Hump Day Bump Day - 39 weeks and READY TO POP

I'm actually a little surprised that I'm writing this post at all {was REALLY hoping she would be here by now} but I guess it's better than being 2 weeks late. Sweet lord PLEASE don't let me be 2 weeks late! The doctor's apt on Monday went really well and the midwife keeps saying how excited she is to deliver Keelin. She also said, just by feeling, that Keelin was sunny side up {facing up with the back of her head toward my spine... still safe for natural delivery but tends to cause a lot of back labor and more pain} so she gave me a 'shifting position' to try and lay in to get her to roll over. It's not the most comfortable position, especially the first time trying it out, but basically entails getting as far over ON my stomach as possible. She said that it basically squashes her face into the bed {or whatever I'm laying on} so she'll want to roll over and be more comfortable. The first few times I did it I was extremely uncomfortable but it was actually a nice and relaxing way to lay last night so I'm hoping that means she's shifted. Like I said, I can still deliver her naturally without any problem but it's not the "ideal" position for her to be in.

I'm getting SO MANY tips on how to induce labor and have tried basically all of them. Castor Oil is not an option. YUCK! SO... here's hoping that I don't have a 40 week update for you NEXT Wednesday!

Here we go...

*How far along? 39 weeks 2 days today!

*Total weight gain/loss: Still healthy!

*How big is baby? 19 to 22 inches, 7ish lbs .

*Maternity clothes? Once I went on maternity leave I started living in my leggins and baggy sweaters :)

*Stretch Marks? None :)

*Best moment this week? MY MOM ARRIVED! It's been great having her around the house to help with baby prep while Z is at work. ALSO, finishing the SIDEWAYS dance show was kind of the final thing I needed to "do" before Keelin could come. Now that it's checked off the list I'm anxiously awaiting those first signs of labor. COME ON LITTLE GIRL!

*Movement? Still plenty from her, much less from me. Although, I'm thinking about renting a mini trampoline to try to BOUNCE her out... while eating spicy food of course!

*Food Cravings? Orange Juice!

*What I miss: Nothing in particular. I'm much more focused on what's about to happen than what USED to happen.

*What I am looking forward to: KEELIN GETTING HER SWEET BUTT HERE!!!

*Nausea/Vomiting? Nope!

*Labor signs? Some really strong BH contractions

*Gender? Sweet baby girl

*Belly Button in or out? 1/2 and 1/2

*Wedding rings on or off? Still on :)

*Sleep? Pretty shifty and up at least twice for a bathroom run but other than that feeling fairly rested when I wake up

*Weekly Wisdom: This isn't wisdom... more a plea to my sweet girl: My bags are packed, the house is prepped, you're whole family is anxiously awaiting, all that's missing is YOU! Come on out and say "HELLO WORLD!"

Until next time...

Any more guesses on when she'll be here??? Any SUPER STRANGE tips on how to get her here??? For all you mommies out there, did you do anything unique to induce labor that actually worked???