40 Weeks & No Sign Of Baby Brit

How far along: 40 weeks

Total weight gain: +22 lbs from pre pregnancy weight. +1 lb from my last appointment......4 days ago - yikes!

Maternity clothes: I pretty much wear the same pair of pants each day......It sucks. I also realized that  all of my maternity wear is spring/summer which won't be beneficial for the postpartum days in November and December when it's WINTER. Maybe I will be "that girl" who just magically drops all the weight after birth - SIKE! Or I can just wear sweat pants for the rest of my life. OMG do not let me become "that" mom.

Stretch marks: Sigh. Yes. I really thought I would get them on my sides, but no. I have some right in the front of my belly around my belly button.

Sleep: I love sleeping. When I fall asleep I am dead to the world. I know that will change soon so I am savoring every moment of it! Even getting up 2-3 times a night I am still falling right back asleep.
Best moment of this week: Beating TAMU and Johnny Football himself AND NOT GOING INTO LABOR.  And I'm glad it didn't start because Johnny Manziel would have tried to take credit for that.

Miss anything: Running, sushi, proactiv face wash (although my wonderful mother brought some to me when they visited last weekend - YAY), shaving - oh I am still shaving, but it is much more challenging these days! 

Movement:  LOVE the movements. It is absolutely mind blowing to know God has this little person moving around inside me. I don't think she is quite as active, but I imagine her space is getting a bit limited.

Food cravings: Anything that doesn't require me cooking.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Acid reflux can pop up sometimes which is annoying.

Have you started to show yet: If I said no it would be the understatement of the year.

Gender: Baby Brit!!! Sorry Cam.

Labor signs: At my appointment yesterday, there is no progress from last week. Her head is still down and I assume I am still 50% effaced. Still, a fingertip dilated which is more than nothing. I guess my body is somewhat progressing. I did learn that I am having contractions although I can't feel them (according to some machine that was monitoring everything).

Belly button in or out: Mostly out. It's freaky and I hope it goes back down after she's here. Agh.

Wedding rings on or off: On - I do take them off at night. And they are tough to get on in the morning sometimes, but I'm still rocking them. 

Happy or moody most of the time: Calm. Like scary calm. I truly am not freaking out - I think everyone else around us is more anxious than we are. If I don't answer a phone call I get texts (or J gets texts) asking if we are in labor. I have not gotten to that point where I want this baby out of me. I am very content right now and believe she will come when God wants her to come. However, I am praying to go into labor naturally and not have to be induced. Lately I have a huge fear of needing pitocin. Non medical induction is somewhat okay, but I prefer no medical intervention. However, if induction is necessary for medical reasons that is a different story and I would obviously do what's best for our health.

Looking forward to:  Meeting her of course! Tuesday is our next appointment and then we will have an actual game plan for birth. I would love to go into labor on Tuesday so that she is not born on Halloween, which is next Thursday. It's a stupid hope, but I really don't want her to share a birthday with a holiday let alone Halloween. Dumb I know, but it's one of my fabulous quirks I suppose.

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