40 Weeks Bump Update- Still pregnant

I am 40 weeks 2 days pregnant. I’m overdue. It is kind of a let down to have your due date come and pass  with no baby in your arms as a reward for all of your hard work. This is especially true when your first child sent you into labor on your due date and was born the next day. I know that was a rare occurrence in the pregnancy world but it spoiled me and I can’t say that I wasn’t hoping it would happen again. That being said, all I really want is a healthy, chubby little girl so if that means she needs to stay put a little longer so be it. I actually don’t feel that bad physically but mentally is another story. I’m grumpy, tired, and stressed. A word to the wise: Don’t continually (or even more than once) ask a pregnant lady who is past her due date when she is going to have the baby. Also, I can’t accommodate requests for when she should be born. It’s a bit nerve-racking when you have absolutely no control over the situation.

At my 39 week check up, my doctor was out of town so I saw another OB in the office. He said I was about 1cm dilated and about 70% effaced. He predicted I would be in labor in a week (wrong!). At my 40 week (well 39 weeks 5days) appointment my doctor said I was 1.5cm dilated and 80% effaced. Cecilia’s heartbeat was 135-140bpm. I was measuring 40 weeks and my blood pressure was still pretty low 106/68. All good things for a super pregnant lady.

If I don’t go into labor beforehand (which I’m thinking isn’t likely, I am the second child in my family and was two weeks late) I have an ultrasound and non-stress test on Monday to check my fluid levels and how Cecilia is holding up in there and an induction scheduled for Friday.

*How far along?: 40 weeks 2 Days

*Total weight gain?: 31lbs

*How big is baby?: Jackfruit (again, what is that?), 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.

*Sleep?: Not much of that going on between frequent trips to the bathroom, having to do a 3-point turn to roll over, and a lot on my mind.

*Best moment this week?: My mom coming into town.

*Movement?: She’s still kicking up a storm.

*Food cravings?: None really.

*Labor Signs?: Yes. Lots of contractions now I just need them to come at regular intervals.

*Belly button in or out?: All the way out.

*What I miss?: Sleeping

*What I am looking forward to?: Miss Cecilia’s arrival sometime in the next week.


38 Weeks Update

Only two weeks until Cecilia’s due date! I’m hoping she hangs in there that long. I had a weekly check up at the doctor’s office today. I am measuring at almost 39 weeks and Cecilia’s heartrate was 135bpm. Everything is just cruising along which is a nice change to the stressful times we had with high fluids and many ultrasounds at the end of my pregnancy with Jimi.

*How far along?: 38 Weeks

*Total weight gain?: 29lbs

*How big is baby?: Pumpkin, 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb (not much change in size estimates from last week).

*Sleep?: Eh, getting harder and harder to come by.

*Best moment this week?: Jimi falling asleep on my bump for a couple of minutes (see picture below)

*Movement?: Still a lot of STRONG kicks and punches

*Food cravings?: Nothing new, just sweets and lots of it.

*Labor Signs?: Contractions are starting to get a little painful.

*Belly button in or out?: Out, Out, Out

*What I miss?: Not running into random things with my belly.

*What I am looking forward to?: Finishing off our to-do list.

37 Weeks Update

37 Weeks = Full Term!!

*How far along?: 37 Weeks 3 Days

*Total weight gain?: 28lbs

*How big is baby?: According The Bump, the size of a Winter Melon (what is that?) – Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb

*Sleep?: Waking up at least every two hours to use the bathroom, unfortunately not the same hours that Jimi is waking up so nights are pretty long.

*Best moment this week?: Having a wonderful birthday (today!) with my family.

*Movement?: Starting to slow down a little bit but very strong movements when she is awake.

*Food cravings?: None really, except I finally got Trophy Cupcakes that I’ve been craving my whole pregnancy.

*Labor Signs?: More and more contractions with a bit more pain going on.

*Belly button in or out?: All of the way out, poor thing.

*What I miss?: Sleeping without pain (my hips are starting to hurt  a lot!)

*What I am looking forward to?: Sonic! We’re on our way there for my birthday lunch right now.


35 Weeks Update

35 Weeks… beginning to resemble a baby whale

Just to scare everyone…

*How far along?: 35 weeks

*Total weight gain?: Ugh, I’m too scared to get on the scale. Probably 27lbs ‘ish

*How big is baby?:Coconut- Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb.

*Sleep?: Hardly any, because of Jimi not Cecilia.. I’ll post more on that later.

*Best moment this week?: A very sweet big brother sharing everything from his sandwich to diaper cream with my baby bump.

*Movement?: A whole lot. She hasn’t started to slow down yet.

*Food cravings?: Sour things and fruit.

*Labor Signs?: A LOT of Braxton Hicks contractions the last few days.

*Belly button in or out?: 95% out, the last little bit is holding strong.

*What I miss?: Being able to roll over in my sleep without sitting up.

*What I am looking forward to?: My break from classes coming up soon.

Doctor Appointment Update

This post has taken forever to get here because my scheduled doctor’s appointment last Wednesday kept getting pushed back. First we had a scheduling conflict and had to reschedule the appointment for Friday. As we were just leaving our neighborhood for the appointment on Friday my doctor’s nurse called to say that Dr. Nathan had been called into a C-section and had to reschedule.

We finally got to have our monthly check-up today.

Cecilia’s heartbeat was a strong 145bpm and I was measuring 35 weeks along- which isn’t far off from the 33week 5days I am today. So far Cecilia is already head down, which is the position she needs to be in for birth. I think she is currently in a oblique position, which means that she is positioned at an angle with her head directed toward a hip and bottom near the opposite hip. I think she may be positioned this way because the majority of her weight is always on my right side and I’m looking pretty lopsided.

(This is where I would upload a picture of me holding Jimi at 33 weeks taken last Friday, but wordpress has decided it hates me tonight)

Overall, things are still going smoothly with this pregnancy. I’m just noticing more and more braxton hicks contractions and am quickly running out of breath with every activity (and sometimes just sitting still).

32 Weeks Bump Update

Please excuse the Jimi toy mess.

*How far along?: 32 Weeks 3 Days

*Total weight gain?: I’m going to guess 23lbs… I have a doctor’s appointment later this week.

*How big is baby?: Around the size of a Squash, 15.2- 16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb.

*Sleep?: Is getting harder and harder to come by. If it isn’t Jimi waking me up, it is Cecilia.

*Best moment this week?: Random hugs and kisses to my baby bump from Jimi.

*Movement?: A lot. This little girl still likes to move around quite a bit.

*Food cravings?: Not too many anymore.

*Labor Signs?: None, just the occasional braxton hicks contraction.

*Belly button in or out?: 99% out

*What I miss?: Having any even shaped belly. Cecilia is ALWAYS laying completely on my right side so my baby bump is starting to look more and more lopsided the bigger she gets.

*What I am looking forward to?: Once again, hearing Cecilia’s heartbeat at my doctor’s appointment.

29 Weeks Update

29 Weeks.. the shadow makes the bump look a little bigger than it is.

*How far along?: 29 Weeks 2 Days

*Total weight gain?: 18lbs

*How big is baby?: About the size of an acorn squash: 15.2-16.7 inches, 2.5-3.8 lb

*Sleep?: About the same as last week…. not too much of it going on.

*Best moment this week?: Hearing Cecilia’s heartbeat at my doctor’s appointment.

*Movement?: A LOT. Other people now notice my bump moving around when she kicks or jabs me.

*Food cravings?: Still just sweet stuff although I’ve been able to resist the urge a little more this last week.

*Labor Signs?: None.

*Belly button in or out?: Almost all of the way out. I think it will be completely out by next week.

*What I miss?: Sleeping in on weekends… it’s been almost two years.

*What I am looking forward to?: Our trip to Portland in two weeks for my best friend (and Jimi’s Godmother) Melissa’s graduation from physical therapy school.