Tuesday, September 27, 2011

39 Weeks, my final pregnancy post

39

Total Weight Gain/Loss: i actually lost 2 pounds this week, not sure how that happened since my appetite is still in full force but my total weight gain this pregnancy was 23 pounds.

Maternity Clothes: what little still fits, everything is short

Gender: it’s a girl! Lucy Anne

Movement: her movement has slowed down so much these last two days, baby girl is ready to come out!

Sleep: I GET TO SLEEP ON MY BACK AND BELLY IN A FEW DAYS!!!!!!! 

What I miss: I am so excited to see what it feels to function without being hugely pregnant. I seriously cannot wait to feel physically normal again! So ready!!! Oh and fall clothes shopping!!

Cravings: i have really been wanting Mexican food this week but that is about it

Best Moment this week: being on the finally countdown to meeting Lucy, finally!

I had a great appointment yesterday. I am already 3cm (thanks to constant irregular contraction the last three days, how she is still in there cooking is beyond me) so hopefully the induction will be fairly quick. I go in tonight to start with a foley catheter and then pitocin in the morning, so Lucy should be here sometime Wednesday afternoon. I will probably be updating on twitter (sgh131) thought the day and will post pictures on here and facebook Wednesday night.

I have been having such bittersweet feelings these last few days. There is no doubt about it that I have wished this pregnancy away (meaning I have wanted it to be October 1st for MONTHS now). It has been a LONG and very stressful 9 months. We found out we were moving to PA, I prepped a house to go on the market while battling horrible morning sickness, we sold a house, we packed a house, we bought a house (without seeing it), we moved, we unpacked a house, we didn’t know if Lucy was healthy or not and had a very scary experience, i went through the last 5 months of my pregnancy as a high risk patient.  So all the while i have just wanted it to be over, i just wanted her to be here so i knew that she was okay but now i sit here knowing that i may only have a few more hours of feeling a baby kick on the inside for the rest of my life. I am not one that really enjoys being pregnant, i’d much rather just have the baby, but I am sad to think that this may very well be it. Alex and I plan on Lucy being our last. We are beyond blessed to have two children and lucky enough to have a boy and a girl and just feel like two is the right number for us (two parents, two hands, two spots for car seats, two college educations  pay for, ect.). Luckily, we are young enough that if we change our mind in five years and want to add another to the bunch we will still be young enough to do so.

5 comments:

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

23 pounds?! you're my pregnancy hero. :) i totally get what you mean about not wanting to wish it away yet wishing it away at the same time. i think you are 100% normal! enjoy your new blessing!

Tracey said...

23lbs is amazing!! Good luck tonight and tomorrow. Hope everything goes well. Can't wait to see pictures of Lucy. All of us in Indy will be thinking about you.

Stephanie said...

Good Luck! I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear the good news! And yeah, 23lbs?!?! That's awesome!

Bekah said...

I love that even though I am just now reading your last pregnancy post...I happen to know that she is already here! Thanks FB!!

I cant wait to see her pictures, and hear all about her! Congrats!!

Now, send some of those labor vibes my way!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to hear all about Lucy's birth and to see pictures of the new family of four!