I am 39 weeks today! I wasn’t sure if we’d be seeing this update, but here are! It sounds like there will be at least one more too…
I had my 38 week appointment last Wednesday. I was slightly effaced but had no dilation. The doctor predicted Caleb will weigh around eight pounds and that he will NOT be coming early. I JUST got back from my 39 week appointment, and same thing… no dilation! Bummer. The doctor said “looks like this will be a tough one!” Caleb does not want to come out, the little stinker! I’m going back next Wednesday for my 40 week appointment and then he said induction would occur 1-2 weeks after my due date, and it kind of sounds like I may have to get induced. He said the baby will continue to grow so I would definitely NOT like to go to 42 weeks. Really hoping they will do it sooner rather than later, so I will definitely discuss it with him further next Wednesday. I didn’t gain any weight this week though, which the nurse said was a good sign that he may come soon, and the doctor also said it was actually a good sign that I was having stabbing back pains – haha, go figure!
In other news, last Friday I got my eyebrows waxed, and today I got my hair cut. Priorities, right?! I am SO not a girly girl, but I do want to look as decent as possible in the millions of hospital and new family photos we are bound to be taking. I have to be honest, I am feeling so fat, bloated, and gross right now. I definitely am feeling how I used to before I lost all the weight, and I am really looking forward to getting back into shape. Feeling like this reminds me exactly why I lost 118 pounds in the first place and I can’t wait to look and feel good again. I know it will be a long hard journey, but I’m okay with that.
So now that I’m all groomed and ready (haha), there really isn’t much left for us to do but wait. We got the carseat installed and inspected at the firehouse on Wednesday, his nursery is 100% complete (I posted the tour yesterday), and we are ready to go, it just sounds like Caleb is not!
I had been hemming and hawing about when my last day of work would be before going out on maternity leave, and finally decided that it would be today. I ended up leaving early yesterday and only did a half day because of nausea and back pain, and I will just be doing four hours this evening, then I’ll officially be on leave. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of months getting things ready for my leave at work and feel that all my loose ends are tied up there for the time being. It will be hard not to stress or think about work while I’m out, but I really need to spend this time focusing on my baby, my family, and myself, so I am feeling relieved too. I’m planning on being out for about three months or so.
I’ve been feeling okay, but just incredibly tired and not sleeping well. Yesterday morning, as I mentioned, I was feeling very nauseous and I’ve been hit a few times with intense, stabbing back pains… part of the reason I decided to take my leave now instead of trying to tough it out the rest of the week. Honestly, I’m proud of myself for making it to 39 weeks at work and feel that I’ve pushed myself enough and now it’s time to rest and prepare for Caleb’s arrival!
We sure are getting antsy over here. I told Jerry yesterday that I asked Caleb if he was ready to meet the world yet and that he said, “Nah, Mama. I’m good. I heard it’s cold as f*** out there.” Yes, pretend conversations with my son who apparently has a potty mouth in the womb! But really, we’re over here just counting down the days until we can finally hold our little man. 🙂 I am slightly disappointed that we have no progress yet except for a little effacement, but I’ll have more time to rest and prepare. Not to mention, my birthday is this Saturday!
Well, it sounds like I’ll be back for a 40 week bumpdate next week, so more news then, I hope!