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So Ive officially past my due date! Im so proud of me and baby that we have made the full forty weeks, I feel like he will be so healthy and ready when he does decide to come. My due date was on Saturday the 16th and now its Monday the 18th. Im scheduled for a doctors appointment on wednesday, with a cervical sweep, ultrasound, and non stress test, and I might push the appointment back or opt to not do the sweep, as I am not 41 weeks yet and am not sure why these things would be necessary, baby will come when he is ready! I feel a crazy amount of pressure from everyone to have to baby every day, so Ive been kind of staying away from everyone. Its only because everyone is so excited but so many people dont see any point in letting a baby come on their own. There is SO many complications from inducing or making a baby come before they are ready! I think it is mostly doctors trying to cover their own ass and going by the book instead of recognizing that typically a first time mom will go to 8 days over their due date! I want to give baby the chance to have that extra week if he needs it. I am also sad about him leaving, I know he will still be right with me, but it wont be the same and he could be different than what Ive imagined. I want him to stay safe in my tummy for longer! I dont feel ready STILL to give birth. Well I kind of feel ready but I just feel sad about it. I was really really sad last night when I thought about how im not going to be pregnant anymore very soon. 😢 It makes me so sad.
rough nursing schedule
3-4 oz. during each feeding
sleeps 10:30-5:30 hallelujah!! 😊
naps 3x a day roughly, but his naps are allll over the place still. some days he naps a lot, orthers not so much. I try to get him into his nap routine and ready to put down but the second yawn I see.
Mom life is so awesome and I really think im getting the hang of it. I can tell apart his cries and know his routine and general schedule, and I generally have an intution about what he needs. Whenever I doubt m intuition it usually turns out I was right! These past couple weeks have been so much fun, cause right at 6 weeks Carter found out there was a fun world and we were able to start playing. Now during the day we watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, play on his baby gym, play in the play pen, or he watches me dance and sing. Carter also cries a TON less than he did in his very early weeks and is a champ at sleeping. Yesterday he slept from 10:3-5:30! Nursing is also still going really well and we have really hit a comfy spot with it. It works so well for both me and him! Also ive discovered which items I really use the most, and some items ive finally gotten that have made life 100x easier, such as my nursing cover, binky clip, rattles, and milk storage bags. I also finally figured out what time of day to pump to get the most milk, and use a manual suction pump in the mornings. Some mornings I get 3 oz. without even trying! Everything about motherhood is just clicking. | ✨👶🏼🍼
The first two months I didnt use one! Having one now makes life so much easier.
Baby didnt fit into his swaddles for the first 7 weeks, as he was too small, but we use them now and they really seem to calm him and increase his sleep time.
This really entertained him when I was out of ideas and needed a break! The first night we brought it home he must have stared at it for an hour.
Rock and Play
He sleeps in this all the time and it relaxes him.
Me and Shawn had our 39 week appointment on tuesday. It was pretty uneventful, she asked me about how I was feeling and I told her the same as I had been, lots of braxton hicks lately. We listened to the heartbeat and it was at 150 which is good. She scheduled me for another appointment next wednesday which will be a cervical sweep, ultrasound, and 20 minute Non Stress Test to make sure that baby is doing okay. Its only two more days until my due date! Im so proud that me and baby are going to make it to the due date! ✨👶🏼
Baby is coming so soon! I am SO proud and happy that I have been able to carry this baby to 39 weeks and techinical full term. I really want to make it to 40 weeks so he can grown more inside and become super strong and big and healthy. I am just feeling so happy and relieved that we have made it to 39 weeks! I feel so accomplished and proud of my body and the fact that I can do this. I for some reason had such a hard time picturing that I would make it to 39 weeks and full term, around 36-37 weeks I started getting intense anxiety that I would have the baby early term and he would have to stay in the NICU or nursey and I wouldnt get to be with him. Well he can come any day now well just have to see! I do have a feeling he will be a bit late though, maybe past my due date or even induced. My doctor said that I would make it to my due date and probably go a little past it, so im starting to believe her. 😳🍼👌🏻
I finally completed my birth plan and printed it out so we are all ready for the hospital. I used a template from Earth Mama where you check off options you want and things that are important to you and then it condenses it for you into a PDF format.
Its a pretty flexible and open plan, since its hard to know how the birth will go. I do not want the use of too many painkillers such as morphine or other drugs, would like to limit the use of pitocin unless really necessary (I would prefer to keep laboring for as long as possible without it.) And would get an epidural but later into the labor, definitly during active labor and close to around 6 or 7 cms dialated.
The most important factors to me is that we get the one hour of skin to skin with the baby after he is born and he is encouraged to breastfeed right away. We also are going to try and do the rooming in and no paci to not create confusion.
Overall im wishing for a peaceful, loving, birth, where the baby is healthy and welcomed into the world by me and Shawn. 😊🍼👏🏻
I was so dissapointed in this product! It did not work for my skin at all. I have oily, acne prone skin normally. It seemed to make my skin feel more wet and oily and didnt seem to soak in well or moisturize it at all. The creme itself does feel watery and doesnt feel think or creamy just kind of thin and sits on top of the skin. The morning after putting it on at night my skin didnt look at all hydrated or improved. I wouldnt buy it again! 👎🏼
There is only 9 days left until my due date! I am so proud that me and baby have made it to 39 weeks, (tomorrow.) I am happy because the extra time he gets to grow will make him gain extra weight to regulate his body temperature better, will make him healthier and a stronger breather, and will make him completely calm and ready for when he will come into the world! My periods have always been exact like clockwork and my cycle might be more on the 30 day side instead of 28, so lately Ive been thinking he might come really around his due date or a couple days later, maybe the 21st or 23rd.
I have been resting a lot in bed since my hips and lega have still been hurting so much and my belly is so low. My acid reflux has just been terrible the past week, and its hard to sleep so im always tired. My braxton hicks that I had so bad after my last cervical check in June really havent come back which has been nice.
Baby is still gaining about 1 oz. a day, Im guessing he is around 8 to 8 and a half pounds this week, and if we make it another I think he will be around 9.
My to do list is almost done and my bag is pretty much packed so I feel a lot better having had the past week to prepare. With one more week I think we will definitly be ready by the due date. Im happy to that his birthday is getting farther away from mine and from the 4th of July so he can always have a nice birthday that is not too squished in with the hecticness of June.