Baby is here - born on the day I turned 38 weeks! But I had this post written and wanted to share my last few miserable days - it is kind of humorous to read now.
Birth story coming soon!
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Every time I write one of these weekly updates, I pray that it will be the last one.
I had one of my worst cravings yet this week. Nate and I were watching Masterchef, and the chefs had to make an apple pie. All of sudden, I NEEDED APPLE PIE RIGHT NOW. I sent my husband to the grocery store for pie crust and apples, and I made apple pie bites. In July.
I am uncomfortable. All my clothes -even my sweatpants- are uncomfortable. I'm always hot, and baby still has his foot in my ribs. My ribs ache. I am waddling, peeing every 8 minutes and my belly is usually rock hard. It's hard to bend over, I'm short of breath. My feet have also started to hurt this week - I had Nate give me a foot rub for the first time. So really its just lots of the same symptoms that have been hanging around for weeks now.
I'm sort of unsure how much weight I've gained at this point because my scale sucks and my midwives scale is significantly different than mine. I think it's around 35-40 pounds. I'm also pretty much covered in stretch marks.
I know I'm "only" 37 weeks, but I'm getting pretty tired of being pregnant, and I'm so ready to meet our baby boy. Not going to lie, I think I got my hopes up too much after finding out that I was starting to dilate and efface last week.
Some days I feel crampy and certain that I must be close, other days I feel fine and think it will probably be weeks yet. I'm still having lots of what I think are Braxton Hicks - I have no idea how to tell what's "real" and what's fake (despite my excessive googling) and so mostly they're just terribly distracting, and are preventing me from getting much sleep.
Come on baby!