We are officially one week from Baby Buck's due date. We had our 39 week check today and everything is looking good. Baby's heart rate was in the mid 140s, my blood pressure is healthy as a horse and measuring at 35 weeks, which doesn't really mean much anymore at this stage of the game. I've gained 21 pounds total and have stayed pretty steady at this weight for a couple weeks now. I hit up crossfit prior to my appointment today and it felt great to be with my crossfit family. Friday will be my official last day of work and then begins my maternity leave whether if baby is here or not. I have another check next Tuesday where I will be 40 weeks along, they will then start checking my cervix. We did talk induction dates today but nothing will be decided until next week. I'm hoping to do everything possible to try to go into labor on my own before having the hospital induce me. If they do have to induce me it won't be until after Christmas. I have plans to start acupuncture to hopefully get this show on the road. It would be wonderful to have this baby here for Christmas but there is a possibility that it may not happen. God has a plan and ultimately it is up to baby on when he or she decides to show up. I'm feeling great and again feel very blessed to be having such a wonderful pregnancy.
I washed our hardwood floors over the weekend so pretty much told Ryan baby can come anytime now that got accomplished. We celebrated Ryan's mother's birthday over the weekend with a surprise family dinner. Her birthday is actually this Saturday but we figured we better get it in early incase baby does show up this weekend. We had a nice time with family and friends and enjoyed a good meal, and a lot of laughs. I also helped my mom bake Christmas cookies and enjoyed some time with my very sweet nephew. The last thing on my list to do before baby is make The Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls I make every Christmas. I have plans to accomplish that this weekend. I also told Ryan we should plan on seeing the new Star Wars movie that comes out this Friday because we know that soon enough it will be a while before we see a movie again. We will have another update next week, in the mean time please keep up the prayers for us. I'm praying that I'm able to go into labor on my own and that labor is hopefully on the shorter side versus longer and also that God keeps baby and I safe during the process.