Second Pregnancy: Weeks 38 & 39 And “WIWW” (What I Wore Wednesday)

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:

38 Weeks

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):

39 Weeks

39 Weeks

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!IMG_6748

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 🙂

Heading up to my last doctor appointment

Heading up to my last doctor appointment

Leg warmers are back in full-force :)

Leg warmers are back in full-force 🙂

Date night with my hubby

Date night with my hubby

48 hours til baby!

48 hours til baby!

Me and Ashton relaxing. He loves selfies now!

Me and Ashton relaxing. He loves selfies now!

So that is it!  I will be back to update on the new baby soon!

xoxo

 

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