Wednesday, December 5, 2012

40-Week Bump and The End is Near!

This will be the last weekly update for this pregnancy.
Kinda crazy when I think about it.

Today is Shelby's due date and she's obviously not here or at least not yet.....
We went to the doctor this morning and they've set an induction date for next week.
Basically, if she doesn't come between now and Monday Brad and I will check into the hospital Monday night and the process will begin.
That means Shelby will be born on Tuesday 12/11/12.
We could have probably asked for 12/12/12, but honestly I'm ready and don't want to wait even one more day.

As far as how I'm feeling.
I'm feeling like I'm 9-months pregnant!
Uncomfortable and a lot of pressure down below, but nothing to be considered 'contractions' at this point.
I'm not dilated either, which the doctor says doesn't mean anything.
He said my water could break tonight and it would be 'go time'.
As for my last big weigh in at the doctor?
ZERO pounds gained in the last week!
I can't even believe it because I have eaten TERRIBLE lately.
It's made me feel better, or at least I think so?
That means, for this pregnancy a total of 28-pounds gained.
Not to shabby.
I really made an effort not to gain a ton because I know how hard it is it get it off afterwards.

Overall, this pregnancy has been wonderful, minus the 7-weeks of excruciating mystery pain.
We are so READY to meet our little girl!
I can't even believe it's really going to happen.
We're going to be parents!!!!
This time next week she'll be in our arms and ready to take on the world!!
Talk about the BEST Christmas EVER!!

I'll sign off for now but will continue to give updates between now and Monday and will for sure be announcing her birth on here!


MCW said...

Crazy that this time next week you will be holding her!!! Yayee!!!!



Aunt Grits a.k.a Maggi said...

i just want to hug you right now! i am so excited for y'all!

donna said...

Eeeeeppppp! I am so excited for y'all!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I"m excited for you all, too. Here's to 12/11/12 or before!!

Kate said...

I love the way your carrying... Looks just how I feel one should look, big bump but otherwise tiny everywhere else!

I'll be anziously awaiting (along with everyone else) a twitte, instagram, blog update about Shelby's arrival. She will be so loved by all of us Charlotte bloggers!

Whitney said...

You look great! I hope everything goes smoothly!!

donatelli98 said...

Yeah! Can't wait to see the pics!!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Can't wait for the news! With L I was the same way.
No progression then water broke.
Hopefully you won't have to wait til the 11th.

KatiePerk said...

I just got a little weepy thinking about the excitement coming your way!! I can't wait to hear of her arrival!! xxoo

Steel Magnolia said...

Congratulations mama! Can't wait to see her sweet face. Happy thoughts in your direction for an easy labor and delivery!

Claire Kiefer said...

So crazy that she'll be here in less than a week--I can't imagine how excited you are! I can't wait to see her pictures and hear about her birth. What a wonderful Christmas this one will be for you and Brad :)

The Jones Family said...

Thinking of you guys and can't wait until its "go time" for you! Xoxo

Unknown said...

Hey, Old Grandpa Wally is really ready now that this little darling did not come on 12-4 my Birthday. Just think if it is 12-12 that was my Grandfather;s birthday. It would be a great day but I know you are READY!! Can't wait to see her also. I sure she will have your good looks and Brad's Personality? right? He is handsome but she needs her Mom's good looks and sweet personality and never meet a stranger, outgoing always. Your Mom and I love you and since it has been almost 18 years since the last granddaughter it will be like a new experience.

Emily Popovich said...

So exciting! Think about this time last year and how much has changed :) Good luck with everything these next few days.

starnes family said...

I bet you will miss the bump. I still do. So magical. Love yall!

Summer Athena said...

congrats, love.

Monica said...

This brings tears to my eyes! It seems like just yesterday I was in the same spot you are. I never knew how much I could love another human being. I can't wait for you to feel that. Your heart will BURST! I am wishing you a wonderful delivery!

The Soladay Family said...

You're almost there!!! So exciting!

eas said...

you are just too cute! can't wait to hear the big news this week and see her picture. motherhood is the best thing in the world, especially to a baby girl.

Wiz said...

I am so behind but I dont see a baby update! I am guessing she is either here and you are busy falling in love with your precious daughter, or you are still in labor! Good luck. Thinking about you!! Hope everything is going smoothly!