Thursday, April 23, 2009

37 weeks pregnant

Yay, I made it. I was half expecting my water to break yesterday. But not really. However I have made calculations and if you count the number of days of gestation based on conception (since my due dates are a little off) Tuesday would be the day if this baby wants to be exactly like his/her sister. But the baby is still pretty high and I haven't had any signs of imminent labor.

At my appointment my blood pressure was good, baby's heart rate was 140. I might have gained 6lbs in a week and a half (eek), but it was a different scale so maybe it was off. Oh well I guess it doesn't really matter. I'm not getting my cervix checked because there really isn't any point as it doesn't give any indication if you are close or not, and it does cause a slight increase risk of infection.

So now I get to wait! I never got that chance with Selena as I really convinced myself I was going 41 weeks. I put the car seat in the car. I still need to pack my bag, but I think that's the last vital thing I need to do to get ready for the baby.

I finally connected the fact that I would feel really good after eating a hamburger to my low iron levels. I'm not anemic, but my iron levels were slightly low when they were last checked. So now I am making an effort to eat beef, or some other iron containing food every day and it seems to have increased my energy, and thus puts me in a better mood. I prefer to go the more natural course in solving my problems than popping pills. Thus I also have decided to persevere through the heartburn instead of taking a digestive enzyme supplement my midwife says works well. The bright side of the heartburn, as my midwife explains it, is that it means my hormones are doing a good job of relaxing all my sphincters. So I'm hoping that will aid in an easy birth. :)

1 comment:

KC said...

A baby on the way, how wonderful!
Wishing you an uneventful delivery.

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Good luck and happy babymoon when the time comes.