My favorite thing about pregnancy is feeling the baby move and kick. That’s really the best part. But honestly, I am not a fan of being pregnant in general. I wasn’t with Logan but this time it’s even harder. So many different aches and pains, so many different issues. Being “high risk” is stressful. Being pregnant during a pandemic is stressful. Being close to the end of the pregnancy right when covid decided to unleash a new variant that bypasses vaccines and is filling hospitals is stressful. As for my body? I am tired and hurt all the time. When I walk it feels like my pelvis is splitting into two pieces. It’s near impossible to roll over in bed without it being an ordeal. I don’t sleep well at night. I wish I was as fit as I was with Logan this time around. I just feel slow and lethargic and like I have no stamina.
When we got pregnant this time–the last time–I was kind of excited for it to be the last time and a chance to kind of enjoy and savor it. But overall, there hasn’t been a lot of joy. There were so many complications that just created fear and anxiety instead of excitement. I almost didn’t want to get too excited because of all the issues I was having. That makes me sad. But now my mindset has shifted to: it’s almost over, she’s almost here, I can heal and move on from this complicated pregnancy.
Blood sugar numbers have been really good. My breakfast numbers are always perfect, so I was given the a-ok to stop testing after breakfast. I just test once or twice a week after breakfast.
I stopped going a lot of places because of Omicron. Cancelled the baby shower my mom was throwing. Cancelled my massage, a dentist appointment, plans with friends. Stopped going into the office once a week and now fully remote. I am nervous about getting covid this close to the end. I stopped swimming a few weeks ago (bummer) and basically just go to the doctor appointments and the grocery store only. At least for now.
The first picture is Logan at 33 weeks, the second is baby girl at 34 weeks! This is the first week where the bumps did not look the same. She looks a little bigger than Logan did. Yikes!
We did a little maternity photo shoot!
Sleep is terrible. I toss and turn from 10pm-2am, pee hourly, and then finally fall asleep around 2 and wake up unwillingly (lol) around 6:30. It’s brutal.
Pretty anemic. Had my bloodwork done, the “normal” range is 30-420 or something like that (which is a very weird range to me) and my number was 17. Not good. I looked at past tests and it seemed my average was somewhere around 85.
My fingers are starting to swell. I never have that issue unless it’s really hot weather.
I go to the OB nurse 2x a week for non-stress tests. I had my TDap vaccination and Group B-Strep test. My blood pressure is consistently great–112/67. Scheduled the induction!
I have a doctor appointment LITERALLY EVERY DAY this week. The first was an iron infusion:
Tuesday and Friday were my regular Non-Stress Tests. Wednesday was the ultrasound to try and check baby’s size–which I did because I guess it’s necessary?? But everything I’ve read it’s incredibly unreliable at guessing baby’s actually weight. But if by some chance this baby is ginormous, they might want me to do a c-section…Ultrasound claimed baby is around 6 pounds 10 ounces this week. Wondering how accurate it is!
Logan and current, 36 weeks! With Logan at this time, he was head down, 50% effaced and not dilated. This time, she is head down, 30% effaced and 1cm dilated!
Who needs sleep?
Lots of contractions, very uncomfortable, hard to find comfortable positions when they are bothering me. But so far…no news.
This will be my last post. 🙂 Hopefully will have news soon!