Oh boy week 38 is here. I"m going in this morning for a non stress test again. I have some questions for the doctor today. I'm not going to go into to many details here because lets face it details about upcoming labor can be kinda gross. So i feel ready and now i'm a little worried that we will make it till when allan is home. I am experiencing different things with this baby. With Lilly, i never really had any signs of labor because she was so happy to stay in there. So some of this stuff is new and i'm over it already. lol
So speaking of lilly, she is fine and happy and such a beautiful little girl. She has a new song that she picked up from sid the science kid cartoon. It goes like this " I love my mom, my mom is cool, and now it's time to go to school." I"m not sure how long she will think i'm cool but i love that she sings it to me. HAHA She is just loving to sing. She sings miss mary mack mack mack, twinkle twinkle little star, and her favorite saying is " bubble bubble making trouble" . She is ready for a little sister too.
Last night we took my mom and her friend karen to Wild horse pass casino/hotel. I had two free nights and wasn't going to use them so we loaded them up and took them for mothers day. They are great moms and deserve some fun girl time which they neither one ever really get too much. So i'm hoping they are pampering themselves with room service this morning. I plan on picking them up tonight and taking them both to bingo then returning them to their room for one more night.
We also nailed down dates for my grandparents visit. That's exciting. They aren't staying very long sun thru thursday because they don't want to put us out or be any kind of extra work. It's nice that they are thoughtful right now i wish they would stay longer but i guess when the baby is here and i have a c section incision i may not feel up to too much company. We will see.
Allan comes home a week from today! yeah!! That's a good thing because lilly cried hard for him the other night and it just breaks my heart when she misses him. So we called him in africa and talked to him on facetime so that she could see his face. I think it's hard on allan to see her so sad over him but she needed to see his face and hear him say he would be home soon.
okay i need to go get ready for my apt. have a great day !
WEEK 38 info
Your baby's internal organs and systems are now fully developed. She's ready to enter the world. Her once spacious home inside your uterus has become cramped, and she has little room to stretch out her arms and legs.
These last few weeks of pregnancy can be so hard; you're deep in the waiting game! Braxton Hicks contractions are more frequent and intense. You may feel large and ungainly but, unless your water has broken, it's fine to have sex. As a matter of fact, intercourse and nipple stimulation are some methods people use to induce labor naturally.
You're at a milestone: 38 weeks marks full-term pregnancy status! The pain of backaches and leg cramps are swallowed up by excitement about your baby's impending arrival. You may experience false contractions off and on throughout the day. Inside your body, your cervix is readying for delivery. You may notice clear to white vaginal discharge, sometimes streaked with blood, as your cervix thins (or effaces).
With a Cesarean delivery your recovery time will be longer than with a vaginal birth. As with any major surgery, your incision will need time to heal. You should not place any weight on the abdominal area, including your baby. So, you may need to nurse lying down instead of sitting up to keep pressure off your incision for a while after birth.
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