McGrowing: Week 37
FINALLY — AN UPDATE!
3 weeks until due date!
Baby is: Clocking in around 6 1/3 pounds and over 19 inches, according to Babycenter. 🙂 He’s technically “full term,” but that’s not a guarantee I’ll go into labor anytime soon! Bluebelle was not ready to come out at her induction around 41 weeks, so I’m fully prepared to wait it out until 42 weeks. My doctor won’t let me go any later than that, but I hope I won’t need all that time! The sooner I go around 40 weeks on my own, the better. So, if you’re the praying kind, pray I go into labor on my own and I can get my VBAC without having to schedule a repeat caesarian!
Symptoms: I’m big from head to toe. I’m doing that classy “let’s blow up like a balloon right before the baby gets here” look. Hey, some women get it, some don’t. I’m a lucky one. There’s nothing I can do, so I’ll just roll with it. Back pain, hip pain, contractions, and some… other things that are preparing my body for labor.
Cravings: Crushed ice. Water.
Drinking: Water. Lots of water. Trying to keep those fluids in the womb and out of the legs!
Clothes: It’s official. Bust out the muumuu. (Okay, so I don’t have one.) Almost ALL of my maternity clothes are running tight. I’m living in yoga pants, dresses, and the few tanks that cover my belly. If you see me looking like a hot mess these next few weeks… just roll with it. — YEP. Still the same. Nothing fits. I look like I have the ugliest beer gut ever.
Baby’s heartbeat: 138 bpm on 5/23. Next appointment June 13.
Gender: It’s a boy!
What I miss: Sleep! My body. Energy. Endorphins.
What I’m looking forward to: Having this baby!! Packing my hospital bag (I better get on it!). I’m looking forward to seeing this baby, feeling the endorphin rush of new motherhood, and kissing his sweet cheeks!
Obviously I missed updating last week, but I was busy getting everything unpacked and ready for the baby! His room is pretty much set, everything essential is washed and ready to go, and I’m just waiting on adding a little bit here and there! I plan to take some pictures of the house to share soon — but my photo editing software is on a computer that’s not working right now. That pretty much explains a lack of photos for a while. 🙂
Good news is — we are settled in our house, we are getting more prepared for baby, and we now get to play the waiting game!