39 Weeks!

I don’t think Brad or I ever thought I would go this far. Everyone that you ever talk to up here says that their child came AT LEAST 2 weeks early, everyone. So to be down to a week until our due date, with our child measuring a couple weeks ahead it’s quite surprising. I am happy that she is coming along at her own time though just as long as she doesn’t get huge and we have to do a c-section. At my 35 week appointment, the day I got put on bed rest, they were guessing she was right about 6 lbs. So, if she was, and she’s sticking to the ounce a day rule she is right about 7 1/2 lbs right now. We’ll see, I have been lapping my house all day today to see if I can get anything started. It was too windy to go outside this morning, ridiculously windy, I would have been knocked over. But now it is actually snowing and it looks like the wind has died down a bit. So, maybe, just maybe, after the colts game it will be nice enough to go outside and take the dogs for a real walk. They’ve just been giving me the side eye all day as I go from door to door. So far, not a single contraction. Blah.
This week hasn’t been too exciting aside from the false labor. Still no other labor signs to report on, just the random braxton hicks. I had some cramping yesterday but it never turned in to anything. So, I have my Dr.’s appointment scheduled for 2 tomorrow, I was really hoping we wouldn’t make it to that one. Oh well, she’ll come when she’s good and ready but I’m going to keep walking until then. =)
We had a date night on Wednesday, we went out for Mexican (Yum! But the spicy food didn’t jump start labor!) and then went to go see Avatar. It was a really good movie, I didn’t think I would like it much but I did. It was nice to be able to spend some time with Brad, just the two of us, out of the house and not at a Dr.’s appointment. =)

Yesterday I decided was a chick flick day, haha, I sat around and watched P.S. I Love You and then followed it up with We Are Marshall (Not a chick flick but you know how I love my sports movies!) and yes, bawled through both of them. Usually after I watch a movie once and get a good cry out of it, I don’t cry any other time I watch it, the hormones got to me this time. Haha. And I love a good cry. =) Today though, is football day, and I just might cry if the Colts don’t pick it up a little.
I think Brad is starting to get pretty nervous about everything. I didn’t tell him about the contractions the other night until they were over the next morning because I wanted him to not freak out, and be able to get some sleep. He’s excited, but so nervous. He has all the Sherriffs office phone numbers saved in his phone in case there is traffic on the drive to Denver and we need a police escort, he is convinced that as soon as I have my first contraction that we need to head for the hospital, he sends me text messages every couple hours while he’s at work to make sure I’m not in labor and can get to my phone. It’s so cute.

How far along? 39 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: + 39 lbs as of Tuesday.

Maternity clothes? Oh yes
stretch marks? Oh yes
Sleep: Really not too bad, loving it.
Best moment this week: Brads nervousness, Date Night, and I guess even the false labor, my body is getting ready to go!
Movement: Slowed down but she’s still letting me know she’s there.
Food cravings: Dried Mango!
Gender: Girl
Labor Signs: Read my previous post. Haha
Belly Button in or out? 1/2 and 1/2, way to go bottom half!
What I miss: My skinny abilities. Haha
What I am looking forward to: Meeting Ella, I cannot wait!
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t let the bed rest drive you crazy, leaving your house is not the best thing ever. Haha

Milestones: Making it to 39 weeks, crazy, I thought we’d have an outside baby by now!
Your baby’s waiting to greet the world! She continues to build a layer of fat to help control her body temperature after birth, but it’s likely she already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of her skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.

And for the pictures:
 
 
I hope that everyone has a great week and that you’ll be hearing from us soon about being on our way to the Hospital! 

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