The highlight of this week is that I am now full term at 37 weeks. It’s so nice to reach this milestone, even if it means there are only two weeks to go before we meet munchkin. At this point there’s only about 11 days to go, but who’s counting?
Actually, I am! I’ve hit the wall where I don’t want to be pregnant anymore. Some days are better than others. Yesterday afternoon was particularly bad. I wasn’t feeling good…just blah. I couldn’t get comfy, the heartburn was killer, I was exhausted and I was tired of having to get up every half hour to go to the bathroom. The Man was great and just let me whine and complain. He even let me nap leaning back on him, which has become one of the most comfortable ways for me to sit. I’m craving fruit and chocolate cake, both things I can only have in moderation. Thankfully I’m not swollen (yet) but being able to bend over is a distant memory and I have roll myself off the couch. Don’t even talk to me about getting out of bed (which also happens frequently to pee. I have to change sides often or my hips hurt a lot.)
And can I tell you how annoying it is to have to pee REALLY BADLY but then when you get there barely anything comes out. SO ANNOYING. I know the bladder doesn’t have that much room anymore but still. I hate having to go to the bathroom so often.
Oh woe is me! Please don’t get me wrong though. Even though I’m ready to have this baby I’m so thankful to be pregnant and be having this baby. I’m just very, very ready to meet her already!
I know at 37 weeks it is still best for her to cook a little longer. We’re just hoping she’s not too comfy cause she’s getting evicted at 39 weeks if she likes it or not! We are doing what we can to prepare for that. I’ve upped my daily amount of Evening Primrose Oil (as suggested by my midwife to aid the ripening of the cervix) and am drinking Red Raspberry Leaf tea (to help tone the uterus to make contractions more effective. This was suggested by my doula and ok’d by my midwife.) We’re walking, I’m spending time on my exercise ball and when I remember I’m doing my squats and pelvic tilts. We’re hoping that at my next appointment with the midwife she’ll be able to strip my membranes. I have an induction massage scheduled for the next day. So all that to say we’d like her to come before I have to be put on Pitocin. We’re praying that she’ll cooperate!