40 WEEKS! by Annemarie

Posted in: Baby, Us- Apr 27, 2011 3 Comments

Well, we made it to 40 weeks….but I think that BBB is going to stay put for a little bit longer. There are definitely no signs that he’s on his way out at this point.

One of the midwives checked me last week on Thursday, and there really wasn’t anything to report from that visit, and didn’t check again on Monday. We have another appointment scheduled for Monday, May 2nd, if he hasn’t already made his appearance by that point.

I did try acupuncture yesterday to help get things going. It was my first time ever to have this done.  Luckily the needles didn’t hurt, and it felt more like being on the table for getting my eyebrows waxed than a doctor injected needle – phew.  After she put in about 8 or 9 needles in the pressure point spots, I did get a little woozy, with my low blood pressure and all, so she stopped there, and I took a little snooze.   Just made a call to go back on Friday to see if another session, after my body has had more time to ripen, might do the trick then.  We’ll see!

I’ve definitely dropped, but nothing else much has changed.  I’m still sleeping, eating, and getting around about the same…well, maybe a little slower.  Brett has taken to lovingly calling me “Fatty McWaddles-A-Lot”.  I call him “Harry Face”.  I’m not as creative as he is I guess.

Brett stopped shaving at the start of April.  He’s calling this his “playoff beard”.  He quips that he was jealous of all the attention that I was getting so he needed something to compete.  The plan is for him to shave as soon as I go into labor.  I joke, “Great….just when I am going to need you the most, you’re going to be grooming!”…but then I realized, that as soon as I go into labor, I’m probably going to be doing the same.  I’m going to at least want to shave my legs before it gets too bad with the  labor!  🙂

So, this is us in all our 40 week glory and excitement.

I think that I’m the least anxious out of anyone at this point for him to come.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m ready to meet BBB, but since I’m still feeling good, he can come whenever he is ready.  With the number of emails, phone calls and text messages that we’re getting asking for updates…..I guarantee that everyone else is more antsy than I am.  🙂

Brett’s 32nd birthday is on Saturday, April 30th, so he’s very partial to BBB having a birthday in the month of April.  So, pray that BBB will make Daddy’s birthday wish come true and come join our family before Saturday night!!

In the meantime, I’m cleaning, doing laundry, relaxing, getting the house cleaned, grocery shopping and enjoying the last few days of just me and Brett.  Until something happens….signing off! 🙂

3 Responses to “40 WEEKS!”

  1. Andrea says:

    When I went into labor with Lucy, my ‘thing’ that I focused on (not purposefully) was showering and drying my hair. It took me quite a while to dry my hair because contractions were coming about every 3 minutes and Sean was laughing at me for being so adamant for drying my hair when I was about to go get in the tub. It was ridiculous, but hey, it’s what got me through! 🙂 I’m going to guess that he will be here Friday. (I’m never right on any of these types of guesses, though!!)

  2. Amber says:

    You look great! Maybe BBB will be here tomorrow then we can celebrate a Bret and BBB Birthday for the years to come.

  3. Bethany says:

    Seriously glowing sista!!! So proud of you!