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!