Well, today's my due date. It's hard to believe that 40 weeks - nearly 10 months - have passed and the time has come for the little bean to come into the world. I'm honestly shocked that baby T hasn't made an early appearance. Several weeks ago, the ultrasound had him measuring at a healthy 6 lbs 15 oz., making it seem like he could show up any day.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. My son is stubborn, much like his momma, and has decided it's too warm in there to come out.
Why yes, that would be the same exact outfit I was wearing last time I updated you.
I'm running out of clothes that fit the bump and let's face it, I'm no fashionista. My work OOTD is usually those same pants and shoes until I get home and put on Kevin's sweats.
How far along? 40 weeks today!
Total weight gain/loss: Still a healthy amount.
How big is baby? Too big. He stretches from my pelvis into my ribs and likes to kick.
Maternity clothes? Yes, and even those are growing tighter by the day.
Stretch Marks? Yes. They look red and painful but I've dubbed them my love marks because if this baby ever comes out, he'll be worth every one.
this week? I'm drawing a blank on a best moment of the week so I'm just going to sum it up and say that I'm lucky enough to have had a healthy pregnancy and, although I can't wait for it to be over, it's not been that bad. Besides my nausea the first trimester, the baby and I have trugged along just fine and we finally made it to the end! I can't wait to hold him in my arms and kiss his face.
Movement? Always after I eat and sometimes just for fun, he likes to play on my ribs like they're monkey bars.
Food Cravings? Not so much anymore. There are foods that I prefer but nothing I really won't eat anymore. Small meals are the key at this point, there's not much room left in that belly for anything!
What I miss: Oh, you know, being normal in general. We've gone over this.
What I am looking forward to: The birth of my son! If he doesn't come on his own, we have an induction date of February 2th - LEAP YEAR BABY! (Fingers crossed he doesn't wait til then though)
Nausea/Vomiting?: I've started getting nauseous every evening before bed. I'm not sure if it's because I'm eating too much for supper or what but I've gone to bed sick for the past three nights.
Labor signs? Same as last week: Lots of Braxton Hicks lately and definite pressure on my groin but that's about it.
Gender? Baby boy!
Belly Button in or out? Very very flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. :(
Sleep? This one is out the window. I'm tossing and turning all night and I feel awful for my husband. He barely gets 5 hours of sleep on a good night, let alone when I'm flopping like a fish next to him.
Weekly Wisdom: Again, same as last week... trying not to roll my eyes at the one millionth person who asks me "you haven't had that baby yet?" -- nope, but let me consult my crystal ball, it should give us the day! I love my friends, family and coworkers but every single person has a comment and I'm so tired I just can't take it anymore. Just tell me to hang in there and let's call it a day. Okay?