17 July, 2010

38 Weeks

It is 4:18 a.m. and I cannot sleep again.  I wake up every 1/2 hour to go potty, and I cannot seem to go back to sleep.   I guess it’s just the Good Lord’s way of preparing me for what’s to come ANY DAY NOW!  You hear that Maddox, you can come ANY DAY NOW!!!  The last few days have been pretty uncomfortable- I’ve been having contractions on and off but not close enough together over an hour’s time.  The low back pain is horrible and accompanied by these swollen gigantic feet, I am just ready to have a baby!  For the past week, I have hurting when I walk, sit or stand but today I feel pretty good.  Weird?  I don’t have any back pain or any cramping.    My sister is coming down this weekend to help me get the house ready for Maddox’s arrival since my doctor said I am supposed to “rest” at home and stay off my feet.  Does she not know me?  Not doing a thing is really hard, but in order to keep myself and Maddox safe, I gave in. 

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along:  38 Weeks 1 Day

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  23 lbs.

Maternity Clothes:  I don’t think maternity clothes fit me anymore!

Best Moment this week:   hearing Maddox’s heartbeat

Gender:  It’s a boy!  Maddox Wade!

Movement: yes, and it is amazing!   He has bony knees and elbows just like his mommy! ;)

Food Craving:   chocolate milkshakes

What I miss: cold turkey sandwiches and sleeping on my stomach!

Sleep:  not even in my vocabulary!   I have to potty ever 1/2 hour and can never seem to fall back to sleep.

What I am looking forward to:   My doctor’s appointment Wednesday and hopefully meeting Maddox SOON!!! 

Belly Button:   I can actually see it peeking through my shirts now.

Symptoms:   contractions, low back pain and my boobies are now REALLY sore!

1 comment:

  1. Blog hopped here from somewhere, and I can't remember where! Congrats on almost being through with your pregnancy! (I have about 14 more weeks to go!) Oh, I so remembered the peeing every .2 seconds the last few weeks. Ah! I'm not looking forward to that part again. :) I read below about your scare with pre-e, I had that, too! Thankfully it never fully developed, but I've collected more urine for 24 hr tests than I EVER care to do. My OB said keep it in the fridge, but my new midwife said you don't have to. I wanted to hug her just for that!