40 weeks: done and done!

Today is D-Day. My "What to Expect" app on my phone practically shouted to me this morning: "TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!!!" Oh really, What to Expect?? My other phone app declares that I am 100% through with this pregnancy. I don't think I'll open that app tomorrow. It is so strange knowing that I am sitting on my computer right now...and perhaps this time tomorrow I could have a new baby. Surreal.
If I look exhausted in my picture, it's because I am. Mother Nature is funny. The past 4 nights in a row I have been up in the middle of the night. 3 of those nights the dogs wanted to go outside & one night I was sick. Preparing me for what's to come? I think so.
*How far along?: 40 weeks
*How big is your baby?: still a large watermelon! ...weighing well over 7lbs most likely
*Total weight gain?: lost 2lbs this week...24 total!
*Sex: BOY! Grayson Benjamin:)
*Maternity clothes: First of all, I want to be like a woman of the 70's. Except, I will not burn my bras (Lord knows I need those) but burn my maternity clothes. I am SO ready to have a waist again! I'm pulling my pants up all day long...super annoying.
*Stretch marks: 2 tiny ones on each side...not too shabby. I only used my mama mio cream on my stomach for most of the time...lesson learned?
*Movement: He is so out of room that I can see specific body parts when he is moving...I grabbed his teensy leg this week a few times!
*Sleep: This week was a nightmare for sleep.
*Best moment this week: I am officially on maternity leave for 12 weeks!
*Food cravings: my stomach has no room for food.
*Labor signs: no real contractions...still 50% effaced & 1cm dilated. He feels a smidge lower. I go back on Monday to see how we've progressed/schedule an induction if he doesn't come on his own!
*Belly button in or out: reaches to China!
*What I miss: being comfortable
*What I'm looking forward to: holding a newborn...it WILL happen within the next week:)


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness - I'm excited for you!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

Ah, so exciting!