Whoa, this is the last pregnancy update!!! I will have my c-section a few days before I would hit 40 weeks…eeek!!!
So here I was last week at 38 weeks:
The bump is large and in-charge, and feeling like it has dropped. A few people noticed that I looked like I was carrying lower too. I could definitely feel a difference in my ability to breathe. It has been hard to get a good breath for weeks (months, maybe?), but now I can take in a full breath without difficulty. The downside of “the drop” is that she is using my bladder as a pillow and I feel like I have to use the bathroom all the time!!!!
At my 38 week appointment, I was still a little dilated and when I was hooked up to my NST it was showing that I was having some pretty decent contractions! The nurse asked if I was feeling them, and I said “well, now that I know that’s what they are… YES!” I had noticed lately that my heart would race/tight chest throughout the day randomly. This would also be when the baby would move some and I would have pressure. I was just thinking that it was the baby changing position, and since she was bigger it just felt differently. Now I know that when I feel it, it is a contraction. When I am sitting I can see/feel my stomach get really tight, my heart/chest race and a little bit of low pressure. It isn’t anything painful (it’s not comfortable, mind you) but they happen regularly all day.
Here is week 39 (I hit 39 weeks on Monday):
I am now getting my appetite back due to the fact that the baby has dropped and isn’t cramping my stomach as much. So I guess I get a few days of enjoying eating before the baby is born 🙂
I had my last doctor appointment monday, and everything looked/sounded great! I am/was 1cm dilated and still having those contractions. The doctor confirmed the baby had dropped, but she thinks the baby will wait until Friday for the c-section 🙂 I was kind of sad to see my favorite nurse (Tricia) for the last time til after the baby is born and I have my six week checkup. Everyone in their office is so sweet, it made it enjoyable to make my weekly visits.
I am excited, nervous, TIRED, etc. I am still having trouble with sleep (to be expected). But I feel ready as I can be. I got a lot of stuff done over the weekend, thanks to my mom watching Ashton so I could go out. I think I pushed it to hard, because I was pretty beat by Sunday night. This week has been dedicated to relaxing (mani/pedi/yoga). I have been doing some little organizing/cleaning of non-necesity things which is nice, and also reading more.
I haven’t walked in a while due to the ARCTIC BLAST, but I have been doing yoga. I went to my final prenatal yoga class yesterday… wahhhhhhh! I will miss it sooooo much! I am looking forward to the Mommy/Baby yoga class and continuing my practice once I am cleared by my doctor. This was my last-day-of-yoga outfit, haha!
I wanted to jump on the #WIWW bandwagon to document a few of the outfits I have worn (been able to fit into) these last weeks/days of pregnancy. You’ll definitely notice some repeats of certain items, there aren’t too many things left in my closet that are fitting comfortably lately 🙂
So that is it! I will be back to update on the new baby soon!