Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pregnancy #2 - week 38

Two weeks to go until my official due date.  Since this post didn't get finished yesterday (Wednesday) I'm looking forward to one week away, March 5th, when I'm scheduled to be induced.

I was supposed to have my doctor's appointment this afternoon but due to the impending snow fall, the doctor's office elected to reschedule my appointment to yesterday afternoon.

Everything looked great with baby brother ... strong heartbeat (once the silly nurse found it).

I'm at 132 pounds, one pound up from last week's appointment. 

She told me I was just about 5 centimeters dilated and stripped my membranes:
Stripping membranes, sometimes called membrane sweeping, is a method used to try to start labor. The health care provider puts her or his finger into the cervix -- the mouth of the uterus -- and uses the finger to gently separate the bag of water from the side of the uterus near the cervix. It is easily done in the office during a regular pelvic exam.

So now we wait ... until baby brother is ready to rock and roll.  I have another acupuncture appointment on Monday and I got the "ok" to get poked in the possible induction spots. 

According to, baby is as big as a pumpkin, 18.9-20.9 inches long, 6.2-9.2 pounds. 

Pregnancy Symptoms at 38 Weeks

  • "Lightning crotch." As baby bumps against nerves in your pelvis, you might feel shooting sensations down your legs and even inside your vagina. (so weird ... this was happening to my leg yesterday)
  • You're probably still having Braxton Hicks contractions, difficulty sleeping, vaginal discharge, an itchy belly and swollen feet and ankles. (YES!)
  • You might have had a slightly bloody, mucus discharge, known as bloody show. This is a sign labor is coming. (TMI)
  • You might also have some diarrhea, which could also mean baby is coming soon. (TMI)

 Gap Body maternity tank, extra small, Old Navy fleece pants, size small

So there you have it ... I've been having trouble sleeping every night, I'm super uncomfortable because I've run out of room for baby brother in my belly.  I'm still working out a bit (barre class on Saturday, jogging on Tuesday, yoga on Wednesday). 

Oh and I've had like 4 or 5 bagels in the past week.  I'm not proud of it ... it just happens any time I'm remotely near Poppy's bagel shop. 

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