Tuesday, March 27, 2012

40 Week Bumpdate (Yep, still pregnant!)

40 Weeks... Past Due Date!
 

Honestly, never thought I would go to 40 full weeks....

Size of baby:  Thinking 7.5 to 8lbs.... but not 100% sure. Will know more after my ultrasound on Thursday, if I go that long....

Symptoms: I have had contractions consistently since last Tuesday... but they are irregular and not painful. They are not "progressing" me like REAL contractions should. I am dilated to almost a 2 and 50% effaced... baby boy is head down and engaged. We are getting closer!

Cravings: Sweets... which isn't the best at the end of pregnancy ;)

Something you Miss: Honestly - I miss not knowing what heart/throat burn is. Ha! That has been the worst these last few weeks... so odd.

Milestones: I lost my mucous plug last Tuesday & actually went to the hospital with consistent/regular contractions 2-3 minutes apart that evening but they weren't the real deal. They weren't making progress.... so home I went... and it is 1 week later. Jude didn't want to come out yet, I guess :)

Looking Forward To: Last date for his birthday will be April 3rd. They will induce me on that date as it is best for baby Jude! I will know more after my appointment on Thursday - they are doing an ultrasound to check his size and to make sure all is still functioning properly. The end is near and I will for SURE have a baby by April 3rd! :) PRAISE GOD!

Prayer for our baby this week:
Dear Lord, I am so thankful that the end is near. I know we will have Jude in our arms soon and that gives me peace. I would love to go into labor naturally Lord so if that is your will... I thank you in advance. Please help me in these final days to keep my eyes fixed on you. To remember that YOU are my strength when I feel so weak. Thank you that you have a plan for Jude's life starting with this whole pregnancy process. Please keep him safe, growing and whole in my womb until he enters the world. WE love you Lord!!

20 comments:

Melissa Knott said...

ahh!!! Gives me goosebumps that by this time next week you will be a MOMMY!!!! I am oh-so happy for you, Ria.

Lauren said...

yay! you're officially on the one week countdown with absolute certainty! can't wait to meet precious baby Jude!

Megan C. said...

praying for you and baby!! congrats you look beautiful mama!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Thinking of you!!!!

Anonymous said...

So exciting Ria! Don't worry about his size....they told me my little guy was going to be a 9 or 10 pounder and he was only 7! Praying for a smooth labor!

Jenny said...

Isn't it SO reassuring that no matter what he'll at least come on the 3rd? I remember when I got to that point too. Lots of prayers for you friend that Baby Jude comes quickly!

Randee said...

Ria,
You are getting so close! I know you are ready so I hope little Jude decides to come out soon to meet all the people that love him so dearly. You do look adorable still =)

Love you!
Randee

Emily said...

I can only imagine how you are feeling right now, but I must say that you still look wonderful! Hang in there girlie, Jude will be in your arms soon!!! :)

Mateya said...

Praying for you sweet Ria! The Lord knows Jude's birthday :)

Laurel said...

yay the end is in site!

Natalie said...

Oh girl! I had the EXACT same situation with the false labor and still pregnant a week later! I went into labor the night of my due date though, so maybe you'll be the same! :)
Good luck...can't wait to see pics of that sweet little angel!

Jessie Szmanda said...

Praying for you sweet friend, hang in there!! He's coming!

F as in Frank said...

Praying for a safe delivery! You look radiant!

Jessica said...

Thinking of you during this VERY exciting time!! I can't believe next week you will have your sweet baby boy in your arms!

Amanda said...

friend you look so BEAUTIFUL at 40 weeks preggo!!!!! you really do! i'm thinking about you and will be praying!

Autumn Ingram said...

Bless your heart! I hope Jude decides to say hello, soon! How exciting!

Joni Lenzen said...

God's ways are higher than our ways...and this is a time of REALLY developing trust and patience. I am so proud of you, and your consistent positive outlook. Our babay boy will be here VERY soon!!! Love you...

Chana said...

Your eyes are so beautiful and sparking, what a radiant mama to be you are!

Charris said...

What was your due date Ria?

Girl of The Grove said...

Hang in there...he'll come when he's good and ready. Thinking of you, Josh, and baby Jude. : )