It’s official, we are full-term!! While I honestly feel like we could use at least another week of getting things done before baby girl arrives, it’s good to know that if she does, she will be fully cooked. 🙂 I’m not getting too anxious yet, my doctor checked my cervix for the first time last week & it’s closed, no dilation at all. Part of me was a little surprised since I have had so many braxton-hicks, but most of me wasn’t. I didn’t even start to dilate with Waverly until I was induced at 40 weeks (& even then it took forever, it seems like I am not a very good “dilater”, if that’s a thing). I know she will come when she is ready, I just keep hoping that it’s before I am so overdue that I need to be induced again. I have to admit that I kind of love the idea of my water breaking at the store or something crazy like that, & my husband has been dreaming for years of getting pulled over while speeding down the interstate only to tell the cop that his wife is in labor.
We shall see. 😉
|H&M Dress (In-Store)|
Sjze of Baby Brickner: A swiss chard, ha! On average, baby girl is over six pounds already.
Maternity Clothes: Dresses on the regular, rotating between the ones that still fit!
Best Moment This Week: Celebrating my last Mother’s Day as a mom to one & other weekend fun with my little family before it grows. I also loved getting the last baby items checked off our list, washing Waverly’s old clothes for her little sister (laundry has never been so much fun), & seeing the two car seats installed in the back of my car. Total reality check.
Miss Anything: Just being able to hang with Waverly like normal, even though she is so used to it now it still makes me feel so bad. We were playing outside the other day & I told her I had to sit, she said “oh mama, your big belly makes you sick”. Then she told me (for about the fifth time this week) that she had a baby brother in her belly.
Movement: It has definitely slowed down, but when I feel her, they are big movements with hands & feet!
Cravings: French toast, turkey bacon & chinese food. All so random for me.
Queasy or Sick: The occasional migraine, & sometimes I get so hungry I feel like I might fall over. Yet other than that, feeling good for 37 weeks! I am starting to get a little anxious about recovery & breastfeeding, labor doesn’t scare me at all but I just hope that I am well enough once I get home to be able to take care of two girls like I want to.
Looking Forward To: Baby day!!!!!!!! Holding our newest little lady in my arms is so close & so real now, I can’t even take it! I also could just die thinking of Waverly meeting her sister, it’s something I have been looking forward to since I found out I was pregnant. If everything goes as planned, Waverly will stay with family while I am in labor & the first night, and then will come to the hospital once things have settled down so she can meet her sister without it being too chaotic. Her “big sister present” came in this week, a couple of books & this baby doll from Candy Kirby Designs. I hope she loves it, she is still beyond obsessed with dolls (and this week has been strapping them into all of the baby gear we brought down for baby sister!).
Hope you all had the happiest of holiday weekends!