Friday, December 9, 2016

Baby Smoochie: 40 Weeks!

Well, my due date has come and gone {shocker}, but let's document 40 weeks! 

I had an appointment Tuesday with Dr. Blake. Blood pressure was 127/70 {highest I've had in this pregnancy but still okay}, HR of Smoochie was 120 {lowest of ANY of my pregnancies}, I measured 40 cm, no protein test because the water was cut off {can you believe an OB office where you can't go to the bathroom!!!}. Dr. Blake asked me to remind her how big Trent and Drew were and was visibly relieved when I said their sizes. She said she thinks Smoochie is about 8.5 pounds. Good times. :/ I also stupidly asked for a cervical check - 'maybe dilated to 1 cm' and 'thick and closed' were the highlights of my day said no pregnant woman ever.


How far along: 40 weeks

Weight gain: Holding steady at 39 pounds {and will probably refuse to step on a scale for ANYONE again}


Gender: I am definitely calling the baby 'he' and thinking about Smoochie as a boy. Such a shift from earlier in this pregnancy... My mind is for sure playing games with me. I definitely think this has been such a fun experience.

Maternity clothes: I bought a couple of new long-sleeved shirts at Target that were super long {and 40% off using Cartwheel} because just about nothing covers my belly the whole way.


Movement: Running out of room hasn't stopped this wiggle worm.

Sleep: Such a joke at this point. Brent hates me, ha. Luckily, I'm able to nap on the weekend which is heavenly.


Symptoms: I've had contractions a few times but obviously nothing is happening. My body hates me. Still all the usual suspects - sciatica, restless leg, not sleeping, lightning crotch...

Cravings: Candy


What I miss: Sleep - such a cruel joke because I know I won't get any for a LONG time.

Best moment of the week: My sister finished most of the signs she's making for the nursery, and they are amazing. Going to get them hung up ASAP.

A special treat for 40 weeks!

Worst moment of the week: Probably the {not surprising} lack of progress. I was hoping that since this was my 3rd my body might be cooperating, but I think it's safe to say my body likes to a) grow big babies and b) keep them inside for a long time. HOWEVER, this is also a good thing for which I'm so grateful because it means I have strong, healthy babies. And with Drew I went from nothing to a baby in 5 hours, so really it could be any day now! Trying to focus on the positive...

Other random stuff: Brent found the Reese's cups stuffed with Reese's pieces! I think he loves me! It was soooo good.

Belly button watch: Outie

I weigh the most now, so I find it crazy how much swelling I had with Trent - 
my face looks so much bigger with T!
Bumps seem about the same???

3 comments:

Hanna Roach said...

Yay! So close!! Judging by your pictures, I've been thinking boy just because it looks like you're carrying the baby so low. Can't wait to find out - and the name!! Here's hoping you don't have to wait much longer. ;-)

Emily said...

I think your 40 week bump looks closer to Trent than Drew. So I vote boy too! Soooo close!

Kathryn Bagley said...

How sweet B found you the reese's tree!!!