Looks like we made it! I've joked my whole pregnancy that my little guy can stay in my tummy as long as he likes, and he has...
Yesterday at my Dr. Appointment, we were asked to schedule our induction date. Since I'm not in a lot of pain or discomfort (except for those few hours of "practice contractions" last week), and I'd like mother nature and baby to have as much time as they would like to make it happen, I choose the last day I could. Two weeks from now I'll either have my little guy or be in the hospital getting ready to have him.
I still can't decide if Valentines Day is a cool day to have your birthday. No matter what, he'll get a card from every girl in his class each year, but I also don't want "his day" to be overshadowed by a holiday. It probably won't matter and he will come before then, but still-picking the day your baby will come is kind of weird.
How far along:
Size of baby:
Small Pumpkin - gee that sounds awesome. At our 3rd and last ultrasound at 36 weeks his projected weight was 6 pounds 14 oz. That was a month ago, and he should be gaining half a pound a week. That could put him at 8 pounds 14 oz, which sounds just about as awesome as a small pumpkin-ha!
Total Weight Gain/loss:
It's been up and down the whole pregnancy. Net net, I weigh 4 pounds more today than I did at my first pregnancy appointment. Don't get me wrong, I was heavy in the first place, so I'm actually looking forward to taking off pounds post baby, which I was in the process of when we found out we were expecting. FYI J Hud, my husband would like for you to visit us at upcoming weight watchers meetings - Saturday Mornings, Fairfax Station, let's say mid-march time frame works best-ha!
It took me a bit longer than it should to pack my hospital bag, mostly because I have three pairs of maternity jeans and wear at least one pair everyday. I did not want to take a pair out of rotation and throw off my laundry schedule. At 38 weeks I bit the bullit and packed my bags, surviving these past two weeks on two pairs of jeans and 2 pairs of maternity leggings. I am not looking forward to giving up maternity pants-they are awesome and sooo comfortable, but I did purchase a large amount of nursing appropriate PJ's and lounge wear which should be just as comfy for the next few months.
It's a BOY! His initials will be JAT, but we decided to meet him first before pulling the trigger on his full name. We will be using family names.
He likes to move it move it. I thought the bigger they got the less they moved. Not true! He is very active and is all over the place.
Still trying to get as much as I can while I can. There have been a few sleepless nights. Especially when the OMG I have to push a baby out anxiety gets me at 3 am. I turn on my Surfing for Birthday relaxation and affirmation track on my ipod and calm down and try to get more zzz's. My mom asked why I wanted to wait so long to induce yesterday and I told her so I would at least have the option to sleep for the next two weeks-ha!
What I miss:
Having a schedule or events in my day. I like to know what's on the docket for the day and keep my calendar up-to-date. Obviously I have nothing scheduled to happen in my life right now other than have a baby, which is totally weird for me. I'm caught up on my google reader and on facebook and pinterest WAY too much-ha!
I am STARVING all day everyday. My most specific craving this week came in the form of Salt and Vinegar Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, which I asked Josh to go buy me at 11 o'clock at night. While he typically honors my requests-he would not get me the chips., although he brought some home for me the next day-thanks babe!
I can tell my body is getting ready for the baby, it's so nice not to feel sick right now!
Much to my husbands disappointment, my belly button remaining an innie for the past 40 weeks!