Yay! Another goal reached! This was my final “goal” in my long list other than actually giving birth and I am very happy to be here. I am EXHAUSTED. My body is very much done with the stress and the overall pain. My mind is not far behind my body. I am just ready to not be pregnant anymore. I want Tate her and in my arms and I want to have my body semi back. I hate complaining about this because I really am grateful to have gotten this far and I am beyond grateful for this little man. But jeez, the end of pregnancy sucks big time.
I had a doctor’s appointment this morning and I am having pretty regular contractions that are relatively mild with some really strong ones mixed in. One of the ones on the monitor this morning was giant and I could definitely feel it. Plus, he is waaaay down in my pelvis. Like to the point where I am peeing every five seconds and walking has now become a really awful activity. I am going back to the doctor on Friday for another NST, the strep B test and to get checked for progress. I would be absolutely shocked and a little upset if I haven’t dilated at all with all these contractions. Just hoping that he is getting ready to come out. I still want to make it to June, and that is only a few short days away.
How far along? 36 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain: 29 lbs. Holding steady…
Maternity clothes? Yes and even these are too short or too tight or just plain uncomfortable.
Stretch marks? I’ve just noticed a few on my inner thighs, but they are not very big and I think they are actually old ones that are bright again.
Sleep: Terrible. I am so uncomfortable all the time. I am literally sleeping with 5 pillows and I am still not able to make myself comfortable. I want to sleep on a bean bag chair.
Best moment this week: I’m not sure I can pinpoint one particular moment. Probably just knowing that I am getting closer to the end. That is a good thing to think about.
Miss Anything? I am missing beer. And sleep. And so many sweet things. I seriously want chocolate cake. This might be one of the first things I eat after he is born.
Movement: He goes through hours where he is moving most of the time. And then he will just not move at all for a couple of hours. He is definitely sleeping more these days. His movements are also different now. Slower and less random. They are much more controlled and stronger. And more painful…
Food cravings: OMG. All sweets. And in a simpler craving… I just want to be able to eat when I am hungry and not worry so much about what I am eating. That part is so much harder than the actual food I am able to eat. Oh, and cereal and milk. This will be the first thing I eat when after I have him.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. Just laying down on my back.
Have you started to show yet? Haha, this question is hilarious. Ummm, yes.
Labor Signs: Legit contractions. Lots of smaller contractions. Absolute exhaustion. Losing mucous plug very slowly. Pressure from little man’s head.
Symptoms: See above. Plus a constantly stuffy nose and being extremely irritable. And the ridiculous need to nest.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. I am just so uncomfortable that it makes it hard to be chipper. I am happy that I am where I am, but this exhaustion and pain is making it hard to not be a snot all the time.
Looking forward to: Friday and seeing if I am dilated at all. I surely hope so!