Monday, April 9, 2012

Baby Bump Update: 39 Weeks....How on Earth Am I Still Here??!?

39 Weeks!! Last Bump Update

*How far along?: 39 weeks when this photo was taken

*Total weight gain: I am at 31 pounds...I DID IT!!! After a 77 pound and a 50 pound weight gain with my first 2 pregnancies, I actually gained the recommended amount....I kept it under 35 pounds like I wanted to!!!!!!!!!! So excited about that!!!!  ......Now, where's the ice cream?!?!?!?

*How big is baby?: I am about 15 hours away from delivery right now as I type this, and the doctors said weeks ago if I made it to my delivery this baby would weigh 10 pounds, easily...sooooo, we are looking at a BIIIIGGGG baby boy!!!!

*Sleep?: Up until Saturday night I was sleeping the nerves, anxiety and feeling overwhelmed are here.....looks like my sleepless night have begun!

*Best moment this week?: Having my family come in town...with more on the way...has been a great feeling. My brother is here all the way from Tokyo, Japan, my dad and step mom are coming in from Tennessee, and my in laws have been here helping me get everything ready for Tuesday's big delivery. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful support system...I even have sweet friends who want to be at the hospital when this little guy is born. Such an amazing feeling!  

 This is also the first time I have made it to my scheduled delivery date....with both girls I went into labor. But I have been able to plan down to the exact day now with this one. Tomorrow, April 10th, will be the 14th anniversary of my first date with my husband. We get to mark the anniversary of our first date with the arrival of our son!! How neat is that?!?!?

*Movement?: would think a 10 pound baby wouldn't have any room to move, but this kid is a kung foo machine....always moving and grooving.

*Food cravings?: Water, Ice and fruit.....the same as it's always been. 

*Labor signs?:  I've had some contractions here and there...sporadically...but nothing to get excited about. Booo!

*Belly button in or out?: It's out, and has been out...and sometimes the baby will stick his heel right in my belly button, which makes it stick out even further! ha!
 *What I miss: I miss it all.....feeling normal....eating without getting sick....sleeping on my stomach....being name it, and I miss it. BUT, on Tuesday morning it will all be over and I will be on my way to feeling normal again. I'll take the sleepless nights over having my body as my own again!!!

*What I’m looking forward to:  Obviously looking forward to getting this little guy here....praying it all goes well....also looking forward to getting recovered from the c-section, which I know will take a while. Anxious to get this delivery behind me and look ahead to the next chapter of my life with my family of 5!!!!!!

Prayers for a safe delivery are appreciated....I've discussed how I am blood thinners and am a little nervous about how my surgery will prayers are welcome!! ;-)

My next update will be pictures of our sweet baby boy! Can't wait for you to meet him!


SaffaKate said...

Oh my goodness! This is so exciting. Good luck for tomorrow and you must be SOOOO excited!
That little guy is HUGE, woah! Nice, strong, big baby boy. Can't wait for updates and pics.

Shoofly Mama said...

I will be praying for you all day tomorrow. You will have that little guy so wrapped up in your heart in no time flat! There is a special bond between a baby boy and his mama. I can't wait to hear all about his birth and watch your relationship grow.

But bless his heart, THREE mamas!! ha ha

Rachel and Jacob said...

So excited for you! thank you for all the updates, I hope all goes well for you and your family, best of luck.