Little Bit Bit: Week 39

15 Aug

I’m starting to wonder if my body is capable of going into labor on its own. Silly concern, maybe, but when you hope that things go differently with your second pregnancy than they did with your first, and they seem to be progressing the same way, you start to think silly thoughts. And I mean really, how long does one need to walk around dilated to a 3 and 75% effaced before her body says, “Oh hey, let’s do this”? Going on two weeks here.

I had some stronger, more consistent contractions last night, that ended up being nothing, but I guess I should take it as a good sign. I had an appointment today and am now 80%. My doctor also said the baby is super low. Another good sign, which must also explain some of the back pain I’ve been having. I have high hopes that Bit Bit will decide to come this weekend. You’d think that I would have learned not to get my hopes up about such things, but it’s incredibly difficult not to. I’ll probably end up being crushed, in which case the ice cream is ready and waiting in the freezer. If I don’t eat it all tonight.

Also, doctor wanted me to schedule my next appointment for Monday. If baby isn’t here by then, we’ll set an induction date. Kinda crazy that I could end up being induced with both of my kiddos. What are the odds?

So…that’s where we’re at this week. Fingers crossed and prayers please for a baby this weekend! :)

How far along? 39 Weeks
Total weight gain: As I near the end, the weight decides to start packing on. 17 pounds total
Maternity clothes? As if I’d fit into anything else at this point
Stretch marks? 3 new ones. Drat.
Sleep: no bueno
Best moment this week: Getting baby girl’s nursery done. Such a relief! I’d post pictures, but seeing how her letter is hanging on the wall, you’ll just have to wait until she’s here for a tour.
Miss Anything? being comfortable, sleep!
Movement: lots of twisting and turning. It’s so uncomfortable when she rolls around to the opposite side. She’s usually all on my right side (I should take a point of view picture of my belly so you all can see how lopsided it is) and my lower back on the right is killing me!
Food cravings: Still want every sweet imaginable.
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat
Gender: Oh goodness gracious, let’s hope she comes out a girl! Lots of comments/dreams from others about the baby being a boy has me a little nervous.
Labor Signs: I was up for over an hour last night with contractions. They were getting pretty regular and starting to get stronger so I decided that I needed to get out of bed and sit on the couch to start timing them. I walked all the way down to our family room, got settled in, turned on the tv…and they stopped. Stupid, stupid braxton hicks. Finally went to bed around 2 am, which was lovely.
Symptoms: How in the world I’m still not a swollen, waddling mess is beyond me, but I’ll take it. I mean, sure, I do give the term “pregnant waddle” a whole new meaning lately, ducks ain’t got nothing on me, but the fact that my ankles are still ankles and my toes don’t look like sausages has me doing my happy dance. Albeit, a waddling rendition of my happy dance.
Belly Button in or out? ”I’m coming out! I want the world to know. Got to let it show…” Every time I see my little tummy button in the mirror, I think of this song. Then I think of the Levi’s commercial for their super low jeans that used this song. Fact: every belly button in that commercial is an “inny”.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happier lately. And by lately I mean today. Maybe it’s because I know the end is near.
Looking forward to: Holding her in my arms. Introducing Lakyn to her little sister. Starting this new chapter in our lives!

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