Cravings: None recently.
Symptoms: More of the same. BH all day every day, backache, swollen feet. What's new?
Mom is feeling: Desperate enough to go for voluntary walks outside in the summer in Missisippi in hopes it gets things moving.
Dad is feeling: Very stressed lately. Not only is Baby J due in less than a week, but I got sick and chipped a tooth (which is going to need a dentist asap.) My poor guy needs a vacation.
Belly: This just in: I no longer fit into restaurant booths.
Weight Gain: 30 pounds.
Doctory stuff: As I mentioned earlier, I got sick last week, hence the lack of a 38 week update. I'm almost done with the antibiotics and finally ditched that pesky fever and baby is looking fine. Still no progress. Nothing. Nada. Ms. Kim did say that it looks like his growth has slowed down and she expects him to be perfectly average in size (THANK YOU JESUS). This practice has a policy that won't allow me to go past 41 weeks, which bums me out a bit. I know dilation/effacement doesn't give much indication of when labor will start, but I'm a little worried this little guy might try and stick around longer than he's allowed. There aren't many forms of "natural" induction that I'm comfortable trying, but as we get closer to the 22nd I might just give some a try.
Things we’ve done to prepare: Bought some more disposable diapers for the first few weeks and finally picked a pediatrician. D installed the carseat and I got our bags all packed. I've also rearranged the furniture two more times trying to figure out what baby furniture goes where. I still don't like it, it might have to move again. I made a freezer meal we both actually enjoyed, but then miscalculated my meal plan and we ended up eating it for dinner a few nights ago. Oops. Here's to hoping this is the last pregnancy update I post!
We're ready for you baby, come on out!