Tuesday, April 17, 2012

40 Weeks = Due Date!

Today is officially my due date!  I know that the majority of women don't give birth on this day, but I am a very punctual person, so I'm hoping that my daughter is, too! =) 

 Size of baby: According to Babyzone she's about the size of a watermelon... and I believe it!

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  +44... no weight gain from last week... hopefully this is it!

Maternity Clothes: Now that I'm on my maternity leave I can live in sweats and slippers... awesome! =)

Gender: It's a girl!

Movement: Still a lot of poking and prodding.  I'm forever pushing knees/elbows back into my belly. lol

What I miss: My husband.  Between him sleeping elsewhere because I'm snoring (apparently another lovely pregnancy symptom that no one told me about) and my not being able to get comfortable in any sort of "cuddling" position, I'm really missing him and any "closeness" that I really feel like I need at this stage.

Sleep: Sleep has been good.  Except now I have ANOTHER head cold... so we'll see how it goes tonight. =P

Symptoms: Pretty much same as last week... Braxton Hicks contractions, swollen fingers/legs/feet, some crampiness, aching hips/pelvic region, sore lower back, sore feet, and sporadic nerve pinching where my legs hit my torso.

Cravings:  Nothing out of the ordinary.  I've been kind of disappointed with this aspect of the pregnancy.  I really wanted to be able to tell my little one about the weird stuff that I wanted to eat while she was "baking". =)

Dr. Appointment:  During my cervical exam yesterday my Doc told me, "Nice job!".  =)  Apparently I have gone from 1.5 cm from last week to THREE this week (and 80% effaced)... meaning that shit could happen SOON!  I plan to get some stuff done around the house tomorrow and then try to go for a nice long walk. =)

Best Moment this week: Jacob and I went to a baby consignment sale this weekend... and didn't buy ANYTHING.  =)  I think we may be set... we didn't see anything that we felt we needed before the big day.  That's a nice feeling.

What I am looking forward to:  Meeting our daughter... and finally revealing the name to everyone.  It's been pretty touch of my family as they don't have much patience. lol


Holly said...

I look forward to hearing about the arrival of your daughter. I hope she comes very soon, but I'm still betting on her arrival on April 20th so we can share the same birthday. ;-)

Take care!

Jennifer Williams said...

Darn right we are impatient.. I want to know the name, and see her cute little face!!! :) :)

jes {a mountain bride} said...

thinking of you!!! wahoo!!