35 weeks is nigh…
I will be 35 weeks Thursday, day after tommorow. Have another biophysical on Thursday. Saw my OB today for a normal checkup, BP was back down to normal and urine was all clear. 6kg gained to date, so 13.2 lbs, most all in this last trimester when I am averaging just over a pound a week, or 2.5lbs each 2 week visit. I am ravenous all of a sudden, she got low and I got hungry 🙂 really, really hungry.
Evangeline is so, so active and I am so greatful I get to feel her kicks and jabs around the clock. Does a worried mind good.
Dave is starting with the Daddy worries. For example, my doctor, to assist the possibility of me going to labor earlier, thus not needing an induction, or at least not requiring pitocen, offered to start doing membrane sweeps at 37 weeks. She did this last time and it did bring on major contractions. However, Dave says he dosen’t want anyone doing anything down there so as to avoid infection. (They found E-coli on my placenta last time and he thinks it may have been caused by a membranes sweep I had, despite sterility practices) So I don’t know were I stand on that right now.
I start on the short acting Heparin that I have to take 2x a day on Thursday, I am so paranoid about going to labour on the Fragmin and having my options so limited. My mind tell’s me not to wait to 36 weeks like they wanted, just in case, so they agreed.
I have been having signs that the body is at least gearing up for birth, lots of braxton hicks yesterday and today, cramps, new heavy feeling down low and lots and lots of bathroom stops (not pee, well yes pee but the other as well, going from every other day to 2-3 times a day) which all happened in the later days with Evan. So although I don’t think she will come this week, we are headed in the right direction. I also had a dream that I wiped and had a bloody show and was confused cause I thought it was my period, then realized it meant labor was beginning, so I hope it’s a sign that things are indeed getting underway. I would like her to wait til at least 37 weeks though 🙂
I will call the hospital tommorow and arrange for pre-registration.
That’s it for now, counting the days for my bundle of joy to arrive safe and sound into my awaiting arms, it’s all getting so overwhelming these days, so close, so scary, so anxious to meet her and kiss her tiny face.