Sunday, December 10, 2017

still here :) 40 & 1

Here we are!

40 1/7

I feel like a time bomb.  But I'm really really trying to just embrace it.  I did end up cancelling my induction (though I certainly get the arguments on both sides, and am hoping I do not regret my decision, especially since we are a 30-45 min drive from the hospital where I'll be delivering, depending on traffic).

Summary of this weekend so far has included:

- a lot of lying around (for me)

- kids' bday parties that I didn't think we'd likely make it to (one last night, another one today)

- anxiety (is she still moving enough?  did that twinge mean anything?  what about that one?  what if my water is broken but only a tiny bit so it's hard to tell?  what if . . . continue ad nauseum)

I am also trying to do some year-end wrap-up and introspection since I have no idea whether I'll be in any brainspace to do so around the actual new year.  

what worked & what didn't - will share details in a later post
(and maybe podcast ep)

On the upside, I don't feel too physically terrible during the day -- evenings are rough (she seems to be doing a very painful dance on my bladder every night and I honestly cannot get comfortable no matter what I do around 7p - 10p).  But I have been sleeping!  Trying to savor that (and bank it, as much as this is possible!) because obviously in a very short time this will no longer be my reality.

Some pix:

bday party glitter tattoo

from Josh's bday - (12/8)
We had our traditional day-date for his birthday!  
I got a prenatal massage and told the (very talented) masseuse to try to induce labor.
It was an excellent massage but . . . did not work.

OFFICIAL 40 week pic!!!


- Quit running at around 37.5 weeks.
- Quit barre at maybe 35?  Made me too sore.
- Did one run at 39.5 weeks to try to get things going - it didn't work.
- Feeling too tired to run currently but who knows, maybe I'll try again.

- Okay during day
- Miserable at night  

- Gained ~23 lbs total
- BP okay although diastolic creeping up a bit (80s)
- Next OB check Monday (at 40 2/7)

Preparations made:
- Car seat done and installed bases in both cars
- Bassinet in room
- Clothes prepped
- Hospital bag packed

Still need to do:
- Combine A&C into one room and create nursery.  But not planning on doing this until Feb or so.
- Get breast pump (I'm getting the Spectra after hearing rave reviews!  But my insurance won't ship it until baby is born.

Prior pregnancies at 40 weeks:
- Cameron 39 6/7 / Cameron 40