Monday, June 4, 2012

Pregnancy update: 37 weeks, 6 days (maybe last update!)

I've been bad again at not keeping up with the pregnancy updates. I've not been motivated to do anything! If I do do something, it just exhausts me.

This week Joe's grandmother passed away. We knew it was coming and prayed about God's timing as Joe would have to leave me for the funeral. This was almost cutting it too close though! Thursday I had a doctor's appointment. They said that since I haven't had any signs of labor starting, they weren't going to examine me just yet. But gave warning that anything could happen over the weekend and to just take it easy! 

I felt great and thought it'd be find for Joe to leave us from Friday early morning to late Monday night. We went up to Charlotte, got a hotel, swam in the pool, and had a good time relaxing as a family. Lincoln really liked the pool! 

I said goodbye to Joe at 4am Friday as he went off on the shuttle to the airport. We went home, did some grocery shopping, and went out for dinner with some friends with a movie at their house afterwards. I was tired at the end of that day but still felt fine.

Saturday was a different story. I was exhausted, so I laid around for a little bit in the morning. By afternoon/evening I was so uncomfortable with my back hurting and braxton hicks contractions happening every time I moved out of my spot on the couch! I was afraid to do anything or go out anywhere. I also noticed, but thought maybe it was my imagination, that my belly looked a little lower. I skyped with my mom and she even thought the same! I kinda started freaking out in my head. I didn't want to take any chances of jump starting labor, so Lincoln and I stayed home from church on Sunday.

I sat on the couch, played Wii with Lincoln, and watched movies. After a quick afternoon nap and supper approaching, we were ready to get out of the house! I picked up some McDonald's and took Lincoln to the park. I just sat on the bench. Contractions weren't coming a much as they were on Saturday, and the nap really helped. I'm glad we got out and enjoyed some fresh air!

Lincoln and I went to bed around 9:30, which is early, but ended up watching a movie. Somehow we were still up at 11:45 getting a snack. But 5 min. after his snack, Lincoln rolled over and was OUT! He didn't wake up till 9:45am! SO glad we slept in. I felt great and did some house work. But couple hours into that, contractions started up again and my back was really sore! I can't walk right now and I'm propped up with pillows all around me. Baby is very active and I'm waiting for the evening to end quickly so that I can start our car ride to Charlotte. Today has gone by pretty fast, and I can't wait to see Joe! As soon as he gets here, baby can come! 

So that was my weekend. I feel that baby will makes it's arrival any day now. I keep thinking since baby is measuring at a June 11th date and if things repeat like my last pregnancy with delivering exactly a week early, tonight or tomorrow might be the day! AND....full moon tonight if that matters or not. :)

I forgot that the camera was on mirror setting...and No, my face is not that tan. I had a shadow on my face and couldn't get the lighting any brighter. Hopefully Joe will get a good before shot of me before we leave for hospital.

How far along: 37 weeks, 6 days

Countdown: 2 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Watermelon (19 to 22in, 7lbs)

Maternity clothes: Last week I bought some maternity/nursing wear. I just could not find anything else to wear in my closet, but didn't want to buy more maternity considering I only have a few weeks left...so I'm glad I found some nursing wear at Target that will last longer than the few weeks of pregnancy that's left! :)

Movement: always LOTS of movement. It's funny how it seemed he was low early on in the pregnancy, and now I can't get him down! His feet were constantly in my ribs until just recently I think he might've dropped a little. Last night was the worst though. Felt like somersaults and really had hiccups! 

What I miss: My old body. :)

Sleep: Has been rough, but not too bad. Heart burn has died down (thinking again, maybe because he's dropped) but my hips hurt and I can only sleep on my sides. So everything is still sore when I wake up.

Symptoms: Hips, back, and everything in that general area hurt. Braxton Hicks contractions have been intense. Nothing painful yet, but stronger. Especially this weekend...(while Joe's out of state of course)

Cravings: I've been wanting something chocolaty, and I always want sushi!

Best moment of the week: I come waddling out to the pool with Lincoln in my sun dress with a bowl of watermelon and fruit to snack on. Lincoln says,
 "mom, you're HUGE!" 
I asked, "ya? does it look like I swallowed a watermelon?"
"YA, a GI-NOR-MOUS one!!!" 

What I'm looking forward to: Picking up Joe tonight, and then having this baby!

3 comments:

  1. awww yay!!! almost there! :)

    praying for a safe easy as possible delivery for you and baby <3

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  2. Hi Beth -

    Checking in from My Pregnancy Journal link-up! I noticed you were getting close, so I thought I'd pop in and see how you were doing! You may have had that baby by now!

    Thinking of you and praying for you! Hope you are doing well!

    Blessings,
    Sarah

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  3. Well it has been 2 weeks and one day since you last posted... bet you are holding a sweet little baby. Hope all is going well. I came here by way of My Joy filled Life. http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/midwife-apprentices-bag.html

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