February 22, 2017

Bumpdate / Week 37

How far along: 37 weeks aka full term! 

Baby size: 6 1/3 pounds and a bit over 19 inches.

Must-have items: Lotion, lotion, lotion.

Symptoms: I've been feeling a bit of my boat and head stuff but nothing too bad and it was mostly just one day of it. I’ve also been feeling some dull cramping off and on... dilating?

Comfort: Still can’t breathe and my skin feels annoyingly tight. Other than that I had some hip and leg pain last night but Derek gave me a massage and it feels a lot better. 

Baby movement: A ton every day except one, which I will get more into below. 

Gender: Girl

Favorite moment: Enjoying the 4-day weekend (Derek had Friday off because he worked 4 10’s that week).

Least favorite moment: On Sunday morning I realized that I had been awake for an hour and a half but still hadn’t felt any baby kicks or movements. I started to get really worried because that’s not normal for this baby. But after walking around the house a bunch I finally felt a tiny kick and eventually more movement. I paid close attention to her and she definitely had a chill day all day long but was consistently moving so we didn’t make a worried trip to the hospital. Since then she has been back to her usual party animal self in there but that morning's scare was definitely my least favorite moment. 

Signs of labor: Well I’ll just say it, on Monday I lost my mucus plug. When this happened with Rowan I just happened to have my weekly appt a couple of hours later and my doctor swiped my membranes since I was already 4cm dilated and 70% effaced and I had Ro the next morning. I know that a lot of women are dilated, effaced and even lose their plug weeks before their baby comes so I’m trying not to get too excited about it but we will find out more tomorrow. I have my weekly checkup and I’m very interested to see if I’m dilated, etc. If my doc swipes me again I could have a baby by the weekend. Or not. Only time will tell! 

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