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37 Week Pregnancy Update

Monday, April 16, 2018


SO the last time I published a pregnancy update (33 weeks) I talked about how much better I was feeling and literally that morning I had a scary incident where I started blacking out while I was driving and had to pull to the side of the road just in time. Literally as I put my car in park Ben was on speaker phone telling me to put my hazard lights on and I had to tell him I couldn't see anything to find the button. Incredibly scary and I was so glad that Beau wasn't in the car with me. Since then, things have been mostly uneventful. We got the concerns that incident caused taken care of (upping iron and watching my blood sugar) and although I still don't feel great, we're not worried about anything stressful. Although I will note that last week I didn't take my diclegis (anti nausea meds) because I had run out and figured that at 36 weeks pregnant I probably didn't have morning sickness anymore. NOPE. Literally projectile vomited. I thought that was only for newborn babies! Whooowee, we keep saying we hope this pregnancy doesn't communicate anything about baby girl's personality, haha!

At my 34 week appointment I expressed concern to my doctor that I thought she might be breech. I hadn't felt as much movement, or at least movement in a different way, as I had with Beau. All the kicks felt REALLY low. So she felt around and confirmed that yes, it did look like baby was breech. I proceeded to read a ton of stuff in Facebook groups and on google and wondered if putting a rainbow of peppermint oil across the top of my belly would help her flip. It's funny, because going into my birth experience with Beau I could have cared less if I delivered vaginally or had a c-section. But this time I knew that I wanted to avoid it at all costs. One, because I loved my birth experience with Beau, and two, because I really didn't want to deal with recovery while having Beau inevitably need me. I ultimately decided that I couldn't stress myself out too much, and would need to just trust that if she was going to flip, she would. I did book a chiropractic adjustment because people recommended that but honestly also just knew that would probably relieve some tension I had been feeling. The night before the adjustment I told Ben "feel!! I think her head is on the side!" it totally was, but it honestly didn't occur to me that she could be starting the process of turning. At the appointment the chiropractor felt around on my belly when I told him we thought she was breech and he said that he was pretty certain she wasn't. A huge relief, but I wasn't necessarily believing it. Sure enough the rest of that day all of the kicks had moved up to the top of my belly and I could tell there had been a major change. Our bodies are so wild! I had my 36 week sonogram last Thursday, something I was really looking forward to. At our 36 week sonogram with Beau we got to see that he had hair, so I was really interested to see what we'd see on sister..


Beau is on the left, sister on the right. Both a good amount of hair, haha! My guess all along has been that she wouldn't be bald, but wouldn't have hair like Beau. But now who knows! It feels so special to know something about her! Anyway, we were happy to see that she's head down, and everything is looking great. The sonogram was such a fun experience for me, seeing our little girl's face. Her nose is EXACTLY like my niece's.. something that was really fun to see on the 3D sono!



Stretch Marks- Not that I can tell, but I also haven't been super intense about my belly butter lately, oops! I need to finish strong here!

Maternity Clothes- I am genuinely rotating between like 4 outfits at this point, haha! I'm so excited to get into normal clothes again. With Beau, I pretty much could wear all shirts and dresses right away, and jeans at about a week after.. my "skinniest" pair probably a month in comfortably. I've heard from some people that this process is a lot slower second time around so I'm trying to have realistic expectations. Again, last time I was like "its fine if I don't wear my jeans for months and months" but because of positive experience, I'm like okay we need to get this show on the road!! Haha!

Weight gain- Just like with Beau I pretty much stopped gaining weight at 30 weeks. I've gained a pound or two I think but at this point I don't think that's anything to worry about. Excited to hustle and get back to a healthy weight after this sweet girl is born!

Movement- Yes! Lots!

Baby Size- Google says the size of a large cantaloupe! haha!

Looking forward to- Meeting our girl!! I am so excited to see what she looks like and just dive into this new season of life. I just feel READY. Savoring these last days with just Beau but I'm so excited to see him adjust to having his little sister around. My boy has had a TON of change since Christmas. A ton. And he's handled it so well most of the time and I've been so grateful and proud. I'm so prayerful for him to handle the adjustment well and can't wait to cuddle my two babies!! Annndd... I'm excited to no longer be pregnant. I'm grateful for the journey but it's time, haha.

Food Cravings- None really.. honestly I've been mostly eating pretty "blah" the longer I've been pregnant. She's been sitting so high that I can't eat very much in a sitting and I haven't had a huge appetite so most of the time I'm just eating protein when I'm hungry.. although I have enjoyed a few indulgent bowls of cereal. I know that's probably not "indulgent" but it feels like it because we never really eat cereal.

Sickness?- Covered this above, YUP! Haha!

Labor Symptoms- I don't think any but I am already dilated to a 2.. when we went to induce Beau at 39 weeks I was at a 0 so this is new to me, haha. My guess is that we'll still make it to 39, but that maybe the labor process will go a bit faster. But what do I know? Haha!!

Sleep- Really hit or miss! Most of the time I'm getting up a lot and having a pretty hard time sleeping, but we're so close to this coming to an end and I'll be sleeping like a baby.. with a baby. :)

What do y'all think? When will baby sister be here? :) 

3 comments:

  1. I love reading this updates Victoria! I'm so excited for your growing little family and praying for you as you prepare to meet your girl! :)

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  2. Bless your heart! I cannot imagine that sickness. Prayers for a safe and easy delivery! Glad she turned.

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