Any day now! I can hardly believe it. All in all, I am feeling pretty good! I get tired easily, but if I don’t overdue it I feel fine! It’s been nice having a long weekend to relax, finish last minute to-dos and enjoy a few days as a family before baby arrives. William is so sweet and is getting so excited to meet baby brother or sister. Every morning he gives my belly hugs and kisses – I can’t wait to see how he interacts with baby when he/she arrives!
The past week has been so much fun – I enjoyed a spa day with my mom, snuck in a mani/pedi this weekend and had fun spoiling William on his last days as an only child. Our hospital bags are packed and now we just wait! I do have an induction scheduled because of gestational diabetes, so I am praying that my body will go into labor before that day! In any case, we are so close!
Thanks for following along throughout the past nine months and we can’t wait to share the news with you soon!
HOW FAR ALONG?
39 weeks and four days.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
I am feeling ready. And anxious. I talked about it here, but I have so many emotions! I am so excited to find out if we will be adding a baby boy or baby girl to our family and I can’t wait to see how William is as a big brother. I’m feeling a little overwhelmed at the idea of having a one and a half year old toddler and a newborn, too. More than anything, I can’t wait to meet our precious baby, but I am soaking up and enjoying the time as a family of three before we are a family of four!
Now I feel like this baby is a boy! All in all, I am carrying the same way and besides the morning sickness and emotions, I feel like this pregnancy has been so similar to my last. We will see soon!
I can’t believe it, but we actually have our names narrowed down to one boy and one girl. We are still deciding on middle names, but will most likely wait until we meet our baby.
Still wishing I could eat sweets and real ice cream, but Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream will have to do in mean time.
All is well for diabetes and it is still controlled through my diet. Because I do have gestational diabetes and my OB won’t let me go past a certain point, we have an induction scheduled. I am praying that baby decides to come before then (I love the spontaneity and unknowing of when baby will arrive), but at least we have an end in sight!
So far I’ve gained 16 pounds. I’ve had a hard time gaining weight while on the gestational diabetes diet. We are focusing on more snacks, a lot of protein and tons of water.
Well, I am officially just walking for exercise when I can. I stopped taking Flywheel classes at 38-weeks. It was getting more and more difficult with a huge bump and my energy levels are gone!
Oh my goodness, sleep has been non-existent! Pregnancy insomnia is no joke and I just want to say thank you to all of you who sent suggestions on how to get some sleep on Instagram! I don’t usually like taking any medication (unless it’s absolutely necessary) but I gave in and started to use a sleep aid. I am so thankful for some rest the past few nights.
SIGNS OF LABOR
Exhaustion, lack of energy, braxton hicks contractions – but other than that, nothing!
Shop 39-week bumpdate:
Stia, Jean and Katherine