Monday, June 01, 2015

Mommy Mondays: 39 weeks

I am currently the most pregnant I have ever been!  Personal Pregnancy Record!   See, last time, it was at my 39 week appointment where I got sent to the hospital for an induction.  So you can imagine my anxiety when I went in on Friday. 

The good news is.....my blood pressure was absolutely perfect - no induction for me!  Which means that although last time at this time I was already holding a baby, this time I get to sit and let nature take its course.

Which is frustrating in its own way.  Don't get me wrong, I am ever so happy about not sitting in a hospital bed for days waiting for labor to start, but because I've never had the chance to do it on its own I'm very much a "first time mom" overinterpreting every little twinge and pain.

With Thatkid, I never dropped, never dilated, never got effaced.  I never had any contractions or discomfort.  I never lost my mucous plug, my water never broke until it was broken for me.  All of this can make one feel, well, like your body isn't working the way it's supposed to.  I feared that maybe my body didn't know how to go into labor on its own.

So I'm really encouraged by my progress this time around.  Oppo-baby has dropped.  I've been having contractions for the past week - and real contractions!  Contractions that DO THINGS!  So I'm already dilated. So now it's just the waiting game.  There's an end date in sight, but I'm hoping baby comes before we get there!


Total weight gain/loss: +25

Next Appointment: Friday
Maternity clothes? Yup.
Stretch marks: Yup
Sleep:Off and on.  I'm either sleeping ridiculously well, or not at all.
Best moment this week:  Finding out I'm dilating and effacing.  Stupid, but like I said, it makes me feel like I might be able to go into labor.
Movement: Yup.
Food cravings: Nothing
Food aversions: Nothing
Gender: Not finding out
Belly Button in or out: In.  But basically it's flat.
What I miss: Being comfortable, not having backpain, going to the bathroom when I feel like I have to.
What I am looking forward to: The BABY!
Contractions: Yes for sure. I think its prodromal labor though, because they're not practice contractions.  Friday night they were bad enough that I thought the baby was actually coming.  They're timeable and really uncomfortable and go on for several hours, then they lighten up until they disappear.
Milestones: 
- Contractions
- Loss of mucous plug

3 comments:

  1. This is so exciting!! I never had the whole labor thing either, so I had NO idea second time around what to expect.

    I'm excited to "meet" the little one!!

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  2. Don't worry everything will be fine!

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  3. Haha SO EXCITING. I knew you could do it!! Now...you just gotta push out that baby!

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