Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bump Watch :: 40 Weeks

And still pregnant!!
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Yes, I realize my maternity shirts are no longer fitting...

How far along: 40 weeks

Size of Baby: 20 in & 7.5 lb

Fruit/vegetable comparison: Small Pumpkin

Total weight gain: 27 lbs (lost a pound)

Sleep:  This is starting to get rough again as I now lose count how many times I get up to go to the restroom...  Plus it's getting harder and harder to roll myself out of bed. Ha!

Movement:  Still lots of movement.  There are times where she seems pretty quiet (probably due to lack of space) but other times I think she's having a dance party in there.  She did make me feel sick to my stomach the other day because she was moving so much.

Unglamorous body changes: The stomach is definitely feeling stretched, and I've definitely got the waddle going on.  I'm not able to get places as quickly as I used to. :)  For some reason I like sitting on the floor better then the couch now but I have a really hard time getting myself off the floor!!

What I miss: Being able to sit and lay down in a normal position.  

Milestones: She's continuing to grow hair and nails.  And she's keeping up that lung development, too.  (the

Labor Signs:  Still having a ton of Braxton Hicks.  There was one day that I was having them every 8-10 minutes for over 12 hours but then they just went away.  Such a teaser!  I was also up until 4 am Monday morning with contractions and cramps but again nothing came of it.  At this point I don't think I will believe she's actually coming until I'm doubled over in pain or she's halfway out. Ha!  I had a doctor's appointment yesterday, and she said I was about 2 cm dilated and 60% effaced.  Her prediction was that I would probably have this baby by Friday.  Here's hoping!  Right now I feel like she's going to be in there forever!!

Best moment this week: I'm not doing a whole lot these days but this week I started working half days in the afternoon.  This has really lifted my spirits as it was getting pretty tough sitting for over 8 hours a day.  I plan just to work half days this week and if I'm still pregnant next week I will be done working all together.  Definitely ready for people to quit saying "So you're still here!" at work.  lol  I've also been asked a lot how long I plan to take off for maternity leave.  I'm definitely planning to take the full 12 weeks allowed by FMLA.  

I also had 3 ladies stop by my house on Saturday to drop off sweet gifts and one even invited me over for dinner.  Ryan wasn't there because I told him to go to the Big 12 Championship because this was probably the last time he could do something spontaneous like that again.  Plus, I knew I was no where near going into labor, and if I did some how go into labor he would only be 3 hours away.  (I was secreting hoping that it would send me into labor. Ha!)

Looking forward to: Meeting my daughter!!

Side Notes:  I've been meaning to do a side post about baby thoughts and predictions.  I may still get one out one of these days but I thought I'd share a few thoughts here.

First of all, I just have to brag on my hubby a little bit.  He has been absolutely wonderful and extremely patient to me throughout this whole process.  He's so willing to jump up for anything I need, cooks me dinner every night and encourages me to take walks with him.  He has made every single one of my doctor's appointments and have been involved with every decision.  He is already so protective of his little girl and his excitement grows everyday to meet and hold her.  I love listening to him day dream about all the things he wants to do with her and provide for her.  He will absolutely be the best dad I could have ever wanted for my children, and that is probably the thing I look forward to most is watching him become one (besides meeting her!).  I freaking LOVE my man!  

Predictions:  I really slacked on getting predictions from the family and now it's a little late to do that.  But here are the ones I have/had.

Ryan - Birthdate: 3/18 (already lost)
            Weight: 8 lbs
            Length: 20 inches

Me - Birthdate: 3/22
         Weight: 8.5 lbs
         Length: 21 inches

My Mom - Birthday: 3/20
                  Weight: 8.1 lbs
                  Length: 21 inches

Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments.  I'd love to hear what you guys think!!!  I should mention that I was 8.1 lbs (can't remember my length) and Ryan was over 10 lbs & 22 inches (eek!).  We were both a week over due.

P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram as that's where I will be posting updates when I finally do go into labor!  User Name: ebrigl


  1. My guess is tomorrow!!! I walked, ate spicy foods, ate pineapple.... and Bennett came when he was ready :) At least you look precious! I'm hopping over to instagram now to follow along. Prayers for a speedy delivery and healthy baby :) Yay!

  2. My guess: 03/21/2013. 8 pounds 9 ounces. Cant' wait for any updates!

  3. I'm not sure we've ever met--I know Victoria and thus see your blog on her blog roll, so I've been following/stalking (not really) your blog and baby bump updates. You are absolutely darling. The nursery is just too cute. And from your writing it seems Maggie will be a loved little girl! I'll say a prayer for a safe and happy delivery! -Ashley

    1. So glad you said hi Ashley! Not sure if you'll get this but I tried to reply to your email and couldn't get to your blogger profile. Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet prayers! :)

  4. is Tuesday...I'm predicting a Thursday, March 21st birthday! I am so excited to read the post where you introduce little Maggie! Isn't it so amazing to see our sweet hubbies turn into daddies?! LOVE!

  5. I know you are soooo ready! I say 3/23, 7 lbs 15 oz, 20 in. Can't wait to see pictures of her! Hope you have a quick and easy delivery.

  6. I'm guessing she wants to share a birthday with wade, march 21st! that's my guess. hold out until thursday :)
    praying for a quick and safe delivery! love, kriya

  7. I can't get the instagram app on my Windows phone, so I guess I will just have to wait to hear all about it until you put something up on here. My guess is that little Maggie will arrive on 3/23, weigh 8 lbs 7 ounces, and be 21 inches long :)

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