Merfbaby is 40 weeks!
Today is my due date, and he’s for sure a pumpkin.
How I’m Feeling: I’m ready when he’s ready. I’m trying to not get my hopes up that it’ll happen today, or tomorrow…but I’d be really happy if it did! At our appointment yesterday he measured 9lbs. Big boy. I never thought he would be small, but now I’m a little worried about him getting bigger. If he was smaller and I was going past my due date I wouldn’t be so worried. Oh, and he’s Sunny Side Up, which means back labor. Fun. My back’s hurt the whole pregnancy so bring it on. I went in for a non-stress test this morning and had my doctor strip my membranes. I’m just praying it does something. I’m starting to notice some progress, now we need to keep it going!
Belly/Weight: Didn’t gain since the week before, but it seems like most of the weight gain recently is Merfbaby! Some stretch marks on the bottom side of my tummy and hips. The sooner he comes the lighter they will be!
Life Changes: Started working from home on Tuesday. Momma-son gifted us with housecleaning and I stayed home while our house was cleaned top to bottom. It looks amazing. I don’t want to touch anything. It’s been so hard to really clean well since I’ve been preggo these past few months. Working from home is harder and easier in some ways. I can lay around in my shorts and be comfy, but getting responses from work is harder. I miss being able to ask my boss a quick question or run across the office for something. Guess I should get used to it since I’ll be working from home for the next few weeks.
Movement: Today for the stress test he was being lazy so we had to get him going so they could see his activity. He’s still moving a bunch though. I just really pray he moves from Sunny Side up!
Sleep: I’ve been so thankful for my sleep through the whole pregnancy. I’m still sleeping until my alarm in the morning, but I’m not napping during the day or going to bed until 10pm – 11pm so maybe that’s why I’m still sleeping ok?
Cravings: Ice cream. I think it’s the warmer weather, but ice cream sounds good after dinner :)
Exercise: Working on a puzzle? Brain exercise? Walking when I can, but nothing crazy. Trying to rest and conserve energy for the labor marathon.
Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: I got a very cute cake from Bossman’s girlfriend at work last Friday. The inside was layers of blue and pink cake. It was adorable and tasty :)
On My Mind: SO much. I’m trying to relax and not be anxious. Praying a lot. Seeking peace. Really just hoping Merfbaby comes soon. The longer we go past our due date the bigger he can get, and that can be a challenge. I REALLY don’t want a c-section, but if it comes down to that being the safest choice for all of us, then so be it. I just really want to feel at peace about it, if the time comes to make that decision. We go back on Monday for another non-stress test, ultrasound and exam. Good vibes and prayers for him to come soon with little medical intervention are welcome!