Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Baby Barrett 41 Weeks

Wow!  I never dreamed that Baby B's due date would come and go and we'd have no baby yet.  Baby B was due on the 26th of May and it is no the 4th of June and still no baby.  We went for a doctor's appointment today and he said Baby is still high and I am not dialated yet.  So as long as the NST's which we started last week continue to come back with good results then we won't be scheduling induction until the very end of the week, like Friday or Saturday (which will be 42 weeks).  I love that our doctor is not pushing for induction before my body and baby are ready but at the same time I am going stir crazy waiting!  But I just keep reminding myself that Baby will come when Baby is ready.
Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a Pumpkin (19 to 22inches) and 6 to 9lbs.

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 24lbs.  My belly is continuing to grow everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight. Now I just want to wake up and see that it has dropped =)

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear a VERY few of my longer shirts, but ALL of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.   I am quickly running out of options.  On Monday because I was sure Baby B would be here anytime I put all my maternity clothes aside from a few dresses into a plastic bin to put away for the next baby.  But then what do you know it rains today and I had to go break open the tub, that's what I get for trying to think I knew when baby was coming =).

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives anytime now =)!  Every time I am out and about I run into someone who has an opinion about what we are having.  I am literally going to be shocked either way, I really have NO idea!

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Baby B is moving all day long.  I now have to do a daily kick count and feel baby move at least 10 times in 2 hours.  Let's just say I usually feel Baby move 10 times in a matter of minutes, I think we're going to have our hands full!

Sleep: Not getting much anymore.  Sleep has become a very precious commodity.  Naps are pretty much my savior!

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.  Not getting heartburn.  Being able to see my feet when I walk.

Cravings: Ummm... Hawaiian Shaved Ice.  That has seriously become my new favorite obsession and luckily the Pure Water Store in Woodland sells it.  Oh and ice chips and popsicles!

Symptoms: More and more Braxton Hicks contractions.  It's such a strange feeling to have your whole stomach tighten and contort into weird positions.  I secretly keep hoping they will get more and more intense and bring on labor =).  This weekend they were consistently 10 minutes apart and I went to bed each night thinking that this was it but now they have spread out again so who knows what's going to happen =)

Best moment this week: I would have to say this whole last weekend was wonderful!  Hubs and I spent time with my family and then my brother and sister came back home with us and spent the night and most of the next day just being lazy together.  It was wonderful!

1 comment:

Leslee said...

It is so nice to read that you are not rushing Baby B's arrival! Little one isn't ready to make it's appearence yet...

Those 'teaser' contractions are indeed preparing you for the real deal :-) Erin had them and kept telling herself that all the prep work would make the real labor/delivery easier :-) Gotta think positive!!

Hang in there love!