Baby Update: Almost There!

Nov 14, 2012

I can't believe that really any day now M and I will be parents. I've been terrible about posting lately - we were busy with visitors for about four straight weeks after I quit work and in the past few weeks I've been trying to relax and wrap up some last minute house stuff before Noah comes. Our bags are packed and sitting by the door, the car seat is installed and ready to go, and I'm noticing every little feeling and hoping labor starts soon. My home decor projects/progress hasn't gone as fast as I'd hoped, but we're making progress none-the-less. Noah's nursery is two steps away from being done and I've found even more things I want to do in the rest of the house thanks to Pinterest. Speaking of progress, I started Christmas shopping little by little back in August and thanks to online shopping and some awesome coupons, I'm two people away from being completely DONE! Feels great! I'm going to try to post some more as I wait for Noah to make his arrival, but I definitely promise some good baby posts once he gets here! For now, here's what will probably be my last update for this pregnancy. 

How Far Along? 39 Weeks, 5 Days

Size of Baby Noah: Little bebe could be anywhere from 7 to 9 pounds, but the midwives' guess he won't be that big based on my current measuring and belly size. We'll see!

Total Weight Gain: 27lbs.
Maternity Clothes: More specifically- stretch pants! I'll put on the maternity jeans once in awhile, but at this point the stretchier around the belly the better!
Sleep: This has been such a day-to-day change for me- one night I'll stay up pretty late watching tv because I'm not too tired, and the next night I'm exhausted and sleep really well throughout the night aside from the bathroom trips.

Stretch Marks: I feel really thankful in this area. I found one small mark on my hip that I know is mainly from weight gain in that area, not my belly stretching. I do have the linea nigra, but no stretch marks anywhere else. I attribute this to nightly vitamin E oil and good genes! 

Labor Signs: Definitely more Braxton Hicks and tons of cramping recently. At my appointment this week I was 1cm dilated and 40% effaced. My midwife basically told me not to expect him before my due date. She guessed I'd go around 41 weeks. Because of our choice for as natural a birth as possible, we won't discuss induction until closer to 42 weeks. I'm okay with this, but am hoping he comes earlier than later- we're just so excited to meet him! 
Belly Button: Still an "innie", but barely!
Gender: BOY.
Movement: Only slightly less than normal. He's running out of room but still wiggling around, especially when I'm laying down! He likes to kick his little feet out into my side, causing some pretty odd belly shapes!
Food Cravings: My appetite has been pretty normal this entire pregnancy and it hasn't changed much this last month.
How's Mama? I get asked this on a daily basis. My response? Ready & Restless. I've been told to relax and take time to be lazy - advice easier given than followed! My task this week/weekend is to try not to be too anxious about it all, relax, enjoy the last few days of it just being M and I, and trust that God knows when Noah's coming and that's good enough for me.
I'm no good at awkward self-portrait, mirror pictures so ignore the weird expression that was supposed to be a smile, not a smirk!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like me! I am actually over my due date, and will be 42 weeks on Monday. We are praying this baby arrives with out having an induction come Monday.
    Can't wait to see an update about sweet baby boy Noah when you have him!