Saturday, July 11, 2015

41 Weeks...

41 Weeks… now this is the post I seriously thought I would never write!

For real y'all… I wrote this post this past week about thoughts on passing your due date.  But I feel like I have learned even more since then.  It is hard to past your due date… but if you are having your second child and pass the day that they came… that's when I got real discouraged.  I am *mostly* past it now.  Just waiting :)

How Far Along? 41 Weeks!  Everyday since about Wednesday I have thought… surely this will be the day.  But nope… here we are…
People keep asking the plan..
since we are trying to go naturally, we are trying to wait as long as possible before being induced.  If we have not gone into labor naturally we will be induced this coming Friday. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Total around 50 lbs… but the past two doctors appointments I have not gained any.  We will call that a win  :)

Baby Related Purchases: Nothing really… think we have almost everything we need.  Except for a baby.

Maternity Clothes:  I am seriously on outfit repeat at this point.  A rotation of about four different things.  I am ready for my normal clothes again.

Sleep? Still surprisingly good (with the exception of last night).  Only interrupted by flipping sides and bathroom breaks… and the occasion and that BD wakes up and wants her mama.

Movement: Still having movement, but like I have said the last few weeks… I think he has run out of room for the huge movements.  And I also mentioned how I never felt hiccups this pregnancy.  I felt them everyday this past week!  I am thinking they were happening for a while, I just was to busy to realize it!

What I miss: I want to wear different clothes bad!  And just to be able to move normally.

Cravings: Fruit.

Anything making you queasy or sick: No… still indigestion and heartburn! 

Gender: It's a boy!!!

Labor Signs: Some irregular contractions, I think.  And skip the next part if things about birth make you queazy or it is just TMI.  I never got checked with BD until I was in labor, but we kind of felt like we wanted to yesterday since I was basically 41 weeks.  I was about 3 cm dilated and very effaced (can't remember exactly how much).  So at least there's that.  I mean, I could still sit like this until next Friday, but let's hope not!

Symptoms: Huge belly, heart burn/indigestion, some awesome veins popping out of my legs (these *mostly* went away last time after I had BD so I am hoping for the same this time)… let's just be honest- compression tights/leggings are just unrealistic when it is 105 heat index out, really tired at night,  just ready over all :)

Best moments this week: 
We have tried to stay super busy….
*Celebrated 4th of July
*Mall walked and Target walked (multiple times, because it is too hot to walk outside)
*Went to the lake
*Went out to eat (and even ate eggplant parm… that's suppose to bring on labor too, but no luck!)

Looking forward to:
*Baby J making his arrival!!!!  At this point we know he will come in the next week it is just how exactly he makes his arrival.  If you have moment to say a prayer that he will come naturally and I won't have to be induce… we would appreciate that!:)

Size of Baby: They don't even have a fruit/vegtable for this week.

For the little:

Our Jameson… 

I am not even going to lie!  This week has been hard, probably the hardest.  We have so been looking forward to holding you and thought for sure this would be the week.  But God has different plans!

I wonder now more than ever about your personality.  I am feeling like you may only want to do something when you are good and ready :).  I also wonder how big you will be at this point… just don't come out walking, I like the newborn stage ;)

This morning as I pray over you-Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?

Please come soon!  We really want to meet you!

Week by Week…
22 Weeks…
24 Weeks
26 Weeks...

27 weeks…
29 Weeks…

30 Weeks…

31-32 Weeks



  1. I was due December 28th and my mom didn't have me until January 20th! So I think she feels you on this one!

    1. Oh my goodness… she definitely does…. I cannot even imagine!!!

  2. Your almost there! Keep resting in the fact that God has the perfect timing for Little Jameson to come. Our 7th was 16 days "late" and she was the most beautiful birth I have ever had!!! Our 9th showed up on his "due" date and completley surprised me as I was trying to hold out for another week so our 7th would get the best birthday present ever :) instead she got to go out to breakfast with her little brother :). Praying for a wonderful and healthy birth for you and your little one!

  3. I was due on July 7th and had our beautiful girl on Friday, July 10th. Being over due definitely tests your patience, but baby always comes when they are ready, not necessarily on our time schedule. I did pelvic stretches and exercises after I passed my date. Check out spinning
    You are a beautiful mama. Good luck and many blessings for a joyful birth!

  4. I went 2 weeks over on one pregnancy-those were 2 very LONG weeks! I sympathize w/ you.

  5. Congrats on hanging in there are holding out hope (and patience) for spontaneous labor and birth! I'm sure it can't be easy. I'm personally not even sure how I'd handle it, though I know my beliefs about both Baby's way and my body, would keep me from doing anything drastic too soon. It probably wouldn't be very helpful to tell you to take EPO internal and insertion, walk, and try to rest (I guess I did tell you, sorry...)

    Anyway, here's to good thoughts for you and your family as you patiently await Baby J's arrival *this week* ;)

    And I love those nice family photos from your celebration of the 4th! :)

  6. Hoping your little one comes soon and that you continue to have patience. Those irregular contractions can do more than you think :) It's hard to believe our new little ones are already a week old.

  7. Praying! Hope your little one is on it's way by now!!