How far along? 38 and 3/7
Total weight gain/loss: 30 gained (technically gained 22 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight because of the 8 pounds I lost in the first trimester)
Maternity clothes? I didn’t buy anymore maternity clothes and given my pregnancy is basically over I will not be making any purchases
Sleep: Now that my stomach feels like its about to explode, sleeping has become more uncomfortable. I am trying my hardest to sleep leaning on my left because that optimizes the circulation of blood and nutrients to the baby but it’s not easy
Best moment this week: Completing the nursery, installing the car seat and putting her bassinet out. Her arrival is becoming so real
Miss Anything? A full night of sleep without getting up several times to use the restroom
Food cravings: Still nothing specifically but taking advantage of all the sweets and unnecessary calories I can get
Symptoms: Over the last two weeks as I’ve grow exponentially, I have been having a lot more lower back pain and get tired so easily.
Looking forward to: Her arrival!!!! We’ll get to meet her in 4 days…OMG!
At 38 weeks, I’m almost there!!! I’ve been super busy just trying to make all my doctors appointments and getting last minute errands finished up before our little one arrives. As I mentioned in my last post, the bubs is still in the breech position, which basically means she is butt down instead of head down. We’ve continued to try the more holistic approaches to having her turn, but at this point she is so big and her space is limited so I do no’t think she is going to be turning on her own. My husband and I debated long and hard about having her externally rotated by an external cephalic version, but ultimately last night decided not to do it. We spoke in detail with my OB and given that her space is so small, she is big, my fluid levels are not that high, it is safest to let her be and do a cesarean section. As much as I want to experience a vaginal natural birth, my babies health is my primary concern and I do not want to risk inducing stress on her with the version. So we are officially scheduled for a c-section at 39 weeks which means before we know it she’ll be here!
My hospital bag is almost packed…just a few last minute things to include. I will write a post about what to pack for the hospital and what I actually end up using as soon as I know!