed I haven't really had contractiosn the past week so makes sense why I hadn't progressed, but that doesn't mean I couldn't have him today! We opted to have my membranes stripped (google it if you dare haha) and supposedly if it is successful, it can start contractions/induce labor within 24-48 hours. We did this at 5pm on Monday so we'll see! My fundal height was only 37 but since ultrasounds are so much more accurate and we've had so many, they aren't worried. My doctor is adamant about not going too far past 41 weeks so next week on my due date appointment, we have the option of scheduling an induction at 41+ weeks which I hope we don't get to but it's nice to know we will have an expiration date!

Baby: not much to report on little man but his heart rate was 130.

Weight: I actually lost 2.5lbs from last week which is normal. I am up a total of 29.5lbs

Symptoms: Lots of cramps which are a symptom of the membrane strip. Back pain is here to stay and shortness of breath is back. A few times this past week I've been laying down and had to sit up because I feel like there are a ton of bricks on my chest. I just wonder what my insides look like all squished and moved around to make room for baby.

Movement: YES. Two nights ago we stared at my belly for probably an hour watching it move...it just didn't look real. Elbows and knees...it was freaky and absolutely amazing! These are the last few moments we get feeling the precious kicks before he is here so I am trying to soak them in (even if they are uncomfortable)

Cravings/aversions/eating: I've noticed a loss in appetite the past week and I go longer throughout the day without eating (which isn't normal for me who eats every 2 hours). Baby is taking up lots of room and I get full easily! Still eating lots of watermelon and pineapple and I've added sweets a few times a week... whoops

Sleep: I am shocked to report one night this week I didn't wake up for potty. WHAT?! Normal nights I get up about twice and I am wide awake for a half hour trying to go back to bed. I've been sleeping from about 11/11:30pm-around 8am everyday so that's been nice. 

Clothes: rocking the maternity crop tops and tight maternity shorts these days!

Workout: I've been walking about 30 minutes every single day and even swam some laps this week! Okay a rock could have swam faster than me but it felt so good because I felt weightless. I did get sore pretty easily but it was relaxing. These "workouts" are more of a get-the-baby-out act than fitness haha.

Random: Thank you for all your texts, emails, comments, and messages checking on us and letting us know you are praying! Many people are anxious to hear his name and I hope we are announcing it SOON!

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29 comments:

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

So exciting!! Baby Hart must be comfortable in there :) Glad to hear you are resting and feeling pretty good all things considered!!

Holly Perkins said...

Girl, you look ready to have that baby! I can't wait! So happy you are getting time to rest and relax!! :) I will be praying for a smooth and wonderful birth experience!

Erin LFF said...

Cannot wait to meet him :) Praying for you and excited!!

Kayla Peveler said...

I can imagine how amazing it would feel to be in a pool while you're pregnant!

Have this baby ma'am!! Can't wait to see the little man! :)

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

CAN'T WAIT TO MEET HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you!!! I remember feeling like this like it was yesterday!!!!!!! I keep checking your blog/IG/twitter to see if you've had him!!!

Jessica said...

YAY! he should be here SO soon!

Carly said...

Anytime now, can't WAIT! I'm sure swimming is the best feeling!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Heather Leigh said...

So exciting girl! We're praying for you!

Wifessionals said...

I check your instagram at least 3 times a day...I am so amazed you are so calm!!! I would be so super anxious (:

Jen said...

SO excited :) Also you look AMAZING. seriously. Praying for you and baby xo

Brooke Hamilton said...

I definitely had to check what "membranes stripped" meant.. haha It actually sounds worse than it really is. Praying for you friend!

Carolyn said...

OMG! I can't wait for baby boy to come! EEK!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Praying for you guys Ruthie, you look beautiful! So excited for your little man to get here! xoxo

Bridget said...

As I am reading this...I feel like I was reading my own blog. I was dilated and effaced starting @ 36 weeks and the doc was impressed. I also lost weight @ the end which I thought was odd...but the doc said it was fine! I have a feeling you will be delivering right around your due date...prayers that everything goes great!!

Mason's Mama said...

You are getting so close! I am so excited for you. And, you are seriously the most precious pregnant woman on Earth!!

Oh, and did anyone guess Eli for the name?

Eileen said...

Very excited for you!

Amanda said...

eeeeek so close! i am with everyone else, stalking your media in hopes to see that precious baby! :) :) prayers and thoughts for you guys and so happy y'all are able to be calm and for you that you have so much free relaxing time before your "boss" comes. :) God is so good!

Amber @ My Life in High Heels said...

YAY SO anxious for you, but so happy that you are just soaking it all in for the last days/moments.

Candice Williams said...

I just know that any day I'm going to sign on to see that your little miracle is here!!

Mallorie Owens said...

Now you have me so curious what membrane stripping is and I'm soooo tempted to google it, but I probably shouldn't! Haha. Praying and waiting (not so patiently). :)

Allison said...

Praying for you Ruthie!! That baby boy will come at the perfect moment!!

Megan C said...

Looking good lady! Can't believe it is so close!!!!

still being [molly] said...

just found your blog - i, too, am 39 weeks pregnant!! i am due next Wednesday!! so i am right there with you. praying for you in these final days!!

Pauchee Casimiro said...

Hi! Just followed your blog. I found some posts that I could totally relate to! Hope to see your son soon! Your posts make me remember the time when I was pregnant with my son. I was so excited! :)

Drop by my blog :)
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Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

i hope little man doesnt make you wait any longer than monday!
we are SO close!!!!!!!!

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

I love reading your updates! I forgot about some of these things already. Isn't that amazing? I told Joel I forgot how sick I was, and he said "and that's why you'll get pregnant again" haha.

I'm so glad you've been home and relaxing, that's just so awesome, and you will be so glad you did. Hoping he decides to make his entrance soon :)

KRISTIN said...

ANY.MINUTE!

I had my membranes stripped and went into labor 48 hours later! I hope it works for you too! So excited to see that announcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

You look adorable, mama!
I hope you get to meet him soon!

Becca Moss said...

I am so excited and anxious for you! Ecks he'll be here SOON!

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