March 10, 2017

39 weeks & losing my mind!

Well, on Wednesday I turned 39 weeks and just realized that I haven't given any kind of update on anything in over 3 weeks- so it was definitely time!

Don't get too excited - I was in the hospital, but it didn't really turn into anything. I had some bleeding and it felt like I was having pretty consistent contractions, so we decided to just go to labour and delivery and get monitored. They set me up and checked me- I was a little bit more than 2.5 centimeters, but not quite at a 3, but they put me on a monitor to check my contractions. They also monitored Jaxon because he wasn't moving much, but he eventually woke up and kept kicking the monitors haha. My contractions were about 3-5 minutes apart, but weren't strong enough to do anything, so when she came and checked me an hour later I hadn't progressed at all- so they sent me home.

As we were walking out the doctor said, "Okay Mrs. McBride- I'll see you later tonight" because she was pretty positive I'd be back soon. Well, it's the next day and nada. Nothing at all.

So, I'm basically completely over the entire thing. I've spent the last couple weeks eating all of the spicy food that I can handle, drinking the special teas, bouncing on the ball, acupressure, sex, going on super long walks, dancing, stimulation of things... every single little myth that you can find on the internet I have tried... multiple times, and nothing. And after we left the hospital yesterday we went to the mall and walked around, I ordered spicy food at the Cheesecake Factory, I came home and walked around the complex with Kelly. I woke up at 4:30 this morning so upset I hadn't gone into labor that I just walked around outside for 45 minutes.

Technically he's not due for another 5 days, so I really shouldn't be as distraught as I am about not being in labour. We have time. My next appointment is on Wednesday and if I actually make it to that appointment then we'll be scheduling my induction for about a week later- so I have a little less than two weeks left max, but I just love the idea of going into labour naturally and soon.

Jaxon is very tight in there. He moves around and I can feel literally every single thing he does. I can't really get comfortable and for whatever reason I wake up with my right arm completely numb every single morning. I'm so ready to have my body back, but mostly I'm so ready to see his little face. I'm so in love with him already, but I just can't wait to kiss him and snuggle with him.

But my mom is here and he is officially allowed to come, though he doesn't seem to care hahah. We are so ready for him. The hospital bags are in the car. The carseat is installed. We got a new bassinet for him. Every thing in ready.

Anyhooooo- enough complaining. Here's a little update.

How many weeks?: 39 weeks + 2 days.

Gender: Boy!

Names: Jaxon :)

Weight gain: Apparently I've gained 25lbs, which I've heard is a good.

Maternity clothes?: If I can bring myself to wear something else other than sweats or Kelly's shirts. 

Best moment this week: This week has been kinda rough. We got some packages from Kelly's side of the family and all of them were too sweet. 

Missing anything?: Not being pregnant.

Movement: Some days he's slower than others, but if I poke him then he'll poke me back- even if he's napping or something haha. 

Baby size: A small watermelon? It really just depends. My doctor seems to think he'll be tall probably, or he's just really stretched out. He's super low, but he's also really all up in my ribs. 

Cravings: Anything that will induce labor...

Anything making you queasy or sick?: My gag reflex is ridiculous, so anything even SLIGHTLY disgusting kills me. 

Wedding ring on or off? Off. So bummed. 

Happy or moody?: HAAAAAAAA. Don't talk to me.

Looking forward to: Getting this kid out. Seeing his little face. 

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