09 September 2012

39 Weeks!


And here we are.  The end of the road. My very last belly picture. My very last day being pregnant.

As much as I'm trying to enjoy these last few hours with an inside baby, I'm going to be honest.  They're painful. And I'm ready to be done.  I know I will miss it.  I know I will.  I always do.

But right now?  I'm just ready to meet my baby and start our life as a family of five.

We finished getting ready this weekend.  We have everything packed for the hospital {besides the last minute things like, um, toothbrushes} and the kids are all packed for my in-laws and my parents house during our hospital stay.

We're actually dropping them off at my in-laws tonight and heading out for one last dinner date before the baby comes.  On one hand, I feel kinda bad about dropping them off a little earlier than we would have, but on the other hand, I think Bob and I deserve a night out.  I mean, who knows when the next one will be?  Exactly.

I also want to stop by Target tonight to get little gifts for Carter and Brynn from the baby.  Maybe a few little toys, a book and their favorite snacks.  At the very least, it will give them something to do at the hospital when they come visit tomorrow, but it will also make them feel special, as they should.  They're becoming a big brother {again} and big sister tomorrow.  I mean, what's cooler than that? :)

As for me, I'm feeling pretty good.  I'm coming off a rough night of contractions though.  I was up for almost two hours timing them and I think, if this were my first baby, I would have headed to L&D.  Thankfully the contractions started to slow down after I drank a ton of water and took some Tylenol.  I was then finally able to get some more sleep. Whew!

I'm also feeling a little nervous.  I'm kinda having flashbacks of those first few days postpartum and I cringe just thinking about them.  I'm also nervous about the delivery itself... I obviously just want a healthy baby.

But mostly? I'm just ready.  And excited.  I can't wait for the moment we find out what we're having.  I can't wait to see my baby for the first time and talk to him/her knowing that they will recognize my voice.  I can't wait to kiss their little cheek and hold their little hand. I can't wait to see how much he/she weighs and measures and find out which minute of September 10th will change my life forever.

I can't wait to meet my baby.

For updates, follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!  And I'll be sure to post here as soon as I can tomorrow!

Pregnancy: 39 weeks

Weight Gain: 29 pounds

Days until September 10th Induction:  Umm, ONE. Just one day...

Sleep: Ha!
Gender: We're team green, so we'll find out TOMORROW!

Names: Reid Joseph or Emerson Mae {see the name post here!}

Feeling: Ready.

Health:  My BP was slightly elevated at my last appt. 

Movement: Still lots of movement, which is painful at this point, but I still love it.

Belly: Now measuring over 6 weeks ahead, linea negra is slowly getting darker, and my belly button has been out for awhile.

Next Appointment: Um, just my induction tomorrow morning at 6am!


Kristal said...


Anonymous said...

I'm SOOOO excited for you!!! And not gonna lie, seriously can't wait until I'm making this post myself. :)

natalie said...

It's been so fun following this pregnancy journal and I'm sending nothing but positive thoughts your way. ENJOY your date tonight sans kiddos!

Can't wait for the announcement tomorrow about whether it's a boy or girl! So exciting!!

Sunshine and Spoons said...

So excited for you! I'm 39 weeks today too, but my babies tend to come late so realistically, I could still have 3 weeks left. I've been nesting like crazy this weekend though (reorganized all the kids' toys and my rather large fabric stash) so we'll see! Maybe our babies will share a birthday :)

Anonymous said...

I will be on the edge of my seat tomorrow waiting to hear the news!!'

gretchen said...

Good luck! I can't wait to find out what the little bambino is!

little said...

so exciting! can't wait to see the little one on the blog!


Heather said...

woohoo! You did it :) Just one more night!

Good luck tomorrow and I can't wait to find out if you have a boy or girl!

Sweet Little Lovings said...

Yay! How very exciting! I can't wait to hear the announcement! :o)

Discovery Street said...

you're so close!! yay! can't wait to hear the news!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited and cannot wait for the news!

Katie said...

This post gave me chills!! I'm so excited for you and your family. Enjoy every single minute of meeting your new little one tomorrow. Hannah just turned 4 months old and I already am starting to forget her first few days. They grow too fast and it makes me so sad :( I'll be thinking of you (and Kacy) tomorrow and can't wait to hear all the details!! Good luck <3

Unknown said...

You're going to love becoming FIVE. Hope all goes well tomorrow, excited to hear your news! :)

Kiara Buechler said...

Yayyy! Looking forward to finding out who this big baby is tomorrow!

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