Thursday, September 18, 2014

39 weeks

Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a watermelon (again?).

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 30 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: I am seriously SO ready to wear my normal clothes again! I am wearing the same things over and over again at this point :)

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: No thankfully!

Labor Signs: I am still not dilated at all :(  Braxton Hicks and cramping but that's about it.

Movement: Yes he is still moving all the time!  His kicks and punches are becoming stronger and a little more painful.

Sleep:  Still waking up every night to use the bathroom, and I've been sleeping super late every day this week - trying to take advantage before little Luca arrives :)

What I miss: Nothing - just ready to meet our sweet baby!

What I am looking forward to:  Finally meeting our sweet little Luca bear!  Hopefully (praying) in the next week!

Cravings/Aversions: No cravings just eating a lot!

Symptoms: Cramping, back aches, leg cramps, heartburn, braxton hicks, etc.

Best Moment This Week:  We are finally ready to meet our sweet man - meaning everything is checked off our to-do lists, the house is clean, and my parents arrive tomorrow.  We are ready!  We can't wait to meet you sweet Luca!  I also had acupuncture today to try to get this show on the road - hopefully it will help me progress a little!  I am also walking a lot and eating pineapples!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

38 weeks

Less than 2 weeks to go!  I cannot believe it.  I am so ready to meet our sweet baby!

Size of Baby: According to What to Expect, this week he is the size of a watermelon!  That seems so big to me!  He was 5lbs 14oz at my 36 week ultrasound.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm up 29 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Maternity shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, maxi dresses, COMFORTABLE is all I care about! Ha!

Gender: It's a precious baby BOY! *Luca James Bolaños*

Belly Button In/Out: Out!

 Stretch Marks: No stretch marks and I'm so grateful!

Labor Signs: I'm 50% effaced and still not dilated.  Having Braxton Hicks and cramping often.

Movement: His movements are starting to hurt a little ha! He kicks, rolls and punches all the time. I love it.

Sleep:  I wake up every night to pee, and the last few nights I have not been feeling good at all right at night time.  Doctor said my body is just getting me ready :)

What I miss: I really do not miss anything - I am just so ready to meet our precious boy!

What I am looking forward to:  Meeting Luca in less than 2 weeks! I just cannot wait!!!!!!!!!

Cravings/Aversions: EVERYTHING.  I am always hungry.

Symptoms: Heartburn, cramping, leg cramps, back pain, fatigue....and last week I threw up for the first time this whole pregnancy.  I called the nurse and she said I probably had a stomach bug that was going around.  But I didn't have any other symptoms and did not throw up again - I think it was just my body preparing itself for labor!

Best Moment This Week:  I finished editing my LAST photo session so I am officially caught up and really on maternity leave!  Now I need to start organizing the house and getting everything ready.  And we also set an induction date with the doctor - I will go in the night of Sunday, Sept 21st (my due date) and they will give me cervidil and I will spend the night at the hospital.  Then Monday morning (Sept 22nd) the doctor will break my water and we will wait to see if I am progressing on my own.  If not we will do Pitocin as a last resort.  I always said I did not want to be induced but at this point and I am just so done being pregnant ha!  Also my mom had to be induced with all 4 of her pregnancies and her water had to be broken each time, so it might be hereditary.  Still praising you Jesus for your faithfulness!