Wednesday, January 12, 2011

39 Weeks

and we're still here! Tricked you didn't I? ;) My lack of weekly posts is purely due to a lack of energy/will to post them not the arrival of our baby girl. Plus, we packed all of our cameras so we wouldn't forget to take them to the hospital if it turns into a mad dash. I'll try and remember to pull it out and get a 39 week photo but memory is something I lack these days.

I am 39 weeks and 3 days to be exact. I've had a few "false" alarms over the last few weeks. Even spent a few hours on Monday at the doctors on the contraction monitor (that's the technical name for it for sure) to see if I was in any kind of labor. Doctor said it was either false labor or early labor. No real way to know for sure. :) gotta love the mysteries of child birth.

To help encourage our little girl along and maintain my sanity we have joined the old folks and taken up mall walking. You never know what you'll see at an upscale mall in the 'burbs. On our first visit we saw a side mullet! Business on one side party on the other. sweet. We also saw a dress for a baby for $175! Baby C obviously needs this dress if she is going to be succesful in life. We are planning another walk for this evening. I wonder what we will find tonight..... I am hoping we make a pit stop at Cheryl and Co for some yummy cookies. I'm not holding my breath though...

So some stats:

How far along: 39 weeks 3 days
Net weight gain: 27 lbs... the nurse cheered for me because I gained a lb. we were stuck at 26 for a few weeks. ha
Stretch marks: liking my lotion these days, none that I can see
Belly button: out, some days flatish depending on where Baby C is positioning herself
Sleep: up 2-3 x to go to the bathroom, up some nights with cramps and contractions?
Food cravings: warm apple pie (thanks to my MIL I am indulging this on a nightly basis)
Food aversions: nothing but trying to stay away from anything to heavy in case I go into labor
What I miss: control ? :) God is definitely using pregnancy to teach my planner, organizer, doer self to relinquish control and be
Looking forward to: the arrival of our baby girl!
Best moment this week: hanging out with the high school crew :)

1 comment:

  1. You are officially done with work - yay! Baby girl should be here any day and I can't wait to hear all about her and see some photos. If you want, once you get some good pics with her you can send them along to me and I'll re-do your blog header. I've learned some great tips since I did this one and it will be tons better!