17 May 2010

38 weeks and feelin' good!

You ready for this?

It's a bare belly shot of me holding a monster baby.

You've been warned.
She's SOOOOO LOW. Ouch.

And my "standard" shot...
I just realized that this is the most pregnant I've ever been. And I feel good. I really do.

I had Carter at 38w1d {which was yesterday in my pregnancy with Brynn} and, as I look down at my ginormous belly and see my baby girl moving around, I can't help but think...

Is she 9lbs 5oz right this very minute?

I have no doubt in my mind that I will make it to my induction next Monday. One week from today, I'll likely be at the hospital, hooked up to an IV and Pitocin. And honestly, being at 6cm and 80% right now, how long would it actually take before I meet my baby girl for the first time? An hour? Maybe two, tops. ;)

Ya never know though... she may just pick her own birthday. And I'd really love it if she did.

I wonder what day she'd pick? I think Thursday would be good: 5.20.10. Can I talk you into that, Miss Brynn? I'd have to call out of work that day, but I'm okay with that. Thursday is my last day anyway.

Honestly, any day she picks will be a wonderful day.

But, no matter what, she'll be here in a week. Just one more week. And I feel good. I really do.

38 weeks {belly pics taken at 38w0d and 38w1d}

Weight Gain: 22 pounds total

Sleep: Ever since I've been on the antibiotics for my sinus infection, I've been sleeping a little better. It's very much appreciated, that's for sure!

Gender: Girl

Name: Brynn Sophia

Feeling: Ready. Anxious. Excited.

Health: BP is up again. And my reflux is awful because I can't take any Zantac with the antibiotic that I'm on. :( But I still feel better than I did with my sinus infection!

Movement: She's obviously out of room, but I still feel her move quite often. And I still love it.

Belly: Stretch marks showed up at 36w {after not getting any with Carter!} Still measuring 5 weeks ahead.

Next Appointment: This Friday, May 21st at 38w6d. My last day of work is this Thursday, May 20th!!! FOUR MORE DAYS!!!

So, this week is my very last appointment. How weird is that? I will have my last internal and, while I was thinking about declining, {because really, what's the point?} I have decided to have it done in hopes that it may help jump start labor on it's own. I always feel very crampy and get contractions after each internal, so maybe one last check will do the trick!

Brynn will also literally get her eviction notice on Friday as well. My doctor will give me my induction orders and paperwork for the hospital on Monday.

Wow. This is happening. And I feel good. I really do.

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LKV said...

you look great!! a little uncomfy, but fantastic overall. Enjoy this last week before you are officially a Mom of Two!!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, Jenni. I'll be honest, that belly looks painful!

And seriously, has your doctor ever had a woman walk around as dilated as you are for as long as you have? I just didn't think that was possible!

Meredith said...

Maybe they'll strip your membranes today? That could definitely help jump start things!

Either way, isn't it awesome to feel like the end is in sight?!

sara said...

As an adoptive mom, I haven't gone through the pregnancy experience...but goodness that looks uncomfortable! What I can relate to is jumpping out of my skin ready to meet my little wonder.

christine52078 said...

So exciting! I can't wait to experience being pregnant again~good luck with everything this next week!
Oh and BTW~I think May 20 is a great day to have a baby(its my bday~lol!)
Can't wait to read all about your experience having Brynn and see pictures!

jenni from the blog said...

@ Kristal- YES! She had someone at 7cm and walking around. She ended up being induced! Craziness.

MrsKBJ said...

Enjoy your last week if work! You are all belly! :)

Anonymous said...

Um, wow, is all I have to say. She has got to come before your induction! I give you props for walking around with that belly. I'm sure it helps to know that there is a beautiful baby girl inside ;)

danielle said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't believe you're going to meet Miss Brynn within a week... totally crazy!

Sara said...

Yikes! Jenni, that looks painful. I am glad you are excited and "feelin' good" because I would be a big old PITA to anyone and everyone if that were me. Good luck and my guess is still tomorrow!!

Kristin said...

Dear Brynn,

It appears you have reached a very healthy weight which means you are welcome to come out any day now. Your mama's belleh will not be able to accomodate you much longer. Time to come out and meet the world!



Jill said...

Your excitement is obvious. Good for you. This stranger is excited for you too!

Sumer said...

That doesn't look comfortable at all. My DS was 9lbs 2 oz 2 weeks early. I am hoping this one is smaller lol. Thursday is a GREAT day to have Brynn - its my birthday!!! (P.S - I am still hoping you go into labor sooner though)

Audrey said...

you look great...all belly and still cute!
Ace came on Saturday morning :)...I'll be emailing you later today for the annoucement.
GOOD LUCK and I keep checking to see on Brynn!

jenni from the blog said...

Thanks so much everyone!!!

@ Audrey- CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so wonderful =) Can't wait to see pictures!

Lacey said...

I just know she's going to come on her own. I can just 'feel' it.

Two days before I went, I, just like you, went from feeling awful to feeling great! (considering)

I was also checked 12 hours before my water broke. I started having contractions on the way home from the doctor after an internal check. I think that helped my labor progress.

I think May 20 is a fabulous day. I think Brynn will feel the same. ;)

Good luck, Mama. I'll be thinking of you the next few days.

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful! Your blog is great:)

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