Wednesday, September 25, 2013

40 week Bumpdate!

This week: I am officially on maternity leave and have officially passed my due date. I feel a lot more relaxed not having to be at work and on my feet every day but I'm getting more anxious waiting for baby.

How far along? 40 weeks!

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of a jack fruit! I really don't know what a jack fruit is but I would also imagine that Baby P is the size of a baby!

Total weight gain: 23lbs. Up 5 pounds since last week, which I'm really hoping is some kind of fluke. My doctor didn't seem concerned with the jump and I'm assuming it's all the fluid I'm retaining since I can't even finish a meal anymore. 

Maternity clothes? Still rotating a couple of outfits. Now that it's a bit cooler, I'm trying to add cardigans in but only some of my tanks and maternity tops still cover all of my belly, so I need longer cardigans, which is why the past two outfits are almost identical. Luckily, my regular yoga pants are still comfy and I can wear them every day if I'm not working.

Stretch marks: Hips, thighs, and belly. Sad, sad, and sad.

Sleep: I'm falling asleep easier and staying asleep but waking up constantly to pee and sometimes with painful contractions that go away as soon as I get up.

Best moment this week: Not having to go to work on Monday. It is AMAZING to have a little bit of time to rest before baby since it's been so crazy lately.

What I miss: I kind of just want my body back. Not the super-model bod I had before baby, since that wasn't there, but just being able to move around, put socks and shoes on, wear pants that button, not have achy parts. Everything seems to hurt. It's all worth it but it's pretty uncomfortable.

Movement: She is still moving all over the place and I still love every second of it. I will miss this the most when she is on the outside.

Food cravings: Homemade, warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. They were delicious!

Food aversions: Nothing really.

Gender: Girl!

Belly button - in or out? Out

Wedding rings - on or off? Off :( I miss the sparkle.

Symptoms: Achy knees, hips, and lower back. Heartburn is coming back. I keep waking up with tingly, numb fingers, too. I forgot to ask my doctor but based on Google, my enemy, it sounds like pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel.

Labor signs: Hah! Still cramping with lower back pain but my cervix hasn't changed at all.  My doctor also said that the baby really hasn't dropped. Her head is still kind of high and when he listened to her heartbeat, the doppler was close to my belly button. We go back to the doctor tomorrow for a biophysical profile, which will include an ultrasound and non-stress test. This is normal for going past my due date but my doctor is interested in getting a better idea of her size and checking out her positioning.

Mood: Anxious. I can't wait to meet my precious baby!

Looking forward to: Oddly enough, going into labor! I wanna have a baby!!!!

*Post may be edited after my appointment tomorrow, if anything changes, since I normally don't have two appointments in one week.



  1. Just waiting for the "Welcome to the World" post for your sweet baby girl - expecting it any day now!!! Praying for a smooth delivery!:)

  2. Ohhh I hope she comes soon for you! Getting so excited!

  3. 40 weeks!!! Whoo hoo you rock mama! And you are done work! YAY! Now you can relax and just wait!! So excited for you.

  4. 40 + weeks and still looking gorg - swollen piggies and all!!! I can't wait to "meet" Little Miss P!!! Damn that eggplant parm - damn it all to hell!!!


  5. Hoping this is your last bumpdate!

  6. omg almost there!!! how exciting! I can't wait to see your little girl and hear about how everything went! Enjoy every moment, it's such a fun and exciting time!


  7. Ahhh so excited for you!!! It sounds like you probably have a lot of fluid like I did since baby is still moving around a lot, and our weight gain was really similar. The good news is, I went down to my pre pregnancy weight within 2 weeks, and I'm sure you will too! And it's amazing to be able to bend over and get out of bed easy again! :) hang in there, mama! And good luck!

  8. Yaaaay! It's BABY TIME! I am so excited for you :) I got induced at 4 days overdue so hopefully you don't have to wait that long ;)

  9. oh my goodness! i found your blog at the perfect time! or maybe not. when i had my gal (11 months ago) i stopped blogging because i just...was pretty worthless. :) good luck and gobble your babe's sweetness up!


  10. I'm SURE you're retaining tons of fluid. I am- in AWKWARD areas. Not legs/feet like it sounds like you are from having to be on your feet so much. Can't wait to hear the good newssssss gahhhh I need to move through my bloglovin' faster.