Saturday, October 5, 2013

4 weeks and 5 days until my EDD...

Yeah I'm totally counting down. Last month of pregnancy is crazy-land for me and seeing the number of days until my due date get smaller and smaller helps me hang onto that last thread of sanity. ;)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

5 Weeks To Go!

Today marked 35 weeks of pregnancy. Yesterday I had a prenatal appointment. Vitals were all normal. Fundal height has been right on the whole time but yesterday 2 weeks ahead! LOL! I've been saying she's tall, this little baby. Been saying it for months. And that she's low in my pelvis. Today my midwife was like 'wow her head is really low in there!' and then she commented how high up baby's tush was and asked if my other babies were long. Funny to have her confirm what I'm thinking about baby being tall. She doesn't feel BIG like my son felt just big all over and he totally was a chub, but she feels really really tall. Her head is so low I can't describe it in public without blushing and she kicked me right under the ribs the other day so hard that I felt bruised there for days. But yet my belly is only JUST this week at 34.5 weeks preggo starting to feel like it's getting maxed out for fullness, so it's not feeling like she's heavy big, just tall big. I don't have any new stretch marks at all yet and my belly skin has only begun to look stretched and itch this past week, and I've gotten dozens of new marks every time with the others starting around 5-7 months along and itched with the stretching something crazy too. I dunno, she just doesn't feel BIG, just super duper tall. It's funny, my firstborn was I think 21 inches but only 7 pounds 12 ounces and she could not fit size NB because she was so tall, but #3 was 9 pounds 2 ounces and only 19.25 inches tall and she was in NB for a month at least because she was flopping around lost in 0-3 months! Crazy. Anyway it will be interesting to see if this little one stays on this growth curve or if she stops growing taller and starts getting to be a little chub before her birth.

My feet have been swelling every night this past week. They were barely swollen at my appointment, which was surprising because being in the car usually makes it worse if I'm to the point of cankles. Odd. Anyway the midwife said it's a good sign they're coming and going and not constant. Yay? They still hurt though. The skin on the tops of my feet feels like it's sunburned or got scraped up with sandpaper or something from the stretching from the swelling. Tonight they are hardly fluffy looking at all though. Good because I plan to work them good tomorrow- LOL! I have a giant list of things I want done by 37 weeks. So now I've got 2 weeks to finish that list. Must push myself a bit harder!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Countdown... 37 days

Here it is 37 days to my due date and I'm feeling it for sure! Why is the end of a pregnancy such a hard time? Physically yes, but emotionally and psychologically too. Almost down to the last 5 weeks now and my feet have begun to swell a bit in the evenings. I'm tired all the time. I cannot breathe and bend over at the same time. :-) In fact, bending over at all is pretty much out of the question anymore. This precious baby is strong and fiesty. She feels small in size, but yet tall to me. Her siblings already adore her and are eagerly counting down the days until her due date. I know most babies don't arrive on their due date but I've had 3 out of 4 so far arrive within days of their EDD (including #4 who was born ON her EDD)so it's as good a guess as any, I'd say.
I'm excited and nervous. Would you believe a 5th time mom still has the fears of not being a good enough mom? :-) I wonder how another child will change the family dynamic, and, being a person who likes to plan things out, I wish I knew how to prepare for this unknown dynamic change. I can only let it rest with Jesus and be thankful not only for this precious gift of an already loved baby, but also that my Lord knows the future and will give me what I need when I need it.