Today I’m sharing my 37 week update, however, today marks 38 weeks and my last day at work before I go on maternity leave. The 25th has been a day marked on my calendar for a month, and at some points felt like a lifetime away. And now, here we are. Whoa.
My plan was to pop back in for my 38 week update. But this was one wild week (as you’ll soon see!) so I thought I’d share here on the blog.
Baby Guster is 37 weeks and the size of Swiss chard (19” and 6.5 lbs on avg.)
Number of OB appointments left: 2 (one per week)
Cravings: Greek food, pineapple, and s Think Thin bar every afternoon.
Exercise: my energy has been low over the last few weeks and my workouts have come down several notches as a result. I am still working out several times a week, but one day it was an incline walk and stretching. Another toning. The elliptical is a regular in my week since it keeps the movements low impact.
Stretch marks: Nope and no real line either.
Symptoms: Oh, this is a fun one. Just a little Braxton Hicks action to report. Ouch! And lightening crotch. I know, lovely. But basically that is when you feel a shock/bolt go down your pelvis into your leg. It hurts so bad and has actually made my leg go numb. I think the baby found a nerve.
Sleep: A few restless nights, but I’m still clocking in 6.5-7 hours of sleep a night.
Last week was stressful at work and it took a toll on me as I logged long hours and missed out on sleep. This week, my body seemed to wave the white flag – hello exhaustion. It’s been on odd week, I feel like I’ve come full circle and ended up back in the first trimester. I’ve lost interest in food, want to sleep all the time and just feel off.
We also had a few wild days this week. Saturday evening I started to feel pain in my abdomen and was so uncomfortable, I told Phil to be on alert and then rested for a while. The pain didn’t subside for several hours, but never moved into contractions. Fortunately, by time I woke up the next day the pain was gone, but whoa. That was the first time I thought, “This could be it!”
On Monday night I left work around 5:30 pm and within minutes started to feel intense pains in my sides and front of my belly. And of course, hit rush hour traffic. My commute was stop and go driving and I was experiencing intense pains that came on every three to five minutes. I was stuck in a sea of traffic and started to get scared. When the pains didn’t subside after 15-20 minutes, I called Phil in tears from the pain and fear I would have a baby on the expressway. Fortunately, he was able to talk me through the last few minutes of my drive and of course, the pains stopped when I was able to stand up. It must have been the position I was in that the baby didn’t like? It was terrifying.
So, it’s been a week. I am grateful to be able to be at home following today. Hello yoga pants and peace of mind.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Tell me, any wild pregnancy or delivery stories?