Happy EDD to me!
How far along? 40 weeks
How big is baby? About 7 1/2 pounds, 20 inches
Total weight gain: Still about 20-22 pounds. I think my body kind of maxes out around 150 pounds. I gained like 40 pounds with Adelaide, kept 10. 30 pounds with Augie, kept 10. I don’t need to keep 10 this time, though ; )
Sleep: Besides my first day of maternity leave, sleep has been pretty good. I find that I sleep better when I wear my mouth guard, which makes me think I’m a little stressed and probably grinding my teeth. I’ve been trying to take it easy, though, and take naps whenever possible just in case labor starts at night (which it did for both Adelaide and August).
Best moment this week: Just being off work and sleeping in has been nice.
Movement: I started doing kick counts just to make sure she’s doing OK. She usually moves 10 times within 20 minutes, so I’d say that’s pretty good. (You’re supposed to get 10 movements in under two hours.)
Food cravings: Chips and salsa, maybe? Chai tea is a new one this week.
Labor Signs: Still having contractions, but not consistently.
What I miss: My midwife.
What I am looking forward to: Having a baby.
Upcoming appointments/events: Not really sure at this point. My next appointment is scheduled for a week from Monday, because my doctor is out all next week. But I hope and assume I will have a baby before then.
Things to buy: I got bengkung fabric! We got paint! I never did buy those swaddle blankets. Maybe later.
On my to-do list: Sew the bengkung wrap, finish my niece’s onesie, finish cleaning the ceiling, paint the trim, have a baby.
Anything else? I’m just so fed up with my doctor. I’m glad to know he will most likely not be attending my birth. I liked him fine up until a couple of weeks ago, when he started pressuring me to have this baby before he left on vacation. No, doc, I’m not going to induce just so you can deliver this baby, especially considering we have likely spent less than an hour in the same room together over the entire length of this pregnancy.