February 18th. Today is officially Baby V’s due date although I have a gut feeling she won’t be making it to the party. From the get-go I thought she would come early, but that wasn’t the case. In fact, I’m preparing myself more and more for the possibility that I will be induced this Friday. To be totally honest, that was what I was dreading. Dreading because I wanted to do this the natural way, at least that was my goal. I wanted my body to go into labor on its own and the fact that it might not, is a bit of a bummer. But, I’ve come to terms with it. I can’t force this baby to be born anymore than I can force 70-degree weather up north in February. And truly, if I was Baby V, I’d stay in my tummy for as long as possible too. I mean, she’s as snug as a bug in a rug in there!
I still can’t believe how fast these past 40 weeks have gone. I’ve had such a great pregnancy but now it’s time to meet the little girl I’ve been carrying these past 9 months. Ryan and I are beyond excited to hold her in our arms and see what our baby looks like as well as what her little personality is like.
For those of you that followed along, thank you so much for your support and kind words throughout my pregnancy. You have no idea how encouraging and inspiring your words were!
How far along? 40 weeks
Total weight gain: 25 lbs.
Maternity Clothes? Of course
Stretch Marks? No
Best moment this week: Knowing that we are going to have a baby by Friday the 22nd!
Miss Anything? Being comfortable! Whether it’s walking, sitting, or sleeping everything seems to be so uncomfortable.
Movement: Yes, although it’s a different type of movement (I think it’s a tight fit in there).
Food Cravings: No, never had any. Just like to snack throughout the day.
Have you started to show? Is that really a question?
Gender: GIRL :)
Labor Signs: Well, I can’t tell but when I had my ultrasound the tech could see contractions so I would say yes.
Belly Button In or Out: Out
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Definitely HAPPY! We are going to be parents by the end of this week!
Looking forward to: Meeting our little girl! Whether she comes on her own accord or I have to induced, either way we will have a baby by this weekend!