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40+ Weeks Pregnant

Lil’ J,

Well well well little one. Still baking are we? I hope you’re having fun in there but I also hope you realize you’re playing in a studio apartment when you have a whole mansion that’s yours out here. Don’t worry, mommy will till be here to cuddle with you when you come out. I’m not going anywhere!

I will say I’m SO grateful we made it to 40 weeks. SO many babies are born early and for a little bit I really worried you would be one of them! But nope, we made it! We made it full term and… Well, and then some I guess. According to my calculations on when you were conceived you’re a little older than we had guessed. But just a day older, so no big deal! Today you’re 40 weeks and 4 days. Believe it or not the last four days actually went by quicker than I expected.

I did get a little sad this week when you weren’t born on one of several days which I thought would be your birthday. I cried a lot and felt silly for crying. Especially since I know it’s just a guesstament. I just really thought that by now we’d be here together and you’d be keeping me up at night. The positive side is your daddy and I have had more time to spend alone together before we become a family of 3 (actually 4 including Snoop).

I’ve gone through a lot of mood swings since I hit the 40 week mark… The day I thought you would be born. But I’m SO grateful for your daddy who’s helped me through them all. He’s really the best, you are going to love him so much!


(photo of my big 40+ week belly coming soon!)

I’ve been analyzing almost every symptom wondering if it means your coming… Diarrhea (gross I know but I hear it’s a symptom) loosing my mucus plug, nausea, your slowing movements, every leak, cramp, and contraction I’m wondering if “THIS IS IT.”

Last night I had a lot of contractions. I was actually having consistent contractions for about 22 hours. For a couple of hours they were just a few minutes apart lasting over a minute long. But I knew it wasn’t time to go yet because they weren’t very strong.

When I woke up this morning I still was having some contractions but they were more spaced out, and eventually they fizzled down to nothing. I was sad because I thought we were about to finally meet you. Your dad packed his bag and I went to bed hoping my water would break or something but nope. Not yet.

I’ve been thinking and praying about this a lot but I’ve decided Saturday is a good deadline to give you. We’re going to talk it over with our doctor tomorrow but I’m pretty sure that’s the day we’ll schedule to be induced if you’re not here yet. I’m a little sad that I may not get to experience the whole timing contractions and rushing to the hospital, but your daddy keeps reminding me that we’ll be so happy once you’re here, and not to get too caught up in the process. Because really, it’s in Heavenly Father’s and your little hands! Ours too, but we’ve just got to enjoy the ride, no matter how it takes us to you.
It’s so exciting now to think that I’ll be meeting you regardless in less than a week!! Just 5 days! You’ll be over 41 weeks then, but for now, you’re probably about 7 1/2 pounds and 20in long, though we’re predicting you’re a little bigger.

Tomorrow we’ll check the fluid levels around you and make sure you’re still doing ok in there so I can go another week. I’m so happy now, knowing it’s not much longer until you’re here!

Get here safely little one!

Love,

Mommy

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Vanessa says:

I love your attitude and how you’ve come around. Your emotions are totally normal and your husband is right, it’s important not to get too caught up in the process of HOW they get to us, just being content to know they will is what’s really significant. Can’t wait to hear your great news which will be just around the corner! x

Amber says:

I started following your blog a few weeks ago and sometimes you almost bring me to tears because your entries are so sweet and personal- I can only imagine the joy you must have right now at such a wonderful point in your life. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful experience! I hope everything goes well during these last few days for you!

melifaif says:

I am so excited for you Jennifer. I feel like I almost “know” you since you have been pregnant. Wishing you the best. Can’t wait to see the cute lil red headed girl to match mine!!! lol.

Deanna says:

Girl, I love your positive outlook on Lil J being a few days late! I know how tough the last few weeks of pregnancy are.

I was scheduled for a c-section on November 23rd because Kayden was breech during my entire pregnancy. I, too, felt sad that I wouldn’t have a traditional story of rushing to the hospital, contractions, etc but he surprised us. My water broke on Sunday morning of the 22nd at 6am. I got to call my Mom and Mother-in-Law and say, “I think my water broke! Meet us there!” By 10am, I was holding my little man in my arms.

Once I had the delivery date set then I guess I let myself relax and focus on me ~ getting rest, snuggling with my hubby during those last precious moments of it being just us, and getting ready for the birth. As soon as I let my guard down and stopped wondering of WHEN it would happen, it happened.

I’m so happy you are remaining SO positive! She’ll be here before you know it. I can vividly remember those last few days and K is 7 months old! It goes by so fast. Enjoy every single minute!

Cannot WAIT to hear the story!

xoxo,
@DeannaOConnell

YUMMama says:

I thought for sure Lil J would be here by now. She is really enjoying her time in the womb!

Stephanie says:

Praying for a safe delivery and a happy and healthy family for y’all! {and that she comes out soon and… quickly! =)}

Tori says:

You’re just way too comfy of a first apartment there mamma! 😉 Praying for you and Lil’ J!!!

(And as a mamma who experienced the “omg contractions, must rush to hospital” ordeal on several occasions starting at 30 weeks preg., I will say it’s not all it’s cracked up to be!)

Diana says:

Ooooooh, what a sweet sweet letter to your baby! *sigh* I thought many of the same things when I was pregnant with my first son… he was one day late back then… and was born July 4th! (He’s 31-yrs-old this coming Sunday, LOL!)

God’s blessing on you and your little family! I’m sure it won’t be long now!

Visiting via SITS! Have an awesome day! Prayers for you guys! 🙂

hello!
praying for you and your family! I can’t wait to hear her birth story!
much love!

Angie says:

I totally understand. I am 9 days overdue today and I have had a some consistant contractions this morning, but either way I get induced tomorrow. My emotions have been crazy these last few days. I finally decided to write a letter to baby on my blog like you do sometimes with a few more things celebrating who mommy and daddy are, and who baby will be…which got me excited to meet him instead of just sad that he hasn’t come yet. I’m excited to see pictures of your little girl when she comes.

Lindsey says:

You are doing so good! We all get a little bit impatient and frustrated when they don’t come when we wanted. Especially with the first one.. lol I really think doctors should just give you a due MONTH not a due DATE. With this second pregnancy I know not to count on January 19th. I say pshaw to due DATES. 😉

Deanna says:

I am sure baby is coming soon! Good luck with labor and delivery. Due dates suck, it’s all a lie! LOL

I guess I lost the due date poll, I guessed June 27th :/

MageeBaby says:

WHEW! Hope you’re doing great! 40+ weeks??? Thankful just a few more short days to go! 🙂

YUMMama says:

I thought for sure Lil J would be here by now. She is really enjoying her time in the womb!

Amber says:

I started following your blog a few weeks ago and sometimes you almost bring me to tears because your entries are so sweet and personal- I can only imagine the joy you must have right now at such a wonderful point in your life. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful experience! I hope everything goes well during these last few days for you!

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