Tuesday, July 3, 2012

37 Weeks Pregnant

Can you say full-term? Yep, I am officially safe to have this baby! Does that mean I will have him? Uh, yeah, with my luck I will go OVER my due date. Having early babies in my family doesn't happen ever. It's not in our genes, but honestly most people don't. Between week 40 and 41 35% of girls have their babies. Between week 37 and 38, only 10% have their babies. In other words it very rarely happens, unless you are one of the lucky few.

Knowing this makes it slightly easier. I have to keep telling myself three weeks, three weeks, three weeks. And get out of my head, "maybe tonight".

However, everything is ready for baby. The bathroom is stocked with shampoo, soap and towells. His dresser has clothes, onesies, pajamas, socks and hats. His changing table has diapers, wipes, blankets and rash cream.

Everything is ready. Everything but my cervix. Gah! On Friday I had my appointment and in a week and a half I had dilated 1/2 a cm. I'm pretty sure he gave me that half to make me feel better too, so I basically haven't progressed AT ALL. So any hope of having this baby before the 20th is out the window.

But still, I only have 18 days left until my due date and that isn't very far at all.

As for how I feel, I feel good. I'm done being pregnant but I don't mind it either, I'm more excited to meet this little guy and starting to get impatient. It's bigger than Christmas though, so of course I'm getting impatient!

I have braxton hicks all the time and on Sunday I had them every two or three minutes and they hurt. I knew they weren't real because they were too close, way too fast and they never got more painful. After an hour they started to slow down and of course went away. If I didn't have them all the time, I would have thought I was in labor for sure. I also have been having awful period-like cramps that make me want to curl up in a ball. These of course are not accompanied by contractions, so again I know I'm not in labor.

Here I am slightly over 37 weeks pregnant and really hoping it's my last picture because I am feeling not so photogenic.

Actually this week is going to be fun because the sun is suppose to come out and we have fun plans for the fourth and this weekend. So baby can come next week!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for you. I remember the anticipation all to well. You look amazing! I can't believe you're already full term. Good luck. We'll keep you in our prayers.