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???


Unknown 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!!!