Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week 40

Where: International Fountain, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Week Recap ~
Our baby girl showed up at 40 weeks and 5 days :) This post was started, but never finished since we went to the hospital before week 40 was completed. Since SO much has happened in the last week and a half a lot of this might just say I can't remember. hehe
  • Total weight gain/loss : +41 lbs (my final total)
  • Sleep : I can't remember :) 
  • Best moments : Harper showed up! Also, my mom, dad and mama were in town and we got to spend a lot of quality time together while waiting for Harper's arrival
  • Movement : Does coming out count? haha
  • Symptoms : Uncomfortable! I was definitely ready for her to show up. It was getting hard to be comfortable in any position - sitting, standing, laying
  • Maternity clothes? : Yes, but really only yoga pants or regular pj pants. 
  • Food cravings or aversion's? : I've been craving chicken salad lately, but I didn't want to make it and everywhere I looked places had nuts and grapes in theirs. I HATE nuts and grapes in my chicken salad. My mom made me chicken salad this week though and it is amazing :)
  • What I am eating : My mom made some delicious meals for us while she was in town. I think she cooked every day she was over, even when she wasn't making dinner she was preparing something for me. It was so great. Having someone cook for you is always great, but even better when it is your mom. We used the grill a lot to keep the house cool.

    After our doctor's appointment on Tuesday I was feeling discouraged about when she might show up. My OB had given us this eggplant parmesan recipe, with a fun back story of people eat it and go into labor within 48 hours. She had even experienced this, but as an OB isn't claiming that it actually works she just thinks its a fun story. Regardless we went immediately from my appointment to the grocery store. Both Stephen and I were ready for me to not be pregnant anymore. 

    Stephen prepared the whole thing himself! Even the sauce was made from scratch. 
    He worked incredibly hard on it. It was a very labor intensive meal and took him well over 2 hours from start to finish. 
    The was so so so good! And 48 hours later I went into labor! Coincidence? Maybe, but something got this labor moving :)

  • Exercise : Getting walks in when I can. I don't get too far these days :)
  • Gender : Girl! 
  • Labor signs : 2cm now! Some more contractions, but nothing large or consistent (this was from our Tuesday doctors appointment) Obviously this changed :)
  • What I miss : I can't remember :)
  • What I am looking forward to : It was meeting our daughter. The days were getting closer and closer. We even had an ultrasound scheduled to check her out and start discussing what a plan for the following week would be if she didn't arrive. Most likely we would have been induced the following Tuesday. I was very anti induction so I was getting nervous that we were having to start talking about it. I was very glad she decided to come on her own!

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