Friday, January 25, 2013

BUMPdate: 39 Weeks

Well, this could be my last BUMPdate. I can't believe that we're at this point already. There are some days when I feel like I've been pregnant forever but for the most part I feel like time is flown by really fast. 

(I'm 39 weeks, 6 days today)
Size of the baby?
The size of a watermelon (19-22 inches, and about 6.5-7lbs.)
Total Weight Gain/Loss?
30 lbs. I'm right at my goal weight.
Maternity Clothes?
Leggings. Maternity Jeans. Long Tank Tops. Maternity Long-Sleeve T-Shirts.
Stretch marks?
None other than the one that I think formed where my belly piercing was. I'm not 100% sure if it's a stretch mark though.
Best Moments?
Finding out (yesterday) that I'm 2 cm. dilated, 75% effaced, her head is way down, and during my exam my doctor discovered "bloody show!" I had a non-stress test which showed that her heart rate is perfect and much to my surprise, the monitor showed that I'm having contractions that are 2 minutes apart ---but I wasn't feeling them! My midwife said it's a bit odd that I wasn't feeling them since it's only my first pregnancy but she said everyone is different when it comes to what they feel and what their tolerance is. 
So basically, it's almost go time! We scheduled an induction for Wednesday, January 30th at my last appointment and now that things are moving along naturally, I couldn't be happier. 
She is moving around SO much which really amazes me because I don't know how she has any room in there to move. My stomach is so hard all the time. We've made a few recordings of her movements but last night was probably the best recording- we saw an actual foot pop right out of my stomach!
Food Cravings?
Anything making you queasy or sick?
What I miss?
Being able to turn over in bed without feeling like I need to be hoisted and being able to get my shoes on without being out of breath.
Lots of pressure in my pelvic region, some hip pain, a little bit of back pain during contractions. I didn't start feeling my contractions until after my appointment. I think the exam got things moving along a little. 
Labor signs?
I started having some irregular contractions.   
Belly Button In or Out?
Totally flat. 
Wedding rings On or Off?
They're on! No swelling so far.
Waking up twice every night now to go to the bathroom. Rolling over and changing positions is nearly impossible without help now. 
What I'm looking forward to?
Going into labor so we can finally meet her!


  1. Oh my gosh you are almost there, you must be SO excited!! And you look GORGEOUS!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. Oh my I'm so excited for you! If you have another appointment you should ask about striping the membrane..if they haven't already. It's very painful but gets things rolling. You look great and looking forward to seeing pictures!

  3. Ohmygoodness! So close! Hard to believe that she's almost here. Good luck!!!

  4. OMG! You're at the finish line! I can't wait to see that adorable little baby! :)

  5. Oh my gosh - it's starting! Mop your floors, or shovel snow - both methods helped my labor kick in! ;)


  6. Hello Gorgeous! Can't believe it's nearly time!!! It's so cute - you can see a bit of your hubby's head in the mirror in your photo - so sweet :-) Hope the delivery goes quickly & easily for you - must be a good sign if you can't even feel the mild contractions! Good luck!!!

  7. awww this is a totally adorable photoshoot! good luck with the baby!! <3 a good healthy birth for you!

  8. This is SO exciting!!!! Soon we might be seeing your little baby girl. I am really excited! :D

  9. baby watch is totally in full effect! you look so pretty! i hope i'm still as cute at the very end!

  10. GURRRRRL! I am SO behind on blogs, but I am guessing you have your sweet little bundle of joy by now! I cannot wait to see her and hear all the details!


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