Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Pregnancy Journal ~ Week 40 Plus....

Week 40 Plus 2 days

      It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.
 From BabyCenter
Random Thoughts:  Guess what!!??!?!?!  I am still pregnant!!  Yup.. baby boy is super stubborn.  I have tried a few things, but nothing is happening.  Well that is not true, I have had some contractions, but they don't really lead to anything.  Yesterday we went to the fire station to have the car seat installed for both baby and Jayden's adjusted.  The firefighter asked me when I am due.. think she thought I was kidding when I said yesterday.  I said no really yesterday.  She was like oh wow.  After Jayden's nap he really wanted to ride his bike around the block so we all went.  Now around the block is much more then that in our neighborhood.  We are located just off a golf course so we walked around to the pond at the golf course, stopped to feed ducks, and then proceeded all the way around the golf course and through the neighborhood.  I kept envisioning that my water would break while we were half a mile from home.. lol!  But no luck!  It was pretty hot outside.  There was a few minutes of light sprinkles, yes only a few minutes.  After we got home John looked up information about Strider bike racing he heard about from his brother.  We took Jayden and he LOVED it.  I think he is now hooked.  Everyone at the race track were so nice.  But all the standing and walking didn't progress labor.. just made for sore feet and back.   I actually don't mind being pregnant, actually enjoy it.  But I am getting uncomfortable and I am frustrated that I am off work and no baby.  I only get 11 weeks this time and now I am losing a week with baby boy.

Symptoms/Medical:  Last Friday I had a doctor's appointment.  Baby boy is measuring on target.  The doctor checked me and decided I am at about a 1 and she stripped my membranes.  The doctor I saw is also pregnant and only a couple days behind me.. she is at the same level as me.  I wonder if she is still pregnant now. I continue to have swollen feet.  My thighs rub together when I walk or should I say waddle... not comfortable at all.  I have had a few cramps in the arches of my feet, ouch!  Sleep is uncomfortable and I wake up pretty sore.  The doctor added me to the induction list for anytime after my 40 weeks.  I am starting to get worried that if we wait too long he will be huge.  I went right at 40 with Jayden and he was over 9lbs.  I really don't want a 10lb baby.. :(  So I got the call the other day that if I don't go before I will be induced on Monday morning.  We will see.

Weight Gain: 1 lbs up... 48lbs over all.

Cravings:  Still thirsty.. I need lots to drink, mostly want Raspberry Tea.  Anytime I leave the house or John leaves I have to stop at Circle K and get a 44oz fountain drink.  Last Friday I stopped at Circle K and had to walk out and go to another because they were out of Raspberry Tea.  I'm not usually super picky, but that is all I wanted.  I also am still loving peanut butter.  I have been craving spicy food, but not getting much.  We ordered pizza and wings the other night, but the wings were not hot at all.. :(  I really want some spicy Mexican food.

Food Aversions: None as usual.

What made me cry this week: I almost forgot, but I did cry a little.  John called me at work to tell me his mom was worried and upset.  She is having a hard time with no knowing when baby boy will be here.  The plan was for her to come when I begin labor and stay with Jayden at my house until baby boy comes and then John or my mom would pick them up and bring them to the hospital.  We only live a couple miles from the hospital and home if much easier for Jayden.  I figure last time my MIL spent all that time waiting in the waiting room and I really want my mom in the room with me.  But my MIL is worried that we live far and what if things happen at night, she doesn't like to drive at night.  And even more she was worried about "work".  Well, she doesn't work, but she was helping her friend with a Bunko party on the 13th (the lady was paying her I guess).  She didn't want to miss that.  I was of course upset that some party would be more important then her grandkids.  So I cried no knowing what to do.  I called my mom and she said don't worry she will stay with Jayden.  I am not sure how John's conversation went with his mom, but I told him to just let her know its taken care of and we will let her know when baby boy is here.  I feel bad, but I don't need extra stress right now.  Already I am losing my mom in the room when I give birth (I really wanted her there!).  So I have not heard anything from my mother in law.. she might be mad at me.  I love her and she is great.. I just don't need to stress with the end of pregnancy, John stressing about missing work, and worry about Jayden!  So if she is mad then I guess what will be will be.

Thoughts from Jayden:  Jayden keeps asking when will baby boy be here.  He is getting just as anxious.  He also keeps asking my mom if she is gonna come stay with him when his mommy goes to the hospital.  He wants to be sure he knows the plan I guess.  Jayden had a great time when we took maternity pictures.  He was excited to hold the blocks with baby boy's name.  He was being shy about kissing my belly in front of my friend, but continues to hug and kiss him at home.

Something I am excited about:  Finally meeting baby boy soon I hope!!  And baby boys room is almost done and organized.. I know last minute, but have not had the strength or energy to work in there long.  Also if you didn't see my friend did some maternity pictures for me to help distract from the fact that I am STILL pregnant.  LOL!  I also reveal baby boy's name so take a peek if you haven't already.

BTW!!  I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that reads and comments on my pregnancy journal.  I love reading your comments. I don't get the chance to respond to everyone, but I really appreciate them all.

Happenings of the Harper Household

In case you missed it you can read My Pregnancy Journal Week 39


  1. My DD is a year now, but I was a week over due. I was scheduled to be induced in two days so I researched some things to induce labor. I made DH go out and buy one of those tubs of cut pineapple, several of the websites I read said one of the chemicals in them can induce laborious. Well not 24 hours after eating that whole tub I was in laborious. Good luck!

  2. i'm due the same day as you. I go tomorrow for a stress stest to make sure the baby is okay and then we will make up our mind on what we should do

  3. Come on sweet baby, it's time to be here already!! Can't wait to see him mama!! In a few days this will be just a memory and you'll be holding him! YAY!

  4. I had my little girl at 40 weeks and 2 days! I was READY!!

  5. Not too long and we'll be seeing a newborn pic! YAY!