Thursday, January 7, 2010

37 weeks

I am 37 weeks today, full-term! 3 more weeks until her due date. I had a doctor's appt yesterday and am dilated 1 cm and 50% effaced. That basically means it could still be weeks before I am ready for labor, hahaha! But I was excited to hear that I was dialted at any rate. The baby is in blast-off position, head down! So I hope she stays there between now and labor - no breech or transverse riff-raff (aka no c-section I am hoping).
Physically I am ready for her to come. I am extremely exhausted all the time, short of breath a lot, swelling in my face, feet and hands and get shaky and faint if I don't eat every few hours. It makes sense though because our baby is bigger and needs lots of nutrients and being bigger is harder for my body to carry her around. But I am not complaining, just so happy she is healthy, well and full-term! Mentally I just need to gear up for her to come close to her due date or a few days after, that way I won't spend too much time anxiously waiting her arrival over the next few weeks.
We are so excited to finally see her and hold her! On the homestrectch...

6 comments:

Mel said...

Way to be full-term, Mand. I hope she comes soon and you don't have to wait too long. If you were me it'd be another entire month so hopefully that won't happen. I think I already said that to you- sorry if I did. It's always on my mind at the end of people's pregnancies- especially because noone is ever as late as I am and I'm jealous!

susie said...

Yay for you, Mandy! I never get effaced or dilated at any of the appointments, so you're doing well. And I know you don't want to complain, but if you ever feel like it, we're totally here for you and understand! And your body will feel SO good after the baby comes out. And you'll forget you ever felt the way you do now. Good luck!

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