39 Week Update

I hit 39 weeks on Thursday and Lila officially became the fruit equivalent of a watermelon … a WATERMELON is in my stomach. Crazy!

My doctor’s appointment this week was a little disappointing  First, I haven’t progressed at all in the last three weeks. She’s still sitting really low and I’m close to being fully effaced, but no dilation. I’m trying not to dwell on that too much as I’ve heard women can be up to 5 cm dilated for weeks and it makes no difference in when labor starts.

Second, I found out that my doctor is going to be on vacation starting next Monday through the following Tuesday. I knew she was off for Thanksgiving, but didn’t realize it was a week long thing. I feel really comfortable with her, so it’s a little concerning to think a doctor I’ve never met could be delivering Lila. But I guess it’s out of my control and she’s coming out some way or another!

I came down with a bad cold/cough over the weekend and am still struggling to get over it. In general, I’ve just been pretty run down and not sleeping well. Last night I woke up four times to use the bathroom … before 3am! Thankfully, today is my last day coming into the office for work. I am going to work from home next week, which will make it much easier for me to rest up my body and get healthy before labor begins.

My colleagues have been so wonderful throughout my pregnancy, but even more so these last couple weeks. Rachel, the coordinator I work with brought me some beautiful flowers for my last day and a group of us are going to a spicy lunch today. I am seriously so thankful to work with such great people – it makes all the difference in the world!

It’s really hard not to read into every little thing happening with my body as a “sign of labor.” My Braxton Hicks have picked up and yesterday my stomach was rock hard for most the day … but of course as soon as I got home and laid down, it all went away. Sigh. I know I need to avoid Google for now and not read into everything I feel, but it’s hard not to be anxious to get this show on the road.

Luckily I have some distractions … one final pre-baby date night this Saturday with Luke, Thanksgiving and my family arriving from Ohio and San Francisco next Wednesday.

Now come on Lila- Mommy and daddy want to meet you!