@pmerr: thanks for starting this! I also can’t believe we are officially at baby time for everyone! Eeek! 🙂
And congrats again to everyone who has already had their little ones! 🙂
How many days until due date: 16 until OB’s date, 21 until “my” calculated due date from O date. CRAZY!!!
Do you have an induction planned: No, and I am really hoping to avoid one, but if I get to 41 weeks, I will probably want to be induced. I don’t have any problems (thus far, knock on wood) that would necessitate an earlier delivery, so I will just keep on keeping on and hoping he decides to come on his own! 🙂
How are you on weight gain: Last appointment I was up 42 pounds but I had lost a pound instead of gained. Hoping I don’t gain too much more because, jeesh! That’s a little more than I was hoping to gain already.
Did you escape stretch marks: Despite all that weight I’ve gained, I still don’t have any on my belly…which I am completely surprised by because I have some on my hips and thighs from going through puberty, so I figured I would for sure get them. I am still not calling it completely escaped though, I realize they could still pop up in these last few weeks.
I’m most looking forward to: Finally seeing and meeting our little man and seeing what he looks like! I also can’t wait to see Darling Husband with him…he is going to be the best daddy ever. I won’t lie, I am excited to not have this GINORMOUS belly anymore either, I’m tired of struggling every day to get dressed, put on shoes, breathe, eat, lol.
Hardest part of this stage of pregnancy: Trying to get last-minute things accomplished when I am huge and struggle to do so…scrubbing the floor? HA! Moving heavy things around? Yeah right! The heartburn is such a pain, too…eating is just not very enjoyable anymore (maybe why I finally lost a pound instead of gained a pound…haha!). Also the “not knowing” of when I will go into labor kinda stinks…it’d sure be more convenient to know exactly when this little guy will arrive, but I am just trying to take it day-by-day and not get too excited yet.
Any signs of labor: ehhh…I’ve been having BH contractions since very beginning of 3rd tri, so this isn’t really new, but they do seem to be getting more frequent and uncomfortable. At my last appointment I was 50% effaced and a fingertip dilated, so something is going on down there, but once again, I’m not getting too excited.
What are you doing to prepare for labor ( primrose oil, exercise ball, stretches…): zip, zilch, nada. Too lazy to buy any of that stuff and actually do it. I am trying to just keep living my life and when it happens, it happens I guess!
What is left on your to do list: wash all clothes/blankets, etc., I still don’t have my hospital bag packed or baby’s hospital bag packed, clean the house really well, I would really like to do a lot of freezer meals and stock up on basic essentials like toilet paper, etc. I feel as if he did come now, though, we have enough stuff accomplished that we would get by just fine. OH WAIT I still haven’t gone and gotten my breast pump yet! Need to do that! Lol
Have you fully decided on a name yet for LO (and share, if you’re willing!): Carson Jacob 🙂 We struggled to decide after changing our minds about our original choice, but I officially ordered a baby hat with “Carson” on it for him to wear home from the hospital with his outfit, so we better not change our minds again! 😛
Are you getting any help when you return home from the hospital (DH, Mom, Mother-In-Law..): Darling Husband is taking 2 weeks off of work, my mom will probably come down for a few days, I have a feeling I won’t be able to get rid of Mother-In-Law…..baha 😛