Sunday, May 8, 2011

40 Weeks

My belly button has been signaling that Logan is "done" for over a month now, but now the timer is finally showing the same thing.  I've reached 40 weeks and am ready to have this baby :).  I think something psychological  clicked on Friday (my due date) and I immediately became very emotional and frustrated.  I want him to be here sooooo much.  I'm so excited to meet him and be his mommy :).  I know the due date isn't an exact science, but I was really hoping he would be here by now.  It doesn't help that I'm still working full-time and I really want to stop working for a while and be with my baby.  I think all things combined are making me grumpy :).

Anyway, this week was pretty good.  I had my final ultrasound on Tuesday and everything looked the same.  His "breathing" is still good and he's still healthy.  His estimated weight is 6lbs 11oz (plus or minus a pound) and the only thing of note that the doctor said is that his belly is a little small.  He said it isn't anything to be concerned about... he'll probably just be long and skinny when he's born.  Definitely the opposite of Jason's 10lbs 12oz! :)  I had a regular checkup the same day of my ultrasound and the doctor said I haven't progressed any further.  He said that that's common, though, and most of the time women don't progress until they're in active labor.  He did say that my cervix is nice and soft, though... yay... and you're welcome ;).  I know you wanted to hear that :).

My parents flew in from Oregon on Thursday and have been helping clean the house and get things ready for Logan's arrival.  Everything is pretty much done, so we're just playing the waiting game.  We walked around quite a bit yesterday and I got a few pains.  We're going to leave in a few minutes to do some more walking, so hopefully that'll do the trick :).

That's about it for now.  I'm praying that labor will start today so that I don't have to go to work tomorrow.  I'm tired of people popping into my office asking, "still pregnant?" :P  Anyway, here is the last (hopefully) pregnancy update:
  • It's hard to say for sure how big your baby will be, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds (a small pumpkin) and is about 20 inches long. 
  • His skull bones are not yet fused, which allows them to overlap a bit if it's a snug fit through the birth canal during labor. This so-called "molding" is the reason your baby's noggin may look a little conehead-ish after birth. Rest assured — it's normal and temporary.
I guess that doesn't say much, but that'll work for now :).  Please be praying that Logan makes his exit soon... we're ready and waiting for him! :)

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