How far along/EDD: 39w6d | 11/18/12 (according to our first dating u/s) 11/16/12 according to my O day.
Total Weight Gain: 38-39 lbs! I was up to 40 lbs at 176, but in the last couple of weeks, I hover right around 174-175.
Stretch Marks: No stretch marks, but I do have really thin, dark veins that I hope won’t pop in the next few weeks. Belly button is still in (except after big meals, it flattens a bit!), no e-ring/wedding band. Wearing fake rings, so I don’t feel naked.
Names Picked: In less than a week, I’ll tell you
Milestones: Every day is a new milestone of my patience! Haha.
Struggles: Pregnancy insomnia. Unfortunately, it was not a fluke and this last week I’ve been getting up at all hours of the night, wide awake and unable to fall back asleep. Inundated with (phantom) pre-labor signs, I’ve been able to read my way back to short naps, but regardless, it’s been a shitty sleep schedule. (Practice for newborn care?). Elsewise, I’m okay — it’s hard to breathe because baby boy is taking up so much space; and keeping dinner down? Don’t ask. But, I’m okay, otherwise!
What are you most fearful/concerned about: So I managed to avoid the membrane sweep, but after an invasive cervical check at my last appt, I lost my mucus plug a day after. (Got my hopes up!) Alas, we’re still waiting. Monday is my next appt past 40 weeks and we will be discussing an induction for Monday night or Tuesday – (due to the holiday). So now I’m all worried about induction, but thanks to mama friends – feel assured that if this happens to be our labor path, I will be okay.
What are you most excited about: MEETING OUR BABY BOY. In less than a week, in just a mere few days!
Bump pic: 39w6d – last bump pic! :*)