Still pregnant! Had my doctor appointment at the start of my 39th week on Wednesday 9/20. Still no contractions. Still feeling anxious about going into labor. Anticipating that first wave of contractions is not a fun feeling. My midwife checked my cervix and confirmed I went from 1cm dilated/80% effaced (last week’s appointment) to 3-4cm dilated/80%effaced this week. She said there’s still no way of knowing when my body will go into labor – which is the sucky part about all of this. But she predicts that I could have Baby P #2 before my next appointment. If not, I told her we need to do a membrane sweep/strip at my next appointment to try and get this going. I really am not looking to possibly carrying this huge belly till 42 weeks. Or having to be medically induced to get her out. Nope. I’m not looking forward to doing a membrane strip either because that’s pretty painful, too… but I’d rather do that than being induced with pitocin and other drugs.
Anyway, so that’s where we’re at. We are still just waiting for her to come.
What is up with Baby P #2 this week?
- Baby P is as big as a pumpkin – measuring about 20 inches long and weighing about 7.3 lbs. She is continuing to grow even though the belly is running out of room.
- She is most likely able to flex her limbs now – and I’m pretty sure she tries to every chance she gets because her movements HURT!!!
- Her brain is still rapidly developing and getting smarter by the week!
- Her nails may also extend past the fingertips now
- At this point, there is nothing left to do except see the doctor each week and wait for Baby’s arrival.
What’s been happening with ME this week?
Weight Gained: none. Thank Goodness!!! It was only a 5-day break between doctor checkups but still… it was nice to know that I did not gain in that short week.
Workouts: None whatsoever.
Symptoms: Whatever symptoms you get for being almost 9 months pregnant I have ’em all. Braxton Hicks, heartburn, lightning crotch, pelvic pressure… all of the above.
Food Aversions: anything I eat just grosses me out now.
Food Cravings: everything lol
Sleep: very difficult rolling from side to side but once I’m asleep, I’m good.
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases? nope. Just waiting for her to get here!
Stretch Marks: I think there’s more since my last post. But at this point, I’ve already accepted that it’s not that big a deal. I’ll still rock them in a bikini once I’m back in shape.
Miss Anything?: Yes. Everything about not being pregnant. I’m over being pregnant. If I can’t even enjoy indulging in foods I crave because I feel gross afterwards… I just want my baby to get here so I can cuddle her instead of wishing she wasn’t hurting me from the inside. She has no room to move anymore…
Belly Button In or Out? I don’t think it will ever be the same…
Wedding Rings On or Off? OFF!!!
Happy or Moody Most Of The Time? Neutral. And a hot mess all at once.
Any Movement? Yes. Jabs. Pokes. All kinds of soreness going on.
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week? Ummm…. nothing really. I’ve just been a homebody these last few days. Trying to keep the house in order and somewhat clean so that Baby P #2 can come home to a clean house.
Looking Forward To? Not the actual labor part, but looking forward to meeting this little human who is taking her sweet time baking in my belly.