Just to update everyone, my NST, blood pressure, and blood work was awesome today. I felt so guilty, laying there joking with MFH while two other women were admitted for actual labor. I do sort of feel like Spawn got ideas from their babies, though. I’ve been getting a lot more downward cervix pressure since being released. (MFH kept joking that Spawn had been given the advice to try down as an escape route. And Spawn’s all, “DOWN! I hadn’t thought of down! Thanks guys!”)
So unless Spawn figures out the escape hatch…until my appointment on Tuesday, I’m still just resting and waiting for more information…
In other news, I’m term. (Depending on who you ask, I’m either full term or early term. Either way, everyone can agree on the “term” part, so that’s what I’m using.)
Back when I did the midpoint roundup at 20 weeks, I thought it might be fun to check in again with some of the same points. So, without further ado, here we go…
37 Weeks Preggo
21 days left until Estimated Delivery Date, but Spawn will likely be induced a few weeks before
Spawn is approximately 20 inches from head to toes and weighs about 6.5 lbs.
Symptoms: So much tiredness. Between having to pee all the time, and just the logistically difficulty of rolling over in bed, sleep is not as good as it used to be. I suppose not having to get up for work will improve things. Heaviness in the pelvic girdle makes everything vaguely uncomfortable. Full on stretchmarks, but only on my stomach.
Cravings: Nothing new.
Food Aversions: It’s not really a food, but I cannot stand standing/sitting/being next to someone who smokes. The smell completely puts me off. I have to move. It’s never been my favorite smell or anything, but now it’s extreme.
Maternity or Regular Clothes: Still both. Most of the regular clothes are pants that I can just roll the waistband down (or up in some foldover styles). Shoes are still pre-preggo size. Everything else pretty much has to be maternity.
Stretch Marks: As I mentioned, they have come and come well, but only on the stomach, generally centered around and below my belly button.
Belly Button Status: It’s massively stretched, but the scar tissue from my gall bladder surgery seems to be holding. (I have small “smile line” stretch marks on either side of my belly button from the expansion.) I doubt I’ll “pop out” in the end. Not going to lie, it looks a little bit like an anus. 😛
Names: TBA after birth…
Rings: Just this week, I’ve swelled up (Thanks GH). All rings are off.
Best Moment so Far: Having Spawn start to feel and move like a infant, rather than some sort of alien parasite.
Looking Forward to: Meeting Spawn on the outside.
So that’s the roundup. I’ll update soon. We shall see how it all goes…