Hello! Here we are less than 1 week away from my official due date. Honestly, I didn't think I would make it this far. I really thought I'd go into labor sometime last week. I guess I shouldn't have psyched myself up for that because now I'm just feeling sad every day it doesn't happen. But I know that every day she's in there, she's just getting stronger and more prepared for her debut. I've had a few contractions here and there, but nothing to make me feel like it's going to happen in the next day or so. I saw Dr. C again this morning and she says it could be any time. But if she doesn't arrive in the next week, we'll look at inducing next week. I told her that I liked the number 10 and the number 12, so we'll just wait and see what Mini wants to do.
How far along: 39 weeks and I was a 2.5 last Monday and 3 today. I'm at 60% and my body is prepared to have this baby. She just has to want to come out.
What I'm craving: I'm back to donuts. I need to paint a donut on this belly or something. I just want them every day!
How I'm feeling: Last week, I had definitely hit a wall. It hurt to sit, stand, lay down... The only time I felt any relief is when I was unconscious and even getting to that point was a pain. I hate going to bed every night because I'm so itchy when I get into bed. It never happens when I take a nap, just when I'm ready to go to sleep for the night. But this weekend I felt great. Saturday was an exhausting day, but Sunday was a very happy one and my body felt strong. I don't feel like I'm about to go into labor though. Maybe that's just the calm before the storm.
What I bought this week: Sean and I have been looking at cars, hence my exhausting Saturday. Saturday I was not at all excited about cars. I love my little 2 door Accord (named Stella) and I can't imagine not driving her. But I do get that it will be a huge pain with a car seat. Not unbearable, but inconvenient. That's why I'm not so in a rush to get a new car because I know I can deal with it for a while. But Sean really wants to get me a new one (so sweet). Sunday was a much better day and I found one that I really liked and could get on board with. I even got so excited that I was ready to go right then and there. But Sean keeps showing me other cars and different options... I don't think he liked the car I picked :) We'll see what happens. We plan on going tonight and/or tomorrow to actually seal the deal.
What I'm most excited about: Just the possibility that every day, Mini could be here. I am usually one to hate surprises, and I'll admit the anticipation of this is killing me... but I love that I wake up and don't know if today will be the day or not. I keep telling myself that it's only a few more days and I make it through the discomfort and pain. But just knowing that in a week or less (hopefully) we'll get to hold this little baby?? It makes every day exciting!
My family is here and ready to meet this baby, so come on Mini! (Except if you could wait until after the 4th of July, that'll be good.. I don't want to share your birthday hehe).