Weeks 37 -38
~ Sleep . . . What Is That?
This will be my last post before I go in for a c-section next week, at 39 weeks and 5 days - 2 days before my due date. It can't here quick enough! The last two weeks have flown by and I am soooo not ready for Christmas yet!
On the baby front, I measuring perfectly, have good blood pressure, Gwen's heart beat is great, I've gained 35 pounds, and am generally miserable. The pelvic pain is almost more that I can stand some days. I have had to give up sleeping in a bed and now live in the recliner in the living room. My mom and step-dad came by this past weekend and cleaned the house for me.
It was so amazing of them to do that, especially with my foot having been swollen from a Charlie Horse in the middle of the night. The doctor had an ultrasound done on my leg to make sure that there was not a blood clot and everything checked out alright. She said that it was just the way that the baby was positioned in my stomach that was causing the swelling.
The pregnancy brain has definitely taken over and even the simplest tasks make my brain hurt! I'm trying to get everything ready for Christmas, as we have 5 places we have to be this weekend for family gatherings. That's what happens when both you and your husband have parents that are divorced!
In the middle of the Holidays, Jamie has started working! He now has a full time job, with benefits, and not a moment too soon! He will work a swing shift, but somehow it is working out that he'll have a week off when Gwen's born and he won't have to take any time off! God has been watching out for us this year!
It is still hard for me to believe that I only have one week left before I get to meet Gwen! I guess having a toddler around to chase tends to speed up the pregnancy some. Or the lack of sleep just makes it seem that way. Michael has been doing pretty well in his switch from crib to twin bed. Some nights it takes him an hour before he finally stays in the bed and goes to sleep, but other nights it only takes 5 minutes. He is only 20 months so we're pleased at how well he is doing.
I'm sure it will be a couple of weeks before I can even begin to fathom writing my birth story, but good luck to all the others who will be receiving the most wonderful of Christmas presents! Every child is truly a blessing!