38 weeks + pics
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
38.5 Weeks and Still Pregnant. I wasn't sure I would make it this far but here we are! I am still feeling good, but I'm getting to the point where I am READY to NOT be pregnant anymore.
Bear with me here: but I just want my body back (not the shape but the control over how I feel).
This may sound selfish but....
I want to know that the pain in my legs is from lifting, squatting, jumping- NOT because my hips are opening to birth a child. I want to know that I'm hungry because I haven't eaten enough to support my workouts or because I'm carb depleted, instead of constantly roller-coastering up and down and not knowing whether or not I'll be starving one minute but full the next. I'm ready to have a body that I can kind of "KNOW" instead of the constant questions and uncertainties.
And mostly- I want to stare at this baby that has been created and nourished inside me and know that I did this. My body. My strength. My nourishment. I want to hold that in my arms and love it. I am ready.
sorry- off soapbox.
Dr's appointment yesterday:
still 3cm dilated, more effaced (closer to 100%). Baby is still head down. Externally I measure about 3 weeks behind. But the ultrasound says baby is looking healthy and average size and roughly 7lbs right now. My fluid is just a bit low so we are going to keep monitoring that. She did say it's possible I will go into labor before our next appointment next Tuesday because my bag of waters is tight. If I haven't by Tuesday then we will have another ultrasound and appt then to check the fluids. If they are below a certain number then we will be going in that night to have a baby!
That's about it for now. Glad that I am still feeling good and able to get my fitness minutes in. My goal is to get my 1200 like each month before I go into labor. I've only got about 300 to go! NO EXCUSES!! (although having a baby in the last week would be a free pass... I mean labor counts as a workout right?!)