39 weeks | Baby Sweets

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Uncharted territory here, #39weeks. Like I updated last night, contractions off and on since last week, but no imminent sign of labor. I'm still feeling really good, so I have NOTHING to complain about. #babysweetsbabybump 

How far along: 39 weeks. [39w with Ezra, 39w with Isaac
How big is baby: Little miss is measuring in over 19 ½  inches and 7 pounds.

Weight gain/loss: Held steady at 23 lbs, which is hopefully a sign of labor. [wishful thinking]

Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any.

Sleep: I never know when I lay down at night how I’ll end up sleeping. Last night I was extremely restless and uncomfortable until almost midnight, but then slept straight through until my alarm.  

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: NADA. Pretty much the only thing I’ll say is that I need veggies, but otherwise nothing much sounds good.

Movement: My goodness this girl can stretch out in a small space.

What I'm loving: That I have been blessed with a healthy body, a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby girl. And that God is allowing me a little extra time with this pregnancy. My new game plan is to just enjoy that for what it is, as this should be my last pregnancy.

Symptoms: Honestly, my symptoms aren’t too severe this week. I’ve quipped it a few times and it’s holding true, while I was never straight up miserable with the boys at 39 weeks, I feel too good to be hoping to have a baby.

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little girl. Watching my husband melt into a little puddle, again. Seeing how proud Isaac is to hold her and listening to Ezra say “Baby!”

Best moment of the week: All fingers and toes and eyes crossed now for the 13th, which has always been my soccer number. ;) All kidding aside, I hope to still meet her this week!

How I'm feeling: Emotionally, I feel like I’m overdue, which is ridiculous. I know. Trust me, I know. I love how I can rationally know this and yet, can’t stop myself from feeling this way because both boys were born at 39w. I’ve been warned this entire pregnancy that 3rd babies do things their own way, but I couldn’t help but hope, with a little expectation, that Baby Sweets would arrive just like her brothers. This was only intensified by Gina booking a wedding in Mexico and being unavailable today through Saturday.

I thought, okay, let’s take this into your own hands, appointment Monday, membrane sweep, baby by Tuesday, but it didn’t happen. Yesterday I was all over the place emotionally. One minute very certain in the sovereignty of God’s timing, the next despondent that things weren’t going according to my plans.

Today, I’m feeling much, much, much better, with very few swings to negative thoughts. I know that I will meet this girl when the timing is perfect, and as my friend Erin said, “God’s busy orchestrating her perfect birth story now. She will be here in due time and all that will matter when it happens is that your daughter will be in your arms!” 

And that’s ALL it comes down to.

My midwife is available until the 14th and Gina returns the afternoon of the 13th, so I’ve still got a slim margin for both, or at least my midwife! And if little miss makes her arrival the 15-24th, well so be it.

Appointment Update: I had an appointment Monday and was a solid 2, with baby low and cervix soft. I opted for a membrane sweep and my midwife seemed really pleased, but Baby Sweets just wasn’t ready yet. I’ve had contractions off and on since the weekend, but they haven’t increased in intensity or frequency. 


Unknown said...

You look great! I dont think you have done one before but i havent found a way to search on your blog. But I would love to see a maternity fashion overview. Not like your busy or anything ;0) You dress the same way i do. Sweaters and lots of layers. I love seeing what you are wearing! Just thought it might be a good idea for a future post.

LC said...

Oh my gosh, your little lamb is totally going to arrive on the evening of the 13th, so Gina AND your midwife will be there. Lay back, put up your feet, and wait till the 13th. That's only 3 days away!!! I remember the feeling during those last few days...such anticipation. Squee :)

W said...

I can't wait to read her birth story and see her pics. I'm always checking for updates. I'm 40 weeks today and thought my son would've been here by now since his sister was early but nope. He's taking his sweet time. Praying for you!

Faith said...

You're looking great! I can't wait to "meet" her sweet little face. Fingers crossed it all works out and goes well for you guys!


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