40 Week Bump Date

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Dress: PinkBlush Maternity // Cardigan: Free People (view the full post here)

We are at the finish line- I can almost see it!!! But… still here and still pregnant. I have been at the doctor every week this past month and really have had no progression since my 26 week appointment. Still around 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced. Each appointment, she tells me my cervix is softer which is great, but then nada. No baby.

 

I have been trying EVERY natural induction method under the sun. For example… bouncing on a exercise ball, drinking raspberry tea leaf, taking long walks, lots of stair climbing, spicy foods, ate an entire pineapple, using essential oils, primrose oil and then some others not worth posting online. ha! So if anyone has any other ideas, give a girl some help and leave a comment. Now, on to the bump date.

 

40 WEEK BUMP DATE

How Far Along? 40 Weeks today!

Size of Baby: A watermelon! or about 19-22 inches and 7 pound according to the measurements from my baby apps! However, I did just have an ultrasound yesterday and the tech was saying the baby is measuring about 8 pounds! But, with the ultrasound measurements… they do say it’s just an estimate and the weight is give or take a pound. They also completed measurements and he is till at the 52 percentile. yah!

Gender: Boy!

Weight Gain: Still at 30 pounds and my weight still goes up and down drastically throughout the day! I am ready for no swelling and normalcy in this department.

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes except for my casual shorts and sweatpants. I am so happy to welcome shorts weather!

Symptoms: Still having Braxton Hicks contractions but they have died down a bit compared to last week. I thought for sure he was going to come last Friday. I started timing contractions at home because they were so frequent, but they were completely random and faded. I’ve also had some random sharp pains in my pelvis- Doctor said this was completely normal and nothing to worry about. Other than that, his kicks are so much stronger and a few have been painful in the ribs. Other than that, I have felt great over the weekend and the past few days. Thank goodness, otherwise I would be begging for an induction!

Cravings: Nothing crazy or in particular. Knowing that I am at the end of my pregnancy and will want to be watching what I am eating coming pretty soon here… I may have indulged in Andy’s ice cream “snowmonster” concrete more than once this past week. If you’re in Missouri and have an Andy’s, go get a snowmonster NOW! 🙂

Aversions: None. Nothing’s really bothering me right now. Back to chicken!

Best Moments: We’ve had another great week just talking about this lil man. The best moment has to be Mother’s Day though. Paul spoiled me with three bouquets of flowers throughout our home and made homemade waffles in the morning. So sweet!

Looking Forward To: The day this lil guy decides he wants to come out! But based off of last ultrasound, he seemed pretty happy and content in there.

 

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Druzy Stone Necklace: Kendra Scott // Cuff: Loren Hope // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Bootie: Vince Camuto (similar, similar)

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful mommas and mommas to be out there! This is one of my favorite holidays and for good reason! Paul and I are both so fortunate to have two wonderful mothers who are still both huge influences and active in our lives. Life is complicated and messy and it really is so special to still have a strong relationship with  your mother after all these years. I can’t help but feel extra emotional this morning with all of the thoughts and hopes for our little boy and his any day arrival. I am two days away from our due date and a baby is something I have dreamed and prayed for my entire life. I cannot believe its almost time to meet him!

 

Our plans for the day are a picnic in the park with Paul’s entire family and then a barbecue with my family this evening. Paul has spoiled me already this morning with homemade waffles and THREE bouquets of flowers through-out our house! 🙂 He then followed all of that up with the temptation of giving me the “push gift” today. I mean…. he’s so excited about it which I love, but gesh that is so hard to turn down! I am showing some will power though and want to wait till baby is here!

 

Now to this outfit… if you read my pregnancy guide post, you saw that I admitted to having a bit of “uniform” for days when I can’t get clothes to work in my favor. What always works for me is a cardigan with a tank underneath. My two favorite tanks are this white Blanqi maternity support tank or these simple tanks from Liz Lange Maternity at Target. The Blanqi tank is definitely an investment piece, but I have to admit, this is my most worn item throughout my pregnancy. It is incredibly comfortable and really does help with back and belly support.

 

My love of cardigans continues with this lilac cardigan! The color is a beautiful soft lilac that is right on trend for this season. I love the length of this cardigan and it looks great paired with pants or over a dress. So easy to wear for all the seasons of the year.

 

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Grey Ruffle Maternity Dress

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Dress: PinkBlush Maternity c/o (wearing size small) // Wedges: Seychelles // Sunglasses: Le Specs (dupes!) // Necklace: BaubleBar (similar, love this!) // Clutch: AmericaBeyond (similar, similar)

I am in the last week of pregnancy and my body certainly feels that way! I am really excited to share this simple shift maternity dress. If you have been reading my blog lately, you know I am all about comfort during pregnancy. As is other pregnant women I assume! This grey shift is no exception and I love any comfortable dress even more when I can wear it with a regular bra. Versatility is key for maternity clothes and this dress works for the office as well as the weekend. Hope everyone is having a wonderful hump day!

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