40 Weeks and The End

It’s Friday, June 22 as I write this. I’m going to schedule this to go live Monday, June 25, my actual due date. It will be interesting to see if anything “happens” between now and when it goes up! In fact, I think I’ll put a “Number of times I’ve edited this post” count at the end of this post. I have/had a doctor’s appointment Friday afternoon and he’s suppose to “check things out” down below to see where I’m at.

40 weeks. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. It’s amazing what my body can do to be able to grow a human. As uncomfortable as I feel, I’m pretty damn proud of myself. The end is finally here, or at least near.

Edited Friday, June 22 @ 3:47 p.m. to add: The doctor decided not to check my cervix and all that jazz, which was annoying. You know how much I psyched myself up for that? I go back to see him at 3:40 p.m. today. Then maybe – MAYBE – he’ll have a peek. Ugh. If not, then I go back on Thursday before he buggers off to work at a rural hospital ER for the weekend. Damn him for being such a nice guy to the failing rural health clinics.

How far along? 40 weeks

How big is baby?  She’s probably about the same as she was last week, if not, a little bigger.

Total weight gain/loss: I gained another pound or so, probably all in water retention judging by the size of my feet. Have I showed you my elephant feet? No? Well, I better then:

At least they’re pedicured!

Maternity Clothes? I’m making do with what I have, even though the summer heat is making me miserable.

Stretch marks? I like to call them my tiger stripes. They’re not too out of control, but they’re definitely there. It’s weird because I have quite a few on my right side but only one on my left.

Sleep: It’s still very hit or miss, but soon I’ll at least be able to be comfortable sleeping again. I miss sleeping on my stomach SO much!

Movement: Still quite a bit, although I feel a lot of downward pressure into my pelvis. I have no idea what’s going on.

Food cravings: Last week I craved poutine. I succeeded in satisfying that craving when Kyle and I went to Costco for groceries and we stopped at their cafeteria for lunch. Mmm … cheese curds!

What I miss: Normal-sized feet (still). I tried to put my flats on just to m0ve our truck out of the driveway and they barely fit. *sob*

What I am looking forward to: Getting this baby out of me. Kind of. The thought of labour terrifies me, but I just have to remember the HUGE reward at the end of it all.

Milestones: Nothing new – we’re just waiting now!


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2 thoughts on “40 Weeks and The End

  1. You are so cute! I love your post and I love your feet! Let me assure you that the swelling takes a few days (especially if you have to get some fluids via IV.. I had PITS in my ankles!!) but I literally dropped 10lbs over night when the swelling went away. I was TERRIFIED of labor, but don’t fret.. when the time comes, you will know EXACTLY what to do! <3 After all.. that baby can not stay in there forever.. ;)


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