Bump Update // 40 Weeks (plus a few days)

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EVERYONE has been telling me, as I had been approaching my due date, that your second baby will most likely come early. EVERYONE has been telling me that my baby looks so big that they’re sure he/she will come early. Well, “everyone”…bite me.

I’m overdue, once again. I had Mia 5 days past her due date. And yes, I know I’m not technically “overdue” because the baby comes whenever he/she is ready and the due date is just an educated guess and that 42 weeks (isn’t it?) is considered full term or past due or whatever. BUT…that doesn’t mean that I didn’t get my hopes up for an “early” baby with all of this “early” mumbo jumbo talk.

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As I write this, I’m 3 days past my due date with no signs of labor or contractions. I’m just highly uncomfortable, large, heavy, slow, tired, limited on full movement and eager. Definitely eager. Keeping ourselves from knowing the baby’s gender has really made us all very eager to meet this little guy/girl! To finally give him/her a name! To finally refer to him/her as “baby brother” or “baby sister” to Mia!

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My last doctor appointment was 3 days ago (on the due date) and the doc found that I wasn’t even 1cm dilated yet. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. My doc is on call this weekend so it would have been pretty convenient to have a baby, like now!…but I already know very well that babies and kids don’t care about our schedules and plans. My next doc appointment is in 2 days, where I’m sure induction will be discussed (something I will strongly discourage if possible). The doc also mentioned something about scraping my membrane? I’m not even sure if that’s what she said, I think I blocked it out since it sounds less than pleasant. But if it’s a natural and safe way to start labor and avoid induction, sign me up.

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We’re all in suspense over here, especially Dominic. He’s constantly asking me if I’ve “felt anything?” (contractions), or if the baby is moving or has been. And if so, has it been a lot? Too little? He’s worried the baby is getting too big and if I don’t go into labor soon it won’t fit out of me and I’ll be forced to be induced or to have a C-section. So, he’s been encouraging me (more like hounding me) to do anything I can to naturally start the process. I’ve bounced on an exercise ball, posed in a squat position while stimulating my nipples (lovely visual, right?), eaten bananas, walked and then walked some more, I ate Mexican food with hot sauce, had a very small glass of wine, had a pedicure where my feet were rubbed as well, and yes…did the deed. I know there are all sorts of other things I can try to get the ball rolling, but I’m pooped. I have a more, “this will happen when the baby is ready” attitude about the situation so I’m trying to now relax rather than to focus on or stress over when this baby will finally come. You know what they say, “A watched pot never boils.” So I’m officially averting my eyes.

Until we finally arrive at “go time”, I’ll continue to pretend like every meal I eat is my “last before baby”, every night’s rest is the “last without a crying/hungry baby”, every play date or quality moment with Mia is the “last without a baby” and that every time I leave my house that it could be the “last easy outing without a baby.” I’m really trying to enjoy the last of the quiet (as quiet as it gets with a toddler around) and the ease of our routine before it all gets rocked. But the truth of the matter is, we’re ready.

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Comments

  1. Any update? Is the baby here yet?

    • Yes! Baby Margo Blu is now 10 days old. She’s been quite a handful…screaming/crying almost whenever she’s awake so I’ve had little to no time to update the blog :( Thanks for checking in, hopefully I’ll get to share all about our latest addition soon :)

  2. I’m sure you are taking some time to yourself right now, but I just wanted to say Congratulations! Enjoy, enjoy, and take lots of time to rest up and take care of yourself! So happy for you!

    • Thanks so much! I’m trying to get as much rest as I can, thank GOODNESS my mom has been staying with us (for the last 3 week actually) otherwise I don’t know how I’d be doing this. Little Margo Blu is quite the screamer. She’s cranky/fussy/crying whenever she’s awake. It’s been pretty trying around here for the last 10 days but we’re getting through. Thanks for thinking of us :)

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  4. Lyla was born 10 days past my due date, so I remember this part very well haha. Good luck and I hope everything goes really well at your appointment in 2 days!!!!!!!!!! Also, I love your shirt!
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