How Far Along: 39 Weeks
What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting our baby! I can't even put into words the excitement I feel when I think about meeting her!!
Size of Baby: A small watermelon. Also? She's the size a baby.
Total Weight Gain: 35 pounds.
Movement: I've had fun trying to grab her feet this week. And push them out of my ribs where they're hanging out 95% of the time.
Sleep: Still okay. I'm really achey from sleeping on my sides and not moving much in my sleep, but for the most part, I am sleeping. And waking up 2-3 times a night to use the bathroom.
Maternity Clothes: I love my maternity tunics. I will likely keep wearing them with leggings long after the baby arrives. Regular tunics don't cover my behind well, but the maternity ones are the perfect length!
Signs of Labor/Symptoms: Pretty much the same as last week's list...achey, crampy, swollen feet and hands, heartburn....this is why I hate when people say "Enjoy these last few days!" - when you're this close to the end, it's sort of hard to enjoy it. I know that they mean well, but it's really the last thing I want to hear.
Bellybutton: Mostly flat, pops out a teeny bit sometimes
Cravings: Well...I did buy a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts on the way home from church this morning. But there's a good chance non-pregnant Rachel would have done the same thing!
What I miss: Wearing something on my feet other than flip flops
Best Moments from the Past Week:
*Lots of fun medical talk....I want to have this documented for me. Feel free to skip over if you don't want to hear about my cervix...
- Saw the doctor Wednesday (38 weeks, 6 days). He stripped my membranes again....but it didn't seem to help. I was 80% effaced and 3cm at this point. He is seeing me again on Wednesday of this week, and Thursday is my due date (Oct 25). He is on call on Thursday and he said he doesn't have a problem inducing me on that day. He said he usually likes to wait till 41 weeks to induce, but because my cervix is so "favorable," he's okay doing it at 40 weeks. So although we didn't set it in stone, I'm really hoping Thursday will be the latest! Hopefully next week at this time she will be here!
- Other great moments: An awesome hike with J and the puppies yesterday. We've walked so much this week and yesterday's hike was so beautiful. The fall weather has been awesome. I will say, I'm glad I'm super pregnant in nice weather. Not too hot or cold. It's perfect!
- I loved Pitch Perfect when I went on a movie date by myself on Friday! It'll probably be a long time before I go to see a movie alone again! I'm glad I went!
And just for fun....I felt like I was so big 10 weeks ago.
It's amazing how much more growing I still had left to do!