Tuesday, August 6, 2013

40 weeks

Thoughts: well here I am, 40w1d pregnant, never thought I would be overdue! Yesterday was our due date and I talked about how I am surprisingly calm just very excited! It is a weird feeling knowing that in 3 hours or in 3 days, he could be here. 9 months flies by yet the last days drag on. I know the waiting is so worth it because I will most likely be cuddling my son in a week!

This was my pregnancy app yesterday, yup... 10 months prego over here!
Doctor appointments: we've actually had 2 in the past week...
  • Wednesday 7/31, 39w2d I woke up and had a steady flow of liquid leaking for about 20-30 minutes. I had heard that you hear a sound and feel a gush when your waters break but the doctor wanted us to come in. We were monitored on the NST and I had a few contractions but the fluid came back negative for amniotic fluid so it was most likely cervical fluid (not pee because it was cloudy). I was still 2cm and 70% effaced so he did a light membrane sweep. I did end up losing my entire mucus plug between that appointment and Friday (confirmed this yesterday) but still no baby!
  • Yesterday 8/5, 40w due date appointment! I was monitored on the NST and had a few big contractions but nothing consistent. We did an ultrasound (more below) and another cervical check. Cervix is ready to go at 75% but no change in dilation... boo! He did a pretty rigorous membrane strip which hurt pretty darn bad and said he'd be surprised if I don't go into labor on my own in the next 2 days! We go back tomorrow morning for another NST and cervical check and we can decide when to schedule induction, which is totally up to us (we could have done it last night if we wanted but I really want to try on my own). The latest we will go is early next week which is good to know we won't be pregnant forever!
Baby: we have a chunker on our hands! It was so fun to see him again since our last ultrasound was 4 weeks ago. He has the cutest lips and chubby cheeks, counting down the days until I can kiss them. According to the u/s measurements, he was a whopping 8lb14oz! I couldn't stop laughing but our doctor said if he was betting money on his weight, he'd say an 8lb baby (he said it again while checking my cervix and squeezing around my tummy... supposedly he is good at guessing). Fluid levels looked great and my placenta is healthy so there is no reason we can't wait it out a few days to see if we can do this on our own! 

Weight: lost a little this week, officially gained 29lbs since my 6w appointment but really 24-25lbs from what I would normally say my pre pregnancy weight was. It is 100% normal to lose weight at the end because baby isn't growing and there isn't much room!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, a few real contractions, and random aches/pains. We downloaded a contraction timer and had to start timing a few sporadic ones last night, nothing worth calling the doctor over. Come on pain!

Movement: knowing we have an 8lb baby inside of me, I can see why my stomach always looks so distorted when he moves around. Our favorite thing to do at night is watch him try to break free.

Cravings/aversions/eating: I've noticed a huge drop in my appetite in the past few days which is normal. 

Sleep: hit or miss, mostly miss. Friday night I had major insomnia and only slept from 3a-7a and 7:30a-9:30a. I've been trying to stay up a little later than usual so I am super tired and fall right asleep. Getting up to pee is the hardest because I am doing it soooo often and it's hard to get comfortable getting back to bed. 

Clothes: maternity shirts are now belly shirts... I am ready for my old wardrobe!!!! I'm currently sitting in Jon's boxers and large T shirt (that is snug on my belly)

Workout: existence=workout

Random: It's crazy thinking it could happen at any time but I am just going about my day like everything is normal (with a few contractions here and there). Today we have a construction crew at the house tearing down our old deck and building a new one...I had been a little stressed to have a newborn at home when all this was going on but maybe baby Hart wanted to wait for the deck debut later this week! Today my sister and Embry are coming over, we are going to play and swim, wish E's cousin would come out and join the fun! 

I am assuming this will be my last weekly pregnancy update which is crazy and exciting!! I will definitely post on the blog when he is born but it may take me a few days so the best way to keep up with baby Hart will be to follow me on Twitter or Instagram. Thank you all SO much for the love and prayers throughout this entire pregnancy and the excitement during this waiting period! I can't believe that we will have a son any day now and I can't wait to share his name with you!


 photo Signature_zps45ff6a7d.png

28 comments:

CMae said...

LOL exisitence= workout Priceless Ruthie! hahah :)
I hope he comes soon! Some babies just don't wanna leave that comfy womb! Good luck and thinking happy thoughts for you and your lil family :) Pet brother Ernie for me! :)

"B" said...

Congratulations on making it to 40 weeks! And a healthy baby boy! Cannot wait to see his precious face. He will be here and you wont even remember what it was like before him :)

Carly said...

oh man, any time now!!

carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Candice Williams said...

Hang in there! He's coming!!!

Wifessionals said...

I am dying! I check your instagram constantly. I can't wait to "meet" him and find out his name (:

Lauren said...

GOODNESS that's a big boy! And you are so tiny! I can't wait to see his face - will be stalking instagram!

Carolyn said...

OH MAN! :) Literally ANY DAY NOW!!! I can't wait to see that announcement!!! Keep taking care of yourself mama!

Brianne Bracco said...

The last pregnancy update = closer to the first baby update!!!! Yay!! This is all so exciting..I am so happy for this chapter to begin for your guys...come on handsome chunky boy!! Break free!

Ashley Slater said...

hoping today is the day!

Bridget said...

I can not wait for the announcement that he is here!!! So excited for you guys...c'mon baby Hart!!!!

Branden & Aubri said...

Every morning I hope to see an announcement on Instagram!! So exciting!! Good luck with your last week of being preggo :)

Tiffany~ said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
KRISTIN said...

You are doing so great! He is just so comfy in there he isn't ready to come out. :) No matter what happens the end is in sight! Cannot wait to see that baby boy and hear his name!

Kayla Peveler said...

Ahhh this is SO exciting!!!! :)

Unknown said...

I have been praying for you and your little one, well looks like not such a little one after all.I cant wait to see your announcement and his name.I also kinda hope he is born on my birthday Saturday .

Heather said...

I definitely checked your twitter to make sure you weren't in labor before commenting! That's a big boy and you are ALL belly! Can't wait to see pics of that little guy.

jessi bridges said...

Hang in there! You're so close! And I know everyone has told you but first babies almost never come on their "due dates". They're just guess dates anyway, right? He'll be here when he's ready!! (I have a friend who was close to 3 weeks over due with both of her boys. She is incredible!) I can't wait to see this little guy of yours!!

(Oh, and I don't wish having your water broken before labor on anyone!! It makes labor SO intense and rapid right from the beginning.)

still being [molly] said...

i am not going to tell you the same thing i know you've now heard 100 times... my due date is tomorrow and i'm hanging on right there with you. glad to know you're feeling good and that there's at least progress! praying for you!!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Woo! Come on, Baby Hart!

Meg O. said...

Wow, what a big baby indeed! You seriously are ALL belly! Will be thinking and saying a prayer for a safe delivery when that time comes!!!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Oh, how I love this!! SO exciting! And um, existence = workout around here, too! Getting up in the middle of the night is my other workout!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

OMG! I cannot believe you're overdue, but I am so READY to see this sweet baby boy. 40 weeks has gone by quick, I remember the first time seeing your announcement! HOW EXCITING!

Maria said...

Lots of prayers and contraction thoughts coming your way from Ohio. :) I loved your comment about exercise=existence. Gave me a little chuckle. :) Looking forward to the first post about the baby and name. I'm behind the times... no facebook, instagram, or twitter. I'm too old! hahahaha :)

Maria

Dana said...

existence=workout

You are too funny, you poor thing! Prayers that baby will decide he needs to break out soon!

Many blessings!

Heather Leigh said...

EEEK! So exciting... I honestly didn't think I would be over due either.. I was so sure because Evie was so active she'd fins her way out.. But after 3 weeks over due of pregnancy we thought it was about time to get induced.. ;) Praying for you girl! Love ya!

Amanda said...

Good luck mama! Hang in there! I was 40 weeks and 4 days when I gave birth to our son! Every day he's inside is so great! {I know it sucks to hear that!} Keep cooking the babe!!! Thinking of you!!!!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

I love that you keep getting ultrasounds. it makes things so much more reassuring I bet! since I didn't get any after week 24 I was constantly wondering about my placenta and baby after I was officially overdue! you are going to do so great. I can't wait to hear his name and meet him my dear!

Alisha Fox said...

If you are a player of games the fit body is important for your calling, on the off chance that you don't have a fit body you don't have the capacity to put your 100% on an amusement, when you have more fat on you body you can not run fastly or you will free your stamina soon. So you must be fit on the off chance that you are sportsmen. For sportsmen who are not have enough time to invest energy in exercise center for getting fit body or loosing the additional weight, they can utilize the baby blues support for getting brilliant and fit body for an impeccable game. more tips here

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...