Sunday, September 4, 2016

40 Weeks (September 4)

Sunday night light contractions started.  I wrote a separate post about it.  But they didn't amount to anything.

At my doctor appointment on Wednesday, I was 3.5 cm dilated and still posterior. That appointment was at 39 weeks and 3 days.  I still have an appointment for 40 weeks and 3 days but she was guessing I wouldn't need it. I forget what else was said. The C-section is still scheduled for 40 weeks and 5 days (the closest to 41 weeks that I could get.) She did ask if she was doing a "tubal" I think she said when they are in there for the c-section.  She meant tying my tubes. Then asked if I was having more kids or not.

Sunday night I had more contractions that didn't amount to anything. (Separate post for details.)
Ella joined me for some pictures. She had to push the timer button and run over.

Size of baby: Small Pumpkin. The average baby is born 20 inches long and 7.5 lbs.  

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I gained 1 lb this week for 49.7 lbs overall. 

Maternity Clothes:  Most maternity clothes don't fit anymore. I have to do laundry every 3-4 days just so I have some shirts. My black shirt is missing that fits too :( 

Movement: I feel like he moves less than last week. 

Sleep:  I've been getting about 8 hours of sleep at night and some naps so it's actually the best it's been in ages. No back pain and no sciatica pain help.

What I miss: I miss running. I miss holding Ella and walking without pressure. I miss walking or doing things without getting out of breath.

Symptoms: I breathe heavy. I get out of breath. Braxton Hicks Contractions.  My back hasn't hurt. My sciatica hasn't hurt.  I have a lot of low belly pressure/pain when I do things.  I bet there are more but I can't think what to list and my app won't tell me common symptoms to make me realize I have them.  Earlier in the week my ankles were swollen but that seems to have gone away.

Best moment this week: Taking Maternity Photos for Angie

Looking forward to:  This baby deciding to come!!!

Exercise:  I've been done exercising for awhile. Cleaning for 15 minutes is too much sometimes too. 

Same this time: Baby vs being pregnant. Can't even think of anything that would be the same.

Different from last time: Well I'm still pregnant and I had an 8 day old baby last time!!!!!!


  1. Welcome to the overdue club :)

    1. Boo. Doing laundry now because of lack of enough clothes for tomorrow. Even today's shirt is pushing it and the sports bra I have to wear with the workout top today is definitely too tight.