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Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby update- 39 weeks!

I'm anxiously waiting to meet our little boy!!! I was 39 weeks yesterday. It's hard to believe the time is just about here, but at the same time it feels like I have been pregnant forever. I can't remember what it feels like to have a normal body, or what my stomach used to look like.

Last Wednesday I had an appt with my OB and I was still at 1cm dilated, same as past 2 weeks. We started talking about possible induction for this week. I was really hoping to go into labor on my own since I have never experienced that before. I was induced with my first (Keira) at 39 weeks due to gestational diabetes, and with my second (Callie) at 38.5 weeks mostly because of convenience, having Keira in her last day of preschool. My due date is Sunday, April 22nd. So today at 39 weeks and 1 day, I'm officially more pregnant than I've ever been!! I have had several false alarms- too many crazy braxton hicks contractions and other aches and pains- that I thought for sure he was coming! But NADA.

Waiting it out wouldn't be too bad but my husband has a huge annual work conference beginning April 30th that he really needs to attend that is out of state. My mom lives close and my dad and step mom will be in town part of the time he is gone so I feel like I will be ok as long as we have a little time at home to adjust as a family.

This morning I went back to the Dr and I'm still at a "loose" 1 cm and thinned out just a tad. A little dissappointing but I think it should all go well. We decided to go ahead and schedule an induction for Wednesday morning!! Both girls will be in school and my mom can pick them up and bring them up to see the baby after he's born. If all goes well with delivery and the baby, we should be home Friday.

With just 2 days left before his arrival, I've been busy finishing up my Spring cleaning and baby to-do list. Last week I got the fridge and pantry all stocked and this weekend Kevin hung the curtains in his room. Today I washed windows on our patio, swept the garage and finished up some laundry. I should be able to finish everything up tomorrow. I'm definitely running low on the "nesting" energy!

Here are a few pictures of the room with the paint and bedding so far. The room is coming along, I bought a few wall art pieces from Etsy & have the changing table in there as well. I also have some shelves to hang. Right now it is difficult to get everything completed until we remove the double bed. This was our former guest room, and with family coming in town immediately after the birth we needed a place for them to stay. We have a bassinet in our room for him to sleep for the first month or so. Once it is all completed, I will post pictures of the whole room!

Callie was so excited to help get the crib up for baby!

The wall color is a light blue/turquoise, it's called La Fonda Mirage by Valspar from Lowe's. I'm so glad it turned out exactly like I wanted!

A more close up of the bedding.

And here I am at 38 weeks. Still need to take one more photo tomorrow!

Sleeping has gotten more and more difficult, but I keep telling myself that any sleep I am getting now is more than I will get once he is here!

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