August 23, 2012

I officially have only 5 days left to meet my baby girl. Yet again I could meet her before or after. I don't take my due date as set in stone but I'm definitely getting excited. Here's a bump shot from today, 5 days to the estimated due date:

bump

Weight Gained/Body: I'm still sitting at 22lbs gained, no change since last week. My bump is sitting much lower than before though. I don't think I'm gonna make the 25lb-35lb weight gained target for my BMI but then again my midwife is not concerned at all.

Activities: Haven't swam all week! I just go for daily walks now. Either drive to the mall and walk around there or walk myself to Chapters which is 20 mins walk from our house.

Labour Watch: Been definitely getting some signs as of 2-3 days ago. A tone of menstrual like cramps that started as dull pain and are now more intense and mostly on my back. I also have irregular contractions that come and go randomly and not letting me sleep well.  There's more TMI stuff too but I spare your ladies the details (especially those who haven't been through labour, lol!)

Mood: I'm now mostly calm and waiting on things to get going. I have a tone of food stocked in the freezer (thanks to my super helpful mom) and spend the days catching up on beauty sleep, watching reality tv shows and going for afternoon strolls with girlfriends and hubs.

Additional Note: My husband is working hard to wrap up the last details of his startup business before things happen baby-wise. And I'm still hoping baby stays put till her due date to give us more time. One of my close friends is in town tomorrow so we were just chatting on the phone. I told her about my signs and she said they sounded exactly liker hers a day before she went into labour :/

Question for all moms who read this, did you go over your due date with your first? What were some of your early labour signs?



6 Responses to "5 Days Till Baby (Hopefully....)"

  1. Tina Says:

    Oooooohhhhh! U look so lovely! All the best with the birth...can't wait to see her :)

  2. Amina Says:

    I am soo excited too!!!! Wishing you all the best on your delivery date!

  3. Leticia - Cosmetics Aficionado Says:

    You look so lovely pregnant! Best of luck to you on achieving the birth you want. :)

  4. Cali Gal Lola Says:

    I had bad lower back pain with my first the day before I had him he was 7 days early, a slow leak with my second they had to test to see if it was amniotic fluid & it was he was 2 days early & no signs for my third child just woke up in the morning with contractions he was 2 wks early. Anyday for you especially with mild cramps & back pain your probably dialating. Good Luck!!!


  5. Sue Says:

    Beautiful belly!!! So exciting!!! you are so close to that awesome moment!! wish you the best

  6. Laura @ Sawan-Heaven Says:

    MY sister went past her due date with my nephew, and she had to be induced.

    My son was born at 32 weeks 4 days (7.5 Weeks early). It started with spotting and later that evening I had cramping that kept me up all night long. I was constantly having to use the restroom, though I'm sure the additional amount of water I was drinking may have had something to do with it.

    So the on call Dr. said to stop by and get checked out. My husband brought me to the hospital and we were going to have brunch afterwards so I didn't have anything to eat. BIG MISTAKE!

    The spotting, extra rr breaks, cramps and not able to sleep through them were all signs of labor. (early labor in my case) My sister had the same thing going on starting a week prior to her due date. She lived with all of that for two weeks before bring induced.

    Anytime you make a trip to Labor and delivery. Eat beforehand. They will not let you eat or drink the whole time in case of emergency.

    I went 35 hours without eating due to the doctors and nurses trying to stop the contractions. :o(

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