Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bump Update: Week 40


How far along: 40 weeks & 3 days

Size of baby: About 20 inches long, weighs about 7.5 lbs., and is the size of a small pumpkin

Weight gain: 19 pounds

Maternity clothes: Maternity pants/shorts and regular & maternity tops & dresses

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions, cramping, and sharp pains in my right groin

Gender: Girl

Exercise: Stopped teaching Spin/TRX last week but if I had known I would have been overdue, I probably would still be teaching!  Been running/walking most days though to still stay active and keep sane.

Food cravings: Fries and milkshakes

Food aversions: Nothing

Movement: Not as much movement as I'm sure she's running out of room but I'm feeling more movement down lower than I typically do.

Sleep: Sleeping great but I go to bed every night hoping I'll be woken up in the middle of the night with contractions....no such luck yet.

Looking forward to: Non stress test to make sure baby girl is still okay in there and doctor appointment on Friday.  No progress from week 39 to 40 as I was still 1 cm dilated & about 60% effaced.  If I make it through the weekend, I have another non stress test and ultrasound scheduled for Monday before an induction on Wednesday, October 2.  Just looking forward to finally meeting our daughter!

Best moment of the week: Honestly...none.  These last few days have been pure torture, especially for someone that is as impatient as I am.  I'm annoyed every morning I have to get up and go into work, I'm annoyed that everyday people at work say they can't believe I'm still here, I'm annoyed that I'm having at least 25-30 Braxton Hicks contractions every day and nothing else is happening, I'm annoyed baby girl hasn't dropped yet and is still way up in my ribs, I'm annoyed that people tell me to walk to get the baby out (um, hello, I'm still attempting to run, pretty sure if that hasn't worked by now, walking isn't going to help), and I'm annoyed that I'm posting this at 40 weeks & 3 days pregnant and will probably have to get induced next Wednesday.  Yeah, it's been one of those weeks and I should be grateful but dang, this is finally starting to take its toll on me and I'm jealous of women who don't have to go past their due date. 

2 comments:

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

I'm with you on all those annoying things! We now have an ultrasound and non-stress test tomorrow and we'll talk induction on Monday if baby still isn't here. She hasn't dropped yet, either. It feels like she has but her head was still pretty high up yesterday at our appointment. Every night I hope that when I'm waking up in the middle of the night it's because of contractions but it's really just to pee for the 438th time. Not that it makes it less annoying but at least we have someone else going through the same thing!

BeckyJo606 said...

I totally know how you feel about wanting to go into labor! I was so anxious at all of my dr appointments and then when I was induced, I felt like my body was failing me. The induction was not that bad--and I was 0% progress when I was induced. I wrote about it on my blog, but I can also answer any questions you have about it. I also have heard about overdue pregnant women having massages that trigger certain points to make you go into labor. Might be worth a try! :)