Not the post you were expecting? Me either.
I didn’t think I’d make it to 40 weeks pregnant, but here we are. She is actually due tomorrow, June 8th, so there’s still hope!
She must be comfy in there…
Who rocks the basketball under the shirt? I do, I do!
For those of you looking for active maternity clothes, the top is from Me2Roo, and I first wore it here at about 24 weeks or so. Here’s a comparison pic.
How I am feeling?
I feel pretty comfortable considering I’m 40
freaking weeks. I have been measuring about a week behind, but her growth has proceeded incrementally. My weight has been been stagnant for the past 6 weeks which is fine by me as long as she is growing. I don’t own a scale, so I only know my weight at doctors’ appointments, but have gained about 25 lbs.
I wasn’t aware that we wouldn’t have another ultrasound after week 20 when we found out the sex. Did that catch any other moms-to-be off guard?
Really, it’s a blessing, because that means I am having a healthy pregnancy (which is code for insurance won’t pay for ultrasounds). Accordingly, my doctor can only guess her size. She doesn’t think she’ll be big–but I’m not sure what that means anymore!
Signs of labor?
None. Maybe I don’t feel the contractions? I can hear moms laughing at me now! I don’t get cramps, so I have zero reference when nurses are trying to help me identify signs. I feel like she is dropping at least, there is more pressure than before.
Also, I have been doing a lot of the “natural ways to induce labor” with no avail, so the lesson is: baby will come when baby is ready.
My handsome Cooper makes sure I walk at least two times a day.
And, I do strength training workouts 3x a week. Cleaning is also a workout when you’re carrying extra weight!
Wedding rings on/off?
On! Do I wear them during labor and delivery?
Belly button in/out?
My button is an outtie now.
The car seat is installed & bags are packed. I figured out the car seat adapter for the BOB stroller too. And, my dear friend Heather gifted us this Pack-N-Play that she didn’t need for her kiddos. It’s brand new! So thankful.
We are going to use it in our bedroom initially, so we don’t have to go far to feed or change the baby. Eventually, I’ll take it to my parents’ house, so they have somewhere for her to sleep.
I clean the house and do laundry often so in the event she does appear, we will at least return to a clean home before it all goes out the window! And, I have been prepping food too. Is this nesting?
Oh, of course. Isn’t this the easy part? Once she is born, we are responsible for a human being! Right now, I don’t have to think about a diaper bag, feeding, sleeping, cleaning, transportation…
We will make a formal announcement when she’s born, but you all had so many great guesses that I was almost tempted to change it!
Moms, how many of you went past your due date? – No horror stories please!
Why do they say pregnancies are 9 months when in actuality most are 10?