Welcome to the sweetest room in our home. It’s not entirely complete… I still want curtains, a lamp for the bookshelf, and the picture frames need photos but we feel really great about the progress since it was an office/storage room just 10 weeks ago.
Baby update: Still waiting with really no signs of that changing anytime soon. We had a sonogram at our appointment this week and baby is doing great so we are in no rush and we’re so grateful for that. Our doctor wants to deliver within the week though so LESS THAN 7 DAYS! Crazy that this April baby is really looking like a May baby now.
All of me hoped that we wouldn’t make it this far… but every morning I wake up, still pregnant and more uncomfortable than ever. So here is my 41 week update (filled with sarcasm) without a fancy photo because I did that for 40 weeks and that’s enough 😉
How far along: 41 weeks
How big is baby: BIG. Full grown. Human.
Gender: It’s a BOY
Movement: Yes. Paying close attention to his movements and he’s moving lots still.
Sleep: I’m barely sleeping. Anticipation is at an all time high and comfortable positions no longer exist.
Symptoms: Swelling. Exhaustion. Pain. Waddle.
Pelvic Pain: The pain is back in full force. This baby just needs to come out I think.
Labor signs: Not so much. I have lots of braxton hicks? But nothing real. Gonna be pregnant for.ev.er.
Maternity clothes: Yes…
Workouts: Ha. Hahahaha
We are trying to walk as much as possible but it hurts and it’s hard.
Nursery: No change.. It’s ready. We’re ready. Everything is ready except the baby.
Mike: He’s ready! Every morning we wake up and realize that the baby didn’t attempt to arrive and we both kinda deflate. We’re enjoying this time together though and it’s very happy and light hearted at our house (except when it’s not because HORMONES). It’s been a very sweet few weeks with him.
Missing anything: I can’t even begin to answer this question.
Best part of the week: Mike and I had lots of quality time this week which I LOVE.
Looking forward to most: Baby’s arrival! COME ON BABY!
Worries/Concerns: Obviously, we were hoping to have a baby before we had to talk induction with our doctor. The baby has other plans and that’s ok. I am still hopeful to put off induction for a few more days because a few more days won’t kill me as long as baby is healthy. Please pray for our appointment today – that it would go well and that much needed conversations will go smoothly.
Also, thanks to everyone who has been praying for us. We are so grateful for your thoughts and prayers as we wait for baby.
41 weeks! It’s a post-shower, mirror pic where I intentionally hide my face..
We enjoyed a fun date night to El Agave this week! We also kept up with our weekly Cracker Barrel tradition and we attempted to make our own Cracker Barrel pancakes on Sunday night. It was a success!
Alf has been taking lots of naps at my side. We’ve been taking walks often and it wears him out! As the baby’s arrival gets closer he gets more and more protective of me and he’s always very aware of where I’m at. He’s the sweetest and I’m so excited to see this puppy become a “big brother”.
That’s all for 41 weeks! Thanks for going through this whole pregnancy journey with us!
How big is baby: About the size of a watermelon, and not those cute mini ones, the full size heavy ones.
Gender: It’s a BOY
Movement: His movements have slowed down a little bit maybe? But he’s still pretty active. Mike can almost always feel his little feet sticking out and he responds to Mike’s voice. So sweet. He appears to be pretty content on the inside though.
Sleep: I no longer sleep well… I cramp more during the night and that will sometimes keep me awake. I also am having some hip pain. If I stretch out my legs during the night my hips will lock up and I have to get up and stretch or walk around to make the pain go away. Not fun.
Symptoms: Exhaustion. Occasional swelling. Heartburn, still, but not as often. Hip pain. Feeling huge.
Pelvic Pain: The pain comes and goes as expected. Some days are manageable and others are more difficult. So happy to be nearing the end and holding onto hope that quickly after delivery my ligaments will stabalize.
Labor signs: Still just lots of braxton hicks and some cramping. I am pretty sure I will be a 41+ weeks first time mom and that’s ok. We’re being patient and trying hard to just trust my body.
Cravings/Aversions: Not craving too much. My appetite has decreased this week. Mike did surprise me with a cinnamon crunch bagel from Panera this morning though and that made me real happy.
Maternity clothes: Umm yes. I wear Mike’s shirts everyday that I don’t need to be presentable and some days that I do… Whoops! I packed some of my “looser” shirts in my hospital bag though and I’m so excited to be able to wear those again after the baby is born.
Workouts: No workouts due to pain. We’ve been trying to go on a walk everyday but I am slow moving. Alfie loves it though.
Nursery: The nursery is about as ready as it will be for the babe to arrive! I still want curtains and a few more decor items, but I am not motivated to work on those things just yet. Hoping to share photos later this week unless this little guy decides to arrive – which I wouldn’t hate.
Mike: Mike is so ready for this baby to come! He’s been talking to the baby more this last week and my new momma heart melts every time. He unfortunately got a nasty stomach bug last week – but that kept him home with me for a couple days and I loved it so much even though he was very miserable.
Missing anything: Umm… sleep, being able to roll over in bed, using my abs, not being in pain, walking, working out… The list goes on and on. But the end is actually in sight now… less than 10 days!
Best part of the week: We ordered our stroller this week! We also got a new TV in the living room so the old living room TV came into our bedroom – it has been awesome for all this waiting around. We kept up our weekly Cracker Barrel tradition and had lots of time just the two of us as Mike recovered from some sort of virus (or maybe food poisoning?).
Looking forward to most: Baby’s arrival!
Worries/Concerns: No worries or concerns right now! My doctor is giving me until early next week to go into labor on my own and then we’re gonna talk induction. I really don’t want to be induced – unless my or baby’s health is at risk. Please pray for us as we continue to prepare for baby and for labor and pray that this little man decides to come on his own without an assist from the doc. So excited!