Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pregnancy Update: 37 Weeks

Less than 3 weeks away from our due date! Its hard to believe that we are so close to the end of this pregnancy. We are so excited to meet sweet Adaline!
I've been feeling good overall, I just get very tired in the afternoons and pretty sore at night. It feels like Addie is very low in my pelvis, so that adds to the pain and discomfort.
A huge praise is that my blood pressure was perfect at my last doctors appointment. High blood pressure was an issue with my last pregnancy, which is why they had induced labor with Becca. We are trying for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), so it would be ideal for me to go into labor on my own. The fact that my blood pressure was great is a huge relief! It had been slowly creeping up at previous appointments to a high normal, and they were just keeping an eye on it. But it was very good, and we are hoping it stays that way for the next few appointments ahead.

Becca is getting more and more familiar with the whole idea of a new baby, and she talks about her baby sister very often! I make sure to include her in things to get ready for the baby, and explain to her that, "This is for baby Addie!" Just today we took apart Becca's old carseat to wash the cover and get it all ready for the baby. Becca was excited to help! We have gotten their room that they will eventually share ready, and the bassinet is all set up in our room for the first months. Her clothes are all washed and folded in her dresser... Its little things like that that make it feel so much more real! 

Braxton Hicks contractions are still very present, and can be annoying. But its encouraging to known that its my body getting ready for the big day! I've been doing better at keeping up my water intake, and trying to at least lay down and rest when Becca naps. I know it's going to be a lot harder to get down time in a few weeks, so getting all the rest I can now would be ideal. 

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