Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baby #2: 40 Weeks

How far along: 40 Weeks (+1 Day) - My guess date has come and gone!

How big is baby: A jackfruit! As long as she's in your belly, baby's hair and nails will continue to grow, and her lungs will keep developing. She's anywhere from 5 to 11 lbs and is getting ready for a slightly gooey introduction any day now.

Weight gain/loss: Not sure on the exact number, but I can say that I am still below my end weight from my pregnancy with Evelyn. At my 39 week appointment, I was 168. I hit 172 with Evelyn's pregnancy. I'm pretty happy with that!

Stretch marks: Yep. I've had a few pop up around my belly button. They aren't all over like last time though.

Sleep: Not too bad. Not awesome, but not too bad. Evelyn's sleep on the other hand has left something to be desired. She's napping today though!

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Nothing sounds good. I'm pretty sure my body is trying to stay in an optimal state for labor and delivery. I'm not very hungry most of the time and when I do want something it's usually light.

Movement: Still dancing away. Last night I had another solid hour of huge movements and kicks. I'm going to miss it...

What I'm worrying about: Trying to keep the "what-if's" at bay again. Being that I'm now technically "overdue," I'm getting anxious about how long this baby is going to want to stay put and thus being put under more scrutiny as far as getting him/her to make his/her exit. My OB is really good about this though.

What I'm loving: These last few days of baby kicks. Since he/she has dropped, I'm feeling surprisingly comfortable and I'm glad I'll be left with a positive feeling from this pregnancy.

Symptoms: Contractions. Sporadic, but they are there. Indigestion. Cervical pain. 

What I'm looking forward to: Seeing how this labor and delivery go! Experiencing that amazing moment of meeting my baby. Finding out the gender!!!

Best moment of the week: Hitting my guess date!