How far along? 37 Weeks
Total weight gain: 17.2 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yep.
Stretch marks? I do have some stretchmarks that are getting longer.
Sleep: Terrible! I wake up an aching mess.
Best moment this week: Dropping 7 days off of our countdown to baby boy’s arrival. Yet, the saddest moment I’ve had this week.
Miss Anything? My pre-pregnancy clothes.
Movement: YES! (First movements: 8/30/12) His movements are actually painful/uncomfortable now, but still just as active as ever.
Food cravings: Ice. No real food cravings.
Anything making you queasy or sick: My job. LOL
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender prediction: It’s a BOY!
Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? Out!
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I’ve been wearing them on a necklace.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but so ready to have this baby.
Looking forward to: Completing ‘to do’ and ‘to buy’ lists.
Doctor’s appointment update (1/29/13):
- So… You remember that post I wrote yesterday? Well, forget about it! Dr. Gordon told me this morning that things have changed!!!!!!! I am over the fucking moon excited right now! He informed me that he held a phone conference with the hospital that I will be delivering at about my wish for a VBA2C’s. The result is, he won! So long as I go into labor before my scheduled c-section date (February 11th), I will be able to attempt a vaginal birth!!!!!! He won’t cancel my section all together because he is concerned about the amount of fluid I have and the issue of baby’s kidneys. But there is still hope, no matter how slim the chance. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot contain my excitement! I am just so freaking happy! I cried like a baby in the doctor’s office. He just laughed and hugged me.
- My cervix is soft, but not dilated. He tried to force it to see if it would respond (OUCH!), but said I stayed tightly closed. So I’m crossing my fingers that things change quickly. He said that he could induce with pitocin, but pitocin will be useless if my cervix is not yet dilated or effaced. And cytotec is not recommended if you have already had a c-section. That is one of the things I think caused my c-section with Joseph.
- He ordered lots of walking and sex to hopefully get my cervix to dilate.
Symptoms and other happenings:
- Tender breasts.
- Terrible sleep.
- Body aches.
- Emotional basketcase.
- Oh my goodness exhaustion! I swear that it gets worse by the day.
Wish me luck guys!!!! I officially have 11 days for my cervix to get the hint!