Before I say anything else, I want to send out a very sincere thank you for all the support and love I received with last week’s pregnancy update post. I’ve been a little MIA in the blog world the past week, but I needed to acknowledge the lovely words of support and let you know how much I appreciated it. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Never in a million years did I think that I would actually make it to my due date (silly me!). Both my sister and I were born several weeks early, and I somewhat assumed that baby would follow suit, arriving earlier than later. (HA!) Here I am still pregnant! 🙂 That little girl is a little too comfy cozy for her own good if you ask me, and my body seems a-ok with her staying put a little bit longer too.
At my check up on Wednesday, there were no new developments to be had. Although it’s only been a little over two days, I have another “post-date” appointment today for another cervical check and a sonogram to make sure baby is measuring okay. If everything looks good, I will be induced next week. So ready or not this baby is coming! However I’m still hopeful that my body will progress pre-induction, allowing the labor process to start naturally. (Wish me luck!)
All estimates say baby should weigh between 6-9 pounds, but I’m thinking she’s probably pretty close to 8. The last time she was measured at week 37, she was just a little under 7. And her being compared to a watermelon seems about right too. Either that or a bowling ball. Lord knows I feel like I’ve been carrying one around.
All I know is that I feel pretty huge. Waddling around, standing up, and rolling out of bed for midnight (and 1 am, and 2 am…) potty breaks is harder than ever. Outside of the natural strain on my body and sleeping difficulties though, I really can’t complain. I feel pretty strong and healthy. I’m just ready to meet my girl!