Monday, June 25, 2012

40 Weeks: Oy vey!


Can I just say....that I never thought we would get to the 40 week post, but here I am!  My patience has definitely been tested these last few weeks, but I am excited there is an end in sight and that we get to meet our son so SO soon!  

How far along? 40 weeks...5 days!  Oy vey!
Baby Size: A small pumpkin or a jackfruit.
Total weight gain: 29 pounds, but let's just call it 30 for getting back in shape post-baby!
Maternity clothes? Lately, I've been wearing workout/yoga clothes.  All of which are non-maternity.  I'm officially over it!  ;)
Stretch marks? I think I can safely say I got through this pregnancy sans stretch marks, BUT I am super worried that this will change once my milk comes in!
Sleep: Sleeping well...I am definitely lucky. 
Best moment this week: Hmmm...probably my foot massage!  But in reality, I'm just waiting waiting waiting!
Miss Anything? I miss my due date!  Haha, does that count??
Movement: Still movin' and groovin'!
Food cravings: Still love anything refreshing...lemonade, fruit, ice cold water...
Anything making you queasy or sick: No...I even had raw onions on a sandwich the other night and they weren't so bad!
Gender: BOY!!
Labor Signs: Still no labor signs at my 40 week appointment, and I definitely cried!  It's very frustrating feeling like everything is in order but he's just not budging!  Definitely a stubborn little stinker!  And believe me, I've tried everything under the moon to help induce things naturally...going in for acupuncture this morning!
Symptoms: Lower cramping, swollen feet, having to pee every 5 minutes...the usual!
Belly Button in or out? Still at a halfie status...practically an outie now!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Mood: Definitely frustrated!  But I'm still relatively comfortable and can't complain about how I feel.  Just SOO ready to meet our little guy!
Looking forward to: Meeting our son!  We will be induced on Wednesday night if he doesn't decide to come between now and then.  Have any of you been induced?  How did it go?!?

In closing this chapter, I want to thank all of you for your love, support, and advice along this journey.  Being able to connect with so many mamas and friends here has made my pregnancy a truly amazing experience.  You've all kept me in check and I'm so pleased that I have a weekly recap of our pregnancy to look back on.  So THANK YOU!!!

In the coming days, I will be introducing you to some inspiring mamas and letting them share their motherhood experiences.  I'm so grateful that they've agreed to step in, while I'm spending quality time with baby and recovering...hope you enjoy!

xo natasha

72 comments:

  1. Good luck for the birth!! You're going to be a super momma! Lizy x

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  2. Oh my goodness - only 48 hours left max so try and hang in there! Cannot believe he's going to be here so soon, I'm so excited to meet him! It's really been a joy to follow along on your pregnancy, thanks for sharing the journey with us and I've really really looked forward to your weekly updates each Monday! Think you both you and your hubs over the coming days and hoping for a quick and easy delivery and recovery :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  3. Gah you look perfect!! Hopefully everything goes perfectly and he comes out on his own!

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  4. You look amazing!!!!!! Gorgeous...best of luck at this exciting juncture. The world of boys is a non stop rip roaring fun adventure!

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  5. Oh I hope he decides to get out soon, you must be feeling so anxious, hang in there!

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  6. Best of luck over the next few days!! Can I just say you still look amazing even at 40 weeks! Xoxo

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  7. 40 weeks pregnant and you look incredible. Best of luck to you over the next few days. I can't wait to see him.

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  8. you are doing great, mama! i'm sure lots of women can relate to you right now...i for one, know EXACTLY how you feel! i was induced at this point, 5 days past my due date. in my experience, the induction process was not bad at all (and i'm sure there are different versions of this experience for many women) 12 hours after they started the pitocin, i was 10 cm and ready to push. i did have an epidural which helped me immensely...however, i had to push for 3 hours because Eli was transverse (and a 9lb baby). I ended up with an emergency c-section. looking back, i would not change a thing, and would do it all over again! if you do have to be induced you will do great!!! maybe he'll come before then! fingers crossed :) can't wait to "meet" this little guy. sending well wishes!

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  9. Hang in there, momma! He is on his way!!! I just know it!

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  10. Oh I remember those last days seemed to drag on! Cannot believe you're 40 weeks pregnant though:) Good luck to you, love your blog!

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  11. Oh goodness, it's finally here! You will do great and we all can't wait to meet him!! :)

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  12. Wow, the time has finally arrived; I cannot imagine how excited you must be!! Will be thinking of you lady, hope it all goes well. Can't wait to meet your little guy! xx

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  13. You look gorgeous! I was induced and it went great! I checked in at 7am and had my daughter in my arms at 5:45pm. I did have an epidural, which I highly suggest. Good luck!! This is such an exciting time!!

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  14. you are so adorable!!! best of luck!!! i hope the next time we hear from you it's to say he's here! :)

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  15. You are SO close!! Hang in there a little longer. I'm only 25 weeks with my first, but my mom was induced for all three of her kids, and everything was just fine! You look radiant!

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  16. Praying for a fast and safe delivery pretty mama!

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  17. you're so close! hang in there! xo

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  18. Hi I am a new reader and I love your blog! Also, you look great! I had to be induced because my water broke and that was a hospital policy where I was delivering to prevent infection. I have nothing to compare it to but they say it makes the contractions more regular and more painful. It hurt like hell but after it was over I was all ready talking about having # 2 so I guess that says something!! Good luck!

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  19. Oh my gosh!! You look adorable....and I cannot imagine how frustrated you must be. BUT-you are so so close and how cool is it going to be when you finally get to meet him? :)

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  20. Despite how you feel, you look as adorable as ever! Wishing you all the best over the next couple of days!

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  21. ahh goodness, i can only imagine how you must feel right now. lots of luck over the next few days and enjoy every second :) xx

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  22. I'm SO excited for baby Schue to get here! You look absolutely fantastic...everything is so little except your belly! You are officially the PERFECT pregnant girl! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed your little guy decides to make his debut naturally, before Wednesday.

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  23. Wow, I know it probably seems like it has taken forever to get to this point, but I can't believe you are already 40 wks! Hopefully we get to see your little boy soon!

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  24. you still look completely amazing at 40w5d :) so excited for you to meet your son by wednesday! can't wait to see his first blog! good luck with the delivery!

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  25. Hang in there! I have had several friends who induced and all went smoothly. Honestly their labors were quicker than mine! Good lucks sweets thinking about you all week! ps count me in for the guest post just have not had time to email you back! I will try and get it to you thursday or friday if that is ok.

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  26. You still look fabulous! Hang in there!!!
    -Shelley

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  27. This comment made me chuckle: Miss Anything? I miss my due date! Haha, does that count??. and YES it does! LOL! Can't wait to read the other bloggers and the post hopefully sooner than later on your little man! Good luck pretty lady! Wishing you the best! xoxo A-

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  28. Oy! I just knew I wouldn't see you here today! You look pretty amazing at 40 weeks my friend. So excited for you!

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  29. You look amazing and still glowing at 40wks! Hoping you will soon meet your little guy!

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  30. Ah you will meet him so soon Natasha! :) I'm going to work on my guest post for you today Natasha! :) I was induced with Mila. The contractions can get pretty intense with the induction, so I had my epidural pretty early on, which for me, was a life-saver. ;) Hugs!

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  31. Ahh 40 weeks! He is definitely comfortable in there! I was induced, my dr actually said most women are induced now for their first baby, it was an easy process, long, but pretty easy. Just a lot of waiting. But every minute of waiting these last 40 weeks is so worth it the moment you hear that cry :) cherish these last few nights sleeping alone with your hubby. Will be praying for a safe delivery!

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  32. You look really great though! I know what it's like to be at this point and waiting. You will miss the belly. Try to enjoy though I know very difficult at this point! :)

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  33. that little babe is just cozy in mamas tummy! i know how frustrating it can be but hang in there! either way you get to meet your son in a couple days!!!! hang in there xo

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  34. Yay, you're almost there, girl!! Wishing you lots of luck for an easy labor when the time finally comes!! :)

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  35. I hope he comes soon! My sister just went to the hospital to be induced with her little girl in Austin. Her nursery is even a bit similar to yours. I'll have to send it to you...for something to do while you wait?! Ha.

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  36. Hoping he decides to come SOON! He'll come when he's ready, and you'll get to meet him before you know it! Thinking of you! xo

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  37. You are so close! When I got near the end I resorted to work out clothes too. My maternity clothes stopped fitting and I wasn't about to go out and buy more clothes for just a week or two. Congrats on no stretch marks either. I bet you will make it out without any. I wasn't so luck but they are hardly visible anymore... thankfully.

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  38. You look so amazing and you will bounce back crazy fast! I hope the delivery goes well...enjoy every second of it!! You only get one first-born! :) xoxoxoxox

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  39. I went into labor on my own but when I got to the hospital and relaxed a little bit, the labor slowed and they had to give me the pitocin anyway. I probably looked funny, but I just kept breathing and kicking my legs and before I knew it I was getting the epidural. You will do great. : )

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  40. I can't believe it! I hope he comes soon! You are going to do great :)

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  41. Aw he will be here so soon!! so exciting!!!!!! :) Rest and enjoy him mama!

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  42. Look at that beautiful belly! Can't wait to see sweet baby Schue. So so happy for you two! xo

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  43. You look fantastic! Can't wait to hear all about and "meet" your baby boy :)

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  44. Good luck with everything!!!! SO excited for you guys!!

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  45. I am a random follower, found you through HelloHappiness blog, but had to chime in and say I was induced last July at 41 weeks exactly and it is the way to go! No panic drive to the hospital, everything runs so smoothly and it is expected so it puts you at ease. Good luck and I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy!!

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  46. Wow! You still look absolutely fabulous! Bounce back from what?!?!;)
    Can't wait to meet Baby Schue!

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  47. You look beautiful! Best of luck with the birth and enjoy that sweet baby. The time goes much to fast. I can't believe my youngest is now three!

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  48. Best of luck, you are going to do great!!! Can not wait to hear your exciting news that he is finally here:)

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  49. Best wishes for a safe delivery Natasha! You look amazing. Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us. Cannot wait to see pictures of your sweet boy!!

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  50. Hang in there mama! You're SO close! I completely understand what you're feeling right now, but he'll be here before you know it. I'm thinking of you and praying for a safe delivery! Keep us updated!

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  51. Hi Natasha,
    I have been reading your Blog over the past couple of months and love catching up with you every day! So excited for you for your little man to arrive. I had to be induced with my first, which ended up in a c-section due to lack of progression. During your labour, just stay hydrated and try your hardest to get some sleep!!! Easier said than done, but when the time came for the c-section I had been up 30 hours on adrenalin and my mouth felt like the sahara. Good Luck!!!!

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  52. THIS IS SO AMAZING!!! I got goosebumps. What a happy, incredible time. I wish you an easy labor and fast recovery. So impressed with you!
    XO-
    Sabrina

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  53. I feel like I am a stalker! haha Every morning when I check my instagram and twitter I always checks yours hoping to read something about baby boy on his way!! Sending you good vibes!!! :) Enjoy that bump, you will miss it when it is gone but holding your baby boy in your arms will def be worth it!!!! :)

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  54. wow! look at you! you are going to pop any second! And still gorgeous as ever!
    Good luck!!!!
    xoxox

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  55. I am crossing my fingers for you! Wishing you a great delivery :) can't wait to see that cutie pie! you look great, as always :)

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  56. AW sweet friend- you're doing great! What an exciting week!! Saying prayers for you and baby and will see you BOTH soon!

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  57. so exciting!!! you're finally there!!! you look great!

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  60. Thinking of you. Hopefully things progress naturally asap....otherwise, so excited for Wednesday to roll around for you!;)

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  61. This is trippy. I'm LITERALLY in the same boat as you. Expecting a boy, 40 weeks and 5 days, getting induced Wed. Totally weird lol =) Good luck to you on your end =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  62. So exciting! I can't wait to meet your new bundle of joy! I also can't wait to see what name you two went with!

    P.S. You look fantastic!

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  63. He must be comfy in there! But he needs to come out to see his fabulous nursery! How exciting to know you will be holding him no later than Wednesday!

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  64. EEEEE! So excited for him to finally get here! You are going to be through that labor and delivery before you know it and kissing and cuddling your new little angel!

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  65. Your pregnancy journey has been so inspirational to follow! Best wishes on your blessing from above!

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  66. Good luck to you guys!! We are all on pins and needles waiting to get the post that says he's here!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  67. Good luck with everything lady! Can't wait to "meet" Baby Schue :)

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  68. Good luck Natasha!! I've enjoyed reading these posts about your experience being pregnant with your soon to be baby boy! So excited for you and your hubby!

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  69. You are so tiny...you still look great at 40 weeks. I'm jealous.

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