Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Waiting Game

Well it is hard to believe that I'm sitting here at 37.5 week pregnant.  I'll be 38 on Sunday.  My last ultrasound showed baby was measuring a week ahead (which I think is more in line to my original dates anyways) so I could be close to 39 weeks pregnant.  Either way, I'm full term and Dragon can come out at ANY time to greet us with his/her presence. 

Hubby and I are so anxiously waiting for this moment - however I don't think baby is ready yet.  I don't really think I've dropped that much.  I haven't felt that 'lightening' everyone talks about.  My CM is definitely increased - which is a good sign however I think it will be a few weeks yet. 

This past weekend was our anniversary.  Here in Canada it was Thanksgiving weekend and we were actually married on Thanksgiving 5 years ago.  We spent the night in the same hotel we spent our wedding night in.  It was amazing!!  Only 20 min from home, we were able to just relax and enjoy one another.  I was really, really hoping baby would come on our anniversary weekend - but I guess he/she had other plans.

I'm now done work.  Dr wanted me off due to increase blood pressure and swelling.  I was ready!!  This week has been busy going to different appointments and such.  Today nesting may have set in a bit, but I haven't really felt the urge to clean everything in site.  I'm still pretty tired and sore.  My wrists/hands are the worst!!  I think I have pregnancy induced carpel tunnel/arthritis.  My joints ache and I have a shooting numbness that goes through my entire hand if I put too much pressure on it.  Nights are the worst and since I wake up multiple times to pee and need to use my hands to prop myself out of bed...it becomes rather painful.  Hubby has now moved to the spare room so that he can at least get a good night's sleep.

Hubby is very excited to meet the baby.  He keeps telling me to 'pop it out already' as he wants to see what he/she will look like.  It breaks my heart every time he says that.  I am so excited to meet this little one too.  I'm hoping I go into labour on my own and everything goes as I have planned.  I am seeing my natropath each week in hopes she can help speed things up a bit.  I guess time will tell :)

2 comments:

  1. Yay to being full term! You're second-to-last paragraph could've been written by me (I'm 38 weeks tomorrow) - I guess even if our little guys aren't quite ready yet, our bodies definitely are ready for them to come out. Wishing you a not-so-long wait and for everything to go well and as you have planned!

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