Monday, September 30, 2013

41 week Bumpdate! The LAST Bumpdate!

This week: I am one week overdue. Baby girl is starting to overstay her welcome and this mama isn't sure how to feel about it. I love feeling her wiggle around in my belly, knowing that my time with her there is limited, but I can't wait to have her in my arms. We have also been sent to Labor & Delivery twice now for non-stress testing and monitoring and we're ready to go back one more time and not be sent home.

How far along? 41 weeks!

Baby's size: Baby P is the size of a jack fruit! Still? I'd like to argue that Baby P is the size of a baby that was supposed to be born a week ago. 

Total weight gain: 22lbs. Down one pound from last week. I'm still blaming my fluid retention since it's serious, y'all. Still.. 22 lbs is way less than I ever thought I would gain and even less than what my doctor recommended but he was still very happy with my weight gain. I'm hoping to have a Biggest Loser style weight loss this week, too :)

Maternity clothes? Yup and I'm over them. I'm busting out of them and wearing the same outfits over and over and over.

Stretch marks: I'm officially marked up on my inner & front thighs, both hips, and lower belly. It is a sad, sad thing but I'm just hoping they will fade enough to make me feel okay about it.

Sleep: Mostly well, actually. Getting up to pee every couple of hours is annoying but I always fall right back to sleep.

Best moment this week: Planning our induction and this week our family will have a new little girl. We also had our last date night as a baby-free couple! 

What I miss: I am really trying to embrace the last of my pregnancy and what I miss most now is wearing my wedding rings. Oh, and wearing real shoes. If you even knew the trouble it took to get me in my Uggs, you wouldn't believe it. I'll be glad to never see a pair of flip flops again!

Movement: ALL over, ALL the time. Except when she's supposed to move for my biophysical profile and she doesn't, so they send us to labor & delivery where she moves like a maniac for two hours straight. Yeah, you can read about that here

Food cravings: We went to Bertucci's and Cheesecake Factory this weekend. Both were places I just NEEDED to eat from. Not even sure if it was a craving or just knowing that I won't be pregnant forever so I better enjoy it all while I 

Food aversions: I didn't want Chipotle. Something might be wrong with me.

Gender: Girl! AND Jeff asked the ultrasound tech to confirm again! haha 

Belly button - in or out? Out

Wedding rings - on or off? Off :( 

Symptoms: Everything you expect when you're a week overdue, but overall, I really do feel great. Not working has made a HUGE difference in how my body is responding to everything.

Labor signs: Crampy but nothing else. My cervix was still 'unfavorable' at last check a couple of days ago but we are moving forward with induction because time's up! I am being induced Monday night, as in tonight!

Mood: Excited, nervous, anxious, ready, not ready. I'm all over the place. I can't believe that I am finally going to have this baby! I'm also worried about leaving Rocky for a few days :( I know he will be taken care of fabulously by a good friend but I'm still sad and worried that he won't know why we just sent him off somewhere for a few days.

Looking forward to: I cannot wait to meet my baby girl!! We are headed to the hospital tonight and it will be a long couple of days but we are ready. I cannot wait until she's in my arms!

Can I ask a favor? Please pray for us. Pray that my body, and baby, responds well to the induction and for a smooth delivery. Pray for a healthy baby girl. And pray for Jeff and me, as we adjust to our new normal. Thank you!!


  1. Good luck today! I hope you have a fast and easy labor! Can't wait to hear about it!

  2. Good luck girl!!! I will be thinking and praying for you! Don't worry it will all be worth it in the end- all the pain, swelling, stretch marks etc!! It doesn't seem like it now but it will be and I promise one day soon you'll be able to wear real shoes again!! So excited you get to meet your little girl soon!!

  3. Praying for you today, sweet girl! You and Jeff will be great parents - honestly, you will. It just happens. As soon as you see your baby girl, life will change and you will change with it:) Don't be too nervous about the induction. I was induced at 37 weeks and was SO nervous about it. But it ended up being an EASY delivery and my son arrived in perfect condition! So don't be scared, you will do great!!! Good luck:)

  4. I could not be any more excited for you guys than I am!!! I cannot wait to see her sweet little face!!! Tell Jeff you must update even though he thinks I am a crazy Dateline story!! Bahaaahahahaha!!!! Sending lots of hugs and prayers!!!

  5. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts today! I am so excited for you to meet your little girl :) The best advice my midwife gave me was the phrase "the only way out, is through it". Sounds silly, but that's what got me through each contraction. I just remembered it would be over eventually and worth all of the energy!

  6. So excited for you and will be thinking of you tonight! We were induced too and it went well - I'm sending good induction vibes your way!

  7. Yay! So so excited for you! I'll be thinking of you tonight! Hope everything goes perfectly. Not too much longer and you'll have your baby girl in your arms!

  8. So exciting! Thinking of you lady and praying that everything goes wonderfully! Can't wait to "meet" your little lady! :)

  9. TONIGHT!! OOOO i cant wait!
    i hope all goes well! and you look great for hitting week 41! who would have ever thought we'd write 41 bumpdates?! what stinkers!

  10. Good luck & thinking of you guys! Can't wait to see pics of your daughter and read about your birth story, I actually ended up going into labor over the weekend and we finally met our daughter, Lucy, yesterday at 2:47 PM. We're so in love with our little peanut already!

  11. OH.MY.GOODNESS. Praying for you friend!!! Can't wait to see her and hear all about the details :) Love and hugs from Utah :) XOXOOX

  12. so excited and anxious to hear about everything!! I'm praying for you and can't wait to meet your little one!

  13. Jealous of every time you used the word crampy!! I got none of that. And you seriously crack me up- refusing Chipotle? Biggest Loser style weight loss? Having the tech check again (guilty here too haha)? You're my long lost BFF.