* * * * * This is it. Today’s the Day. Tonight, I will be induced. * * * * * Lots of painless contractions last night – I half expected to be dashing into the delivery room in the middle of the night last night. My… Continue reading BABY DAY!
7 days overdue… Baby is continually putting on weight, but mine has plateaued. Finally, no more weight gain. It’s time to start planning to drop the excess poundage. Baby has likely lost all if his protective vernix coating and is pickling in his amniotic bath. He will likely crack and peel when he comes out.… Continue reading 41 Weeks Pregnant
BABY IS DUE TO ARRIVE (and has, apparently, not got the memo). Let’s get this show on the road already!! It’s not that I’m anxious for this pregnancy to end. I have adored being pregnant, and I LOVE having baby inside of me. The anticipation, though, is just killing me. I would like to have… Continue reading 40 Weeks Pregnant
(7 days until arrival) Baby is fully mature (for a baby) and GOOD TO GO. His skin is white – pigmentation will occur after birth. It is not longer pink as there is now a thick layer of baby fat covering up all the capillaries. Those tear ducts that showed up last week? It turns… Continue reading 39 Weeks Pregnant
It’s late in my pregnancy. I could have this baby any day now. As such, I have adopted the couch as, more or less, my permanent home. That us, when I’m not obsessively scrubbing baseboards or something. As I’ve said before, the coffee table is of no practical use to me as I can’t bend… Continue reading Pregnancy Perk: Belly Table
(2 weeks until Arrival) Maybe I should just talk in days at this point. (14 days until arrival) Maximum three weeks to go as often inducement will be considered if there’s no baby after 41weeks. Watermelon baby. Or, to be more seasonal, pumpkin baby. I am horrified typing that. Holy… At some point now I… Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant
Child. We have yet to meet, however, please know that I already love you dearly. With that said… MY BLADDER IS NOT A SQUEEZE TOY.
(3 weeks until arrival!) I have been pregnant for 260 days. 20 to go… FULL TERM!! Baby is fully cooked. Done! Nothing more to say! The only question is HOW cooked is he gonna be? He’s, sort of, al dente right now. He’d be fine if he came out, but it wouldn’t hurt to leave… Continue reading 37 Weeks Pregnant
(4 weeks until arrival) Holy crap. One month. 28 days! With that said, the Doc is happy to see that baby any time after two weeks from now… Baby is now classified as “Early Term”. He is 6-ish pounds. Baby is getting adorably plump! In fact, he and the fluid I’m carrying around are so… Continue reading 36 Weeks Pregnant
(5 weeks until arrival) 5 1/4-ish pounds 18-ish inches long ( if he was capable if straightening out, which he’s not! Baby is probably about 15% body fat now and still busily packing on the pounds. (He should be closer to 30% at birth). With all of Baby’s practice at swallowing and digesting over the… Continue reading 35 Weeks Pregnant