Well friends, we’ve entered the single digit countdown!!! As of today, there are only 7 days until Baby A’s due date!
Baby Growth: According to our last ultrasound and assuming he has gained half a pound a week- Baby A should be weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces. He has a firm grasp and his organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
The veggie/fruit comparison is a leek- 19.5 inches long!
My Symptoms: Whoa…this week was very eventful! One day this week at school I started having contractions. They started on my right side and moved all the way down to my ovaries. After several minutes I stood up to see if they would stop- they didn’t. When my students left I walked down to find Danielle, we decided to walk to see if they would stop and to see how far a part they were. Well, I couldn’t tell when they ended but I timed how long they lasted, around 80 seconds. I decided to call the doctor’s office since this had been going on for over an hour, and they told me to come in. I was super excited, but felt a little scared! I called Brian to meet me, found someone to cover my class, Danielle prayed with me, and I was on my way. I ran home and put all of our last minute stuff in our bag (makeup, hair dryer, glasses, cell phone charger, etc.) and made it to the doctor.
I just knew I would be like 5 centimeters and he would send me to the hospital…ummm no! I was 50% and still “closed!” Are you kidding me?!?!? I felt so silly and disappointed. The doctor assured me I did the right thing and it was perfectly normal. He said my labor had started and that it would be any day now. I love how I’ve been told “it could be any day now” for the past 2 weeks! I asked what was I supposed to do now and he suggested I go home and rest. So after grabbing some lunch from Double D, Brian and I picked up Baby A’s going home outfit and I came home to relax.
The rest of the week I continued to feel contractions and began feeling super nauseous- all day and night. No foods or drinks taste good and I’ve had a headache every day too. Friday was my weekly exam and I was able to see one of my favorite doctors. I warned him before the exam that if I wasn’t dilated more I was going to punch somebody out! Lucky for him (and Brian) I was ONE centimeter…yay!!!! He tried to strip my membranes but couldn’t quite reach it. He did put a ton of pressure to try and get things going- I practiced my breathing and focal point and it did not hurt at all! According to him I could have the baby that night or in 2 weeks- he said he “couldn’t read his crystal ball yet!”
Weight: Well on Wednesday of this week at the doctor I had gained 28 pounds, and Friday I had gained 32 pounds. I almost passed out! The sweet girl told me not to worry, it wasn’t accurate because the times were different and I had just eaten lunch. I’m interested to see what my weight gain is this week!
Maternity Clothes: Same ole same ole- jeans, tights, and I did bust out one of my Old Navy cotton skirts.
Movement: His movements are slowing down. It’s been really neat to see him move across my belly this week. It has to be his legs and butt since his head is so low and already in position, but it’s super cool to watch!
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping GREAT this week!!! I go to bed around 9:30 p.m., get up two or three times to pee, go back to sleep easily, and wake up around 6:30 a.m.
Cravings: Still jalapenos and sweet tea.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: This week the Mailman turned the BIG 3-0!!!!
We partied hard the whole weekend- dinner with his family Friday night, Saturday night we went with some friends to one of our favorite restaurants, Houndstooth Grill, and on Sunday Mom, Clay, Jen, and Reece met us for lunch and then stayed the afternoon at our house. It was such a great weekend being with all of our family and just relaxing, and eating ice cream cake of course!
Saturday afternoon I had a pedicure- it was an amazefest! I read pedicures are supposed to make your labor start, and my toes were needing some serious help-Win win situation! That night during and after dinner I started having major back pain, felt super anxious, and began contracting again. I went to sleep and woke up Sunday morning feeling fine- oh well!
Questions/Concerns: I’m taking my birth plan to my doctor’s appointment this week. I feel nervous about letting him look at it, there’s nothing crazy on it, but he is a doctor and I don’t want him to think I’m silly or being unrealistic.
Goals: Finish re-reading and note taking on BabyWise.
Keep the house tidy and laundry caught up.
Walk 30 minutes every day.
It’s so surreal that this could be my last Baby A update post! Brian and I are over the moon excited that he will be here in a few days!