Today I am 39 weeks and 3 days prego!! I cant even begin telling you dolls how I am feeling. Im excited, anxious, annoyed, tired, and sleepy lol. Lets start by discussing my weekly OBGYN appointments. Yesterday on January 8th 2012, I went in for my weekly routine checkup. Again, everything was the same as per usual. From week 38-39 I was hoping I made some progress in terms of dilation and effacement. I truly believed that I did indeed improve from being at 0% to at least 1cm. Depending on your obgyn, some of them are hesitant to do a cervical examination unless it is by all means necessary for example: they believe your baby is in a breeched position or they presume you might encounter a medical health issue for delivery. It is okay for FTM (first time mothers) to wonder about their progression especially during the last stages of pregnancy, so dont be afraid to ask if your doctor does not initiate a cervix exam. I asked for mine and like I mentioned my GUT was truly telling me I DID made some progress and of course I DID =) YAY! I am officially 1 cm dilated. I guess all the walking I did up and down my stairs and bouncing on an exercise ball really worked. I know you dont need to be dilated at all prior to going into labor. But I guess for me, hearing that I made a huge progress got me super excited. The exam was not as bad as people claimed. Of course it was uncomfortable since she was putting a lot of direct pressure on my uterus. However, the exam took less than 5 mins. The downfall to doing a cervical exam now is that you might spot for the entire day and experience a lot of pressure in the abdomen after. My obgyn did tell me that I am not prone to delivering a "big baby" but Kalvin and I are hoping for our daughter to be roughly 7pounds 5 ounces. Apparently the average healthy baby weighs roughly around 7 pounds. So we are keeping our fingers crossed for that size.
Symptoms: This past week was extremely tough especially since I am so close to my due date. I felt nauseated and threw up twice, I had severe tummy aches and back pains, and also a lot of nose bleeds. My stretchmarks are getting worst by the minute I pretty much got them on my tummy, underneath my breasts ( I doubled in size), my inner thigh (these were new but very light) and my hips. I dont mind them at all as of now, because I know my babygirl is growing each week and for every stretch mark I gain means she's getting bigger =)
Baby Sophia: She is now 20 inches and should weigh between 7lbs and 8 oz -8lbs this is equavelnt to the size of a mini watermelon lol. Sophia is tightly curled up in my stomach because she is running out of space! Lately at night around 11:00pm-2:00am she has extensive hiccups. I would either walk it out and she would stop or drink a lot of water.
Since I have been on maternity leave I have a lot of time on my hands. Yesterday I asked Kalvin to take me to Michael's so I can get tulle fabrics to make our babygirl a tutu for her first newborn photoshoot. Here is a picture of it I thought it came out pretty good. It was easy and inexpensive. I cant wait to make more for Sophia. I love her soooo much already and she isn't even here yet. I cant even imagine when she is here =) Hopefully, this will be my last pregnancy blog since I am hoping I go into labor this week. If not, I will see you dolls at 40 weeks.
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