Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week 40

Well, this is my first time writing a 40 week post! Elliot was born on his due date so this is new territory. I feel huge & uncomfortable & have no idea what is keeping him... I'd say right now most of my struggle is with my attitude. I don't want to be pregnant anymore, I want to hold my baby, & I don't like waiting! So I'm praying for patience & joy every day. Sometimes that is evident, & sometimes it's not, unfortunately.

Fruit/Veggie
Small pumpkin (weight)

Size
20 inches, 7.5 lbs (let's be real, my baby is bigger)

Baby Changes (Source: BabyCenter.com.)
This guy is COOKED. Let's go dude!

Best Moment this Week
This weekend my family came in for Bethany's dedication. My mom took me to get a MUCH needed pedicure (pregnancy has been really hard on my tootsies!) & we had a yummy family dinner at a local dive, The Cove.

Gender
BOY! Jack Wesley.

Movement
He is fairly quiet all day, then pretty active starting around 9 or 10 at night. Makes falling asleep pretty difficult, on top of not being comfortable & not being able to get mentally sleepy.

Food Craving
I'm so over food. I don't like how often I have to eat (fortunately I'm not gaining weight anymore, & even lost a pound this week). I would say I'm indulging a little more than normal these days since I know I'm close to being done (then it's lose weight time!).

Sleep
I'm having a hard time falling asleep these days, both at night & for my naps. Once I'm asleep, I am pretty well out, except for mornings like today when I had that after-4:30 a.m. insomnia.

What I am looking forward to
Well, besides the obvious looking forward to having Jack outside of my belly, this change in the weather & seeing pumpkins out at the stores is making me excited for fall. It is by FAR my favorite season. I'm hoping we'll be able to get out to the Pumpkin Patch this year (assuming I am feeling up to it) & am starting to plan Elliot's birthday party. Now that Elliot's older, it will be fun to do fallish things with him, like carving pumpkins.

Symptoms
Braxton Hicks/cramping in the front & in my back/contractions, fatigue, not sleeping as well (or as much, really)

To Do - NOTHING! We are ready for you, little man!
-Finish Elliot's room (buy bookcase, buy lamp, make up top bunk, move in his clothes/books/toys)
-Move Elliot to new room - he's done great!
-Get out baby clothes, burp rags, etc. & wash
-Wash newborn diapers
-Raise crib & attach mobile
-Fill out hospital pre-admittance paperwork
-Print birth plan & get signed by midwives
-Pack hospital bag including getting postpartum supplies ready
-Put together pack-n-play in bedroom
-Put together swing & bouncer
-Install infant carseat
-Check/replace necessary newborn supplies: pacis, bottles/nipples, pump parts
-Buy Elliot a big brother gift from Jack to give him at the hospital

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Praying that Jack makes his debut today!!
I am so very excited for you!