Thursday, May 3, 2012

38 Weeks!

I'm home from my 38 week appointment, chilling in the recliner covered up with a baby quilt and I'm happy. My doctor has decided that my BP is a chronic issue (although always low prior to pregnancy but it was high the first couple of visits) and since I haven't had any protein in my urine the last couple visits that she's going to let me go and not induce next week-woohoo!!!

Baby A's heart rate was in the upper 140s and my BP was 138/80. My BP has been lower this week and last night, I was super excited because I could see me knee!!! I'm still not dialated any but checking for it this week was WAY better than the last 2 times, maybe I'm getting used to it but I also wasn't nearly as nervous today as the last 2 visits. It's supposed to be the LARGEST full moon of the year this Saturday so we'll be trying all those labor inducing wives tales.

DH is happy I'm not getting induced because 1. we don't really want to be induced and 2. he's working on a big job at work so now he can hopefully help finish it. I'm glad I'm not getting induced but at the same time, I'd kind of built it up in my mind that Baby A was coming next week. I'm not totally uncomfortable, although pretty close, but I'll be happy when Baby A is in my arms and I can love on him/her. I would really like to take some time from work, like working some shorter days but I found out this week that it will take away from my maternity leave.

Random Thoughts
*As I'm getting close and I tell people that the baby could arrive any day, they all look at me and say, "But you're so small!" I laugh because only when I'm pregnant have I ever been called small!

*The new donut shop had peanut butter donuts as the donut of the day today! I was so excited and bought a dozen to take to work and no one was there to enjoy with me!

*Every week, I plan on posting a belly pic but as soon as I get home from the doctor's I usually get straight into my pajamas. I'll do my best to have DH take a pic this weekend although I may not get out of my pajamas all weekend because, aside from a couple hours at work, I don't have anything planned.

*I'm down to 2 pairs of presentable pants I can wear to work. I no longer wear an underwire bra, it's just sports bras so that means only tshirts and I had to borrow some bigger tshirts from my BIL. I also got some from work too. So basically, I'm wearing the same outfit every couple of days at work. I'm hoping DH will help me shave my legs tonight so I can wear shorts tomorrow because it's like eleventy billion degrees here.

That's all for now, please keep us in your prayers.


SLES75 said...

AHHH St Louis in the spring time...I miss that! It was 90 degrees on my birthday about 10 years ago....crazy!!

So excited you're not getting induced. I can't complain because my experience although not what I had expected was perfect.

Hope things go naturally for you!!

Yay for 38 weeks!

Johnpaul said...

These are the very happy movements in your life enjoy each and every movement Pregnant Weeks

Jos said...

Make it a point of getting a belly pic taken - it will suddenly be impossible for you to remember what you looked like 9 months pregnant!!!

Unknown said...

So glad you get to go naturally, although the baby might still want to come next week whether it's planned or not :D

Ah the joys of the belly...Yes those boys have to help with "grooming". Hopefully he obliged you & realized it's much too hard to do when you have a watermelon in the way :)

I tried to take as many as I could along with some measurements around. Maybe because it was 3 but it's interesting for me to put a measure tape around my belly now to the same measurement I was at the end of my pregnancy & see the difference.

Enjoy & relax while you can! Those sleepless nights are a comin' :)

Unknown said...

PS I don't think anyone minds you wearing the same thing over again, just as long as you show up :D I borrowed close from my DH & had to wear his pants afterwards too because all mine were too low & hit the c-section spot.

Jessica said...

1. Peanut butter doughnuts. YUM! Never had one!

2. So excited for your upcoming birth. Coming so very soon!

3. Take a belly pic!

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

WOW you are so close! You could have already delivered since I am so late to the party! Praying you go into labor by yourself and everything goes smoothly.

"B" said...

Cannot wait to find out what you have had! I have no patience in waiting :) Congrats on making it to week 38!! I am also in the HOME stretch - though not THAT close yet, I dont think...