Thursday, February 26, 2015

39 Weeks!

39 weeks and term by pretty much anyones standards now. One more week until my due date.

Here's some pictures from yesterday.

And one from today.

Had my doctors appointment today. He said baby could come this weekend but I might be there next week. At this point I feel like he might as well say "who knows" haha. I go back Tuesday instead of Thursday next week so that's exciting at least. Hopefully she'll make her appearance this weekend.

Last night I had some contractions actually wake me up. I was cramping and had back pain and thought for sure it was go time but they went away and I fell back asleep. Boo. At this point I feel like when I actually do go into labor I won't believe it's even happening until hours later haha but we will see. 


Everyone send some positive baby having vibes my way this weekend :) 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

38 weeks!

Two weeks ago the doctor said we'd probably never make it to 38 weeks.... and here we are!

I posted a picture similar to this on Instagram on Valentine's Day but this one is from today I promise haha. This is as good as it gets today so consider yourselves lucky :) Don't mind the messy background.

I'm beyond ready for this pregnancy to be over. I've had several people tell me that I'll miss being pregnant, and maybe so, but these last few weeks are rough. 

My doctors appointment went well today. I have a head cold or something and was able to get medicine for that which was exciting. I didn't think there was much I could take for it while pregnant but turns out there is! Apparently, here they have some kind of herbal sinus pills that work pretty well and a pregnancy friendly nose spray! Hoping to kick this cold to the curb and get my energy back before going into labor. 

Elsie is estimated to weigh about 6 pounds 10 ounces and be just under 20 inches long according to the measurements he took today. I also got another glimpse of her in 3D which was nice. Her cheeks are a lot chunkier than they were back at 24 weeks! So cute! I cannot wait to see her!

Other than my cold, I suppose I'm doing okay. Half of my right hand is still numb. I also have been getting a ton of contractions the last few days. Last night they were lasting about 2 minutes and occurring every 5 minutes or so for 2 hours but didn't hurt too bad. I was thinking it was for sure the beginning of labor but was going to wait to see if they got closer together or more painful and decided to lay in bed and try to get some sleep, and then they slowed down. Boo. 

The doctor thinks I'll make it to my appointment next week which is discouraging but he also thought I'd never make it to this week.... so what does he know! haha Until then, you'll find me walking or bouncing on my exercise ball, possibly while eating some spicy foods!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

37 weeks!

I'm 37 weeks today which used to be considered "term" but now some say term isn't until 39 weeks. Either way, doctor says the baby is good to go whenever she decides to come out (soon hopefully). 

This picture is from a couple days ago. I feel huge but a lot of people say I'm not that big. I have gained about 34-ish pounds. Hopefully won't gain much more, my goal was to try not to gain more than 35 so I'm pretty much there. 

My doctors appointment today went well. Baby is looking healthy and I'm progressing slowly but surely. He suggests walking around a lot to try to get things going a little faster. My hands are still hurting pretty bad and half of my right hand is numb and tingly but the best way to get rid of that is to get the baby out haha. (easy for the doctor to say) Also my feet and ankles are a little swollen but nothing too crazy. If it wasn't for my hands hurting, things would be pretty good. Guess I can't complain too much. 

Other than that we are all set for Elsie to show up. My bag is packed, the nursery is done, the car seat is installed, etc. Anytime this weekend would be nice baby girl :) 

Friday, February 6, 2015

36 Weeks and the Nursery!

Here I am at 36 weeks +1 day!

Had my doctors appointment yesterday and I was super excited to find out that I'm already dilating! Doctor is saying that at this rate Elsie should make her appearance sometime within the next two weeks! Doctor measured her at just under 6 pounds and 19 inches long. 

I am also free now to do whatever activity I feel up to, which allowed me to finish up the nursery!

I'm really happy with how the it turned out. It ended up being a mix of teal, yellow/gold, grey, white, and black. There are also several elephants but I couldn't help myself.

 I just made the mobile today with these elephants a friend crocheted. I love it!

The books are on shelves from Ikea. I have seen this on several blogs/pinterest and love the idea of being able to switch out what books are on display! 

One of the closets in the room filled with baby clothes!
 (there are 3 closets, one with craft stuff, and another with misc. baby items)
 I have already washed all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes so they are 
clean and ready for Elsie to wear them!

Here is a close up of the crocheted butterflies (made by a friend) that I decided to hang in front of the curtains. So cute!

Hopefully Elsie will be here soon!