Sunday, August 26, 2012

40+ Weeks

Due Date: August 24, 2012
How far along: 40 weeks and 2 days, but who's counting?! ;)
The Bump:

Taken last night before dinner

Total weight loss/gain: +25 lbs total - the last week of Momma's home cooking and indulging at the Fair added a few more than I would have liked, but I was happy to stay right at my goal.

Workouts: 4 hours of walking at the Fair on Friday and an hour walk at a hilly dog park yesterday - planning another one for today!

Baby items purchased: Nothing this week - we really have everything we need to start!

Sleep: Non-existent...getting up 4-5 times a night to pee and then up at 5-6 AM for good. I have lost my ability to sleep in - something I NEVER thought would happen to me!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Symptoms: Swelling feet, backache, heartburn, peeing all the time, pressure and pain in the lady parts.

Food cravings: Muffins! My mom makes awesome ones that I enjoyed all last week. Also had fun at the MN State Fair but didn't get all my usuals (Sweet Martha's, roasted corn) as I don't have as much room in there to gorge! Did enjoy a Pronto Pup, apple dumpling with ice cream, apple cider freezie (best kept secret at the Fair - $1 at the apple booth in the Horticulture building!), and an ice cold root beer.

Maternity clothes: Oh yes and some of those don't even fit at this point - haha!
Stretch marks: None - happy about that!

Gender ideas: Tyge is 52% sure it's a girl, I'm 51% sure it's a boy. One of us is right!

Movement: Yup - and I'm treasuring every little movement on the inside, even though I can't wait to meet them on the outside!

Labor Signs: Head is down, and as of last Thursday I'm 75% effaced and dilated 1-2 cms. Having some mild Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing that really "feels" like labor yet. My midwife said "see you next week" at my appointment so I guess it doesn't look like it's coming anytime soon. Trying to do things to move it along so we'll see! I'm so thankful that all the prayers for Petrie to hold off until Tyge got home worked, but I'm ready now!

Miss anything: SLEEEEEEP - I know I won't get sleep once the baby is here either, but at least I'll have something to show for my zombie-ness! :)

Best moment this week: Tyge coming home!!!! I was elevating my feet in bed Friday night after walking at the Fair and Keely girl was snuggling with me. All of a sudden she jumped off the bed as she heard the key in the lock, and I slowly waddled down the hall to see my hunny HOME! Such a wonderful feeling to have him here, safe, done with travelling, and ready to enter into this awesome thing to come with me.  

Looking forward to: Meeting Petrie and finding out WHO he/she is!!! This is hopefully my last post like this and instead of "41 weeks", it'll be "Introducing ______!"

1 comment:

  1. Get as much rest as you can now! :) I'm excited for you. Being a mom is amazing!