Archives For October 2013

Week 40

Lindsey Koetje —  October 7, 2013 — 1 Comment


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How far along?  40 Weeks!
Size of Baby:  jackfruit
Total weight gain/loss: 28 lbs. according to dr. visit
Size of belly: 39.5 cm
Baby’s heartbeat: 132 bpm
Best moment this week: Wes and I went out on a date.  It was so nice to go out to a nice dinner with him.  We are planning another night out of dinner and a movie if baby stays inside much longer.
Miss Anything? Sleeping in any position!  Wes was so sweet and figured out a way for me to lie on my belly this week.  It took LOTS of pillows with a crater for my belly but it felt so good!
Movement: Baby has been slow to wake up in the mornings and the movements are more just the baby adjusting, not really kicking.  I think it has finally run out of room!  One thing preventing labor from starting is the baby not falling into the birth canal, so hopefully some of those movements are the baby trying to get in position!
Food cravings: Sweets and fruit are such a constant craving all the time!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope!
Gender prediction:  I still think boy, but at the same time I am having my doubts and am so excited to find out!
Labor Signs: uncomfortable contractions, cramping, shooting nerve pain, dilating, and effacing
Symptoms: swelling, gaining water weight which is part of the swelling, constant need to pee, contractions, linea negra, nerve pain, hip pain, and exhaustion
Belly Button in or out? Not really sure.. it is like the top is out but the bottom is in..
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Starting to get anxious to meet this little bundle!  We are so excited and very hopeful I will still go into spontaneous labor without having to be induced.  If you would like to pray for us, please pray this baby comes without medical induction.  I would love to avoid this for many reasons and I really want to experience spontaneous labor.

Dr. update: Again, this is serving as my pregnancy journal for now, so read on if you wish but this is mostly for me to remember later! 🙂
Dr. is pleased with how things are going still.  I have made a little more progress and am about 1.5 cm dilated and about 50% effaced.  My blood pressure is staying low at 100/56 and my weight is probably going up because of retaining water weight.  The dr. did not talk induction yet as he is willing to let me go another week to see if I progress any farther.  At our next appt. we will talk induction, as he does not want me going over 42 weeks.  The dr. feels that as long as the baby will kick/move about 10 times within an hour everyday, baby is not in distress so we can wait it out a little longer.