Monday, March 22, 2010

37 Weeks

Though I am entirely uncomfortable all the time now, I do have to say this week has been better than last! I have not had many BH contractions this week, nor any crampiness.

Baby is still riding high, and growing daily. I know this by the continued ripping of my stomach muscles, and the ever-increasing pressure on my ribs. No matter what position I am in, or how straight I stand up, Bug is just plain too big and is never NOT pressing on them.

Relaxin is surging through my body in mass quantities, and causing my hips to hurt reeeal bad. I also pulled my shoulder out of joint this week opening the car door. It hurt for 4 days. Pathetic.

I am relieved and happy to have made it to this week, as I am now considered "full term" and won't be denied of my water birth. I would still like Bug to brew in there as long as needed to fully develop, but whenever s/he does decide to join us, I will welcome him/her with open arms. My guess is still the middle of week 38 sometime, which gives me another week and a half to get really good and miserable.

At my last appointment, I was not dilated at all yet. I will report again if there is any change at this weeks appt on Thursday.


The Smackeys said...

I'm trying to come home for Easter so keep Bug in for a few days! Just be sure s/he comes out before that or that weekend!!!! :) I can't wait to see you! You look fantastic! Love you!

Naomi said...

I'm shooting for an Easter baby. Abs says she'll take a break from her basket hunt to be my doula still. (Whew!)

erin said...

Once again, I'll say it. If you go before me, our friendship is effectively O.V.E.R.

Anyway, congratulations! You made it to full term! You look great. Really!

Kara Jo said...

Yay-you made it to 37 weeks! I remember feeling relieved at that point,too, knowing I was in the clear for a water birth. Woot!
Happy Brewing to Bug for a bit longer. :)

Naomi said...

Erin, hurry up and have it then. No one's stopping ya. We are all just waaaaaaaaaaaaaiting. You're kinda pushing the limits here. Chop chop!

Ariel said...

You do look fantastic! An Easter baby would be really cool. But whenever you can't stand it any longer, that's when I hope the baby comes. We can't wait!

erin said...

Chop. Chop.

Anonymous said...

Almost there, Naomi!! You look great! See you soon:)