full term

37 weeks

Weight gain: About 26 lbs. Somehow I lost a pound in the last week despite the fact that I have been eating everything in sight. Speaking of which…

Cravings: Nestle Crunch bars, Potato Chips (with ridges only, please), Caramelized Onion Dip from Trader Joe’s, Cornbread with butter and fresh strawberry jam

Work Out: I have pretty much become way too uncomfortable to continue my usual gym routine. I am just trying to stay active in my daily activities.

Sleep: I wake up every 2 hours at this point and the leg cramps are more vicious than ever. Several hours after I woke up this morning I still could feel pain from one that woke me up in the middle of the night. I could certainly do without those.

Nursery: Almost done and I am LOVING how it came out! Reggie was a huge help last weekend and hung everything on the walls and I just got to sit on my yoga ball and supervise. Bliss! I will be posting pictures once I have everything finished.

Reggie: Working much less and coming home earlier. He seems so relaxed and calm about the baby’s arrival. He is the perfect counterpoint for my personality. Reg even took it upon himself to read up on how the Ergo works, while wearing it of course. I think he might be more excited about that carrier than me. It is adorable. Love that man. The rest of my time has been spent organizing the baby’s clothes, prepping his cloth diapers, and relaxing. In case you were wondering, the baby is still breech. I am hopeful he will still turn even though my doctor doesn’t seem nearly as optimistic. I have been seeing a chiropractor that has been practicing the Webster Technique to open my uterus and give him more room to turn. She is so supportive and positive. Even if the Webster Technique alone can’t make the baby flip, my chiropractor is hoping that it will relax the uterus enough to make the ECV a success. I am scheduled to go into the hospital for the ECV bright and early next Tuesday morning and if it is successful, then I will be sent home to wait for labor to begin. If not, I will be scheduling a C-Section for 39 weeks because it is just too risky to allow me to go into labor if he is still breech at the end. There is always the slight possibility that he could flip on his own in the meantime.

Honestly, I thought I was just being dramatic when he was breech a couple weeks ago. Lots of babies turn this late, people told me. Mine hasn’t. And despite the fact that I may not have the labor I hoped for, my son has a strong heartbeat and is really active. All signs point to a healthy baby and that, in the end, is what I really want.

xo

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4 thoughts on “full term

  1. Elizabeth {e tells tales} says:

    Wearing Everett in my Ergo right now…had to do a sloppy read up on how to put him in while he was crying though. Definitely should have read ahead like Reg.

    Good luck with everything. I know you’re worried. But the prize is in sight!

  2. D says:

    Things I love about this post:
    1. Your baby bump! You look awesome.
    2. Your nursery shelf. That’s one of my favourite kids books. And the shoes…to die for.
    3. Your husband. Could he be any sweeter? You two are so lucky you have each other.
    4. That chair.
    5. The fact that you’re planning to use cloth diapers. Me too! Let me know which ones work best for you.
    That is all 🙂

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