Well today is the last day of week 38. Before last week I wasn’t as nervous anymore as I had been. Baby boy still isn’t ready to be born. My cervix is still closed. Today when I had what I thought was my last appt I knew for sure something had changed for the better inside and knew it would be good news. Nothing has changed. Cervix is still hard nothing has budged. I’m beginning to get scared because I really don’t want a c section. I’ll be praying and doing what the doctor recommends so my body can get ready. I know I’m not ready but I’ll be ready over c section if that’s what JD is waiting on. At first we were looking at scheduling an induction, now I have another dr appt on my due date and I’ll be praying hard that something will have changed for the better. It’s looking like the second week of August now, which I really don’t want because there are more birthdays for JD to share. I already have to share mine and I don’t want him to have to do the same. Well enough of my selfish rant. Below are some symptoms I’ve ran into this past week:
Acid- lemonade, soda and any small bit of acidic candy has made my tummy hurt and not sat too well with me. When in fact that was how I got thru the first trimester. In week 38 you wanna decide no more?!? Ughhh ok.
Contractions at night- he’s always been active at night but now I’m getting contractions and he’s moving at night. Like 9pm to 3am. Idk what JD and my body think this is but it’s not that kind of party.
Frequent moving- again with the moving. I’ll completely feel him all he way over in my right side some times. Lol and he must be in there practice bball drills. Lol
Laying on my left side fixes everything- yes it really does except when I’m sore and can’t get comfortable. But everything else it fixes!!!
Ice over load- I’m back to liking cold things. The other day I froze my 100% cranberry juice. It came out as a perf slushie. So gooood. On Saturday I drank a small amt of oj in a cup full of ice with some water. It was the bestest thing ever though!!!!
Well at the beginning of the week I was over water. But seeing as everything I want to drink has too much acid. Water it is.
JD and I at 38 weeks.
Coaching tip: being pregnant has taught me an immense amt of patience. Being that I’m a teacher I already constantly gain it and lose it. But being pregnant is like waiting on Christmas.