Monday, December 30, 2013

Week 39 Update

I've decided that since I never got around to doing my 38 week update, I jinxed my chances of her coming soon. So back to the weekly updates in hopes she comes soon!

I'm not gonna lie, this has been a hard week for me as I've been feeling really defeated. Now that Christmas has come and gone, I find myself with not much to do but to dwell on the fact that we don't have a baby yet (yes, I'm aware I'm still early, but a girl can dream right?). At my last appointment, I was only 1cm dilated and 50% effaced; I was really hoping for more progress than that and was told to just have patience (clearly my doctor doesn't know me). I have another appointment today, and I'm hoping to have made more progress and if I'm lucky, maybe set an induction date because the last thing I want to do is go more than a few days past my due date.

How far along?: 39 weeks, 2 days
Baby is the size of a: Watermelon
Total weight gain/loss: 45lbs
The Bump: HUGE
Symptoms: Numbness in my fingers, heartburn, back aches.....
Food Cravings: Ice. It's my favorite thing.
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope
Sleep: Sleep is getting harder and harder. I'm so uncomfortable with my arms falling asleep, the heartburn and trying to get comfortable, that I sleep for about an hour at a time.
What I miss: My energy! I want to get stuff done around the house, but I just can't seem to do more than one task at a time before I'm laying on the couch or the bed for a few hours.
Weddings Rings On or Off: Off
Any Names Picked Out Yet: Charlotte Noel
Gender Prediction: Girl
Movement: She is moving less often, but when she moves it's crazy! She is everywhere!
Maternity Clothes: Hoping to be packing them up for a while soon!
Labor Signs: Sometimes I will fee like I'm having contractions every 10 minutes and then they will stop. So frustrating! I'm doing everything I can think of to get labor started, but I'm quickly realizing that none of it works and she will come when she's ready.
Best Moment of the Week: Enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend that included an epic 3 hour nap on Saturday. I don't remember the last time I did that!
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Meeting Charlotte! I know we are close! Hopefully no more than 1 week left!

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