38 weeks and officially on maternity leave! Hallelujah! I feel like not having to go to work anymore will help make the rest of my pregnancy a little more bearable. Plus, now I can focus on the last few tasks we need to get done before Baby M makes his big debut, like stock our fridge with food. It’s totally empty right now!
Some other notes from the past week:
- I had my 38 week appointment on Tuesday and Baby M is looking good; his heartbeat is in a good range and he’s still measuring right on track. I also got my cervix checked and learned I’ve started to dialate but I’m not quite 1 cm yet. That was on Tuesday though so who knows, I could have dialated a little more since then. As far as other signs labor is near, I’ve been getting more Braxton Hicks contractions and some crampiness in my lower abdomenen area, but no painful cramping or cramping that becomes regular. I’m still hoping for him to show up between 39 and 40 weeks!
- I’ve started getting a bunch of texts from family members asking “How are you feeling?” which I’m sure is code for “Are you in labor yet?” I know they mean well, but I just find it funny that they think I’m going to forget to tell them when the baby arrives or something. Trust me, when he’s here, everyone will know!
- Something I’ve really struggled with these last few weeks of pregnancy is feeling handicapped and like I have to rely on Chris to help me with basic tasks, like putting my socks and shoes on for instance. I consider myself to be a very independent person, so relying on someone else to help me with simple, everyday things is kinda frustrating. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am so, so, SO ready to have my body back.
In addition to more resting and nesting this weekend, Chris and I plan to get in another date and see the new Star Wars movie. I also plan to wrap some Christmas gifts. Can’t believe it’s only a week away!
How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend?