Thursday, October 1, 2015

39 Weeks

Happy October!!!!

This little girl will be here THIS month! 

39 weeks. I can't believe that there's just ONE week until my due date! I'm beyond ready to meet this little girl. Each week that I get closer to my due date, just gets harder and harder on me. Pregnancy is an amazing thing, and besides being really sick for months. I have really enjoyed it. It is defiantly a blessing being able to carry a child and I have defiantly tried my best not to complain about to much. But these last few weeks are bringing on their own set of challenges. Not only do I feel stretched to the max, but she seems pretty comfortable in there and her kicks and punches are sometimes pretty painful which only adds to all the other pains I feel. I hope you're comfy because I had a pretty eventful day yesterday....

I went back and forth about whether or not I'd share this. But I decided I would since this is my pregnancy journey and being a first time mom, I really don't know what to expect! 
Wednesday morning I woke up feeling pretty crappy. I felt sick to my stomach and had back pains along with what felt like period cramps that started to come and go. But I had a chiropractor appointment in the morning so I figured I just needed adjusted. Well afterwards I did feel better. But around the afternoon the pains came back pretty frequently and I did start to wonder what was going on. I felt more sick and really dizzy than before. For the past few weeks I have been getting Braxton hicks contractions. But they haven't really hurt or bothered me, until yesterday. They were starting to get a little more painful than before. And wouldn't stop. I know that I wasn't in true labor but I was just feeling really off. So I called my doctor and told them everything I was feeling. Also, I noticed that she wasn't moving as much as she usually that was kind of a concern too. And they decided that it was best that I go to the hospital to get monitored to see what was going on. So I called Caleb and he left work early to pick me up. And we headed to the hospital. So I got hooked up to all the machines which was super fun...but as soon as they put the straps on my belly, she went crazy and starting kicking them. It was hard for them to get them in the right place because of her. Finally she calmed down and they got them on right. Obviously, I wasn't in labor. But my blood pressure was pretty high and I was having contractions that were registering but they weren't intense or had a pattern. So after about 2 hours we were sent home after my blood pressure returned to normal. I was kind of embarrassed that it was more of a false alarm, but my doctor said something that made me feel a lot better. She said that I did the right thing coming in because even though I'm a first time mom, I know myself better than anyone else and could tell I just didn't feel right. And she said that even though I'm not in labor yet, it's getting close. The baby's head is lower and things are thinning out down there. So I really hope she is going to come soon. I'm still feeling pretty crappy and having on and off pains with a lot of pressure. 

Now that was a pretty lengthy update about one's the weekly one :) 

How far along? 39 Weeks

Total weight gain: 27+ I haven't gained anything this past month. Which is odd since she's gaining weight every week! 

Maternity clothes? Defiantly! I don't think I could survive without them! Also yoga pants and leggings. 

Stretch marks? Not yet! They say you can get them in the last few I'm hoping I don't. I'm constantly putting Vitamin E oil on my stomach. But my stomach has felt super sore so I'm not sure if they'll show up or not. 

Sleep: After my crazy day one Wednesday...I got the best sleep I have in months! I actually slept for about 4.5 hours straight! I don't really feel rested, but it was so nice not waking up every hour or two. 

Best moment of this week: A few things that we've been praying for have come our way! Even though I blog, I'm still pretty private what happens in my day to day life. But I'm just feeling really blessed this week. And of course it's the week before my due date! So it's just exciting. 

Miss anything? I'm honestly so ready to have my body back. Between being super uncomfortable 24/7 now and just feeling large, I have hit the point where I'm done. I'm sure most moms at this stage will agree! 

Movement: Yes! And goodness is she one strong little girl. My entire belly is constantly sore lately, and I assume it's because of her constantly moving and jabbing her limbs everywhere she possibly can. Little one, I know there's not enough room in there but please be nice to you momma. 

Food cravings: None. I honestly don't even care for food. But I do find myself extremely thirsty and craving drinks. Probably explains why I haven't gained to much. I really can only stomach three small meals. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: As long as I avoid meat I'm okay. But I just don't have an appetite. 

Gender: A little princess! 

Labor signs: Braxton hicks contractions. And the doctor confirmed that she has dropped! So last week I defiantly wasn't just seeing things. I know "dropping" really doesn't mean labor is about to happen. But it's a good sign that she's getting into the right position! But I'm of course praying it means she'll be here soon. And also all the things I explained earlier. 

Symptoms:  Pressure! And a lot of it. I may have a small pregnancy swag going on lately. But with her head pretty down low and also pressing on my bladder, it's a bit uncomfortable to walk. These past few days I have been getting headaches. Which is something new because I haven't gotten a single headache since I've been pregnant. 

Belly button in or out? It seems to be out/flat

Wedding rings on or off? Off...I have a different ring that I'll wear out. Oh how I can't wait to wear my rings again! 

Happy or moody most of the time: I'm seriously a basket full of emotions lately. Anything makes me teary eyed! I'm super moody too. My poor husband seems to get all of it. And I know it's not his fault, but for some reason him sleeping at night just really makes me mad! Ok, I know the reason. Because I'm awake and he's happily sleeping! 

Looking forward to: To meeting this little girl! Seriously little lady, you can come like now ^_^