Monday, January 6, 2014

40 Week Update - The Final Countdown

Well, January 4th has officially come and gone and we still have no baby. It's really starting to mess with my head. I know it's physically impossible to be pregnant forever, but sometimes I feel like she's never going to come!

I have not been progressing at my weekly appointments, so most likely I will be induced at the end of this week. I can't stand the thought of being pregnant for another week, so even though it's not ideal, I'm fine with not going into labor naturally. I thought I would be happy to know that there is an end in sight, but I still find myself wishing today would be the day.

How far along?: 40 weeks, 2 days
Baby is the size of a: Jackfruit
Total weight gain/loss: 50lbs
The Bump: Just when I think it can't get any bigger, it does.
Symptoms: Typical end of pregnancy symptoms: tired, numbness, back aches, etc.
Food Cravings: Still craving ice like it's my job.
Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope
Sleep: I'm still not getting good sleep, but it's enough to get me through the day. The things keeping me from sleeping are numbness, not being able to sleep on my side and getting up 3 times a night to go to the bathroom.
What I miss: Being active! Right now every task is physically draining. Just going downstairs to get water leaves me short of breath. Hard to believe that I used to run long distances!
Weddings Rings On or Off: Off
Any Names Picked Out Yet: Charlotte Noel
Gender Prediction: Girl
Movement: She has really slowed down. A few times a day she throws a dance party, but other than that I think she is saving her energy for the real world.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing like wearing the same 3 things everyday. The good news is, I pretty much stay inside so no one sees me.
Labor Signs: Been having contractions but nothing regular so I can only assume they are Braxton Hicks.
Best Moment of the Week: Spending quality time with my husband before our entire world turns upside down!
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: I have an appointment on Wednesday to check her size and schedule an induction!

Linking up with Molly @ Still Being Molly for Funday Monday!
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  1. yay!!! you are there, girl. i feel you. i love you. eat a cupcake for me. <3 <3

  2. You are almost there!! And soon it will feel like she's always been here :) Have a good week!!

  3. i've checked here every day hoping that there's no new update which means she's finally made it... Sending you lots of labor inducing vibes! C'mon, Charlotte!!! good luck!! xoxoxo