Tuesday, May 1, 2012

39 Weeks!

How big is the baby this week: Emersyn is the size of a wintermelon!

Due Date: May 8, 2012, but our induction is scheduled for May 4, 2012!

Weight Gain: Up 1 lbs this week. Running total: 27 lbs. 

Symptoms: The belly is giant.  Stretchmarks and busted capillaries.  "Real" contractions, lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, weird nerve pains in my hips, swollen feet and hands, heartburn, backaches and sore ribs.  

Cravings: Milk and sweets.  I really wanted s'mores last night, so we did them over the grill.  Yum!

Aversions: Towards the end of the day I'm not usually as hungry, which manifests itself into nothing sounds good.

Waking up every couple hours to use the bathroom, or to adjust myself into more of a sitting position if I start to slide.  Other than that, pretty ok for sleeping on the couch.

I am loving: My sweet hubs- he's been pretty darn awesome through this pregnancy and especially the last few weeks.  He's going to be such an awesome Dad!

I miss: Our dog, Gus.

I am looking forward to: Dr appointment tomorrow to see if I've progressed at all, and meeting Emersyn on Friday!

I'm spazzing about: Being induced.  It's one thing to spontaneously go into labor and have no choice, it's another to consent to a procedure that's going to be uber painful.  Worth it, and the right choice for us, but still scary.

Best thing about this week: The prenatal massage the hubs arranged for me was amazing, and just getting to spend time with Blake.

Milestones: I'd say waking up with busted capillaries on my belly was pretty odd (looks like small blood spots), and this will be my last weekly update!

Movement: She still moves quite a bit, seems to really love that sore spot on the top of my belly (ouch).

It's a...: Girl!!! Emersyn Grace:)


  1. OMG 3 more days! I can't wait to see the pics and I will be praying for you and sending good thoughts your way!

  2. Stuff yourself with smores while it can still be blamed on preggo cravings!!!! ;) Can't believe she'll be here any day now!

  3. Eeeek! FRIDAY!!!!

    You will do wonderfully, lady. I survived my induction just fine and I know it will be worth it to see baby E on the outside. SO excited for you guys!