At last update I was just a month out and feeling great! I am still feeling great however I am now one day past due and this little baby hasn't budged!
Here are my updates:
- Weeks: 40 + 1 day
- Weight Gain: 23lbs (average at this point is 35lbs)
- Fundus (belly measurement): 37 weeks
- Had an ultra sound three weeks ago and baby was estimated at 7.5lbs (already!!)
Three weeks ago, my step father passed away peacefully at home after a three month battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his kids, his wife, grandson, brother and dog and went painlessly and peacefully. We are very sad to lose Jack but we also know he is in a better place and lived a full and wonderful life. I will miss him dearly.
Two weeks ago, I started having major pre-labor/false-labor symptoms and had dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced. I was no longer having the "subtle" Braxton Hicks (Jody likes to call them Toni Braxton's) contractions but was having really strong contractions - not full blown but they were strong and got closer and closer up until 5 mins apart lasting for a minute. I laid down that night to sleep and about an hour later the contractions stopped. And I had every other symptom as well. Then last week I went in and was a tight 2 and 60% effaced. My mom drove down from Iowa to bring my aunt half way (she lives in Louisiana) and stayed for a week. We all thought baby was coming. Then a week ago, after my 2/60 appointment everything stopped. No more contractions, nada. And I literally have felt like I did three weeks ago. CRAZY!
And trust me guys, I have done everything to get this baby to come including:
- Spicy food (lots of jalapenos)
- Got a massage
- Castor Oil (yes, tried it and you are just miserable and pregnant)
- Sex (sex and more sex)
- Walking (like an hour in the AM and an hour at night
I have a stubborn baby in my belly! Stubborn. But I am also just a day past the due date so will let baby H come when baby H wants to come.
Here are a couple pics of me post workout inspired by Julie and her baby belly pics! :)
If I have the baby I will post a new blog to let you all know ASAP! Sorry I haven't posted a whole lot - I feel like I don't really have a lot of new news. :)
Love you guys and thanks for all the comments and coming back to check on me!!