I know I shouldn't complain. I've had a healthy pregnancy and if he isn't ready to come then he isn't ready. But even though I shouldn't complain I want him OUT!
I'm cursing the fact that my doctors have gotten my hopes up with their "You probably won't make it to your next appointment" statements. I wish they'd just said "See you next week!".
I know I'm not due until next Friday, but if he is still hanging around he is going to be booted on Wednesday. (Which reminds me I need to call the doctor today). I really really REALLY don't want to go through an induction. I know we could (and maybe should) let him go until he's ready, but we want him out before September 1st due to school cutoff dates (yes I know that boys mature slower and we should hold him back an extra year so he won't be the youngest in his class - I've heard it all).
I don't know, I guess I got spoiled with Andrew's slightly early arrival and easy delivery and it got my hopes up that this would be a repeat performance. For someone as impatient as myself this waiting game is absolute torture. Maybe I jinxed myself by actually being prepared and packing my hospital bag ahead of time so we weren't throwing shit in a bag in the middle of the night like with Andrew. Maybe if I go unpack it he'll decide to come out??
Ok - before I go back to bouncing on my exercise ball and break out my breast pump for another attempt at natural labor induction here is my check for this week:
How far along? 39w0d and baby is the size of a small watermelon. He should be 7 lbs or more and maybe 19-20 inches long at this point. His brain is still rapidly developing and his fingernails are probably growing past the ends of his fingers by now.
Weight loss/gain: 36 lbs.
Maternity clothes: Obviously yes.
Labor Signs: Some extra discharge (I know - eww!), my hips still feel like they're about to fall out of the sockets and I've been getting what could be contractions, but not regularly.
Name: No more discussions this past week. The lists will be going with us to the hospital and we will make a decision then. We both decided we can't really pick a final name until we see the kid.
Sleep: Sleep has been pretty decent this week. Of course I go to bed very anxious every night worried that my water will break in the middle of the night and I'll go into labor and we'll have to scramble to get someone here for Andrew. Other than that I'm sleeping fine.
Best moment this week? I would say finding out that I've made more progress and getting the membrane sweep to hopefully jumpstart labor, but since there is NOTHING happening in that department....
Movement: Still moving, but it's slowing down since I assume he's running out of room in there. I've been feeling more hiccups this week from him and they are super low. His head is WAY down there.
Food cravings: I just can't seem to stop eating. I bought another watermelon this morning and can't wait to cut into that bad boy.
Belly button in or out? In and it's going to stay there.
What I miss? Being comfortable.
What I'm looking forward to? This kid vacating the premises.
Milestones: Still the most pregnant ever!
What I'm nervous about: That this kid is not going to go anywhere until he is evicted. I really don't want to go through an induction, but we really want him out before the end of the month.
And this week's pictures. Trying my hardest to get a picture where my face doesn't look so damn round:
And head on: