Beyond 40 Weeks

Our little gobbler

Our little gobbler

A little baby update for those who have been wondering (and not asking, although I’m not sure who hasn’t asked lately…thanks everyone for making us feel so loved!!). She’s not here yet. My due date was November 24th, Thanksgiving Day, so today I’m at 40 weeks plus 4 days. At the last three doctor appointments I’ve been ZERO centimeters dilated, and have had no signs of contractions or any other symptoms (which I won’t go into details for those of you who wish to remain not in the know as to the, um, details). Clarke, Harley and I spent Thanksgiving morning at Dog Beach. Harley and I walked along the flood control channel while Clarke surfed the jetty. After that, we came home, cleaned up and headed to Paula and Scott’s for Thanksgiving. It was nice to sit and relax, although I felt a little bad not being able to help out with the food. I ate more than necessary (of course) but it was sooo good.

I’ve been trying to walk at least a bit every day. Most of the time, I still walk Harley first thing in the morning, although there have been a few rough mornings for me where Clarke has to take over that duty. Some days I feel great and putz around the house getting stuff done (sewing, cooking, web design, etc) and some days, I sit on the couch all day watching movies, reading and napping. The days are easier than the nights. Sleeping is uncomfortable no matter what I do. Sometimes I can sleep through the night (with a few potty breaks, of course). Other nights I wake up (3 am seems to be popular) and stay awake until around 6 am when I finally fall back asleep for a few hours sitting on the couch (stupid heartburn). We’re basically in a holding pattern until she arrives. We still make plans, although not too far in advance, and always with the caveat that we might not make it. Our next doctor appointment is Thursday (41 weeks) at which we’ll schedule an induction for sometime in the following week in case she doesn’t show up on her own before then.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, lunch dates, movie dates, phone calls, texts, Facebook messages and love!

40 weeks + 1 day

40 weeks + 1 day

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