There have been many tears shed this week. I've been doing really well up until this week, and then some really bad back pain decided to creep in. I have taken 2-3 baths a day before I went and got a heating pad at the store. What a difference that made! Sleeping has been pretty rough with the pain but finally last night after treating my back I was able to sleep 2-10am! (Ollie likes to go crazy from like 11-2 for some reason).
This week we had our 40 week apppintment. Remember when my doctor said I would deliver last weekend? Well, basically he said the exact same thing at this appointment, that most likely I would deliver, but he'd set me up with an induction just in case (but didn't think I'd need it). I was still dilated to a 3 and 90% effaced so no change from the last week. I got a 3rd membrane strip and he thought he broke my water but didn't. "Hey, can we try that again?" Haha. Well, here I am Saturday night with no baby, so I'm planning on being induced at 41 weeks. No contractions, no water breaking... nada. Unless my back pain is back Labor. I can't tell. I sure hope he's not sunny side up!
This weekend we celebrated Carson's dad's birthday, started decorating for Halloween (finishing up tomorrow) and I got a wedding edited! Currently working on another, even though it's not due, it's something to get done so I'm not stressing later. My feet and hands have been swollen today so I've had to take more breaks than usual. Carson made some yummy filet mignon for me and we listened to conference and played some video games tonight. It's been a productive but chill day! Officially last weekend without a baby.
Tomorrow I plan to wash/blow dry/straighten my hair so I'm not a greaseball for labor haha! Everything is prettt much packed and we'll just have it sitting in the car while we wait for the call starting at midnight. Part of me hopes I'm called in right away and part hopes maybe like.. 8am so I can sleep? But who am I kidding. I probably won't sleep tomorrow night haha. I really want the 2nd so I want to get in quick enough so I'm not laboring through the 3rd. We'll see how it goes! I never thought I'd go this over or be induced. It's really weird and I don't even feel like I'm having a baby anymore. But I am feeling a little more prepared with this extra time and a scheduled time to go into the hospital! I just hope he's not like 100lbs because we went so far over due.
Today I also got all of my gifts ready for family members. Stuff for my siblings and both grandparents! And a little something for myself. Carson's present was his wedding ring, which he calls his "Ollie ring" because the design reminds him of Jupiter and Ollie's room is space themed :)
How far along? 40 weeks and 6 days (it's technically Sunday now).
How big is the peanut? A watermelon. Probably a giant watermelon
Sleep? I talked about it above... rough. But last night good!
Best moment this week? hmm... getting stuff done!
Symptoms? back pain... I think I re-lost my mucous plug.. on the joys
Food cravings? Mmm.. nothing in particular.
Food aversions? Nope!
What I miss? sleeping flat or on my side
What I'm looking forward to? Getting this baby OUT! I wanna snuggle.