How far along: 40 weeks! Happy due date to me!
Baby is the size of a: A small pumpkin.
Weight gain: 27lbs as far as I know but I’m going to round up to 30. Haha! My appointment is tomorrow.
Maternity clothes: Yes. But really, just anything that is comfortable. I’m so close to not being pregnant and I can’t wait for clothes to not feel so constricting!
Sleep: I have been sleeping pretty horribly due to being sick all week. STILL. And one night I was up until 2am with very consistent contractions so sleep is really just not in the cards for me this week.
Gender: A sweet baby girl!
Movement: Lots of quiet days but then lots of crazy days, too. At one point this week I got a little paranoid and considered going to L&D to get checked out because I hadn’t felt her all day. But as soon as I went and laid down for bed she went crazy! She loves to poke her booty out and her feet are always on my upper left quadrant.
Best moment this week: Having Shae’s mom, step dad and little sister come visit us on Friday!
Looking forward to: Meeting our sweet girl! She can hurry up now! I’m getting very impatient over here.
Food cravings: Donuts, Girl Scout cookies (especially thin mints), still going through ice like it’s crazy, popsicles. Basically anything sweet!
Anything make you sick or queasy: Nope!
Labor signs: Finally started having consistent contractions anywhere from 4-8min apart for about 4 hours, and have been losing pieces of my mucous plug! At my last appointment earlier this week, I was only 1cm dilated again but my midwife did 3 membrane sweeps. Unfortunately it didn’t do much for me.
What I miss: Being able to take cold medicine! This cold has completely kicked my ass this week and I was really wishing I could take some DayQuil to relieve some of my symptoms.
Symptoms: Complete and utter exhaustion, contractions, Braxton Hicks.
Belly button in or out: It’s just flat at this point.
Wedding rings on or off: On and still no swelling at all.
Mood: I’ve honestly been miserable all week and never thought I would say it at all at any point but I was hoping she would not come because of how sick I’ve been. But now I am just so, so anxious!