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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Baby #2 Pregnancy Update 40 Weeks & 4 Days!

Well here I am, 5 days past due with this little babe. 
To put it lightly, I am freaking over being pregnant!!!
Lets just have this thing already!

It has been so annoying having to wait, but once my due date came and went, people have been texting and messaging me letting me know they are thinking about me, which is SO nice and SO appreciated while I wait around uncomfortably for this baby to come! It is seriously so nice to know that people are thinking about you while you are just at your wits end! So thank you to all of you who read my blog and have checked in on me! 

36 Weeks!
My due date was Thurs the 18th. Today is Tues the 23rd.
I went in for what I hope to be my last check up with my midwife, but then again I thought last weeks would be the last one so who knows! They had me do a NST and everything looked good! My next appointment is on Thurs, they want to see me sooner now that I am past my due date if the baby hasn't come by then. My hope is that it will come on Wed. London was 8 days past due so who knows, could be Friday. I hope not tho. We are all pretty antsy around here for this baby to get here.   

on our way into what we thought would be our last midwife appt
40 Week Non-Stress Test at the birth center

Anyways, I thought I would do my last update for this pregnancy while I am actually still pregnant!!

Things have been pretty uneventful pregnancy wise, which is good. A few weeks ago I had my StrepB test done and I was anxious to see what I would test because I tested positive with London (strepG) and ive heard that when you test pos you always test pos, but this time I was negative!! That means I definitely will not need an antibiotic during labor! That was the BEST news!!

Take home outfit if it is a girl!

Since Thursday I have been having some swelling in my feet and hands and face, which is really super annoying. I had to take my wedding rings off at church yesterday because they were just getting so uncomfortable. Up to this point I haven't noticed any new stretch marks, I have been super lucky in that department with my pregnancies and only have a few very light stretch marks on my belly. I am pretty much out of clothes that fit. I didn't buy any maternity clothes this time around and I am regretting it now, so note to self for future pregnancies: get some maternity clothes! 

37 Weeks!

I have had the nesting bug for awhile now, and have cleaned so much the last few days! I've been wanting to get all the door handles and cupboard handles and blinds and things like that cleaned since we moved in here and finally got around to it. (which is funny because I blogged this exact same thing during my last pregnancy lol.) I spent a couple days just deep cleaning the house, and my mom came over and helped which was super nice! I have the house completely organized and all our bags have been packed for a few weeks so we are ready to go whenever this baby is!

38 Weeks!

I did some things to get ready for my post partum care, made an essential oil perineum spray (Lavender, Frankincense, distilled water) and padcicles (Lavender, Aloe gel, Witch hazel and freeze) which I also did with Londons pregnancy. I ordered some tucks pads and some soothing gel nursing pads on amazon and a few things that will help me feel put together and treat myself to in those first post partum days. I learned quickly after my last pregnancy that it is important to take care of myself, put some makeup on, shower, things like that. I went and got my hair done to help in that department  and actually plan on getting my lashes done shortly after I have the baby because I lose a lot of them after pregnancy, and it is a way for me to feel put together with no effort which is nice because there isn't a ton of time to take care of yourself when you have a newborn. It is alot harder. I also ordered a diaper bag and some new crib sheets as well as the attachment for our stroller that will allow for the baby seat to attach. We are ready!

new hair

Renee came over one day and helped me prepare some freezer meals. We made a couple batches of taco soup, a couple batches of chicken enchiladas, a bunch of breakfast burritos, and some chicken and ground beef to add to pastas or tacos or whatever we may need them for. 

39 Weeks!

I made a little "welcome home baby" sign and some felt ball garlands to hang. I made a girl one and a boy one so I am prepared for either! =)

I got the side sleeper set up and washed all the baby blankets and burp cloths! 
All the baby clothes are sorted by size and gender so once we know what this baby is we can pull the clothes right out. Krissie gave me a bunch of clothes, mostly girl stuff, and we have some if it is a boy but will definitely need to be buying some stuff if it is a boy. I picked out the take home outfits ( a boy one and a girl one) to bring to the birth center. They are so cute! Can't wait to get them on our little baby! 

40 weeks!
London has been so sweet and has been giving the baby lovies and kisses and saying hello and singing to it. Its so cute!

I am excited to see how she reacts to the baby! When I ask her where the baby is she will point to my belly, which also makes for a nice pillow apparently =)

Brock sent me this the other day, and it pretty much sums it up!