Full term, baby. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday & found out I'm not dilated or effaced yet at all. I know she hasn't "dropped" yet, because I remember that feeling from my last pregnancy, & I haven't felt that yet. I was still sort of surprised of my stats because of all my contractions, & the fact that this is my second baby. I'm guessing that I will be one week late, and she will come around January 15th-ish. Last time I was induced on my due date since I had gestational diabetes, but this time I'm not sure of the dr's plan. I'm kind of terrified to have a huge baby and need a C-section, so hopefully he doesn't let me go too late. I'm one of those people that just trusts what the doctor says and goes with the flow. The other day someone asked me what I was writing in my birth plan. Umm... pitocin is fine if you feel that's best? Epidural as soon as I am at a 4? Episiotomy is okay if the baby's head can't fit? Hand me the baby once she comes out? Lol. Guess I'm not a birth plan kinda mom.
So the past couple of weeks I don't have too much to complain about. Same old stuff: occasional back pain, heartburn, lots of trips to the potty, low energy, etc. etc. etc. Bending over to pick stuff up is a pain. Putting on shoes is nearly impossible. Shaving my legs is quite the task. I honestly don't feel like she is coming anytime soon. I feel like you have to feel completely miserable and just DONE before the baby is ready to come. Ask me again in a week...
Here's the updated survey (and perhaps the last one?)
How far along? 37 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: 18 lbs. Getting close to 130!!
Maternity clothes? No, I only have three weeks left so I'll manage to wear what I have. I have about 2 jeans that can still button so I'll be living in those. Church clothes are what is most difficult to figure out. Nearly all of my "dress" clothes are pencil skirts or something that accentuates the waist. NOT cute on a full term pregnant lady.
Stretch marks? No. Remind me to give her a cookie for that someday. (Watch me wake up with tiger stripes tomorrow.)
Best moment this week: I starting nesting like crazy and organized all of Aubrey's old newborn clothes, stocked the nursery with diapers/wipes, set up the bassinet, etc. etc. It's getting REAL. It's fun preparing for a baby.
Miss anything: Just not being pregnant. Definitely excited to take a looong break from pregnancy after this one.
Movement: Yes, mostly when I'm trying to fall asleep of course. :)
Food cravings: Nope, but super thirsty all the time.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: Wouldn't ya say?!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks on & off all day & then back on all night.
Belly Button in or out? Weirdest looking thing ever. Out!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy but tired.
Looking forward to: Baby time!