Friday, July 30, 2010

40 Weeks Today!!

I cannot believe I am 40 weeks today. I'm so, so excited to meet sweet baby Trey but I am so sad that this pregnancy is almost over! (Is that weird?) I have loved being pregnant and I still smile when I feel him move like it's the first time!! Since I don't have a picture to go along with this weeks survey, because well, I look a mess and we're just going to leave it at that. I thought I'd share some from the past 40 weeks instead.

Total Weight Gained?: Too many. We can just leave it at that.

Maternity Clothes: Yes! And I wish I had gotten some maternity pjs... I feel like it's too late now!

Stretch Marks?: My skin HURTS! I can definitely tell it's being stretched to it's limits.

Sleep?: Ehhh, I'm up pretty late most nights... at this point I can't tell if it's anxiety and excitement or just not being able to get comfy. Probably a little bit of everything.

Labor Signs: Some cramping, some contractions and I'm 2 1/2 cm dilated but nothing that really makes me think he's coming any time soon. I'm thinking he's just really comfy in there!

Best Moment of the Week?: Finishing up projects, his room, his bathroom, things around the house. I just feel like we are as ready as we are ever going to be for him to come home and live with us!

Movement? He's still a rockstar. I know that it's supposed to slow down now, and it has a little but now when he really gets moving it's crazy!! Since he is so big my whole stomach moves and you can see actual feet when he presses hard - it's so cool!

Food Craving?: Haribo Raspberry Candy, Rita's Italian Ice and Fro-yo (aka the usual suspects)

Food aversions: None! I'm so excited to like coffee again.

Belly Button? Still in, my sister is still harassing me... (I think I'm sad to announce that it's never going to pop out)

What I miss? Nothing at all right now, but I am starting to think about how much I'm going to miss being pregnant and feeling him move. I of course, cannot wait to hold him and love him up but I know that these times of having him in my belly are precious and will soon be over!

What I'm looking forward to: Going to the Dr. on Monday to discuss my "options" as they say. When we went in last week the Dr. said that she thinks he is pretty big and we need to start discussing an induction. I'm not sure how I feel about this because I have heard so many horror stories about the pitocin and how bad it makes your contractions. At the same time, I really would like to avoid a c-section at all costs. In the mean time, I'm just going to hope that he decided to come on his own.

Weekly Wisdom: Just to enjoy these last few days of being pregnant!

Milestones: Hitting 40 weeks... today!!

Sweet Trey also recently got spoiled by two sweet bloggers - and I had to share with you the cuteness!

Rachel, from In No Simple Language got Trey these super cute Frog outfits and matching washclothes! I love the little frog on the back of the pants - too cute! Thank you so much Rachel, I can't wait to put these on him!! And I know that the washclothes are going to come in handy, I'm pretty sure that these are one of those things that you really can't have too much of!

And Whitney of Whitney Caroline Designs got this adorable sleep sack (which I hear are just fabulous for middle of the night changings) made for Trey with his monogram on it! I'm sure I squealed out loud when I opened it! I can't wait to put it on him!! Thanks again so much Whitney!

I hope that everyone is having a fabulous weekend! Hopefully I'll have some news for you all soon!!!


Janelle said...

Over from Jenna's Journey.
Congrats on being 40 weeks! I think at this point the pitocin will probably be very effective and make you go into labor very quickly. I had an appointment with my doctor to talk about options as well, but went into labor before we got to the appointment day. Maybe you will luck out too!

Katie said...

This is so exciting! I have had fun reading your journey through your weeks... Good Luck with everything coming up!

Mrs. Dew said...

Not much longer now!!! Good luck!

Holly said...

Good luck girl! Can't wait to "meet" baby Trey!

Brittany said...

Cute outfits!! Congrats on 40 weeks!

Anonymous said...

Aww, precious! SOON, SOON, SOON!!!! :) I am so excited for you!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Holy cow how are you already 40 weeks?!?!? Time just FLIES!! (For me, not for you.)

Now buddy... hurry on up and get here! I can't wait to see pictures!

Michelle said...

Hang in there, Mama!!

Trey will be here before you know it. Don't be scared about induction and Pitocin. I was induced with both of my children and had two very different experiences. I am most certain that your doctor will go over all of the options. My doc was worried about size, too, because I was HUGE when I was pregnant with Aidan (actually I was huge w/ both of my kids) but he wound up being an average sized baby (and that lil' sucka was a week overdue).

If you need to chat about anything at just call me, okay??

And, no, you're not weird for feeling bittersweet about the whole pregnancy experience ending. Girl, Aidan is 7 years old and I still miss being pregnant. People think I'm crazy when I say that I loved it so much...I really did!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Happy 40 weeks!! Looks like Trey is going to be an August baby afterall! Here's to hoping he joins us soon!!

Fried Pink Tomato said...

HAPPY 40 weeks!! That is so exciting!! And I LOVE that sleep sack!

Cole said...

What sweet friends to send you and Trey presents!!

I hope he makes his way into the world pretty soon!

Rachel said...

Yay for little Trey :) He's gonna look so cute with that little froggy butt!!!

Kelli said...

I'm so happy and excited for you!! Good luck! Can't wait to meet baby Trey :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Not too much longer!! How exciting! Enjoy these last couple of days girl. He'll be here before you know it!

The Shabby Princess said...

Love you and can't wait to "meet" baby Trey! You are such a darling mommy to be and I know you will be an amazing mommy!

LG said...

Oh I adore that sleep sack!!

BTW I heard that about pitocin too and it was not at all my experience. I also didnt know that pitocin is what your body makes naturally to make contractions! Dont be Skerred!

Jennifer said...

Here from Jenna;s! Congrats on being 40 weeks! I had to be induced at 40.5 weeks! Good luck!

A Wedding Story said...

Girl! I just got on here after vacay to see if you had had your sweet Trey yet! Not much longer, so excited for you!