38 Weeks!

Here I am… 38 weeks… and I have finally started feeling like absolute poo.  I felt great all day yesterday until bed time.  Then my stomach started hurting, like it was going to be upset.  It was.  Along with the sudden feeling of upset stomach, I became so incredibly nauseous that I wasn’t sure which way I should be facing the toilet.  It was a miserable time.  I felt sick all night.  Every time I woke up to pee I wanted to crawl into the corner and be sick.  My stomach isn’t hurting this morning, but the nausea is still there.  I read in my pregnancy handbook (given to me at birthing classes) that flu-like symptoms can be a sign of impending labor.  It can start hours to days before labor actually starts.  I’m not sure if that is what this is, but I hope so.  I also hope that labor doesn’t make me want to barf all over the place.

Ugh… I think I’m going to be in my recliner all day.

Here is my belly….

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37ish Week Doctor Visit

Today I had a doctor appointment and it went well.  Blood pressure, heartbeat, and belly measurement are all perfect.  They actually checked to see if I was dilated any (which they told me they wouldn’t do until 39 weeks)…. I’m not dilated.  She’s not low enough to indicate labor yet either.  Little lady wants to hang out for a little while longer I guess.  Must be comfy in there (although it feels like it must be tight!)

That’s all I’ve got for today… just wanted to keep this on record. 🙂

37 Weeks!

Say what???  Is baby girl now considered full term?  Why yes, yes she is.  Woo!

Although I’m not sure I’m 100% ready for her to make her appearance (still have a few things to accomplish), I am getting pretty excited.  The contractions have kicked up a notch and she is sitting so low.  I wish they would check me this week (Friday) and let me know if anything is going on “down there,” but they won’t do that until 39 weeks.  Oh well… I can wait??

I’ve had two dreams this week that I started going into labor.  I think the increase in braxton hicks contractions are making my brain fuzzy.  🙂

This isn’t going to be a huge update, I’m so tired and I want to crash and take a small nap before it’s time to cook dinner and whatever else…

Here is my belly!  Does it look even lower??  I know she IS lower because of the increase in pains in my vagina area.  Those are sharp pains too!  I guess when you have a baby head in your pelvis it can cause all sorts of strange things….

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