Happy Tuesday all!!! Sorry for my absence. For those who might be wondering, I am indeed still pregnant and 35 weeks and 1 day as of today (I hope to actually post a bumpdate soon, maybe tomorrow) but I just wanted to let everyone know what has been going on!
I have been pretty miserable for the last two weeks. Last Monday I got to work and as I was waiting for the elevator, sharp pains started shooting through my groin all the way up through my belly. It literally took my breath away and I got on the elevator and waddled to my desk. I chugged down a bottle of water and waited to see if the pain would go away. After about 15 minutes, the pains started again and I called Andrew to see what he though I should do. My midwife's office didn't open till 8am and it was about 7:30 so I called to see if I needed to come in. They made me an appointment for 10am just to make sure everything was okay. I was taken back and weighed (I lost 2lbs somehow), my blood pressure was done and it was normal and I gave a urine sample to check for other issues. Once I was taken back to the room, I noticed I was in one of the ultrasound rooms and was told to undress from the waist down for a cervical check to make sure I wasn't dilated. Thank goodness Andrew had taken this day off work and met me at the doctor, I was pretty freaked out.
After my test results came back there was nothing abnormal other than the fact that I was slightly dehydrated. The doctor came in (not my normal midwife, she was off that day) and checked to see if I had dilated at all, which thankfully I had not. The baby however is still head down which was the cause of my discomfort that day. She told me to take it easy so I headed home to try and relax for the rest of the day.
Since that appointment I haven't been feeling all that great. I keep thinking how easy the beginning of the pregnancy was and what I complained about then; it is nothing compared to how I feel now. I don't sleep well most nights between my unquenchable thirst, need to go to the bathroom and the inability to stay comfortable. I can't eat too much in one sitting or else my stomach gets super hard. I waddle pretty bad when I walk and getting up and down from a chair or in and out of the car are a daily struggle. I have Braxton Hicks occasionally but they are usually at night and go away pretty quickly. I feel like my stomach is getting higher when I thought at this time the baby should be starting to drop. I have been whiny, needy, fussy and all out crabby which I am sure my dear husband really enjoys!
My next doctor appointment is December 27th and then I go to once a week appointments! Part of me hopes that little one arrives maybe a week early, but I have a feeling that is not going to happen. I really want to go to into labor on my own, but at this point with my level of discomfort I just want her to come out safe and healthy no matter what that might mean.