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Week 37
~ Could This Be the Week?

37 weeksAs I enter into this week, I can't help but wonder if I'll get through it without this baby. I had Ethan at 37 weeks, 5 days, a week before my scheduled c-section. My water broke on its own and that was that. So I just am waiting tentatively wondering if each little pull or tug is the start of something. I guess only time will tell.

Again, I had another week appointment and again, my doctor was shocked at the size of my belly. I believe her comment was something to the effect of "wow, you are putting your mommy through it." I do carry big and I carry right out front. Even people who don't know me ask if I'm carrying twins.

Appointment went great. Everything is still right on track and as it should be. My blood pressure is still great and no protein in my urine, so those are all good things. I have gained more weight this pregnancy, but what can you do? Food is a good thing and lately I have been starving. Hopefully a bunch of the weight will come off when the swelling goes down and with nursing. With Ethan, I was almost 16 pounds UNDER my pre-pregnancy weight by my 6- week post partum visit.

She did another internal exam, which she will do every appointment now from here on out, and I was still just 1 cm dilated. No change in the effacement either. So, I guess for now, this guy is just perfectly content to stay put. I can't help but wonder though if something will change and I won't make it to 38 weeks. If I do, it will be the first time I have ever been 38 weeks pregnant.

If nothing happens, I go back next week for what I'm guessing will be my final appointment. I'm scheduled to have the baby at 39 weeks 1 day . . . so we'll see what happens.

Time is ticking by . . . only a very short time until this baby arrives. I just can't believe how fast it has gone by. On one hand, I'll be glad to get my body back as I'm getting pretty uncomfortable, but on the other hand, I'm sad, as this will be it. No more babies for us. Sometimes life is very surreal.

Until next week . . .
~Laura

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